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Posts tagged ‘eulogy’

A Most Modest Flower: Day 28

February 28th, 2016

(from “False Start” by Paul Levitz, Daniel HDR and Wayne Faucher in Legion of Super-Heroes v6 #11, May 2011) “Okay, I’m sorry. I’m sorry I won’t be able to kick that ginger-haired asshole in the nuts again. Happy?”

The way of all Fish

January 26th, 2016

Last week, the Antenna TV retro channel aired the season four opener of Barney Miller in which Detective Sgt. Fish was forced into retirement by department policy. It’s a pretty powerful two-parter, full of the serious acting and heaviness associated with socially aware sitcoms of that era. Abe Vigoda’s depiction of Fish in the episodes […]

Facing the strange

January 11th, 2016

The first David Bowie song I can recall hearing was “Changes,” a steady rotation favorite on Boston’s AOR format stations in the 1970s. It’s schmaltzy, but it a way that connected with my childhood self. That connection has only grown stronger as coast into middle age, with the song joining the Byrds’ cover of “My […]

Gone with the gold

July 29th, 2015

While I have my doubts that the world needs another Boston 2024 post-mortem, my public rep as “that guy from Boston” kind of requires me to weigh in on the subject. The Boston Olympics dream is dead, and good riddance to it. It was a bad idea executed badly, but I would have been opposed […]

In the summer of 1993, I got a part-time job working at the reserve desk of the campus library. It was a great gig, as the place was nearly dead during the intersession, and I spent much of my shift poring over some of the amazing shit that had ended up in the place’s reference […]

Just doesn’t seem logical

February 27th, 2015

Leonard Nimoy was a true son of the Bay State and an iconic figure who transcended multiple generational lines. He could also rock the Swinging Seventies look like no man before or since. He will be missed. Recommended listening: Len goes electric.

It would be sad

February 24th, 2014

I was a twelve year old nerd. I was quiet and terminally shy, more about and my idea of “humor” was so dry as to be indistinguishable from insult. Egon Spengler was my hero. Through his character, diet Harold Ramis took the qualities I’d lamented as some sort of social affliction and turned them into […]

End of the road

December 19th, 2013

(by the great Bill Mauldin) Totaled. My poor Malibu. You were too good for this fallen world.

Keeping the faith

November 4th, 2013

When I was a wee lad, ed my parents bought me a DC digest which reprinted a handful of Christmas-themed funnybook stories. The one that really stood out to me was an old Teen Titans tale. The story was a weird re-telling of “A Christmas Carol” complete with Bob Haney’s woefully “with it” slang and […]

The lost colony

September 30th, 2013

The above photo shows the feral feline soup line, dysentery circa 2008. From front to back, dentist there’s Mister Spooky, more about Sad Clown, Pepi, Money, and Marmalade. Spooky died from a quick killing respiratory disease a couple of winters ago. Money disappeared one evening and never returned. Two summers ago, we found a ragged […]

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