"Both Sally Forth comics--the risqué version meant for military men and the family daily comic strip--had a title character whose name I didn't at first realize was a slang expression for bravely proceeding.
A more obvious…"
"Let me very belatedly thank you for the birthday wishes, Rob. I still lurk from time to time, Wandering Sensei. The problem is that I have too many hobbies in addition to work and family. And truth to tell, I felt…"
"Agree that the Smiths were in no way, shape or form a goth band. Also agree about what others have said about Roxy Music and would add that they were enormously influential on musicians on both sides of the Atlantic. Check out the song…"
"The Me TV channel had a Griffith tribute this afternoon, which included some guest appearances he made on other television shows. I didn't see all of them but I enjoyed his role on an episode of Hawaii-Five-O as a small time con man.…"
"Speaking of Dallas, I was on vacation there recently. Unfortunately, I didn't know of The Bottle Shop but I bought a six pack sampler from the Real Ale Brewing Company based in Blance, Texas that had two bottles each of three good…"
"I enjoy Fresca and Diet Sierra Mist Ruby Red--have some of the lattter in the fridge now.
Never cared much for Tab but there was a caffeine free version of it some years back that I liked. Unfortunately, it didn't stick around long."
"Since I'm old enough to remember when returnable bottles where the norm, and when A&W restaurants (usually called "stands" back in the day) were more common, this thread brings back memories and makes me feel even older than I…"
"I recently purchased a Dundee sampler 12 pack which included their Kolsch, India Pale Ale, Stout and Pale Bock. Except for the Pale Bock, I enjoyed all of the beers. I particurlarly recommend the Stout. It isn't as heavy…"
"Right now I'm having some Boulevard Bully! Porter from the Boulevard Brewing Company, Kansas City, Missouri. My wife needed a stout for a recipe and this was the closest thing I had. She didn't need the entire bottle so I'm drinking…"
"Hmm, the crew that followed Thor around in the issue Mr. Gray references--did it include reporter Harris Hobbs? He was a recurring character in Jounrney Into Mystery/Thor, although his appearances, IIRC, were widely spaced"
"From the kid: miniature screwdriver set. From the inlaws: check (always welcome!). From Mrs. Drjohnrock: books, shirts, tie, 6 pack of Great Lakes Christmas Ale and a Three Stooges bottle opener to use with it, and an AM/FM/CD/alram clock radio…"
"Michael Patterson, from the comic strip For Better Or For Worse, was, as an adult, a freelance writer. I seem to recall him at one time doing a lot of work for a magazine where his boss/editor/whatever was quite a jerk.
The comic strip Shoe was…"
"Brenda Starr had (has?) long running supporting characters who were also reporters: Hank O'Hair and Pesky Miller.
I recall Our Boarding House one panel comics from the 70s which featured, as a recurring character, an obnoxious, both feet in…"