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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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“Fight! (MMFM 3)” by Richard F. Yates

“He punched that guy right in the face! That was awesome!” the kid said, jumping around and whooping. “Why did you punch me!?” that guy said. He was holding a handkerchief to his nose to stop the bleeding. “Sorry!” the … Continue reading

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