It pains me to write this. Seriously, I’ve got a paper cut on the tip of my finger and typing is a bitch… but I digress. This weekend saw the return of the DC Big Flea to Chantilly, Virginia, and I hit it hard, bright and early on Saturday morning. The Flea is really an […]
So this is 2014?
Hello. Is this thing on? It’s been a while since I’ve been around these parts. It’s time to clear away some of the cobwebs — and would it be possible to get a vacuum cleaner in here? Hello 2014. You haven’t been very good so far. Let me just say that I am now intimately […]
I went a little ape at the Big Flea Market
The D.C. Big Flea Market made another visit to town last weekend, and I had a pretty good day of hunting. Surprisingly, most of the items I found were at booths that had no reason to even have toys — most of their stock was antique furniture, handbags, glassware — you get the idea. When […]
Original 1978 Jack Kirby ‘Argo’ film artwork, from collection of comics legend Jim Lee, readies for auction
Concept art originally done for film adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s “Lord of Light,” the story that would be the basis of the Academy Award winning film “Argo” In 2007, Jim Lee, one of the most accomplished comic book writers and artists of the Modern era, and the Co-Publisher of DC Comics, read a story in […]
Report from this weekend’s DC Big Flea
I had another busy weekend filled with kids’ birthday parties and family gatherings, so I visited the Big Flea early on Saturday morning. I usually roll in on Sunday afternoon, but while the crowds were heavy on Saturday, the good stuff was also easier to find. I would pay the admission price just to visit […]
Argo is the best movie of the year. Period.
Over the weekend, I found myself totally absorbed by the movie, Argo. Rarely, do I find myself enjoying Oscar-winning “Best Pictures,” but I have to say that this movie deserves all the accolades it has received. Once the movie ended, I wanted to watch it again right away–it was that good! I intentionally went into […]