Tuesday, September 29, 2009

avoiding clutter three

I'm curious about these comics. But not curious enough to do research about them today. Sometimes not acting on curiosity is a good way to avoid cluttering a day in my life. 

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    • the periodical comic book series of which this issue is a part; or
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Comic book covers via Kiwi Comics


Phivos Nicolaides said...

If you don't have a creative curiosity you'll not learn!

bfk said...

Actually, since you used the two covers to make a witty comment (a very witty comment) you are covered, Lydia, in the display of these covers, although not only by fair use but also because of parody and/or satire considerations which are covered via the criticism/comment parts of the law § 107 (1976). And which were upheld earlier in Berlin v. E.C. Publications, 2nd Cir. 1964.

One what knows.
You're welcome.

By the way, the author(s) would probably appreciate the plug.

Lydia said...

@Phivos- Agree! But I've been letting myself be distracted lately by things that don't really matter to me in place of attending to things that do.

@bfk- Ah! Enlightenment! Thank you for the citation and comments. I wonder if the author(s) were even listed there at the website I linked to. I'll check and add them if I can find the info. :)

Beth Niquette said...

What an interesting post! I enjoyed it and the comments made. (Grin)

Snowbrush said...

I sometimes clutter my life by spending so much time thinking about de-cluttering. Right now, I'm struggling with whether to buy a ten-drawer tool chest. I've waited for years for a really, really good sale, and here one is, and now I'm second-guessing whether I need one.