The roots of the plant are used to produce a drink with sedative and anesthetic properties. Kava is consumed throughout the Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia, including Hawaii, Vanuatu, Melanesia and some parts of Micronesia. (See canoe plants.) Kava is sedating and is primarily consumed to relax without disrupting mental clarity. Its active ingredients are called kavalactones. A Cochrane Collaboration systematic review of its evidence concluded it was likely to be more effective than placebo at treating short-term social anxiety.
… that said, there is a new kava place in the neighborhood. No alcohol. Just kava and a lot of bamboo. I mean, A LOT of bamboo. Cue the first panel…
“This is a True Story…” Time for another True-ish tale of Denizens, Bars, Characters in the City and Other Low Places. Time for a new 30 MILES OF CRAZY! (#100)
This week: ‘True Story: a Poem by Ken Arkind’ … or ‘HEY! IT’S 30 MILES OF CRAZY #100!’
Yep. Number 100! This week is a special adaptation of National Poetry Slam Champion Ken Arkind’s poem ‘True Story’. Many thanks to Ken for letting me adapt this. He’s pretty brilliant. You should go out (or online), do yourself a favor, and check out Ken reading many of his other poems on YouTube… Like this one.
That said, the new 30 MILES OF CRAZY! collection: Another Round. This is the second 30MOC! volume and collects #70 through #125. “But Karl…”, you may ask yourself if you are prone to such things… “Karl… How have you collected 30MOC! comics up to #125 when you are only on #100?” Good question. There are comics in the volume that have not been posted as yet! By one of the new collection… AND YOU GET TO SEE INTO THE FUTURE! Well, at least the next 25 weeks on this one particular website, but still… FUTURE!
“Dancing Aliens…” I’ll be exhibiting at Denver Comic Con this weekend (No Friday, just Saturday, Sunday, and Monday… since it’s a holiday weekend and the con seems to be doing something different…) in the Artist Valley table C10.
I will have copies of the newest 30 MILES OF CRAZY! Collection: Another Round… which I’ll post a photo of when I get copies into my greedy little hands (which should be tomorrow.)
My latest interview with Groovey.TV about Denver Comic Con is up and live. Watch as I babble, drink, blink a lot, talk with my hands, and sing the ‘Jeopardy’ theme song. Also… my ridiculous hair seems to steal every scene. Don’t know why I work with that guy…