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Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Ears?

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Doctor Hmmm? replied to PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod's discussion Anything, Everything, or Nothing At All
"Hence the children's classic "If You Give a Zombie a Pretzel. ""
6 hours ago
Doctor Hmmm? replied to PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod's discussion Anything, Everything, or Nothing At All
"All little kids are murderous sociopaths. Most grow out of it. Also ... ARRRRRRRR!! ☠☠☠"
20 hours ago
Doctor Hmmm? replied to Alan M.'s discussion So, What Are You Reading These Days? (besides comics)
"Citadels of Mystery (a/k/a Ancient Ruins and Archaeology) by L. Sprague and Catherine C. DeCamp As far as I can recall, I've never read any of DeCamp's fiction.  But his non-fiction work in history and archaeology is terrifically…"
Aug 30
Doctor Hmmm? replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion Dark Nights: Metal --SPOILERS
"That's what happens when you cross your own timeline."
Aug 21
Doctor Hmmm? replied to Captain Comics's discussion Takin' Care of Business
"You are, in fact, quite good at adding a little good in the world. Congratulations and good luck, Cap!"
Aug 18
Doctor Hmmm? replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"You can even pick it up in a pretty sweet collection."
Aug 16
Doctor Hmmm? replied to John Dunbar (the mod of maple)'s discussion DC's Omnibus line - Golden, Silver, and Bronze Age collections
"Your shopping list is remarkably similar to mine, and for the same reasons."
Aug 16
Doctor Hmmm? replied to The Baron's discussion The Baron Watches Star Trek (SPOILERS)
"Case in point – there’s a very obvious bit of editing in “The Enemy Within” that I never, ever noticed. Which I will now bore you with.  You won’t hurt my feelings if you don’t bother reading the rest of…"
Aug 16
Doctor Hmmm? replied to The Baron's discussion The Baron Watches Star Trek (SPOILERS)
"Speaking of new projects (which I was over here), I’m now tackling Star Trek.  (Don’t “:TOS” me, or I’ll have to slap you one.)  The challenge for this show is that I’m overly-familiar with the…"
Aug 16
Mark S. Ogilvie replied to Doctor Hmmm?'s discussion Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Ears?
"  Yea, that was the case I'm sure.  One other thing was that there was never a fight between Kitt and Craig."
Aug 15
Richard Willis replied to Doctor Hmmm?'s discussion Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Ears?
"When the Batman TV show aired I was 17 1/2, so Julie Newmar's charms were not lost on me, nor were those of Yvonne Craig later. I enjoyed the actors playing the villains. The colors were lost on me as I didn't have color TV at the time…"
Aug 15
Randy Jackson replied to Doctor Hmmm?'s discussion Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Ears?
"The problem with Eartha Kitt wasn't her acting or anything like that. It was the complete absence of any sexual tension between her and Batman. Her Catwoman might as well have been Mr. Freeze. It's not her fault either. I'm sure…"
Aug 15
Mark S. Ogilvie replied to Doctor Hmmm?'s discussion Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Ears?
"Julie Newmar had the body, Eartha Kitt the voice."
Aug 15
Captain Comics replied to Doctor Hmmm?'s discussion Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Ears?
"Eartha Kitt was fine. But oh, man, Julie Newmar. Even as a pre-adolescent I'd get flustered watching her. (Probably didn't know why.)"
Aug 15
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Doctor Hmmm?'s discussion Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Ears?
"Yeah, everyone knows it was Lee Meriwether! [ducks and runs]"
Aug 15
Randy Jackson replied to Doctor Hmmm?'s discussion Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Ears?
"I'm always irked when I run into someone who insists that Eartha Kitt was the best Catwoman."
Aug 15

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At 1:27pm on August 14, 2010, Mr. Silver Age said…
Thanks fot the welcome! Man, you ARE old! I don't even want to think about how long I've been writing my column. I figured I had a half-dozen topics tops, but they just keep coming. I'm glad you enjoy it.
At 11:39pm on November 18, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, my good Doctor.
At 11:51pm on November 18, 2010, Philip Portelli said…
Hope you had a great birthday!
At 9:47am on June 29, 2012, Commander Benson said…

I take that very kindly, sir!

I appreciate you taking the time to tell me that. In fact, I'm right in the middle of preparing the next Deck Log entry when I took a moment to check my new e-mail.

I imagine all of us leave a bigger wake than what we realise. But it's nice to, every once in a while, have somebody tell us so. I'm glad you enjoy the column. Many moons ago, when Rich Lane approached me with the idea, my first concern (after wondering if there was enough material to keep a Silver-Age column going for long) was if anybody would have any interest in reading it.

The hit-counters tell me that somebody's out there reading it, but it's an especial treat to get a note like yours. I completely understand the business about not saying anything unless you have something to say. In reflexion, I'm the same way. Not only on threads here, but I frequent other sites regularly, and have yet to post a comment---because there's nothing I can add to the commentary.

Much obliged for the kind words!

Commander B

At 10:45pm on October 23, 2012, Kirk G said…

Asked if you were willing to "friend" me some time ago, but haven't heard back yet. Was it something I said?

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