Monthly Archives: December 2012

The long overdue part of the Chicago 2011 trip…Milwaukee

Welcome to another series of stories which missed their deadline by a lot. I had a few queued up well before the server took a dump. My plan was to eek them out as a new successor feature to the … Continue reading

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A Stars’ view from the ice

After my team’s victory over the first-place Charlotte Checkers (3-1), the Cedar Park Center opened the rink (or technically, the sheet) to the public…after signing a waiver. Good move on their part, I fell down which I haven’t done in … Continue reading

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One last trip to Cheapo Discs

Thanks to the outpouring of support, Cheapo’s owner re-opened the store this Friday and Saturday. Sunday was off limits because he wants to watch the Cowboys try to beat the Redskins for a wild card bid. I was so happy … Continue reading

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RIP Gerry Anderson

Gerry isn’t very famous in America but many Sci-Fi fans know him because he was behind numerous puppet-based shows, namely Thunderbirds and the live-action yet quite dull Space: 1999. I’ve always thought there were strong foundations in his material, it just … Continue reading

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Happy 90th Birthday Stan “the Man” Lee!

I may be a DC guy but I respect and admire Stan. He’s one of the great writers who made the Silver Age incredible. He also co-created many characters I grew up with in the Seventies and Eighties. What makes … Continue reading

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2007: The Six Days of Christmas started!

Has it been five whole years since I started that ol’ navel-gazing chestnut? I’m rather bummed about the section not gaining any additional stories from others sharing their past holiday joys with me: those special toys, memories, etc. I know … Continue reading

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Festive enough?

I’m not a big fan of Christmas, especially after 1986 when it became a giant stressfest starring my family and over-consumption, but I have had the shoes for it since the mid Aughts. Somara had to make a visit at … Continue reading

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RIP Jack Klugman & Charles Durning

My childhood during the Seventies and early Eighties wouldn’t be the same with this duo on TV and in some movies. Jack was immortalized as the sitcom version of Oscar on The Odd Couple. He had the right level of … Continue reading

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This year’s Rogues Gallery’s Christmas diorama…

…Transformers duking it out for the holiday.

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Happy Birthday Paul

To my last, longest and favorite roommate in college. Sure it was rough with him being a smoker but I had my own bad habits. Twenty-five years ago we became roomies against all the conventional wisdom…hey, we were 19 then, … Continue reading

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