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Dreams do come true

Saturday, August 30, 2014 9:00 am

A few months ago, I was speaking with local (to the Columbus area) author Larynn Ford, and mentioned that I was seriously looking at going to DragonCon. She certainly knows me well enough to generate that “What? You?” look.

Same look I got when people who knew me a long time saw me using a Mac. Same look I got when someone saw me eating a salad. Same look I always get when I do something that makes people wonder if I was replaced with a Pod Person. Because I’m not the DragonCon type.

Anyway, I mentioned that Colin Baker — the Sixth Doctor for those that need that explained to them — would be there. She was one that needed that explained. She’s never seen an episode of Doctor Who, whether the new series of the old series. She knew it existed, and wasn’t really surprised that I would like the show, since it’s one of those “really weird British shows.”

Though the explanation of who Colin Baker was helped her understand why I would consider going to DragonCon, she still wasn’t convinced I was in my right mind. Until she suddenly changed the subject.

“Oh, did I tell you about this weird dream I had?”

“No,” I said. Then I thought better. “Maybe.” That way, if she started telling me about it, and I really didn’t want to hear about it, I could say, “Oh, yeah, you told me.” Then maybe she’d stop.

“Well,” she said, “I dreamed I was asleep…”

“Are you sure that was a dream? Maybe you were really asleep,” I offered.

“Shut up. I was dreaming that I was asleep. Then I hear a strange noise, so I got up. It was coming from down there.” She pointed down the hall toward her daughters’ old bedrooms. “There was this strange woman there.”

“That makes two that were in the house,” I thought. I knew better than to say that out loud. Aloud, I said, “What do you mean, ‘strange’?” I figured this would be the inspiration for another one of the characters in one of her books.

“She had curly blond hair and a really odd dress. It was made up of a bunch of different colors. Red, green, blue, all kinds of patterns and checks. Really odd looking dress.”

I thought for a second. “Hang on.” I reached for my iPad and typed something in the search box, and found the result I wanted. “Was this her?”

TheDocctor6

“THAT’S HER? Wait. That’s a guy. Who is that?”

“Colin Baker. That’s the outfit he wore as The Doctor.”

We bought DragonCon tickets that night.

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Cartoon of the Day – Abuse

Friday, August 22, 2014 10:00 am

20140821HenryPayne
[Henry Payne - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day

Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:00 am

20140820MichaelRamirez
[Michael Ramirez - Investor's Business Daily]

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Cartoon of the Day – Explained

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:00 am

20140819MichaelRamirez
[Michael Ramirez - Investor's Business Daily]

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Cartoon of the Day – Protest

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:00 am

20140818DanaSummers
[Dana Summers - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Violence

Monday, August 18, 2014 10:00 am

20140815MichaelRamirez
[Michael Ramirez - Investor's Business Daily]

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Cartoon of the Day – Helping

Friday, August 15, 2014 10:00 am

20140814MikeLester
[Mike Lester - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Stupid

Thursday, August 14, 2014 10:00 am

20140814JerryHolbert
[Jerry Holbert - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Inversion

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:00 am

20140812MichaelRamirez
[Michael Ramirez - Investor's Business Daily]

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Cartoon of the Day – Help

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:00 am

20140812LisaBenson
[Lisa Benson - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Action

Monday, August 11, 2014 10:00 am

20140811MichaelRamirez
[Michael Ramirez - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day

Friday, August 8, 2014 10:00 am

20140808LisaBenson
[Lisa Benson - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Security

Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:00 am

20140806MikeLester
[Mike Lester - GoComics]

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Bicycle Race

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 11:00 am

Everyone’s seen the pictures of Obama riding a bike. Turns out that his Secretary of State can ride a bike, too.

So, in a bicycle race between Barack Obama and John Kerry, who would win?

ObamaKerryBike
[Credit: Obama - AP, Kerry - Eliana Johnson]

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Cartoon of the Day – Trust Us

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:00 am

20140806ScottStantis
[Scott Stantis - GoComics]

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The Hot-Crazy Matrix

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 11:00 am

Science is useful. Because Science!


[The YouTube]

Tip: Douglas Urbanski/The Facebook

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Cartoon of the Day

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:00 am

20140804JerryHolbert
[Jerry Holbert - GoComics]

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Happy Birthday, Mr. President

Monday, August 4, 2014 11:00 am

Some of you may be too young to remember when Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday” to President Kennedy in 1962. Heck, most of you are too young to remember it.

Well, today is the birthday of our 44th president. There is no Marilyn Monroe around to sing to him, but that doesn’t mean Barack Obama shouldn’t get a song. And that’s your task today. (Nobody told you there would be an assignment? You should always be ready for a surprise assignment!)

Who should sing to Barack Obama? And what should they sing?

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Cartoon of the Day – Deport

Monday, August 4, 2014 10:00 am

20140803HenryPayne
[Henry Payne - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Safe

Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:00 am

20140730MichaelRamirez
[Michael Ramirez - Investor's Business Daily]

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