The Baron's News Posts (11)

I Like Ham 12: Doctor Who Book Reviews

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…


Added by The Baron on September 5, 2011 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

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

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…


Added by The Baron on June 10, 2011 at 3:18pm — 18 Comments

I Like Ham 9: Smashing Fun!

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

Added by The Baron on October 23, 2009 at 2:33pm — 3 Comments

I Like Ham 8: Masterpiece Comics

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

Added by The Baron on September 14, 2009 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

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

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

Added by The Baron on September 9, 2009 at 11:43am — 4 Comments

I Like Ham 6: The Squared Circle

Well, Steve, it's another rainy weekend here on the Island. Been watching some wrestling disks. I used to be a huge wrestling fan back in the day. I started watching back when I was in college, and watched for about twenty years before I started to lose interest - in the new product, at least. One of the few good things that came out of Vince McMahon running WCW and ECW out of business and buying up their tape libraries was that the possibility arose for the WWE to release compilations of lots… Continue

Added by The Baron on August 29, 2009 at 5:16pm — 22 Comments

I Like Ham 5: Favorite Fictions - "Smith! 6079 Smith W!"

From Hamlet, the man who didn't act when it might've done him some good, we go to Winston Smith, the man who acted but it didn't do him any good.

1984, by George Orwell, was one of those books that I first read in high schoool, and which I still re-read regularly 30 years later. It was always my favorite of the two great dystopias that I read back in those days, beating out Brave New World by Aldous Huxley by a large margin.

The protagonist of Orwell's book… Continue

Added by The Baron on August 23, 2009 at 8:06pm — 5 Comments

I Like Ham 4: Favorite Fictions - I Like Hamlet

Well, Steve, it's time for another one of my favorite fictional characters. We begin with an excerpt from the Handbook of the Shakespeare Universe:

Real name: Hamlet, son of Hamlet

First Appearance:
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Occupations: Prince of Denmark, student

Bases of Operations: Elsinore Castle, the University of Wittenberg

Place of Birth: Elsinore Castle, Denmark

Group Affiliation:…

Added by The Baron on August 15, 2009 at 4:40pm — 2 Comments

I Like Ham 3: The She-Creature That Challenged Curly Howard From Beyond Space on the Day the World Ended in Yankee Stadium

Well, Steve, it's been a busy weekend. Friday I took the day off and went into the city, where I met up with my cousin, her husband, and his best friend to watch the Red Sox play the Yanks.

Pluses: Everyone was reasonably civil, considering that my cousin and I were obviously Sox Fans.

It was a nice night, and the new Stadium is nice enough.

Minuses: The seats at the Stadium are not designed for people much larger than, shall we say, Christina… Continue

Added by The Baron on August 9, 2009 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

I Like Ham 2: Favorite Fictions - Fear of a Pointed Stick

Well, Steve, this weekend's the Sayville Summerfest, so, naturally, I'm sitting here in the SPL*, away from it all. It's tougher than you would think, coming up with ideas for a blog. I don't know that any of you would find "What I did at work all week" all that interesting, par exemple. It has been interesting, prowling through the old site, looking for what I would save. I came across a thread about "Ten Favorite Characters in All Media". It's hard to name your ten favorites -… Continue

Added by The Baron on August 1, 2009 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

I Like Ham

Can anyone do one of these blog things? Well, let's find out, shall we, Steve?

Let's see, what have I done lately that might be of interest to you folks? Well, I bought the wicked-hooby special DVD of The Watchmen that come out this week. Gosh, it's long. I'm glad it wasn't that long in the the-ay-ter, I never would've made it through the whole thing if it was, on account of being a middle-aged guy. ('Nuff said.) Actually, I don't know how much longer it was than the… Continue

Added by The Baron on July 24, 2009 at 8:36pm — 11 Comments


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