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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.
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.
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!
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).
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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.
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.
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).
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.
She is unstoppable on the gridiron.
Sensitive that he can’t work the clutch…