""Strangler" Figs would have been a perfectly good hoodlum name for some character in a Shadow novel or an early '40's Batman story.
Ironically, Mark's "Quote of the Day" calendar this morning ended with…"
"Exactly my feeling ... except for this.
I would put this up there with Avengers for a tie. They're two very different types of movies, and each one is superb at being what it's trying to be. Avengers had the "Wow, I…"
"And so begins ... The Saga of the Haunted Jeep!
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"A good friend of mine had recently fallen on hard times. His wife left him for another guy, long story that left him pretty much in shambles. As he started to get better, we would get together for dinner on occasion, and any time we did, I would…"
"Life imitates art: "BMW Blocks Hydrant, Boston Firefighters Go Right Through It"
I've seen this done in movies (Backdraft) and on TV (Chicago Fire), but now I know this is a real thing.
I just can't decide which is funnier:…"
"Just finished watching Gotham Girls, all the episodes of which are extras on the Birds of Prey DVD set.
If (like me) you've never seen these before and/or if (like me) you miss B:TAS, you really need to see these. (Looks like…"
"Philip -- I think so. I know my first exposure to all the classic Universal movies was on WRTV's "Nightmare Theater" with Sammy Terry in the early '70s. Sammy's schtick was more in the "scary to the…"
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.
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.