Monday, January 31, 2011

The Bully Problem

In Muley's Universe (or the MuleyVerse) there is a big bully: Eddie Bubba. If you ever read Muley's Comix and Stories Issue 1, you saw that there is a story called Eddie Bubba's Baby Brother, who is actually as big as Eddie Bubba. The character, though, is created after a guy who towered over all the rest of us back in grade school.

During the years at Potts Camp High School in Mississippi, there was a bully named Derek (to keep from a lawsuit, I won't say his last name; but, if you're reading this Derek, I still think you're a jerk). He even picked up a kid smaller than me (in my same grade) by the neck--one handed!--and threw him several feet away.

One day, I had all I could stand. With my friends standing nearby, I called him on being a bully. I told him, as it is with bullies, that he really is weak of mind and strength and that is why he picks on people smaller than him. I told him that his own low self esteem was why he had to be bigger and badder than everyone else and if he met up with the right person he would get his rear handed to him!

The outcome? Exactly the same as what you see happening to Muley here...

In the true story, though, I didn't go to the fight. I found it is easier to run from guys bigger than me than to stand up to them. It's how I've lived this long!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Muley on Live Yahoo Chat

Friday, January 28, 7 - 7:30 pm, Muley will be in live chat on Yahoo Instant Messenger. muleytmule is the YIM name to add to your Yahoo messenger. Hit us up around 6:30-ish to 7 pm and he'll invite you into the chatroom. There, you can ask questions and opinions of the Mule. There may be sound attached, so you might get to hear from him instead of just read from him.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Muley Maze!

Back when I was a kid, I loved making mazes for my friends. In that tradition, you can now play along with Muley and the gang in these new, home-made mazes. Click on the sample image below to go play the first maze now online!

Right-click on the larger image and save to your computer. Then, you can print it for Fun Time With Muley!! Enjoy!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Want To Chat With Muley?

Friday, January 28, 7 - 7:30 pm, Muley will be in live chat on Yahoo Instant Messenger. muleytmule is the YIM name to add to your Yahoo messenger. Hit us up around 6:30-ish to 7 pm and he'll invite you into the chatroom. There, you can ask questions and opinions of the Mule.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snow Day 2 - January 20, 2011

So, Memphis had its second big Snow Day today, snow mixed with rain and dropping to 19 degrees tonight, meaning we'll have ice everywhere on the streets tomorrow. While we're posting this, you can bet the grocery stores are raking in the dough on folks rushing out to buy bread, milk, eggs, and other things they can't make a full meal from!

But, we made a SnowMule! Did you? If not, be sure to do that tomorrow and share your pictures with us! In the meantime, to see our pictures, click on the picture below!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Muley-Mini: The Meatatarian

Now, it's a well-known fact that I, Kevin L. Williams, the creator of all things "Muley" am an animal rights advocate and Vegetarian as much as 50% (I'm eating an apple as I type this).

The other 50%? I'm a Meatatarian. Yes, I'm an Eateverythingediblearious. Which gets me into trouble around the house.

For example, this morning at breakfast--sleepy from a rough night of sleeplessness--I kept cooking instead of offering up the usual Raisin Bran, oatmeal or muffins and poor Roy Duck...well, see here in this Muley-Mini:

Sorry, Roy Duck (but, the eggs were delicious).

Monday, January 17, 2011

"The Green Hornet" and "Are You Ready For Spring To Be Sprung?"

The Green Hornet: A Review

When I think of springtime, I think of things that are green. And when I think of green, I always think of my friend Kermit the Frog. And you know what else I think of?

Okay, well, not The Green Mulet and Cat-o; but, I do think of The Green Hornet! Do you know much history of the characters? If so, don't go to the movie expecting what you know. The film, starring and written by Seth Rogan, is absolutely a Seth Rogan film--he is who you know him to be, playing the character he always plays, so don't expect a heroic Green Hornet at all.

And knowing what I know, that Britt Reid is a descendent of The Lone Ranger, Reid should be heroic. It's okay to start as party-boy; but, I want character development and by the end of the film he has a change of heart, owns up to his actions and reactions, and ends up a hero! You can tell by this that Seth Rogan did not write Britt Reid to fall into this kind of character. (There is an homage to The Lone Ranger figured in when Kato is pouring silver bullets!)
The film's true stars, Kato and The Black Beauty, are everything you know and expect! Kato is brilliant, able to do anything, strong, fast-thinking and a heckuva fighter! He creates The Black Beauty and this car (or these cars) are every bit a beauty for sure, answering to their every need.
Edward James Olmos is in the film, and he portrays a great father-figure character. Unfortunately, he doesn't get to act on that portrayal too much because Rogan has written Reid to be more stand-offish than is necessary and causes more trouble than good.
Knowing what I know about The Green Hornet, I feel that another writer and actor than Rogan would have been a great to tend to this project. I almost feel as shot in the foot as I did when "What's-his-face" screwed up "Will Eisner's The Spirit." BUT! If you don't know anything about The Green Hornet, or are a fan of Rogan's--and here is where I become contradictory of myself--or, you go to the movie knowing what you know about The Green Hornet and plan to just have a good time, good fun, and expect a Seth Rogan movie, it's a fantastic film!
I did have fun! I was able to escape reality for a little while, and the characters were actually fun to watch. I am a HUGE fan of Kato's performer, Jay Chou, as well. Kato is a cool character, but Chou is just a slick dude!
So, what would have made it better? Add in a lot of this French Fan Film of The Green Hornet.

Now, a rant: What is the big deal with 3D? It's boring. I wear uncomfortable glasses to watch something that normally costs more to see and not much of it was even 3D! It's unnecessary. 3D is junk to me and should be showing in "limited theaters," not normal movies. I will gladly take a normal movie any day of the week. But, please keep the surround sound!
I'll post my thoughts about movie-going on another day.
But, for now, here is my good buddy and guest reviewer, DaMarco Randle with his review.
The Green Hornet, in general was a good movie. Seth Rogan should have been more athletic instead of letting Jay Chou do all the work. The casting directors could of done a better job; actually, Seth could have cast someone better for the role. Also, he could have been more knowledgeable in the Martial Arts field. There were equal amounts of explosions, people crushing, shooting and fight scenes. To be honest it was kind of predictable. I would like to see a movie where you cannot guess what is going to happen next. A movie like INCEPTION.

Changing Topics:

We're ready for spring to be sprung, are you?


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Images from Muley's Visit to Airways Police Precinct

You can now see images from Muley's trip to the police precinct on Airways by clicking the image below.

Monday, January 10, 2011

2010 Christmas Video in January 2011!

It's finally done! We found a video editing program that would let us edit the Christmas Video!! So, here it is!

You can learn more about and discuss the video here.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Kev's Involved in Other Folks' Business Again!

Okay, so you know we like to get all up in people's business--in a good way. When we found out that Alex and Todd were planning to get married and were entering a contest to win the engagement ring of a life-time, we had to help.

The contest required that they share a story and submit a comic strip about that story:
Alex was at home one day when Todd comes in from Rugby practice and offers to show her how they tackle. He reaches down and grabs her around the knees, lifting her into the air. Of course, you wouldn't pay much attention to the fact that dangling from the ceiling is a full-blast ceiling fan, right? So, he lifts her up and the blades of the fan begin to smack her. Painful at the time, funny to think about now.
But, when tasked with creating a comic strip you can only imagine how it ends in our version:

Okay, so she didn't lose her head, there was no blood, but it was funny regardless.
Unfortunately, misunderstanding of the rules about the deadline caused them to be tardy with the submission and they lost the contest. :( Regardless, here's hoping for a great marriage one day!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Part 2 Interview: Gabriel Velez, Muppeteer

You can visit the second part of my interview with Muppeteer Gabriel Velez by clicking on the image below. This is a scene from the "A" Is For Asthma show when he performed Dani on Sesame Street.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Belated Happy New Year!

Muley, as you know, was named on January 1, 1980. So, not only Happy New Year's wishes to everyone we know, but also a Happy Birthday to our favorite mule!

With high hopes of great things to come from the MuleyVerse in 2011 and a higher hopes of entertaning you into fits of giggles and huge smiles, we wish all the best blessings in bountiful measures upon all readers and everyone they know and everyone they know -- infinity! -- for 2011, and forever.

By the way, there are fifteen 2010 Christmas Cards left, so if you would like one send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (that can fit a 4x6" card in it) to:
KLWP/Christmas Card
POB 770397
Memphis, TN 38177