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More Stories About Spaceships and Cancer
More Stories About Spaceships and Cancer
by Casper Kelly
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.89
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and insightful, quirky and intelligent, July 2, 2012
Do you like stories about spaceships and cancer but wish there were more stories about spaceships and cancer? For too long the cancer and spaceship demographic has been underserved, but fortunately Casper Kelly has stepped in and filled a long neglected need.

But seriously, More Stories About Spaceships and Cancer is not for everyone. And that's a good thing. The world needs people who read the fine print on white bread packages or breathlessly await the next sparkly teen-angsty vampire novel, despite their being over 35 years old and well-past the point where they should be breathlessly awaiting such things or-

You get the idea.

More Stories About Spaceships and Cancer is a collection of more-or-less related short stories. At first glance, sure, the conflicted duck who is in charge of a firing squad and his friend who bears more than a passing resemblance to a gorilla may seem off-putting, but stick with it. This book is not only funny, it is insightful. While it may not give you the answers you are looking for, it is a strangely accurate (and at times poignant) look at human nature as filtered through the fantasies of a man who dreams he is the last man on Earth, a great-great-great-grandfather who has lived long past his prime, and a family under assault by killer axe-waving ATM machines, among others.

There are B-movie horror hosts to guide you (a skeleton, a werewolf, and a sort-of killer undead chick) but each of them has their own problems too. Poor Professor Badbones, for example, who loses his hosting gig less than halfway through the book. You'll read about large breasted ninjas, brains living in virtual reality worlds (ok, that's the same story) a man who desperately wants to make a hat for a king, and even some characters with whom you will relate.

The stories are all interesting and at times laugh-out-loud funny. (That's LOL for the teens out there.) I said that this book is not for everyone and I mean that. But Casper Kelly has a nice body of work, take a second, look it up, I'll wait, it's in his Goodreads bio, and if anything there has made you laugh- Harvey Birdman, or especially my favorite, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, then this is the book for you. Or perhaps I should say that you are it for the book, because this is a book (and author, it didn't write itself) that demands a following. I'm ready for the sequel, Even More Stories About Spaceships and Cancer.


Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, Vol. 1 (10 CD Set)
Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, Vol. 1 (10 CD Set)
by Rod Serling
Edition: Audio CD
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3.0 out of 5 stars Well done but padded, June 13, 2011
The programs are well-done and professionally produced. Unfortunately, many of them seem to be padded to fit into the proper length. Some editing and a shorter run time would do wonders for them. However, even as is, they are very enjoyable.


They Call Me Baba Booey
They Call Me Baba Booey
by Gary Dell'Abate
Edition: Hardcover
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars You know what you are getting, December 5, 2010
This is one of those rare books you really can judge by the cover, but I read it anyway. It only took an hour and a half. Only rabid Howard Stern fans, the few that are left, will love this book. The rest will be bored by the juvenile content and poor writing. But of course, what else did anyone expect? We all knew this man wasn't an author, he is barely competent on his own job. Looking for insights into Baba Booey? Look elsewhere. Want dirt on Howard Stern? Use your head- he still works for Stern and isn't going to rock the boat that made him rich. The best I can say abot this book is that it isn't one hundred pages longer.


Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam (DC Showcase)
Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam (DC Showcase)
DVD ~ Zach Callison
Offered by Chicago-Media
Price: $6.51
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26 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for those who didn't buy the special editions., October 15, 2010
This disc contains one new and three previously released shorts. However, they were only released on the special editions of the longer films. If anyone, like me, didn't buy the special editions, these are all new. In the long run, getting them all here is cheaper than if I bought all the special editions.


DC Comics
DC Comics
by Robert Schnakenberg
Edition: Paperback
Price: $28.10
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Why not glossy?, October 4, 2010
This review is from: DC Comics (Paperback)
I think this was a very nice selection of covers, covering the scope of the history of DC. My main problem is that DC printed these "suitable for framing" posters on flat matte paper. They would have looked much better glossy, though I'm not sure how badly that would have affected the price. DC also printed many of the covers from straight scans of the books, leaving many golden age covers faded, with wrinkles and missing edges, looking less than perfect. DC should have performed some simple work to make these older covers look vibrant and new.


Crisis on Multiple Earths - VOL 03
Crisis on Multiple Earths - VOL 03
by Mike Friedrich
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.12
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the nay-sayer., August 17, 2005
This collection of JLA-JSA team-ups is classic silver-age fun. Sure there are characters from various Earths, and even some duplicates, but these stories are not high-concept. They are fun tales of good guys versus bad guys, with worlds in the balance. Anyone who remembers how much fun comics were, or even how cheesey they could be, should enjoy these tales for what they are- fun diversions and good stories. Enjoy the world of comics from back when they were four-color fun. Hard to follow? No way!Enjoy the nostalgia of these fun tales.


The Coming of Tan: Past, Present and Future of Humanity, Extraterrestrial Attention, Environmental C
The Coming of Tan: Past, Present and Future of Humanity, Extraterrestrial Attention, Environmental C
by O-Qua T. Martin Riley L.; Wann
Edition: Paperback
25 used & new from $11.09

10 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ramble on, you crazy loon!, January 11, 2005
Mr. Martin has appeared on the Howard Stern show many times, occassionally from prison asking for money. He was also a recent guest on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. This was the first time I ever heard the host nearly laugh at an invited guest. If you pay any attention at all, and have an open mind, this book is a good laugh. It is sad, but Mr. Martin needs a little help.


The Abbott & Costello Show, Vol. 2 (1952-53)
The Abbott & Costello Show, Vol. 2 (1952-53)
DVD ~ Bud Abbott
Offered by nel286
Price: $35.00
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Syd Fields romp!, August 13, 2001
This dvd contains what may be the funniest episode of this or any series- Lou's Birthday. Syd Fields proves his versatility and steals the show! His verbal joust with Lou over whether or not he is invited to the party (or if he even wants to be invited) is a comedic gem. Then, when he arrives, his outfit is a must see! Finally, watch his obvious pride at his gift to Lou- a picture of himself in the tub! (Please, watch and see for yourself.) With appearances by Joe Besser as Stinky (a 60 year-old man playing an eight year-old) this is a can't miss!


The Foundation Directory 2000
The Foundation Directory 2000
by David G. Jacobs
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good reference, November 23, 2000
This is an invaluable reference work for anyone looking for information on the philanthropic world. However, there is 1 glaring omission: My brother, David G. Jacobs, is the Editor of this book, and is credited as such on the inside front cover. I don't know who this Jeffrey Falkenstein is, or why he is listed as "compiler". I felt I had to set the record straight on this item.


Elementary, My Dear Groucho: A Mystery featuring Groucho Marx
Elementary, My Dear Groucho: A Mystery featuring Groucho Marx
by Ron Goulart
Edition: Hardcover
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Groucho steps into The Master's shoes, November 19, 2000
While investigating a murder on a Sherlock Holmes movie set, Groucho gets to gather all the witnesses and reveal the culprit in classic detective style. Mr. Goulart has crafted a story which succeeds in being both an effective mystery and truly funny. As I've come to expect from this series, the story is surprisingly deep, with Mr. Goulart also giving an interesting glimpse into the politics and attitudes of the times. I'm eagerly awaiting the next volume!


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