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I was stuck at the crossroads, between life and life. Dusty blue-grey sands shimmered dark and silvery beneath my feet. It was what you might call an out-of-body experience: I needed my body back and I was fresh out of luck. Gotten one step too careless, I guess. Perils of the Eternal Lost Hero type, […]

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Your questions were so good that Jim and Greg decided to take on three more today! In this edition, they address why supposed conservatives not only refused to support Donald Trump but stopped advocating for conservatism and openly embraced the Democrats while insisting they are still the principled ones. Then they discuss who they would choose as their running mates, with the condition that they cannot choose each other. Finally, they talk “Die Hard” – you knew it was going to come up! This time they are asked to rank the films in the series from best to worst.

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Owing to a downed telegraph pole upstream (or possibly a temporary distortion in the aether — or just someone sensibly off engaged in the business of real life), there isn’t as yet a question for this week. In the meantime, please feel free to wander in out of the weather, pick up a glass of […]

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A classic from 1935, the Big Band Era. The song was written by Louis Prima for Benny Goodman’s band. The beat goes on in Ricochet. Thank you, Randy Webster for Saturday Night Classics.  Goodman was the ninth of twelve children born to poor Jewish emigrants from the Russian Empire. His father, David Goodman (1873–1926), came […]

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As you may be aware, we’re going to keep the Saturday Night Classics posts going in memory of Randy Webster.  As was done for part of July, we’ll use a sign-up sheet as we do with QotD and Group Writing.  Saturday Night Classics is a weekly post of “classic” songs, often of the pop music […]

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RIP and Thank You, Lieutenant Uhura

 

I wasn’t allowed to stay up to watch Star Trek (the original series) during its first run (though I dearly wanted to) but watched it faithfully in syndication. When my mother would ask me to turn off the TV, I would say, “But I haven’t seen this one all the way through!” (Usually lying.)

As the members of the original cast pass away, it saddens me. This is very much true as I learned today of the death of Nichelle Nichols.  We talked recently at the Movie Fight Club of childhood crushes and she was one of mine.

Star Trek was a politically liberal show for its time. But it was classically liberal, which meant back then that it called for racial equality and fair play. It could be hamfisted in this at times (such as the episode “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield”), but it was mostly all for the good.

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“Funny like a Woody Allen movie, or funny like a Woody Allen marriage?” – Norm MacDonald. Woody Allen never was in touch with youth culture. (Insert your joke here.) So, many’s the time I wondered why The Lovin’ Spoonful were chosen to write a soundtrack for, and make a shoehorned-in appearance in Allen’s 1966 ridiculous, […]

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Chapter 41 could have gone any of at least four ways – but when the dust had settled it turned out The Hobbit had sent yours truly off on an adventure with a hearty fruitcake in his pack.[1] So this week we ask: What is one of your favourite series of books or short stories, […]

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Jim is joined by Chad Benson for lunch today. Cheers!

GOOD: It’s starting to look like Missouri Republicans won’t select the suicide mission of nominating Eric Greitens!

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William Christopher Handy did not have an easy time getting into the music business. His father was a pastor, and considered all musical instruments to be tools of the devil. W.C. conspired to buy a guitar on the sly. When his father found it, a terrible row erupted. Somehow in the peace negotiations, in addition […]

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There are physicians on this website, but I don’t think there are any veterinarians. I think we are poorer for that. It was some decades ago, I cannot remember when exactly, that assisted suicide was all the rage. The world needed more assisted suicide. Everyone had a right to it. Our lawmakers and lawgivers must […]

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Eric July’s ‘Rippaverse’ Shows Progress of Conservative Media

 

I’m guessing most of you have seen some version of a meme regarding the call for conservatives to create their own media and free-speech spaces; it has the response from the left being a horrified “not like that!!” when someone actually succeeds. Well, we can observe that happening in real-time in the world of comics.

I haven’t been into comics since [checks for a publishing date] 1991. Not that I necessarily outgrew them, but other things took over. I’ve intended to check out some of the more well-regarded graphic novels for a long time but did so only recently, triggered in part by my oldest two sons’ interests in graphic novels.