Steve Geppi seeks to profit over comic book shops reopening

Steve Geppi, CEO of Geppi Family Enterprises and owner of Diamond Comic Distributors, announced a cockamamie scheme to capitalize on comic book shops reopening. Most comic book shops were forced to close their doors because of COVID-19. That, and because Diamond Comic Distributors, the lone distributor of comics, decided not to distribute. They also decided not …

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Governor Larry Hogan lifts the stay-at-home order for Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan lifts the stay-at-home order for Maryland

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced yesterday that he is lifting his stay-at-home order. The state of Maryland will start Phase 1 of recovery Friday, March 15, at 5 PM. Nothing’s changed to make such a move warranted. The number of people infected and sick from COVID-19 grows larger each and every day. I cannot imagine …

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Funko expects 2020 Q2 sales to be 60% lower than 2019 Q2 sales

Funko expects 2020 Q2 sales to be 60% lower than 2019 Q2 sales

Things are not looking good for Funko. From ICv2: Funko expects its Q2 sales to be 60% below sales in Q2 2019, CEO Brian Mariotti told analysts in the company’s conference call last week.  The company had revealed that its Q1 sales were down 18% and that it was moving all of its Q2 releases in …

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Maryland’s BEACON One-Stop unemployment benefits portal is terrible

Maryland's BEACON One-Stop unemployment benefits portal is terrible

Maryland’s BEACON One-Stop unemployment benefits portal is so bad, I can’t help but think it was designed to be that way. One does not accidentally create something this bad. The Baltimore Sun published an article on Friday claiming that independent contractors could see unemployment payments as soon as this weekend. Sure. From the article: “The …

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Why does the Hagerstown Police Department need 33 AR-15 rifles? (Update)

Why does the Hagerstown Police Department need 33 AR-15 rifles? - BENT CORNER

I was reading The Herald-Mail newspaper Monday when I read a piece about how the Hagerstown Police Department is obtaining 33 AR-15 “patrol” rifles from the Washington County Sherrif Department. They were purchased by the Washington County Narcotics Task Force. In other news, Washington County evidently has its own narcotics task force. In a former …

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