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Hammer Time

My sons gave me Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer) for my birthday.

Thankyou Peter and Robert (and Georgia and Madi)

It lights up and makes noises.

And is finely accompanied by the Thor mug I also received from my friends the Fox’s.


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Vale Margot Kidder

Margot Kidder played Lois Lane in the 1978 Superman movie, displaying a hard-edged tenderness that was a perfect foil for Christopher Reeve’s guileless strength as he portrayed the Man of Steel.

For a comic book reading teenager in the 1970s watching a puffy Marlon Brando as Jor-el or Gene Hackman’s supposedly wig-wearing Lex Luthor were prices that seemed worth paying to get a Superman movie on the big screen, but there was no sense of sacrifice when it came to Kidder and Reeve who perfectly embodied the fictional characters they were plucked from relative obscurity to play.

Their skill as actors enabled them to respect their characters in such a way that they could have fun in the roles without ever seeming to send them up.

The personal lives of both actors transcended their careers, and for a kid from the 70s the fact that they are both gone is both surreal and another reminder of time’s relentless march.


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Yes Commissioner?

This Batphone won’t actually work.

Though there are such things available on the internet if your discretionary budget permits.

For us more modest denizens of Gotham this will suffice.

(Aficionados will recognize this is based on the Batmobile’s mobile Batphone, rather than the desktop version found in study, Batcave and Commissioner Gordon’s office.)


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Home For Literally Five Minutes And Now Out With Family

Out with two daughters.

Apparently I’m emotional support if someone dies.

As if that ever lasts in a comic book story.


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Batcow

What would Mount Gambier’s Batcave Of Evangelicalism be without Batcow in residence?


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Batman Day 2017

Always be yourself.

Unless you can be Batman.

Then always be Batman.