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In December 2004 Blog Seven was a weblog about Christmas.
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In December 2004 Blog Seven was a weblog about Christmas.[…]

“In my box are such delights…”
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“In my box are such delights…” (Part 3 of 3)
It may be a conservative programme that’s responding to a vanished world, but that doesn’t mean The Box Of Delights is bad television. In my view it sidesteps its potential pi[…]

THE DADDINO FAMILY TREASURY OF CHRISTMASES PAST Tropical Punch
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THE DADDINO FAMILY TREASURY OF CHRISTMASES PAST
Tropical Punch
Today I’d like to share with a recipe that’s been a feature of Daddino family Christmases for decades:
TROPICAL PUNCH
1 lage watermelon
1 46-ounce can (about 6 cups) red Hawa[…]

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THE DADDINO FAMILY TREASURY OF CHRISTMASES PAST Christmas 1979
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THE DADDINO FAMILY TREASURY OF CHRISTMASES PAST
Christmas 1979

I’m wearing one ugly fucking t-shirt: batik (again), blue, a non-licensed Snoopy carrying balloons, extra-clingy to show off my complete lack of physique. Plus I have to wear glass[…]

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THE DADDINO FAMILY TREASURY OF CHRISTMASES PAST Christmas 1978
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THE DADDINO FAMILY TREASURY OF CHRISTMASES PAST
Christmas 1978

It never occurred to me that Lobster & Shrimp Fra Diovolo might not constitute a “real” Christmas dinner. It also never occurred to me that it was an especially Italian-[…]

THE ADVENT CALENDAR OF CHRISTMAS FILMS 20: Home Alone
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aka Edvard Munch?s The Scream in film form. How much of a selling point was the cute moppet, head in hands, yelling. This is an idiosyncratic gesture considering the plot of the film. Certainly being left behind leaves Mac in a tough spot, but even w[…]

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THE DADDINO FAMILY TREASURY OF CHRISTMASES PAST Christmas 1978
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THE DADDINO FAMILY TREASURY OF CHRISTMASES PAST
Christmas 1978

L-R: Grandpa, Aunt Pat, Tommy, Mom, Aunt Millie, Nanny, Me, Grandma, Holly, Bobby, Uncle John.
There’s me in mid-bodytwist, dodging Holly and Tommy, wearing a clingy lavender-color[…]

THE ADVENT CALENDAR OF CHRISTMAS FILMS 19: The Lion In Winter (And The Wardrobe)
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Ah, Tom really was boozing at this point. Forget the Narnia affectations of the comedy gag in the title. Anyway it would be funnier if it was the Lion In Winter And The Garderobe. Instead we have a really rather austere period piece which yet again h[…]

THE ADVENT CALENDAR OF CHRISTMAS FILMS 18: Digby The Biggest Fucking Dog In The World
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That’s what it says on the piece of paper. It must be said though that the scribe was mighty pissed at the time and, well, Digby is the biggest fucking dog in the world. No two ways around it. A cautionary tale perhaps for anyone who gets a pup[…]

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THE DADDINO FAMILY TREASURY OF CHRISTMASES PAST
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THE DADDINO FAMILY TREASURY OF CHRISTMASES PAST
Christmas 1977

L-R: me, mom, Holly
This is me giving my mom “my” present of florally-scented bath cubes. As a six-year-old I’m not someone with pocket change for fancy gurl toiletries[…]

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  1. I'm not sure those exist. Perhaps a better way to phrase it would be "Happy to see Cerebus discussed again,…

  2. Thanks for writing these. It's nice to see some critical re-examination of the significant virtues of Cerebus, now that Sim…

  3. That's interesting too - slight embarassment to admit I've never read Berserk, I guess because when I was initially getting…

  4. I might add Kintaro Miura to the list of comparisons, Berserk’s unfinished nature aside. There’s a similar “watch him learn…