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Entries from August 10th, 2009

STORY – Harvey Pekar

August 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Personal Stories

Very few periods of my life have been without comic books. From the days when comics could be purchased for a dime at newsstands, drugstores and anywhere a kid might frequent to these days when there are stores that specialize in comic books, I have loved comic books. During that period of time I made [...]

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MOVIE REVIEW – Moon

August 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Movie Reviews

Directed by Duncan Jones; produced by Stuart Fenegan and Trudie Styler; screenplay by Nathan Parker; story by Duncan Jones; director of photography, Gary Shaw; edited by Nicolas Gaster; music by Clint Mansell. Cast: Sam Bell……………….Sam Rockwell Voice of GERTY………Kevin Spacey What in the world has happened to science fiction? It’s almost impossible to find a [...]

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STORIES – Mrs. Lee and George M. Cohan

August 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Personal Stories

I was notified last weekend that Mrs. Lee recently died at the age of 101. Mrs. Lee was the principal of the elementary school that I attended in the late 1940s in Glen Ferris, West Virginia. We kids all knew that her real name was Virginia Lee but no kid that I ever knew said [...]

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