Creative Control

Miscellaneous Mental Musings of an Emerging Artist

Category Archives: News of the World

The Sims “Things Fall Apart!” Expansion Pack.

In all seriousness, have Electronic Arts and Maxis Interactive not realized the profit potential [1] of creating a game in which the Sims are forced to deal with the threat … Continue reading

February 7, 2003 · Leave a comment

Unverified amounts.

Sometime last week, Homophobia was given a powerful ally in the form of–believe it or not–Rolling Stone magazine, founded by gay magazine publisher Jann Wenner. In case you missed the … Continue reading

February 3, 2003 · Leave a comment

Five Days in Pacific Standard (Part One).

Before I begin transcribing my traveling log [1] from my recent vacation to Los Angeles and surrounding areas, I want to raise a glass and toast the murder charges brought … Continue reading

January 10, 2003 · Leave a comment

That comes out of your pay, Cratchit.

Christmas Eve in the office and there are but four of us here. I’m only here because I said I would be, and as such, my manager left a few … Continue reading

December 24, 2002 · Leave a comment

Despite our protests, the bastard kept shaking the globe.

Snowing severely in Chicago for the third time this week [1], in what seems to be this winter’s almost Dubyaesque overcompensatory desire to prove that it’s Not At All Like … Continue reading

December 3, 2002 · Leave a comment

A brief moment of victory.

Below is a post I wrote on Wednesday morning at a discussion group I frequent, followed by a vindicating response from another poster. Something about the response brightened my day … Continue reading

November 8, 2002 · Leave a comment

Cassandra Complex.

Having a World Is Terrible sorta mood swing. Since I do not have the gift of foresight but do have the gift of imagination, I dearly hope that this flash … Continue reading

October 25, 2002 · Leave a comment

Poker fates.

Must be a storm approaching. Trick knee’s acting up. Have no trick knee, in actuality. But still feel as if the changes asked for in previous entry are now gathering … Continue reading

October 16, 2002 · Leave a comment

Mystery Science Presidential Speech.

First of all, I need to apologize to Kenny Chesney. A few weeks back, in the midst of a rant, I sent a “memo” to him regarding the anti-American sentiment … Continue reading

October 8, 2002 · Leave a comment

One day you am thank me for this. You will say “Weirdzo, you fink. You cut it off. Get lost.”

I find myself looking across time and feeling as if we’ve landed in Bizarro America. Last year at this time, we were preparing to go to war, we were gathering … Continue reading

September 12, 2002 · Leave a comment