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How come the number sign (#) is called a number sign everywhere except when it’s on a phone? Then it is called a pound sign (#). It’s the same symbol. The abbreviation for pounds is “lbs”. No one ever writes “He weighed 200 #s”. What is this all about? Ponder.

In my search for news and information I’m already tired of podcasts, audio and video. Just a six months ago I was regularly listening to and searching for podcasts on various topics. Just a month ago I was watching and seeking out video podcasts on a wide variety of subjects. Now I’m behind in every […]

Just back from the shop. I got a lot this week:Little Star #6 last issue in the miniseries.Strangers in Paradise #79 a regular.Red Sonja #4 I’ve been trying this one out and it’s okay so far.Walking Dead #25 a regular.Rex Mundi #16 a regular and a favorite.Planetarty #24 a regular but doesn’t come out regularly.Ex […]

I’m watching some playoff football right now. The Giants got beaten last week so I have no emotional investment in any of these games left but what they hey, I dig football. Of course, the mind wanders when watching some of these boring games and that has brought me to a thought about football and […]

A review of “Wimbledon Green: The Greatest Comic Book Collector in the World” by the cartoonist Seth. Published by Drawn and Quarterly The one name cartoonist, Seth, is one of my favorites. I always look forward to an issue of “Palookaville” whenever one shows up at my local comic shop. I’ll sing the praises of […]

“Advertising is legalized lying” -HG Wells. A truer statement has never been spoken. Those clever people on Madison Avenue are always whipping up ad campaigns to try to convince us that we should buy their products. They rarely let the truth get in the way either. Brand awareness and positioning are what matter. Not what […]

On Sunday January 1, 2006. I spent about 35 minutes on the New York State Thruway creeping along at between 5 and 10 miles per hour. An accident had happened up the road and everybody was at a crawl. It was pretty uneventful (for those of us not in the accident). I was by myself […]

This analysis come out of a discussion I had with Johnny B about which AC/DC song was the best. He went with “Back in Black” and I with “You Shook Me All Night Long”. Right off of the bat I have to say that I am not a real AC/DC fan. Sure, I love the […]

I turned on the TV this morning and stumbled across a movie from the 1970’s. I’ve never heard of it (Contract on Cherry Street from 1977, a TV movie) and it isn’t particularly good but still evokes a feeling of nostalgia. It takes place in New York City but I was never in NYC in […]