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07/13/2017

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woodrowfan

If you're lucky, like me, you marry a Mrs. Peel. She wants to retire but her bosses keep coming up with interesting projects and fires for her to put out. But yeah, when you get one at work, HOLD ON TO THEM....

Brian Fies

Werdiger and Lautman are new to me, and one of the things I like best about CSOTD is when you introduce me to smart, interesting creators I didn't know, so thanks for that. It's a good piece.

I'm like you: even when I was young, I realized the things I was passionate about would change, and I can't think of anything I cared about at 18 that I'd want memorialized on myself now. I joke with Karen that the only pop culture that's stuck with me throughout has been "Star Trek" so maybe I'd get a little chevron badge tattooed onto my chest. Or a back-sized portrait of Shatner. An author I know tattoos her books' ISBNs on a scroll on her arm. But really the only thing I care about enough to ink would involve my kids, and if I ever need to read my own skin to remember their names I'll be too far gone to care.

When I was 14, the Lampoon's "Deteriorata" was the height of sophisticated juvenile (not an oxymoron, I don't think) humor. So nihilistic and bleak. Listening to it again after many years, I'm happy it mostly holds up. In fact, it may have had a bigger influence on my weltanschauung than I realized. "Hairy thunderer or cosmic muffin" is pretty much my entire theology.

Like Woodrowfan, I married a Mrs. Peel, though I was lucky to find her before she or anyone else realized it. She'd be way out of my league now. Definitely not "Property of Brian."

parnellnelson

In the chronology of 'bad influences' in my life, Ernie Kovacs - and Spike Jones - slide in right between MAD Magazine and Frank Zappa...and so far I haven't gotten any tattoos to commemorate any of them even though, at this point, I don't have to wonder what they will look like when I'm 70 years old.
And thanks, Mike, for putting this blog together every day.Your posts are so entertaining and thought provoking that, when I'm elected, I will make them mandatory reading.

Kevin

If you are interested in what Dianna Riggs looks like now, she plays in a couple of episodes of the Detectorists. They were able to get her to do it because she plays the mother of her real daughter, Rachel Sterling.

The show is streaming on Netflicks, Hulu and AcornTV.

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