Shaenon: This is what it’s all about–getting boss pinups like this one from the redoubtable Dirk Tiede, creator of Paradigm Shift and my longtime Modern Tales compadre. Thanks a million billion, Dirk. Everybody else, check out Dirk’s stuff on That’s an order.

Channing: Can you believe how great this picture is? If you can, you are better at believing things than I am. I’ve always wanted Dirk’s take on the Skin Horse characters, and now, I have that thing.