Healthy Wealthy and Wise Bun Toons!

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It was the 51st anniversary of Star Trek a couple of days ago.  Keep that in mind as you read on…

Since last time I Bun Tooned, this humble little bunny won a Joe Shuster Award for Best Webcomic.

Thanks for any and all who nominated or voted for the rabbit.  He’d blush if he wasn’t covered in white hair.

Speaking of which….

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My wife is convinced there is a context for which this woman’s comment wasn’t horrible.  She thinks the cashier thought that two hundred books is too big a collection for one person and that it’s an achievement worth passing along.

I think she believed I wasn’t capable of reading that many books in the limited time on Earth I have left.

I read at least one of these per week when I have the spare time, sometimes two a week.

I’m fairly sure I have more than four or five years left breathing.

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I’ve only gotten through about forty of them since I started buying them at the Value Village, but quite a number of them have been rip-snortin’ fun little yarns.

My favourites so far:

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David Gerrold, creator of Tribbles did this one!

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Spock’s son takes the stage.  Pretty good story, actually.

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First contact between Vulcans and Humans, NOT the story told in First Contact, and I’d argue it’s better.

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Adventures of Captain Pike and Lt. Spock.  Much good.

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Fun little thriller with a great set-up…Kirk gets a court martial for breaking the Prime Directive!

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This was an unfinished episode written by THEO STURGEON!!

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For the last Bun Toon, click here.

Another Honest to God True Life Adventure!

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Okay, so I don’t blame the hotel guy, who was probably a wonderful person and didn’t deserve my condescension.  But when you’re not from the area, and you don’t see the slave cabins as the asterisk to the plantation experience, but the centre of it, his response was shocking.  Those places are ground zero for the American holocaust, and the idea of planning a wedding there is horrifying to me, no matter how lovely the house and grounds are.

When you’re raised to see the anchoring crime at the bedrock of your history as a minor detail, a passing footnote, a blip in an otherwise lovely thing, you’re unconsciously part of the problem, I’m sorry to say.

I’m sure he didn’t mean anything.  He just didn’t know.

Ty the Guy OUT!

New Orleans has given the world a number of lovely comic book heroes…

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Monica Rambeau was a New Orleans resident before becoming the second  most-named-Avenger-ever, Photon/ Pulsar/ Spectrum/ Captain Marvel.   (MPD Super-hero Hank Pym tops the list with seven names.)

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N’Awlins gets to claim the Ragin’ Cajun as well.

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Is there anything more wonderful than the Atomic Knights in the French Quarter?  You’ll notice there’s no signs in the background for strip clubs, jazz halls and palm readers, so I don’t know what part of the quarter they’re in…


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For last week’s Bleeding Heart Left Wing Bun Toon, click above.

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For another story from that same trip to New Orleans, click the Scissors Bunny above (settle in, this is a long story).

Bun Toons Teaches Important Lessons! YAY!

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A moment of sunshine and flowers first

Ah, what a delightful week it’s been.

People are asking questions….what can I do?  Where can I help?  What is the solution?

Well, I’m here to instruct.

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I’m encouraged by the anti-Nazi turnout in Boston today.  I’m encouraged the PayPal and Facebook and many other digital platforms have discovered a “No-Nazis” rule lately.  I’m encouraged that America is woke to racism now that a white woman is dead.

But we still have a few more Nazis to punch before they get the message.  I want those hate filled vermin to feel fear to leave their homes with “88” tattoos, or white power symbols.

No slope.  No slippery.

Punch a Nazi today.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Punching a Nazi is good exercise for the body and soul.


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For the last Bun Toon (“Family Values”), click here.

Family Values Bun Toons! YAY!

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Think of the CHILDREN!!

You think it’s easy living in this modern world?

It’s a struggle.  Each and every day.

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I should point out, young Spock has been around the Trek universe almost since the beginning.

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He first appeared in the animated episode YESTERYEAR, a time travelling Spock-Meets-Himself-as-a-Child story.  It’s actually, a pretty good Trek episode, but it gets death-duel arguments from Trekkies about it’s level of canonical acceptance.

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Of course, there’s Genesis Planet Spock, grown from his own dead cells to house his own katra on Star Trek’s Eden World.

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A couple of scenes later, we are treated to “Pon-Farr” Teen-Spock and his very special after school episode with Lt. Saavik.

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“This won’t be creepy, because you’re not the real Saavik anyway.”

And of course, we must include NuTrek’s baby Spock–from the first/eleventh movie.

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Okay, I shouldn’t have gotten so excited.

There’s already a LEGION of baby Spocks.  It’s like Spider-Verse at this point.


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For last week’s Bun Toon, which OBLIQUELY references the new Star Trek Discovery series, click the words FICTION EXPLAINED.

The Bun Toon Explains ALL! YAY!

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Where would you be without my insights?

Recently, I’ve overheard a few people getting into a spirited philosophical discussion about the purpose of fiction and art in the world.

So, let me spell it out for ya.

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And with that, I have rescued the internet from Supergirl, Spider-Gwen, Ghostbusters III, and the lady Thor.  I can’t control Doctor Who, that’s happening in England.

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I have been an sf and pop culture fan for more than fifty years, and I’ve seen me all the Star Treks, the Star Wars-es, the Aliens and the Planets of the Apes.  But Doctor Who has ALWAYS been a comic book to me.  It started here:

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By Dave Gibbons, David Lloyd, Steve Dillon and ALL the great British comic book artists of the 80s, I was hooked on this comic from the start.

But I swear to god, I never got into the show.  My wife and kids love it, all my friends love it, my colleagues and editors love it.  Someday, I’m going to get around to watching it.

But only if they finally cast a Lady Doctor Who, so I’m not holding my breath.


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For last week’s pop culture Bun Toon romp, click the title above.

Home Again Bun Toons!

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I haven’t been home for a couple of weeks, gallivanting about the globe — like the superstar  that I am — to Denver and Montreal for comic conventions.  I wasn’t home to Bun Toon, and I missed a couple.  I abjectly beg you to accept my apologies.

Since I was last a rabbit, I’ve had an adult son move out of my house, a dog move into my house, my country had a major birthday, this webcomic got nominated for a Shuster award, and I heard something about a Russian political scandal somewhere.

So much important stuff to talk about.

So I went with this.

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My wife and I saw this Waldo guy a couple of times during the convention weekend.  He was always muttering angrily to himself, and appeared lost the entire time.

THAT’S how you do it, people.  Think BELOW the surface to make your cosplay great.

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At the same convention in Denver that weekend, I saw THE cosplay of the month.

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I assume the little guy had an Ant Man action figure, and I assume the action figure was holding a microscopic version himself…


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For the last BUN TOON, our giant summer crossover, click above

 

Secret Rebirth of the Legacy Empire! YAY!

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Oh, Alt Bunnies.  Will I ever get tired of marketing you?

According to my calendar, it’s way past Spring.

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Thank gosh this sort of exploitative, hollow, cynical exercise only exists in satire.

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Obviously I have to apologise for ever creating Ortiz, the pool boy.  Here he is, in his THIRD appearance, before I knew ethnic stereotyping was grossly offensive.  This appeared during the brief period that the bunny had died and was replaced by a minor support character to build readership.

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For the last Bun Toon, a tribute to Adam West Batman, click here