5 September 2005
Dear Ms. Czochula-Hautpanz,
I was overwhelmed with Mitleid upon reading (first week of September, 2005) about Mr. Kreider's painful inability to conceive of new material for his weekly comic. My pleasure in the perusal of his past product's archives galvanizes me to ask: Is this confessed impuissance on his part a veiled plea for suggestions from us, his devoted readership? If so, permit me to join my services with yours in mutual amanuensis.
I would be honored to submit ideas for future Pains.
Or is he just trolling for cardiologists? Fury is pretty
8 September 2005
I am a homebrewer that has recently tried my hand at a white ale. There was a portion of a Pain drawing featuring a black man in a limo muttering "scream, honky, scream." I would like to use for the label but for this problem - I remember that this wasn't used in the comic that ran in the city paper, but something else was in its place.
Do you have any idea what I am talking about? Could you direct me in the right direction for me? How hot are your pants?
Brew Not Bombs - Baltimore
(*) - I am also using the "Learn German While Drunk" for my Oktoberfest brew. Something tells me I would need to reserve a few of them for Tim.
8 September 20005
Whether or not this reaches you I suppose is irrelevant, expressing myself is the name of the game, where what I want is concerned, so it's fulfilled the second I started. Well, you've rekindled my faith in this crazy world. Made me realise that yes, there are other people thinking "When will it end?" (I can't think of any other way to say that). That there are others in this madhouse looking for the keys while everyone else is too busy praising the guards like their parents did.
Thanks for making me feel not quite so bad about the world at large, that liars and thieves do get shown for what they are, that America isn't just a scary blind nation across the Pacific (I'm in Australia).
Thanks, essentially, for making me hope for a new outcome in three years.
See you if I see you.
(P.S; Consider sending a work sample to The Age (www.theage.com.au) -- I'd love to see The Pain make a local newspaper)
16 September 2005
[Subject Heading: "I'm sure someone's already alerted you..."]
...but the Onion's biting your work. Witness this week's above-the-fold headline:
You beat them to the punch by three months. Tell that old biddy in Alaska to take this as an example of how great minds think alike, so she can take her fuckin' W______s and cram 'em up her snout.
17 September 2005
[Subject Heading: "Show Yer Tits"]
Are you sure that you and the Onion weren't subconsciously influenced by this
Quote: "A group of female hurricane survivors were told to show their breasts if they wanted to be rescued, a British holidaymaker has revealed. Ged Scott watched as American rescuers turned their boat around and sped off when the women refused.
"At one point, there were a load of girls on the roof of the hotel saying 'Can you help us?' and the policemen said 'Show us what you've got' and made signs for them to lift their T-shirts," he told the Liverpool Evening Echo.
"When the girls refused, they said 'Fine' and motored off down the road in their boat."
18 September 2005
I've followed your comics online for some time now, ever since someone sent me the link to mthe one about "creation - Asatru vs. Science" (or something along those lines). I laughed so hard when I saw that one. I'm a pagan of the "asatru" faith myself, I live in Sweden and that comic went around a lot among co-religionists here. Everyone loved it.
So I've taken to try to remember to look in on your page once a week to catch the new ones you do, and it's always rewarding. Especially this time. Europe is very far from the US, sometimes, and never as much as when there are big things afoot over there. For example this thing about who's responsible for not acting after the hurricane. It's hard to know what to think about such a thing when you're half way across the world and less then well acquainted with the American political system.
This comes out as a rather incoherent text, I'm afraid, but I guess what I'm really trying to say is nothing more than "you do a great job" and "I like your work".
20 September 2005
just another loser fan of yours. I want to keep this short, I know you're busy. I was just wondering if you've seen this?
love your work,