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A note on Father’s Day

In the face of current social and political situation, and because it was Father’s Day when I started putting this down, I wanted to share some impressions of my dad. I don’t believe my dad ever said a disparaging word about any individual or group. If he reads this, he may write back to say, […]

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Musical Cheese for Sept. 26, 2012

Hey, it took a while to get this episode rendered and uploaded. The actual class I’m taking that lets me come play in the WIIT studio is eating up a lot of my time and causing frustration.Musical Cheese Show, Sept. 29, 2012 at 9 pm, WIIT 88.9 FM Every Woman I Know is Crazy ‘Bout […]

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There’s something you don’t see every day

At least not even in my relatively upscale neighborhood. As the wife and I were driving past Ogden Avenue, right on the border between Downers Grove and Westmont, we saw the lot of a car repair shop that had parked on its lot corner: a Mercedes, and Jaguar, and… a Rolls Royce. Now I’m not […]

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Whadya got when ya got no lights?

So two weeks ago we suffered through a major blackout caused by the storm through Downers Grove that was only later defined to be a Tornado. While we only lost a few tree branches, not even the worst storm damage our trees had suffered, parts of the village were ripped up pretty good. The park […]

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Hiding out and Hanging out

So, I’m still not Wi-Fi enabled and mobile. But I expect to be shortly. And I’m thinking now of locations to hide or hang out while wasting time surfing the net doing my important writing. My detached garage has no electricity, though it might be within reach of my Mac Mini’s Air Port. But let’s […]

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Three topics you should never bring up in polite discussion

Religion, politics, and Superman vs. Flash. DC Universe: The Source » Blog Archive » Who’s the Fastest? Probably should add to that:Hulk vs. ThingThor’s hammer (unstoppable force) vs. Juggernaut (Immovable object)

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Comics Code Authority is dead – Boing Boing

Comics Code Authority is dead – Boing Boing It’s not yet confirmed that the Comics Code Authority will still continue in some form; presumably not, as its membership was representatives from the very publishers that submitted to its authority. While some will look at the practice of the CCA as "censorship," the dividing lines are […]

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"The Novel" or What’s wrong with Marvel?

I’m not sure of the background of this writer, but he hits plenty of nails on his head with his claim that the innovation of the Marvel Age of Comics ended in 1991. I read the phone-book compendium "Essential Fantastic Four" a while back, collecting #1-#20 of the magazine, and was impressed at how, even […]

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‘Plaster Caster’ Mounts Mayoral Campaign

Finally, someone who’s proven she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty! I actually met Cynthia Plaster Caster once, when the Chicago Psychotronic Film Society was going on in the 80s. Don’t remember if she was part of the program, or just showed up because she knew the hosts. One of those showings did run […]

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One for my homiez!

This past week, my parents were out to visit us. Largely because my dad, well retired, still looks for projects to work on, and we settled on replacing the very wobbly wood handrailing on our concrete deck. The deck over the attached garage, so one side has a ten-foot plunge onto asphalt if the railing […]