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A Sudden Realization of the Obvious

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doctor Hmmm? Sep 10. 42 Replies

RIP Russ Heath

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man Aug 27. 8 Replies

Prize-Winning Man-Thing Art Found! (Sort of!)

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The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Jenny - The Doctor's Daughter
"I read all of your conversations with interest, but I wouldn't want you to spend money based on that alone."
2 hours ago
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Jenny - The Doctor's Daughter
"Apparently there's going to be a series of "Missy" stores, do you think you'll follow those?"
The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion Today's Purchases
"The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #23   City, vol. 3, by Keiichi Arawi Edge of Spider-Geddon #3 West Coast Avengers #2"
The Baron replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
""My name is Victoria Winters. You killed my father. Prepare to die.""
The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion Ultraman Manga, by Eiichi Shimizu & Tomohiro Shimoguchi (Mildy Spoiler-ish)
"Update for Ultraman fans: There is now a manga in which monsters that are defeated by the various Ultramen are reincarnated as high schools attending the Kaiju Graveyard School.   I knew you'd want to know."
The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"Citizen Kane (1941). Now that I've seen this, I realize how many tihngs I've seen over the years that were references to this picture."
Luke Blanchard replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"I watched Mysterious Island (1961). The film is an adaptation of Jules Verne's novel with the addition of female characters and stop-motion monsters animated by Ray Harryhausen. Bernard Herrmann did composed the score. I know…"
JD DeLuzio replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"Hereditary, which is more traumatizing than scary, but I cautiously recommend one viewing to people who like the horror genre. Just don't go in expecting the typical horror movie. The first half consists of a truly unsettling drama about a…"
The Baron replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Is "Carol Marvel" Really Successful?
"I've never liked the idea of Carol Danvers as "Captain Marvel". I know this is just me being a horrible geriatric fanboy, but I've never accepted anyone under that name but Billy Batson. If I was Marvel, I'd rent the name…"
The Baron replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"Well, you see, the Punisher and the Russian..."
Sep 14
Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to The Baron's discussion Today's Purchases
"I think MS3K is brilliant. That said, when I excitedly picked this up on Wednesday, I thumbed through it and saw that it was unmistakably drawn by Todd Nauck. From just looking at Nauck's art, I'm sure he's a great guy. His undeniably…"
Sep 14
The Baron replied to Alan M.'s discussion So, What Are You Reading These Days? (besides comics)
"Now reading The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses, by Kevin Birmingham."
Sep 13
Philip Portelli replied to The Baron's discussion Today's Purchases
"New for me: Archie 1941 the new Iceman mini Journey Into Mystery: Birth of Krakoa which had me at "Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos"! of course Mystery Science Theatre 3000 When I discovered MST3K, I was hooked yet no…"
Sep 12
The Baron replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Henry Cavill out as Superman
"Anyone who complains about can be put in a sack with all the fans who are complaining about the new Doctor Who being played by a woman. "
Sep 12
The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion Today's Purchases
"Fantastic Four #2 Hachune Miku's Everyday Vocaloid Paradise, vol. 4, by Ontama The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess,vol. 4, by Akira Himekawa Mystery Science theater 3000: The Comic #1 Splatoon, vol. 4, by Sankichi Hinodeya The…"
Sep 12
Doctor Hmmm? replied to The Baron's discussion Doctor Who Reactions: "Terror of the Zygons" (SPOILERS)
"They could have filmed in Scotland, but it would have been too expensive to transport Nessie to London for location shooting."
Sep 12

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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