Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kilpeck - 12th Century


Welcome to the first post of the Official Sam & Max blog. I'm posting this cryptic image because it was the placeholder for the Sam & Max website I had planned to do years ago. During an unfortunate glitch with the domain holding entity, samandmax.com was poached by unscrupulous forces who are using it to sell God knows what, and my dream of an official site went into cryogenic stasis.

Ah, what the hell! Blogs are easier to maintain (especially for a slow-witted troglodyte like myself) anyway. I've somehow managed to maintain my other blog, Spudvision, at a fairly consistent pace for quite awhile now, and it seemed like it was high time to kick a Sam & Max blog into gear.

In my mind this photo shows the very earliest inadvertent roots of Sam & Max. This photo was sent to me by a fan, copied out of a U.K. travel guide. It's a real corbel carved for an ancient church and if it wasn't for the little dangly arms on the bunny, I might be more inclined to think it an odd coincidence. As it is I can only call it destiny. Some precognitive image-making on the part of a work-for-hire, bog person, sub-minimum wage, stone-carving drone.

Something spoke to him, he realized it in sculpture, was most likely fired or executed shortly thereafter, and then it took only 800 years for the idea to take root and flourish.
All I can say is "thank you Mr. stone-carving bog drone!"

12 comments:

  1. Yay! Sam and Max blog :) Subscribing... =) Thanks, Steve!

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  2. GREEEAT! Are there videos yours working Steve? I would love to see you in action

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  3. Sam & Max in a 12th century church?
    It makes a lot of sense, Sam & Max are travelling through time and space all the time after all XD

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  4. Hey Steve! I just wanted to say thank you for all the smiles Sam and Max have managed to bring to my face. No matter how bad life seems, that dog and lagomorph, whether through comics, games, or even the cartoon, always find a way to crack me up (little buddy). You should feel honored knowing your creations have accumulated such a devoted following (something that, as a writer, I hope to achieve myself). I'll be keeping an eye on this blog. Best of luck with all your future projects!

    Sincerely,
    R. Anthony Mahan

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  5. Nice job on the new blog! Hopefully it will lead to something big for Sam and Max!

    Now, I don't know what happened to my previous comment, but I really think Sam and Max: Freelance Police deserves another chance. That game did not deserve to be cancelled, and I don't want all that effort in that game to go to waste. I hope people read this comment and ask for that game too.

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  6. This... Cannot.. Be...

    Do you know what this means?? It means that YOU'RE going to become a time traveller in the not to distant future. Incredible, but it's the only logical explanation, I'm sure you'll agree!

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  7. Thanks for all the encouragement! The response has been great! I'll plan to keep it coming.

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  8. Bizarre. I remember seeing this when you first posted it on your blog and assumed it was a joke.

    There must be some lost wisdom on the deep relevance of a dog-bunnything pairing to humanity...

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  9. I remember this from years ago. It blew my mind then and still does. Such an insane coincidence.

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  10. I agree with Guybrush Snake. You can only travel through time so much before stuff like this happens.

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  11. samandmax.com looks like it's up for grabs.

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