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TopatoCon 2015!

This weekend was TopatoCon, a convention started by the good folks at TopatoCo, a sort of consortium of webcomics (and other) creators. What’s more, it took place right here in my area code! I went by on Saturday and saw … Continue reading

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I Have No Shame

Here’s a shirt you can not buy.

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I Had That! #46: Trig Star Award

I was not a good student in school. Though I was considered “gifted and talented” nobody was courting me when it came time for college, nor did they have a reason to. And it wasn’t because I was intellectually bored, … Continue reading

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I Had That! #45: Star Wars Trading Cards

As is blatantly obvious, Star Wars hit me in exactly the right way. It was my first real fandom, and I couldn’t get enough of it. Before the advent of DVDs or even videotapes (though, more on that later) we … Continue reading

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I Had That! #41: Radio Shack 150 in One Electronic Projects Kit

It’s possible that folks of the current generation can’t even parse this thing. Today’s electronics don’t open up, even for a fleeting glance at a circuit board while replacing a battery. No one takes apart their TV or radio or … Continue reading

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I Had That! #36: Star Wars Lunchbox

(Your correspondent is under the weather, so for today’s “I Had That”, I’m reposting a blog post from a few years ago.) Heading out to school in the fall of 1977, I of course wanted a Star Wars lunchbox. I … Continue reading

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I Had That! #24: Mork and Mindy Suspenders

This is going to be a short one because even I don’t want to dwell too much on this. Mork and Mindy hit in 1978, when I was in 4th grade. I was a huge fan, and when I saw … Continue reading

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I Had That! #14: The Story of Star Wars/Star Wars Storybook

Fine, May 4th, Star Wars Day, whatever. Let’s do this thing. A running theme of this series is that you kids these days have no idea how good you have it. If your favorite movie is The Avengers or Wall-E … Continue reading

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