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Male ~ Home: Sweet Home Chicago.

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  1. about 12 hours ago on Bozo

    1. Have no fear. Here, my dear.

    2. No need to worry. Not in a hurry.

    3. Everybody’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man. Bozo makes a switch-a-roo. Does all that he can.

  2. 1 day ago on Brewster Rockit

    For a few years, it was as though just outside of the city there was a warehouse with 99% all films that had ever been transferred to DVD. In 2-3 days another fabulous film would arrive at my door. I would groom the queue to add films or alter the order in which I would receive them. I still kind of miss those red envelopes. All things must pass.

  3. 1 day ago on Dick Tracy

    Welcome, Charles Ettinger. Staton and Pleger are tough acts to follow, but you are clearly up to the challenge. Wonderful depiction of Vitamin Flintheart in visage and body language. Looks like there is a packed house at the Playhouse. Let the centennial celebration continue. Cheers!

  4. 1 day ago on Dick Tracy

    As Neil notes, this stage announcement by Vitamin Flintheart would have been better placed at the start of the tale. Vitamin holding forth on stage is good use of the old ham. Introduced in 1944, Flintheart is typically engaged in drama on and off the stage. The Patterson Playhouse is a prime location in Tracyville, last seen undergoing repairs in the aftermath of an elephant act gone sideways. From Arsenic and Old Lace to Metropolis to The Tempest, the theatre has often been put to good use.

    While Gray was naïve at best in his depiction of a fabulously wealthy industrialist who did right by the workers, the mix of Annie at home and on the road again for far flung adventures provided rich diversity. I found Gray’s contempt for FDR pathetic, but greatly admired his inclusion of the audacious in LOA. Mr. Am, the Asp, and Punjab brought a boldness to the strip that could be immensely entertaining. The work of Leonard Starr, for me, represents a very successful resurrection of the strip (1979-2000). Starr was a tremendously skilled artist also known for Mary Perkins, On Stage (1957-1979).

    Thanks for the generous likes. Much appreciated!

  5. 1 day ago on Dick Tracy

    Annie knows adventure. Has traveled far and wide

    Sometimes upon a lonely road. Sometimes she’s had to hide

    From scoundrels, thieves, and con men, plotting for tainted gains

    Some times were marked by laughter, some fraught with foundling’s pains.

    Sandy often by her side. A friend who does protect

    When trouble comes a-calling or fortune does neglect

    To shine a light upon her path when lost or blue or ill

    Things did take a happy turn: Welcome to Tracyville!

    Warbucks a protector, as are Punjab and Asp

    Honeymoon a trusted friend. Contentment in her grasp.

    Yet time is never standing still. No place will keep us long

    Sun will come up tomorrow. I heard it in a song.

  6. 4 days ago on Bozo

    1. Please beware, Bozo. It is Doctor Psycho!

    2. A nutcracker. Sweet! Fuzzy beats a retreat.

    3. Bozo in the dog house, scares off the thieving louse.

  7. 4 days ago on Bozo

    To Catch a Thief (1955), Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant as John Robie (“The Cat”) and Grace Kelly as Frances Stevens. Classic. Grant stared in other Hitchcock masterpieces: Suspicion (1941), Notorious (1946) and North by Northwest (1959).

  8. 4 days ago on Bozo

    1. Bozo fears he’s in for grief. Cop runs hard to catch a thief.

    2. Turn the glass, the thug looks small. Nemesis takes a fast fall.

    3. Newspaper and dairy are good. Doormat is where Bozo saws wood.

  9. 5 days ago on In Security

    She is unstoppable on the gridiron.

  10. 6 days ago on Little Nemo

    Sensitive that he can’t work the clutch…