Saturday, September 13, 2008

Not a Bird or a Plane, It Just Plays One on TV!




Here is James Van Hise's and John Field's book on "The Television Adventures of Superman."
It's copyrighted 1988 and published by "Schuster and Schuster."
It's squarebound and looks a LOT like all those "Files Magazine" booklets about Jonny Quest or the U.N.C.L.E. TV shows.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I'll Keep You Posted


I came across this paperback the other day. It's copyrighted 1988 -- smack in the Reagan-Bush era.


I don't know anything about the author, but the tagline -- "They'll kill to keep a woman out of the White House" -- struck me as amusing given Hillary Clinton's failed coronation and the VP aspirations of Gov. Palin.


That's all, just seemed a little funny to come across.
If I ever read the book, I'll let you know how it turns out. If it's anything like Irving Wallace's 1960s potboiler The Man (a Negro man becomes US President, how scary--not!) -- then it will take a historic idea and dumb it down for some silly thrills.
If I want some silly thrills, I'll just rub ketchup on my face and lie down in the backyard and let Buddy slobber me to death.
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