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“Read a Damn Book – 128: Jonah Hex and Other Western Tales”

First off, let it be known: I am not a “western” fan. I never had a cowboy phase as a kid, although I watched quite a few western films with my Uncle Randy throughout my life. (He loves westerns, though … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 118: From Hell”

And here we have another LOOOONG book, this time a graphic novel, which is more than 550 pages in length—and in addition to the nearly 500 comic book style pages, there are also around 50 pages of notes from the … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 114: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”

Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, and Lynn Varley – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986 / 2002) It’s one of the most famous comic series of all time. Along with Watchmen, and characters like Punisher and Wolverine, The Dark Knight Returns … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 106: Deadly Class Volume 1: Reagan Youth”

Here’s an interesting case of old folks listening to “the kids.” I hadn’t heard of this book until my older daughter and her husband suggested that I read it, and I was thinking, “I don’t recognize the author, looks kind … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 017: Spy vs Spy: Casebook of Craziness”

Mad Magazine was a staple of my childhood. I didn’t read it regularly, but devoured every issue that I did get my hands on. I loved the fake adverts, the parodies of popular films, the back cover that you could … Continue reading

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“Observational Humor” by Charlie Centipede

Crash! He! He! He! Funny, with the broken glass and dripping fluids. Ha ha ha… —Charlie Centipede

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“Wally Got Socked in the Eye” by Richard F. Yates (and Michael King AND Josh Erdahl)

—Richard F. Yates [Now he’s “Wall-Eye” —Michael King] [Or did Wally get eyed in the sock? —Josh Erdahl] [Cuz he was “bad” all year, and Santa judged him harshly? —Michael King] [I mean, judging by his expression alone, and add … Continue reading

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