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I never intended for this comic to take up of much of my time just something to do while I overhaul my other strip, but once the juices start flowing I couldn't stop, of course that means I was neglecting my main comic "STIFFS" (http://www.stiffsthewebcomic.com/) so in order to get back to "STIFFS" I decide that "JAH'MEL'S CHEAP THRILL should be done in seasons just like television show, which makes since since some of the inspiration for "JAH'MEL'S" was old school variety shows like "Laugh in" ,"The Carol Burnett Show" and "In Living Color with this format I have the freedom to do random joke-of-the-day-comics and have a regular cast, the best part I can go back to "STIFFS" and not feel guilty about not updating "JAH'MEL'S".

Now that doesn't mean you should just abandon "JAH'MEL'S" until season two while I'm taking a break I need you if you like what I've been doing at "JAH'MEL'S" (and the numbers seem to back that up) tell a friend, tell two, hell tell one hundred friends if you have them and make sure they tell all of their friends lets us grow this comic into a great group people with a great sense of humor and sense of community where we help each and have a good laugh.

One last thing before I go, if you haven't done it already please sign-up to have comics/blogs sent directly to your email this way you can get updates on the exact date season two is going to start, you will only receive comics/blog I will never spam you or sell your email to anyone else as always I thank you in advance

posted by sonny chiba37 @ 12 Jun 2015 12:07 am  -  0 comments

CHIBA'S CORNER

So I have this other Webcomic, it's called Jah'mel's Cheap Thrill

*What is it about bragging man?

A long time ago I realized that gag-a-day was not the right martial for my original comic STIFFS (http://www.stiffsthewebcomic.com/), the Gag-a-Day format didn't fit my characters personalities
it made it harder to write a comic than it should've been, so I decided first to do more story arcs and leave gag-a-day in the past.


*You keep mention Gag-a-day vs. story lines. But what's a Gag-a Day does it involve choking?

NO! At least I don't think so, so what is Gag-a-Day? Its a joke a day clear and simple, no character development, just the set up and the punch line next comic. If you're still not getting it let me give you a example if Dennis is a menace this year check back in a year he will still be a menace, poor Dennis is stuck in Gag-a- Day hell.

Now don't get me wrong just because I was changing the format it didn't mean I didn't like to write one-liners like an old school stand up comic it just doesn't work for STIFFS.
So what do you do with those jokes that don�t fit the format of your comic but you want to use them, if you're me you start another Webcomic.

*Do tell free bird?

Early on I always knew one of the guys from STIFFS was going to be a comic creator as a side job after looking over the cast JAH'MEL was the logical choice, but I didn't have time to introduce that element into the comic I was too busy writing stories about horny ghost and puffy getting kicked in the nuts by famous chefs (you got to read it to get it link) but when I decided to start another comic I felt this was the perfect time to introduce the new comic as a spin-off and have Jah'mel write it. The way I set it up was to have Jah'mel fish for new ideas for his Webcomic from there the story moves into the spin-off JAH'MEL'S CHEAP THRILL to see how turned out you can read the story here,some people give their characters twitter pages I give them whole websites

*So why should I read this comic?

You shouldn't read this comic if you don't have a sense of humor and a thick skull, BUT you should read it if you like political cartoon, movies like Super bad and the comedy of Monty Python THEN you should definitely be reading JAH'MEL'S CHEAP THRILL the truth is the character of Jah (his nickname name by the way) may be insane from some hidden trauma or alcoholism either way it means he has no filter no subject is taboo

*Does it have a cast?

The short answer, YES! In the beginning the comic was random single panel stories but I decided that it might better to have a group of players sort of a not ready for primetime players,
The players:
Crazy Tom Hanks and Wilson
Brad the killer cyborg
Horny Kimmy
The Little Dragon
The self centered News reporter
Jesus (yes he's back)
And many more now even though the cast is somewhat set I will still throw a bunch of random stuff in there too
I understand this might offend some people and I�m sorry the comic is not for you but please tell your friends you hate it, it might make them look and who knows it might be the perfect comic for them.

I want to hear your thoughts so write me at
sonnychiba10@gmail.com

As always I thank you in advance

posted by sonny chiba37 @ 04 Feb 2015 11:31 pm  -  0 comments

CHIBA'S CORNER

welcome back if this is your first time here,hello I hope you visit my band of fools often,right now i'm working on how to improve the site as I post new comics so bear with me,because coding isn't my thing LET'S DO BIG THINGS TOGETHER

posted by sonny chiba37 @ 25 Oct 2011 08:00 pm  -  0 comments

CHIBA'S CORNER

The reports of this comics demise were wrong, here's a preview of the next storyline, it will be 15 chapters and a direct sequel to the Donkey punch story titled (for now) Fred's in love. I don't want to post any of it until I complete all 15 ch. this way I can run it with no breaks and build some kind kind of buffer (ah to dream), so look for that real soon until enjoy

posted by sonny chiba37 @ 12 Aug 2010 01:02 am  -  0 comments

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT FROM THE i09 WEBSITE


One New York Times Bestseller Per Year Will Barely Keep You Above The Poverty Line
Paranormal romance author Lynn Viehl bared all last week — she posted her complete royalty statement from her publisher, for her New York Times bestselling book Twilight Fall. And the details might make you reconsider a career as a novelist.

Twilight Fall was a top 20 bestseller on the New York Times mass market paperback list — so, not the main fiction bestseller list, but still impressive. According to Penguin Group, the publisher, the book has sales of 89,142 copies, minus returns of 27,479, for total sales of 61,663 copies. (As far as I know, the books are counted as sold until the bookstore chooses to send them back — but I could be wrong about that.) The publisher is holding back reserves against royalties for another 7,350 copies to be returned.

In any case, the bottom line is that Viehl got a $50,000 advance for Twilight Fall, and she's unlikely to earn it out for up to a year — which means no royalty payments. After taxes, expenses, and her agent's cut, she gets to keep about half that advance. As she notes:

My income per book always reminds me of how tough it is to make at living at this gig, especially for writers who only produce one book per year. If I did the same, and my one book performed as well as TF, and my family of four were solely dependent on my income, my net would be only around $2500.00 over the income level considered to be the US poverty threshold (based on 2008 figures.) Yep, we'd almost qualify for foodstamps.

It's pretty great of Viehl to share her royalty statement with the world — apparently the last time she did that, she got some flak online, and here's hoping that doesn't happen this time. The only caveat I'd toss in there is that most of us don't reckon our incomes on an after-tax basis — if we did, I suspect we'd all be horribly depressed. So if you leave taxes out of her estimation of her income, she's probably making closer to $35K or $40K per book, rather than $25K. [Straight Goods]


Send an email to Charlie Jane Anders, the author of this post, at charliejane@io9.com.

http://io9.com/5407211/one-new-york-times-bestseller-per-year-will-barely-keep-you-above-the-poverty-line

posted by sonny chiba37 @ 18 Nov 2009 05:15 pm  -  0 comments

CHIBA'S CORNER

From the website of the San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/29/MNAL1ABCOT.DTL&tsp=1


Health care: Most wouldn't have public option
Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau

Thursday, October 29, 2009

(10-29) 04:00 PDT Washington - --

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's gambit to include a government-run insurance option in health care legislation has given a fresh tailwind to the idea despite opposition from conservatives.

But lost amid the ideological battle for or against a public option is a key overlooked fact: The vast majority of Americans would have no access to a public option even under its most expansive versions.

House and Senate bills limit the option to the smallest businesses and to individuals who cannot get insurance, or whose health care costs exceed 12.5 percent of their income. Even seven years into an overhaul, an estimated 90 percent of Americans, including nearly everyone who has employer-based coverage now, would be shut out of a public option.

Those currently in other government programs, such as Medicare and the Veterans Administration, also would be excluded.

The public option under all bills would be offered through insurance exchanges, a Web-based market for health plans. But most people who are unhappy with the insurance they have now would be locked out of these exchanges, leaving many Americans who are watching the debate in for a big surprise.

Only a handful of senators, such as Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Mary Landrieu, D-La., have focused on widening the exchanges where a public option might be available. Wyden wants everyone who now has employer-based coverage to have access to the exchange if they don't like their insurance companies, but his efforts have been lost amid the narrower fixation on the public option itself.

"When you ask people in a poll, 'Are you in favor of a public option that would be available to everybody,' they say, 'Yes,' " Wyden said. "I don't think they're going to feel the same way about a public option available to only 10 percent of the population."

Wyden, an iconoclastic liberal, questioned the basic assumption by his fellow Democrats that such a limited public option will provide adequate competition to private insurers.

"People are going to want choices, public choices and private choices, available to everybody, because that's how you're going to hold the insurance companies accountable," he said. "You can't expect that having 10 percent of the American people getting the public option will force major changes with the other 90 percent who aren't subjected to choices, public or private."

He pointed to another surprise that awaits the public: Even those who would have access to a public option may not be able to afford it.

Citing estimates that a family of four earning $66,000 could pay an estimated 19 percent of its income on health care under some bill versions, Wyden said, "I can tell you, Americans are not going to consider 19 percent of their income affordable coverage."

Many health care experts agree. "I'm afraid rude surprises could be around a lot of different corners in this debate," said Marian Mulkey, senior program officer for the California Health Care Foundation, an independent philanthropy group based in Oakland.

Mulkey said the public option has been "dominating the discussion to an extreme extent" and that its importance as a principle to liberals and conservatives may outweigh its actual effect, at least in the short run.

A public program might face the difficulties private insurers have in holding down costs. "It's not entirely clear that just because it's a public program, it will be able to negotiate lower payments to providers or somehow develop more efficient benefits in a way that will yield a more affordable plan," she said.

Health care consultant Robert Laszewski, head of Health Policy and Strategy Associates in Washington, said that even if a public option is 25 percent cheaper than a private plan, which averages $13,000 a year for a family of four, it still will cost $10,000 a year.

Under subsidies in the House bill, a family earning $55,000 would pay the first $5,500 of any premium, public or private, he said.

"How many families earning $55,000 a year do you know that have an extra $5,000 in their checking account?" he asked.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., a big advocate of the public option, acknowledged that most people won't have access to it. The exchanges were kept very narrow, he said, because of the way the Congressional Budget Office analyzes budget costs.

"We have to live with CBO's numbers and that creates some constraints," Whitehouse said. "I hope that quickly the public option will begin to demonstrate that those concerns were not justified and those constraints can be lifted and we can extend the option to everybody, because that's what makes sense."

Ironically, the power of the exchanges to dismantle the current system of employer-based health care, which many economists cite as the root source of exploding costs, could raise budget costs if more people move onto the exchanges and possibly into a public option.

But whatever effect a public option may have on the government's costs, there is little disagreement that giving individuals more choices - public or private - through the exchanges would inject powerful competitive forces into the system that could lower costs for everyone.


House to reveal overhaul today
After months of tense negotiations and setbacks, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, will unveil a sweeping health care overhaul plan today, with a vote possible in the House as early as next week.

Pelosi is in an all-out push to move the legislation, which will have a government-sponsored insurance plan available to some people but not the "robust" version tied to Medicare rates that Pelosi and liberals favored.

Instead, it will have rates negotiated by the secretary of Health and Human Services, as swing-state "Blue Dog" Democrats preferred. Leaders are also working furiously to assure moderate Democrats that no public funds would be used for abortion.

House and Senate leaders have cleared the calendar for a possible weekend session Nov. 7 and another possible House session just before Thanksgiving, and canceled a planned Veterans Day break.

House Democrats said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's move to include a public option in the Senate bill Monday made it easier for moderate House Democrats to vote for a public option.

- Carolyn Lochhead

posted by sonny chiba37 @ 29 Oct 2009 05:21 pm  -  0 comments

CHIBA'S CORNER

here is an article from the AFLO-CIO BLOG
http://blog.aflcio.org/2009/10/14/real-health-care-reform-or-bust/




Real Health Care Reform or Bust

by Mike Hall, Oct 14, 2009



The health care reform legislation approved yesterday by the Senate Finance Committee is “deeply flawed.” In full-page ads in the Washington Post, Politico and other dailies, union leaders say that comprehensive health care reform that brings down costs, improves quality and guarantees coverage for all “is closer than ever.”

But we aren’t there yet. The Senate Finance Committee bill is deeply flawed.

Not only does the Finance Committee’s bill tax workers’ health care benefits, it does not include a public health insurance option. This summer, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) approved health care reform legislation that includes a public option and does not tax workers’ health care benefits. Senate negotiators are now trying to merge the two bills into a finished product for a vote by the full Senate.


The ad spells out the unions’ “bottom line” for a final health care reform bill.

A public health plan is essential for reform.
Health care reform has to ease cost burden on individuals and families, not worsen it.
Employers have to pay a fair share of costs.
Health care can’t be paid for by a new tax on middle-class benefits.
As the ad points out, a public option would lower premiums for everyone, reduce the cost of health care reform by $100 billion and set up competition

to break the stranglehold of a handful of big insurance companies that have made 96 percent of metropolitan markets uncompetitive.

Health care premiums have climbed by 300 percent and insurance company profits have soared by 1,000 percent over the past decade. The Finance Committee bill requires individuals to obtain coverage, while employers face few incentives to provide coverage.

Penalties on individuals who cannot obtain coverage, should not be more than what employers are required to pay.

Workers and employers who do provide health coverage to their employees also are footing the bill for uninsured workers whose employers do not offer health coverage, says the ad. More than $1,000 of each family premium goes to cover the cost of the uninsured.

The only fair way to cover the cost for all is to include an employer responsibility provision that requires all employers to provide health coverage or contribute a truly meaningful sum to help pay for subsidies.

Starting in 2013, the Finance Committee bill would levy a 40 percent excise tax on what could be as many of 40 percent of all heath care plans, according to the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. That tax, says the ad, would most likely “hit plans with people who are older or sicker or those who work for small employers.”

A new tax on the middle class is unacceptable.

The ad warns lawmakers:

Unless the bill that to goes to the floor of the U.S. Senate makes substantial progress to address the concerns of working men and women, we will oppose it.

posted by sonny chiba37 @ 14 Oct 2009 11:33 pm  -  0 comments

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The IPOD playlist for Oct.

81 - ART BLAKEY

RAW - BIG DADDY KANE

SERVE THIS ROYALTY- CODY CHESTNUT

BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE- DAVID BOWIE AND AL B SURE

LYIN' ASS BITCH - FISHBONE

THE J.B'S- THE GRUNT

KNOCK YOU DOWN - KERI HILSON

MARTIN LUTHER - LUST

MARVIN GAYE- ANGER

MOP feat. Busta Rymes - Ante Up (remix)(1)

SPAZZ - N.E.R.D.

YEA YOU - N.E.R.D.

GUERRILLA RADIO- RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

posted by sonny chiba37 @ 09 Oct 2009 11:47 pm  -  0 comments

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The IPOD playlist for Sept.

MY WORLD – Sick Puppies

CHESTER FRENCH –She loves Everybody

MEW-Vaccine

MEW-Beach

STONE TEMPLE PIOTS-Sour Girl

SILVERSUN PICKUPS-Panic Switch

STEREOPHONICS-Maybe Tomorrow

MAXWELL-BLACKsummer’night

LOVE-Maybe the People Would be the Times or Between Clark and Hillsdale (alt mix)

THE DEAD WEATHER –Treat me Like Your Mother

JAY-Z-D.O.A

THE ROOTS-Rising Up

B.B.D-Poison

posted by sonny chiba37 @ 17 Sep 2009 06:41 pm  -  0 comments

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