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Today’s story is brought to you by the letter “C” for “calescent”, “creepy” and “Christmas”.

(The third in my 26 Tales of Woe series. See “A” is for “ass” and “B” is for “barf”.) Today is the first day of Memorial Day weekend, and it is hot. No, please, let me rephrase that, because I … Continue reading

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Today’s story is brought to you by the letter “B” for “barf”.

(The second in a, presumably, 26-part series that began with this post.) As many of you know, I have been working from home for a little over a year. I no longer have an office with a nameplate over the door … Continue reading

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Today’s story is brought to you by the letter “A” for “ass”.

I went out to the mailbox this afternoon, humming a tune and eating a piece of cheddar cheese (as one does on a lovely day). After retrieving the handful of junk mail…and I only call it “junk” because each piece … Continue reading

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And now for a Doctor that’s completely different…

In this Doctor Who-obsessed year, where it seems that every nerd* is making lists of their favorite Doctors, episodes, companions, monsters, and hair products, we think we need to give it up for a Doctor of a different sort–Doctor Demento! … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Series Highlights

For years, one of my many geeky pursuits has been the acquisition of all of the available episodes of Doctor Who on DVD. Buying one or two per month, I knew it would take a while. So, to make sure that … Continue reading

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Top Eleven – William Hartnell

Counting down the 11 1 day to the 50th anniversary, here are my top 11 stories for each Doctor, continuing with 1 (William Hartnell). This is the original. He’s grumpy and mysterious and not exactly nice, especially in the beginning. He’s cut … Continue reading

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Top Eleven – Patrick Troughton

Counting down the 11 2 days to the 50th anniversary, here are my top 11 stories for each Doctor, continuing with 2 (Patrick Troughton). As experiments go, the idea of regeneration worked out pretty well thanks to Patrick Troughton. Not only did … Continue reading

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Top Eleven – Jon Pertwee

Counting down the 11 3 days to the 50th anniversary, here are my top 11 stories for each Doctor, continuing with 3 (Jon Pertwee). The serious Doctor with the fine hair and the Venusian akido ju-jitsu karate whatever. He liked gadgets and … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – The Companions

I’ve been recapping the top 11 stories from each Doctor in anticipation of the 50th anniversary, but in the recaps there have been names tossed around that a casual viewer or fan of the new series may not recognize. So, … Continue reading

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Top Eleven – Tom Baker

Counting down the 11 4 days to the 50th anniversary, here are my top 11 stories for each Doctor, continuing with 4 (Tom Baker). The scarf, the wild hair, the googly eyes, and the wicked grin. This is the classic Doctor the … Continue reading

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