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ClarkKent_DC replied to The Baron's discussion "Is Our Newspapers Dying?" Revisited
"The bigger they are, the harder they fall. From the Poynter Institute: "Is USA Today's Print Edition Headed for the Sunset as Gatehouse and Gannett Merge? Signs Point to Yes.""
2 hours ago
Philip Portelli replied to The Baron's discussion HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE (SPOILERIFFIC!)
"Carol Danvers being half-Kree is relatively new. However, in the original stories, Professor X was under the influence of a Brood egg and did indeed unknowingly form the New Mutants to be new hosts. His entire body was transformed into a Brood but…"
3 hours ago
The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE (SPOILERIFFIC!)
"Spoiler space for  issue #4 comes courtesy of Takashi  Shimura, who appeared in 21 Kurosawa films and three Godzilla movies. This issue goes from the death of Phoenix to the battle with Onslaught. Things that caught my…"
3 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT: Kevin Smith movies are a guilty pleasure of mine. I was vaguely aware that Kevin Smith was a movie director when Daredevil became part of the “Marvel Knights” line and he took over the writing, but I had not…"
9 hours ago
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Little Orphan Annie
"Yes,I get all my reports on your activities from her.  "
15 hours ago
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Little Orphan Annie
"How'd you like your Kevin Smith movie?  I was told that it was "Funny in a lot of places, with A LOT of nerd fan jokes.""
16 hours ago
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Little Orphan Annie
"Interesting stuff, as always."
Monday
The Baron replied to Detective 445's discussion Hickman's X-Men Project (Spoilers)
"Fifteenth, really."
Monday
The Baron replied to Detective 445's discussion Hickman's X-Men Project (Spoilers)
"Is there going to be a War Moira  ("So that's what it means to be the Moira of War") of a Thirteenth Moira who's a guy?  ;)"
Monday
The Baron replied to Captain Comics's discussion Questions about 'Joker'? We've got the answers
Oct 10
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Doctor Who Reactions: "The Daleks' Master Plan"
"The official Doctor Who Youtube channel has put up the recreation of "Mission to the Unknown" as performed by the University of Central Lancashire.  Well worth a  look!"
Oct 9
The Baron replied to Captain Comics's discussion Questions about 'Joker'? We've got the answers
"Perhaps I am a cynical fellow, but I sometimes suspect  that what certain directors or critics are really thinking is, "Why are people going to see Joker and not the movies that we think they should be seeing?""
Oct 9
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Star Trek: Deep Space 9
"You gonna watch lots of stuff that she wouldn't wanna?  :)"
Oct 9
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RIP Rip Taylor

Story  Another one of those guys that I thought had died years ago.  Not my favorite style of humor, but he had his moments.See More
Oct 6
The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion The Baron Watches Seven "World War Three" Movies (SPOILERS Possible!)
"Finally got to see Peter Watkins' The War Game (1966) .  It was considered too disturbing,  and wasn't broadcast in the U.K. until 1985. It's done as a pseudo-documentary in the style of a TV news magazine. It…"
Oct 6
The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion A Short, Incomplete History of Kaiju
"Updated through 2204."
Oct 5

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
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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…

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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…

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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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