Away for a Few Days

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Hopefully back on December 11!

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10 Facts About Women with the Initials “L.L.”

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1.  There are a lot of them in comics involving Superman: his girl friend Lois Lane; Lois’s sister, Lucy Lane; his high school sweetheart Lana Lang; his college romance Lori Lemaris; his Kryptonian affair, Lyla Lerrol; his cousin Supergirl’s secret identity, Linda Lee; his Kryptonian mother’s maiden name, Lara Lor-Van; and that’s only scratching the surface. LL3

2.  The tabloids would be much quieter without Lindsay Lohan. More

10 Facts About Former Child Star Paul Petersen

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1.  Born September 23, 1945, Paul Petersen started out at age ten as a Mousketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club.  (He was fired – by Disney himself – apparently for punching a casting director who kept calling him “mouse.”) 28111579

2.  He gained much more attention playing Donna Reed’s son, Jeff, from 1958-1966 on The Donna Reed Show. More

10 Facts About the Great Chicago Fire

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1.  The Great Chicago Fire started around 9:00 p.m. October 8, 1871 and burned through the morning of October 10, 1871. 2rushlif

2.  The exact death toll attributable to the fire is not known; 125 bodies were recovered but about 200-300  are estimated to have perished.  Some 100,000 of the city’s 300,000 people were left homeless. More

10 Facts About Madame Fatal

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1.  Madame Fatal holds the distinction of being the first male cross-dressing hero in comics.  (Mainstream comics, at least.) crack1

2.  She first appeared in Quality Comics’ Crack Comics #1 (May, 1940). More

10 Facts About Grampa Simpson of “The Simpsons”

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1.  Grampa Simpson’s real name is Abraham J. Simpson.  (What does the J stand for?  Dunno.  And I doubt if Grampa does either.) Abe_Simpson

2.  He is a veteran of both World War I and World War II.  (Don’t ask how.  This is a cartoon.) More