* Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 surpassed the record set by brother Michael & Bruce Springsteen, by having 7 singles reach the BillboardTOP 5!This record has yet to be broken. According to Billboard, she may have extended her record to eight, as “State of the World” was a Top 5 airplay hit but never commercially released.
In addition, with the exception of “The Pleasure Principle”, EVERY single commercially released in the US from 1986′s “What Have You Done For Me Lately” till 2001′s “Someone To Call My Lover” reached the Billboard Top 10, giving Janet 24 solo Top 10 hits. 22 of these reached the Top 5, while 10 went to #1
Fuck games that think they deserve your valuable time but that they
don’t have to earn it. This is a rant specifically about beating games.
beating games, because we are so far beyond that concept that for the
vast majority of games it makes about as much sense as beating
Michaelangelo’s David does. Some games are made of mechanics, and if
you’ve mastered a mechanic as much as you want to, then you can stop.
Some games are made of stories, and if you’ve experienced as much of a
story as you want to, then you can stop. You don’t owe games your time.
If they’re hard and you love them and you want to throw yourself at them
over and over again for hours on end: you can, and that’s OK. If they
bore you or they fatigue you or they just don’t interest you: you are
not obliged to continue. Even if you’re still in the tutorial.
Especially if the tutorial is more than an hour long.
“Nothing released this year could touch this second solo outing from the Killers frontman. You can hear it in every diverse, stunning cut – this guy is seriously in love with the songwriting craft.” - The San Francisco Examiner on their #1 album of the year: The Desired Effect by Brandon Flowers.
I want to print this out and hang it in the living room like a proud mother.
I wrote, penciled, inked, and finished over 124 pages of comics in 2015.
I published 6 books, including the final three-quarters of my first long-form comic series.
I got to publish 50 women’s comics in my biggest anthology to date, and I got to pay them.
I crowd funded over $17,000 to do so.
I sold more books than I’ve ever sold before, by a long shot.
I won my first comics award.
I got to do so many of these achievements with my main conspirator and one of my best and oldest friends, @clairefolkman.
I was on a panel at New York Comic Con with a packed house.
I moderated two panels at comics shows about my deep passions - one at @spx, one at Locust Moon Comics Festival - with a laundry list of amazing creators (Craig Thompson, @anniestoll, Dean Haspiel, @andreatsurumi, to name a few).
I published a comic about being sexually assaulted by a fellow comics creator and former friend.
I got engaged.
I posed on a table at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, surrounded by comics luminaries, as they drank wine and drew me in my elaborate Halloween costume.
I made a point to read as many comics as I possibly could in my free time.
I had my work published multiple times in the newspaper.
I was featured in and interviewed for articles.
I was scouted by a long-running publication and given a wonderfully generous offer.
I spoke at universities and to classrooms.
I got to plan another SPX party.
I got to help plan a comics festival.
I got a promotion.
I was able to spend countless hours with a beer in one hand and a pen in the other, surrounded by an insatiable number of people that I’m so lucky to have met, gotten to know better, and continue to spend inordinate amounts of time with.
I had a great year.
And I get to relish it just a little bit longer!
Like I’m saying in the photo: Girls make fucking amazing comics, and ALL of you have been fucking amazing, supportive people - for me, for the people I work with, and for this really remarkable community we’ve built. Here’s to continuing to be great, to constant conspiring, and to 2016!
This is Philipp Lahm’s 100th Champions League game
“Tonight I will play my 100th match in the Champions League. A number
which I consider impressive, even though in general I do not care for
statistics and records that much. But this number makes me feel very
thankful, I know that many pieces have to fall into the right place to
go down this road in sport. And I am even more happy that I may
play this special match against Juventus. A big club with its own
identity, big players and great characters.” Philipp Lahm x