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Captain Comics replied to The Baron's discussion "Is Our Newspapers Dying?" Revisited
"Needless to say, my experience at my old newspaper was much the same. Every new owner or publisher trotted out the same, tired lies, and we had to pretend to believe them."
7 hours ago
The Baron replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"Been re-reading  Marvel Firsts: WWII Super-Heroes, the first appearances of several characters from that era. Interesting as a "historical document", but I've gotta say, a lotta these characters were not very interesting in…"
yesterday
Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"Recent movies I have seen: Hobo witih a Gun - This is a movie based on a fake trailer from Grindhouse, Totally over the top gore, and a ridiculous premise. Oddly, compelling. Definitely, not for everyone, but I semi-enjoyed it. Akira…"
yesterday
Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"Man, I am a huge Kevin Smith fan, but Clerks II is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I never laughed once.  I still one to see the Reboot though."
yesterday
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion The Time War
"Hardiman played "Hawthorne" in the Eleventh Doctor story "The Beast Below"."
yesterday
Jeff of Earth-J replied to The Baron's discussion "Is Our Newspapers Dying?" Revisited
"I had a small collection of newspapaers dating back to when I was in high school. I still have some of them, but I left quite a few behind when I sold my mom's house last year. I kept "John Lennon Slain," "Cardinals Win World…"
yesterday
ClarkKent_DC replied to The Baron's discussion "Is Our Newspapers Dying?" Revisited
"I found this story heartbreaking: A guy has a collection of newspapers marking historic events amassed since the 1920s ... and nobody wants it. "Extra, Extra: Historic Newspapers Free to All Comers" It also scares me because I have a…"
Friday
ClarkKent_DC replied to The Baron's discussion "Is Our Newspapers Dying?" Revisited
"Mine, too. My dad got three daily newspapers, daily -- back when there were three daily newspapers to get, plus various community papers. Plus, any time he wanted, and he often did, he'd get papers from Washington, New York and…"
Friday
The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion "Is Our Newspapers Dying?" Revisited
"A world where newspapers were dying out just would have been incomprehensible to my dad.  Reading the papers every day was such a big part of his life."
Friday
ClarkKent_DC replied to The Baron's discussion "Is Our Newspapers Dying?" Revisited
"Case in point: The Washington Post used to run a Monday-Friday free tabloid called Express. It was ad supported and free to readers, and was distributed to riders on the Metro subway system. Its main selling point was that you could read the whole…"
Friday
ClarkKent_DC replied to The Baron's discussion "Is Our Newspapers Dying?" Revisited
"Yeah. They're not planning to do something ... right up to the moment when they do it."
Thursday
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Little Orphan Annie
"I'm always amazed at how violent those stories were."
Thursday
The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion "Is Our Newspapers Dying?" Revisited
""Gannett has no plans to discontinue the print edition of USA TODAY, which remains an important part of our business." Years ago, the bank I then worked for was bought out by another bank.  When the new bosses came in, the first…"
Thursday
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.""
Thursday
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…"
Thursday
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…"
Thursday

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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