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Who’s a Winner in Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Comic Awards

Nickelodeon’s has started their own comic awards bit.  The Nickaloedeon Magazine Comic Awards.  The twist in this one?  The awards were all chosen by polling kids.  The catagories were pretty standard, with the exception of “best hair in comics,” and the “grossest thing in comics.”  Something called a Diary of a Wimpy Kid showed up twice, including “best graphic novel” so maybe it’s looking into.  Best hair obviously went to Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes.  The Simpsons Comic was voted best comic series, and Snoopy was voted the cutest comic character.  It’s good to see that some classics are still getting recognition among kids.  Otherwise it was pretty uninspiring, with a bit of statistical inaccuracy mixed in.  Some catagories were only availiable for voting via online and cell phone ballots, so the same pool of children did not vote on all the awards.  Nothing majorly wrong with this, per se, but as a math and science person, this is the kind of stuff I notice.

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Least I Could Do now updates 7 days a week!

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Least I Could Do, a work by Ryan Sohmer and Lar Desouza (the guys who also bring you LFGcomic), is a webcomic focused around the antics of Rayne Summers.  These antics are often focused around the beautiful women he courts, beds, and dismisses, however as of late (the past few years) they have moved away from these antics being the main focus of the comic.  With the introduction of his niece, Rayne has shown a more adult, but still ridiculous, side.  That said, to say that there is a strong sexual connotation would be a massive understatement.  They speak clearly and outrightly about sex, as well as numerous other topics.  If you are easily offended by jokes about sex, religion, obesity, women…. just about anything, you may want to avoid this one.  It becomes clear however, that these are not people who are out there to piss you off, but instead their goal is to make you think about the society we live in.

The addition of another updating day means they now update every day, an impressive feat to say the least.  This new strip which appears on Sundays, is a departure from the usual story line, and instead shows a Rayne as a child in a very Calvin and Hobbes esque art style.  I life these new updates for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that it gives me a webcomic to read un Sundays.  I also like the new situations we can see Rayne in, and I can forsee many potential and possibilities for this strip (who am I?  The emperor?)  So far, we have not seen any offensive jokes in the Sunday strip, for those of you who may be wondering.  But then again, it is Ryan and Lar, so I’m sure they’ll continue to push the boundries.  There have only been two of these to date, but I am certainly looking forward to them, as they are a great addition to the usual strip.  Least I Could Do is one of my absolute favourite comic strips, and often the one I check first at midnight (they’re updates always go up at midnight EST).

Yes, I’m back.
— Tim

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