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Re: Ad astra: another passing.
freelance #28140 02/12/14 02:42 AM
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The "Stair Dance" is always worth a watch.



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Re: Ad astra: another passing.
artie505 #28150 02/13/14 12:46 AM
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Another giant gone: Sid Caesar. My parents used to watch his television show (Your Show Of Shows) when I was very young but they didn't let me stay up past my bedtime, so I never saw it.

His life story supports the idea that comedians are the saddest people.


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Re: Ad astra: another passing.
jchuzi #28157 02/13/14 05:52 PM
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Another giant gone: Sid Caesar. My parents used to watch his television show (Your Show Of Shows) when I was very young but they didn't let me stay up past my bedtime, so I never saw it.

His life story supports the idea that comedians are the saddest people.


An interesting footnote to Sid Caesar's passing: his son Rick and I were in the same class in high school. Rick was just about the tallest person in the school at that time, at about 6'8" (although different heights have appeared in different sources) and played on the varsity basketball team. The year we were both seniors was the only time in school history that we went to and won the State finals and championship. I have no recollection of his father ever being around, at school events, etc.; although Rick and I traveled in different social circles at that time (agh, remember those joys of high school? crazy) .


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Re: Ad astra: another passing.
donikatz #28452 03/18/14 03:20 PM
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A very funny guy, David Brenner.


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The soul of Mad Magazine Al Feldstein.


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Re: Ad astra: another passing.
ryck #28892 05/04/14 01:24 AM
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Together with William Gaines, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis (artist) et al – my childhood heroes.
I still proudly display my E.C Fan-Addict Club Life Membership certificate.
And I still despise the Comics Code Authority for having torn away all the comics I held dear. But don't get me started ....

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grelber #28894 05/04/14 01:35 AM
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I was devastated when they made Don Martin clean his act up. frown mad (Did you know that his license plate "number" was "SHTOINK"?)

Years ago, there was a guy at Boy Scout camp who was reputed to have a complete collection of Tales Of Crypt comics.

I'd have given anything just gain access!


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artie505 #28895 05/04/14 01:51 AM
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I guess you're going to get me started ...

I had subscriptions to all of the EC genres:
Frontline Combat, Two-Fisted Tales; Crime SuspenStories, Shock SuspenStories; Weird Science, Weird Fantasy; Mad, Panic; Tales from the Crypt, The Vault of Horror, The Haunt of Fear, The Crypt of Terror (aborted before it was published, prepaid subscription fee of $1.00 returned).

I regularly ironed my mind to keep it from becoming warped as the legions of decency swore would happen from exposure to those wicked, wicked comics.


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artie505 #28897 05/04/14 07:55 AM
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I was devastated when they made Don Martin clean his act up. frown mad (Did you know that his license plate "number" was "SHTOINK"?)

….and who could forget "National Gorilla Suit Day, the way people's feet folded over curbs, or all the "One fine……"? I have a two volume set of Don Martin works from very early to the end. Kwonk!!

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This is the 60th anniversary of EC's peak and nadir.

Those were simpler times ... when TV was in its infancy and one's entertainment came via the radio waves, comic books and the movies.

Even the EC FAC Bulletin, a single-page two-sided newsletter, was (type)written and sent out quarterly by the editors, with the sign-off: E-C-ing you! – Your Grateful Editors.
Included were around-the-office gossip items such as: "The Harvey Kurtzman's new arrival arrived...a furshlugginer boy...Peter John (pronounced Potrzebie)." [September 1954]
Everything was run out of their office at 225 Lafayette Street in NYC.

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grelber #28913 05/05/14 03:09 PM
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Those were simpler times ... when TV was in its infancy and one's entertainment came via the radio waves, comic books and the movies.


"Simpler" is always relative. A generation prior to the one you are referencing might say "Those were simpler times…when stage shows were in their prime and entertainment came from live performances and music was played on instruments at home." smirk

But then again: What, me worry?


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Ira L #28915 05/05/14 03:29 PM
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"Simpler" is always relative. A generation prior to the one you are referencing might say "Those were simpler times…when stage shows were in their prime and entertainment came from live performances and music was played on instruments at home." smirk
But then again: What, me worry?

Exactly. More accurately: Kilroy was here. Nicht wahr? smirk

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Swiss biomechanical surrealist artist and ('Alien') Oscar winner Hans Rudolf Giger (74) died yesterday at a hospital in Zürich, Switzerland from injuries sustained in a fall.


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alternaut #30078 05/14/14 06:49 PM
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Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart, early activist for women's rights and alternative relationships, co-credited with inventing the word "polyamory" to describe multiple committed romantic relationships.


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tacit #30388 06/25/14 04:38 PM
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Versatile character actor Eli Wallach.


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jchuzi #30394 06/27/14 10:21 AM
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John Harney. I mentioned him when I started My Cup Of Tea. John was a true gentlemen in every sense of the word. When his business began, it was only wholesale. My wife and I had heard of him and we phoned him at his warehouse in Salisbury, CT. He invited us to visit and try some teas (he did sell to local people on a limited basis). We followed the evolution of his tea company through the years and we visit the retail location in Millerton, NY fairly regularly.

One of the most striking things that John told us was that, in order to remain successful, you have to constantly reinvent yourself. You can never rest on your laurels and assume that you are so established that nothing bad can happen.

His son Michael and daughter-in-law Brigitte run the retail end, although Brigitte is more involved with that than Mike. Mike and brother Paul travel the world acquiring teas.

I shall miss John.


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Paul Mazursky, Director Who Captured a Changing America, Dies at 84

Who can forget "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" (1969), "An Unmarried Woman" (1978), “Enemies, a Love Story,” (1989) and, my favorite, "Harry and Tonto" (1974)?

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