Suddenly, eight years later
December 6, 2011 12:16 AM   Subscribe

Here is the hilarious comics and popular culture blog Mike Sterling's Progressive Ruin, which just turned eight years old!  Features include The End of Civilization, where he riffs on the embarassing pictures in the Diamond Previews catalog, Sluggo Saturdays, which is just what it sounds like, and he's also kind of a fan of Swamp Thing.

The archives of this site are golden -- the site rarely has a miss. Each anniversary the site recounts the best posts of the bygone year, a good way to find gems from the archives. And while there, don't forget to appease the gods by gazing into the inscrutible, insane eyes of that peanut-shaped inflatable idol, MONKEY DOODLE. And enjoy sexy Tron Minnie Mouse.
posted by JHarris (15 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Oh, and have some selected Sluggo:
Horns - Vertebrae - Squirrel - Weird - Next Page - Gender - Camping - Hypertext
posted by JHarris at 1:03 AM on December 6, 2011 [1 favorite]

Aw, I love that Mike's getting some recognition. We used to be on the same BBS back in the early '90s, and I later got him a freelance job writing articles for my family's music magazine. Great writer. (If you're ever in Ventura, California, go drop by Ralph's Comic Corner and say hi.)
posted by waxpancake at 1:09 AM on December 6, 2011

From p414 of the "End of Civilization" link:

“…Includes over 3 and a half hours of new material, including [...] Grant teaching viewers how to summon the News Gods at home.”
Presumably that’s a typo, and they meant “New Gods,” unless Grant’s actually presenting his elaborate masturbation-magick ritual to summon the spirit of Walter Cronkite, and I’m not sure the world is quite ready for that.

Is it so wrong of me that I would totally pay money to have Grant Morrison teach me this? Because, despite what the world may think, I am ready for exactly that!
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:44 AM on December 6, 2011

Mike and I have been internet buddies for a number of years, and while I am not a regular reader of PR, I do stop in on occasion. He is one funny dude.
posted by cerulgalactus at 3:16 AM on December 6, 2011

This is one of those posts I understand less after clicking through.
posted by DU at 4:50 AM on December 6, 2011 [1 favorite]

Features include The End of Civilization My Productive Work Day.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:24 AM on December 6, 2011 [1 favorite]

I had no idea there existed this absurdly rich amount of amusingly horrible products out there. Future archeologists: Kiss Mr. Potato Head laughs at your feeble attempts of understanding our times.
posted by Iosephus at 5:56 AM on December 6, 2011

Links lead to Fake Pew Research
posted by victors at 6:39 AM on December 6, 2011

I owe The Mikester a great debt. For he introduced me to Comics' Greatest Treasure.

No, not "love." Better.


And I too can vouch that Mr. Sterling is indeed a mensch. In the funnybook interwebs, that's all too rare.
posted by Harvey Jerkwater at 6:47 AM on December 6, 2011

Mike's a pretty, pretty decent guy. Pretty decent.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 7:05 AM on December 6, 2011

The Sluggo Saturday is great... but does it have The Greatest Nancy Panel Ever Drawn? I'm not one for humorous tattoos, but I'd consider getting that panel done as it is philosophical, nearly downright MYSTICAL.
posted by FatherDagon at 8:00 AM on December 6, 2011 [1 favorite]

The Sluggo Saturday is great... but does it have The Greatest Nancy Panel Ever Drawn?

It does.

Mike Sterling is a gift to humanity, which is odd because he will one day destroy them all, the fools.
posted by Legomancer at 8:11 AM on December 6, 2011 [1 favorite]

As a weekly visitor to Ralph's Comic Corner I can most definitely say Mike is a cool guy.
posted by pibeandres at 8:15 AM on December 6, 2011

I had no idea so many MeFites knew him personally. All I know is that he's been in my feed reader for years, and has always been entertaining and informative.
posted by JHarris at 8:50 AM on December 6, 2011

Legomancer's link leads indirectly to the page on Scott McCloud's website in which he explains how to play Five Card Nancy, which I suddenly want to try.
posted by JHarris at 8:57 AM on December 6, 2011

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