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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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The Return of Musical Cheese! Sept 12, 2012

Here we are with a new semester at good ol’ WIIT, the voice of Illinois Institute of Technology. The little radio station that could now has a new board and all us DJ’s have had to go in for re-training. I discovered that this board is much easier to use than the last one,  as […]

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The Hobbit Condensed

Some months ago, the cartoonbrew blog posted a YouTube video that had unearthed a long-lost pilot for a Howdy Doody cartoon film series, made on spec for "Buffalo Bob" Smith and NBC by animator Gene Deitch ("Tom Terrific" among many others). That film was thought lost for many years until someone unearthed a copy and […]

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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 sure […]

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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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Another "rediscovered" Warner Brothers wartime cartoon

Another Warner Brothers military film rediscovered: The Cartoon Brew site discusses this film. Much lesser-known than the Pvt. Snafu, cartoons for the Army, the Grampaw Pettigrew character was thought to have been created by the UPA studio for Navy training films, but Brew researchers found the first of these was definitely Warner Brothers, probably Frank […]

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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 […]