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Regarding "Outlawed"....

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Fred W. Hill replied to The Baron's discussion The Baron Watches "Gilligan's Island"
"The rabbit's revenge for having its foot removed."
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"There do seem to be loads of previously unheard-of Collinses crawling out of the woodwork  I eagerly await Sybok Collins and Thurstin Collins IV."
The Baron replied to PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod's discussion Anything, Everything, or Nothing At All
"Note to self: Do not cross Tracy."
The Baron replied to Emerkeith Davyjack's discussion How's " that " situation going now?
"I shaved mine off, the itching was driving me nuts."
Doctor Hmmm? replied to The Baron's discussion Doctor Who Reactions: "Kerblam!"
"I rewatched this one tonight, for the first time since it originally aired. Now that I'm more familiar with this Doctor and her companions, I think I was paying more attention to story and tone than I did the first time around. And what struck…"
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion The Adventures of Tintin
"There were some controversies over some of the war years stories, but I figured I'd wait until Jeff got to them.  Several of the stories were "updated" in later editions to remove the more egregiously racist elements. I"m…"
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion The Adventures of Tintin
"I also have two small volumes of Les Exploits de Quick et Flupke, one of Herge's other works."
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"No Auntie Em Collins?"
The Baron replied to Dagwan's discussion What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Jeff of Earth-J replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"I keep forgetting to mention it, but we did watch this this past weekend... and loved it! You're right about the film-to-film transitions: sometimes it's really quite amazing how seemlessly they fir together. I suspect they fudged…"
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion The Adventures of Tintin
"I grew up reading Tintin and Asterix, when they weren't easily available in this country.  My parents had friends in Canada, and would go up there once or twice a year to visit. We would get the latest book for birthdays or Christmas."
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Star Trek: Deep Space 9
"This is where the series really started to get interesting to me."
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion The Adventures of Tintin
"Books I have that you may find interesting: The Adventures of Tintin, by Michael Farr:  A biography of Herge, with emphasis on the years he spent cresting the Tintin books. Tintin: The Complete Companion, by Michael Farr: A book-by-book look…"
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Ultraman Geed
"Be funny if there were eight episodes and a movie of them sitting around being happy about stuff."
The Baron replied to Philip Portelli's discussion New Warriors/Children of the Atom: Will They Work?
"Oh, my God, remember  Extraño?"
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
""Elizabeth had a change of heart and secretly moved Elaine into the basement of Collins House." Yeah, 'cause that's a thing sane people do,"

Comment Wall (16 comments)

At 12:21pm on May 27, 2009, Rich Lane said…
About damn time you got here....
At 12:04am on May 28, 2009, Don Collett said…
What he said!
At 2:45am on July 3, 2009, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Photobucket Happy birthday oh Baron, my Baron!
At 3:31pm on July 25, 2009, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Hi, back your Baron-ness!
At 9:24am on August 5, 2009, Don Collett said…
Dude, I'm flattered anyone would want to use my work. Go right ahead!
At 4:55pm on August 28, 2009, Doctor Hmmm? said…
Well, that'll wake ya up in the mornin'!
At 8:39am on August 29, 2009, Jason Marconnet (Pint sized mod) said…
I don't mind. I usually tell people it's proncounced marconnay. When explaining it to people I tell them it's mark an A, like when you tell your teacher to "Mark an A on your test"
At 5:10pm on September 17, 2009, Dagwan said…
Hurrah for the Baron!
At 3:40pm on November 24, 2009, Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) gave The Baron a gift
Since you asked about gifts, here's one. Hope you like pumpkin!
At 5:30pm on November 24, 2009, Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) said…
Cider's good. Can I pretend it's hard cider? That's even better.

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I Like Ham 12: Doctor Who Book Reviews

Posted on September 5, 2011 at 5:00pm 4 Comments

I've recently read two books related to Doctor Who that I think those of you who are fans of the show might enjoy.  The first book is The Science of Doctor Who, by Paul Parsons.



Parsons is a scientist and a journalist, and his book is pretty much what you would expect from the title - it…


I Like Ham 11: What Should a Blog Post Be?

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 3:18pm 18 Comments

As some of you may remember, I used to post blog entries here, shortly after we fist moved to the Ning site. Some of you may have noticed that after awhile, I stopped.  Since no one asked me why I stopped, I assumed that this was not a matter of general interest, and so never offered any explanation for the stoppage.  However, it's something that has been on my mind on-and-off ever since, and so I'm posting today - not, I hasten to add, in hopes of provoking a clamor for me to start…


I Like Ham 9: Smashing Fun!

Posted on October 23, 2009 at 2:33pm 3 Comments

Well, Steve, I suspect you may have wondered if I'd given up on the whole "blogging" thing. Not so, it was more a

combination of having a good chunk of my time watching and commenting upon The Time Tunnel, combined with my recent

purchase of a Wii. Years ago, the game that prompted me to buy an N64 was Super Smash Brothers. Some time after

that, the game that prompted me to buy a GameCube was Super Smash Brothers Melée. So, I imagine that it will come… Continue

I Like Ham 8: Masterpiece Comics

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 7:00am 7 Comments

Well, Steve, I went into the City again this weekend, picked up a book that you might find interesting. The book is called Masterpiece Comics, by R. Sikoryak. This features various classics of literature re-told in the formats of various comic strips and comic books. The cover really caught my eye, it's in the style of an old-school super-hero comic, with Dante Alighieri, Emily Brontë, William Shakespeare, Voltaire and Oscar Wilde racing towards the reader as thought they were a… Continue

I Like Ham 7: Hail to the King...of the Monsters!

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 11:43am 4 Comments

Another one of my "favorite fictions" was Godzilla. I first saw Godzilla in Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster, sometime in the late 1960's or early 1970's. I would've been somewhere between five and seven years old. This would have been one of my first intimations that there was a place called "Japan". (I had watched shows like Kimba, Speed Racer and Ultraman without realizing that they were Japanese in origin.) My knowledge of Japan in those days was limited to a dim… Continue


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