Doctor Hmmm?
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Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Ears?

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Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) replied to Doctor Hmmm?'s discussion What Made You Smile Today?
"While I was listening the radio this morning, one of the host was complaining about how long documentaries have become. Like if there is a 4 part series he thinks it could have easily been done in 2 parts. He thinks the documentarians are padding…"
Tuesday
Doctor Hmmm? replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Ultraman Leo
"Mission Accomplished (with the expected result)!"
Monday
Doctor Hmmm? replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Ultraman Leo
"Given The Lad's "real" name, now I want to find a download of that song, so I can play it randomly around the house and drive him nuts!"
Monday
Doctor Hmmm? replied to John Dunbar's discussion Marvel and DC Golden, Silver, and Bronze Age collections
"I preordered that one, but it won't arrive for a few weeks, because I doubled it up with Golden Age Captain America Vol. 2. This week I ordered the Man-Thing Omnibus in preparation for October. (I read the Swamp Thing Omnibus LAST October, so…"
Jun 2
Doctor Hmmm? replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Celebrate May 26, 1971 -- you hockey puck!
"How could I forget it!?! Why, that date is so near and dear to my heart that I (secretly) arranged to marry The Lovely and Talented on the 25th Anniversary of that momentous event. Which makes today...oh crap ..."
May 26
Doctor Hmmm? replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Klan, The Grim Reaper and Mr. Machine Gun walked into a bar ..."
May 19
Doctor Hmmm? replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Linda Needham (Tracy's mother)
"My heart goes out to Tracy, her family and to you."
May 19
Doctor Hmmm? replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TCM Coming Attractions! Chills, Thrills and Spills!
"There are all kinds of reasons to watch it. I'm absolutely going to watch it again. Just know what you're getting into and gird your loins."
May 16
Doctor Hmmm? replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TCM Coming Attractions! Chills, Thrills and Spills!
"I actually own a copy of this one, but I haven't watched it in years.  Watching the first chapter this afternoon, I was unpleasantly reminded that it is very much a thing of its time (WWII).  In particular, there's a line by the…"
May 15
Doctor Hmmm? replied to Alan M.'s discussion So, What Are You Reading These Days? (besides comics)
"My (2-volume) copy of Varney reprints the original penny-dreadful publication, and is in print so small that I may have to get a magnifying glass (or --shudder -- reading glasses)! If I tried to make such a list -- even limited just to…"
May 15
Doctor Hmmm? replied to Doctor Hmmm?'s discussion What Made You Smile Today?
"Now that we're all fully-vaccinated, The Lovely, The Lad and I had brunch with her parents and some family friends that we hadn't seen since The Before Times, at a little family restaurant in Vienna, VA that has been one of our "go…"
May 15
Doctor Hmmm? replied to Alan M.'s discussion So, What Are You Reading These Days? (besides comics)
"She by H. Rider Haggard. My Non-Comics Reading Project for 2021 is kind of loosely defined as "Classics I Always Wanted to Read Sometime."  I started the year by working my way through all of Sherlock Holmes (previous reads had always…"
May 15
Doctor Hmmm? replied to PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod's discussion Anything, Everything, or Nothing At All
"Dude, you're supposed to make sure they leave the ears!!!!!"
May 15
Doctor Hmmm? replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
""The Deadly Dreams of Doctor Destiny" (Justice League of America #34). For those of you keeping track at home, my Comics Reading Project for 2021 is DC Super-Teams.  My original plan was to work my way through them in chronological…"
May 15
Doctor Hmmm? replied to PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod's discussion Anything, Everything, or Nothing At All
"My favorite corona hair turned out to be The Lad's. After years of insisting on keeping it cut short, he had no choice but to let it grow out in quarantine.  And it was AMAZING!!!  Imagine if Bob Ross and Harpo Marx had a love…"
May 15
Doctor Hmmm? replied to Cavaliere (moderator emeritus)'s discussion What are you watching right now?
"As I've said many times, it's just my luck that the most famous Dar(r)in in TV history was played by a couple of Dicks. Bill Mumy makes me feel better. And I've always got Kolchak."
May 13

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Really? You won't let me update my avatar withour answering this question? REALLY?

OK: Moe, Larry, Curly, Shemp and Curly Joe.

Comment Wall (5 comments)

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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