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    It's hard to know what people mean when they say...

    It's hard to know what people mean when they say something is "campy."

    Going back to the 1960s, in the comic book letter columns some of the college students writing in were clearly reading the...
  2. The Spanish word "gazpacho" has an Arabic origin...

    The Spanish word "gazpacho" has an Arabic origin and means literally "soaked bread"--there are different types of gazpacho, prepared in different ways.

    The English word "soup" comes from the...
  3. SUPERMAN SPECIAL 1 (1992)--"The Sand-Man" by Walt...

    SUPERMAN SPECIAL 1 (1992)--"The Sand-Man" by Walt Simonson (story and art):

    From "The Super-Men and -Women of All-Planets," page 8, post #117--




    The thing is, these kinds of rehashes try...
  4. There is still one record store in the city, but...

    There is still one record store in the city, but it's out of my way and doesn't have a large inventory. Back in the '90s, I'd go downtown to A & B Sound, Sam the Record Man, Virgin Records and they...
  5. I miss going to the record store. :-(

    I miss going to the record store. :-(
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    When you hire a Tatiana Maslany, you hire for her...

    When you hire a Tatiana Maslany, you hire for her the high quality of her acting. And a lot of that acting happens around the face. The uncanny valley is so apparent here because you don't see much...
  7. In THE SIRENS OF TITAN (1959) by Kurt Vonnegut,...

    In THE SIRENS OF TITAN (1959) by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., the chrono-synclastic infundibulum is where all the different kinds of truths fit together. All pardoxes are resolved there. At some point in the...
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    I feel like this is the province of Tijuana...

    I feel like this is the province of Tijuana bibles, which should be published by fly-by-night operations on the margins of legality and kept under the counter at a head shop, where you have to ask...
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    Poll: Up until your post, I didn't know these were two...

    Up until your post, I didn't know these were two different things. The characters on CORONATION STREET are always saying they're going to have a "spag bol" for their tea and I wonder what are they on...
  10. Poll: The thing is Shazam and Captain Marvel, as names,...

    The thing is Shazam and Captain Marvel, as names, are completely different flavours. Shazam fits as the name of an ancient shaman and as a magic word, but giving that name to a modern super-hero, in...
  11. While Slam, Occult and Rose were all Siegel and...

    While Slam, Occult and Rose were all Siegel and Shuster creations, when I looked into this I didn't find if any of Jerry & Joe's other early creations have been brought back. Which is a shame. In...
  12. I dunno. It's been years since I was on the...

    I dunno. It's been years since I was on the force. It was back in the early 2000s--the chief hauled me into her office and told me to turn in my gun and my badge. I guess I was a loose cannon or...
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    I got this from the Urban Dictionary:

    I got this from the Urban Dictionary:
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    Poll: I can see why fans of the comic book were...

    I can see why fans of the comic book were disappointed with BIRDS OF PREY. But Warner did try to let you know through the trailers and the change in the title that this wasn't going to be the comic...
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    It seems like we've been promised a Sgt. Rock...

    It seems like we've been promised a Sgt. Rock movie and a Blackhawk movie since the 1980s and yet neither of these ever materialize. Or when we do get a different comic book genre it turns out to be...
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    The problem is comic book movies draw on a thin...

    The problem is comic book movies draw on a thin sliver of what's available in comic books. I'd like to see them looking for material in the wider landscape.
  17. Nostalgia comics can never really replicate the...

    Nostalgia comics can never really replicate the era they're referencing, unfortunately.
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    That and cursive singing. I don't mind accented...

    That and cursive singing. I don't mind accented singing, where the accent is genuine to a place or culture, but cursive singing seems to be an invented accent that doesn't exist in reality. It's so...
  19. Well obviously they do co-exist. I'm not blind....

    Well obviously they do co-exist. I'm not blind. I'm just saying how I like my Batman comics and my own preferences. It's not anything for anyone else to agree with or disagree with.
  20. Do you? I'm not sure you do from all that you...

    Do you? I'm not sure you do from all that you posted. You might actually agree with me and we've just got our wires crossed.
  21. I've always made a distinction between the Batman...

    I've always made a distinction between the Batman in the solo stories in his own book and the Batman in the team-up stories in other books (WORLD'S FINEST COMICS, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, JUSTICE...
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    Woke was a perfectly okay word until the people...

    Woke was a perfectly okay word until the people against those who were so-called woke took hold of it and made it a slur. Funny how the opposite side of a thing always gets away with that. Now they...
  23. Yuban--“That’s odd, Jim never has a second cup of...

    Yuban--“That’s odd, Jim never has a second cup of coffee at home…” (parodied in AIRPLANE! with Lee Bryant, the same woman from the commercial).
  24. Poll: The Old Wizard's name used to be Shazamo. When he...

    The Old Wizard's name used to be Shazamo. When he was the Champion of Canaan, his magic word was "VLAREM!"
  25. Poll: Maybe if they couldn't say "Shazam" without...

    Maybe if they couldn't say "Shazam" without accidentally changing, that would push them to give each other nicknames--just like in the old comics Billy and Mary always called Shazam the Old Wizard.
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