Avengers Assembled

As legend has it, it all started with a golf game.  It was 1961 and the game was being played by Jack Leibowitz, the head of DC Comics and Martin Goodman, the head of what would become known as Marvel Comics.  Liebowitz told Goodman that DC had begun publishing a team-up book of all of it’s heavy hitters.  Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman ect..  They called the book The Justice League of America and it was …

The Passion of Jesus of Nazareth, The Christ

The life and passion of Jesus of Nazareth or of Jesus The Christ remains the center of history.  Even though the terms have changed we still date everything from his birth and after his death and resurrection.  Even those who have never fully heard of or think of Jesus have lives that are affected by what he did during his time here on earth.

There are some who think that Jesus is not a historical …

April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day is day celebrated in almost all western cultures.  It is a day that people play pranks on each other, all in good fun, and when the prank is discovered the prankster yells out APRIL FOOLS!  It’s a fun day that from time to time may get out of hand but all in all a good time can be had by everyone.

The history of April Fools’ Day is bit obscure.  The following …

Detective Comics Number 27 The Debut of Batman

On breezy early spring day in New York City a young boy about ten years old ran out on to the street from the apartment he shared with his family. The Great Depression was coming to its conclusion but still many men were out of work. Charites and soup kitchens were busy helping the hungry and threat of war with Germany hung heavy everywhere. This young man was a bit more fortunate than most. His …

Saint Patrick The Man and The Legend

Very Little is actually known about Saint Patrick.  His tale is shrouded in mystery and legend.  What we do know comes to us by his own writing.  There are two of those.  One his Confession.  The confession is spiritual autobiography and the second his Letter to Coroticus.  This a denunciation of the British mistreatment of the Irish people.  The two works together are a slim volume and take up less than one hundred twenty pages.…

Fawcett’s Big Red Cheese: The Original Captain Marvel

One rainy evening in Fawcett City USA a lone newsboy name Billy Batson was selling newspaper on a corner.  He was wet, hungry and alone in the world.  Suddenly a stranger appeared in front of him.  The stranger was dressed in a dark overcoat and slouch hat.  Billy could not see the man’s face.

Billy, used to strangers asked, “Paper sir?”
The man’s eerie voice replied with his own question, “Why aren’t you home in …

Blondie Marries Dagwood February 17, 1933

There have been many weddings both historical and fictional in the world of pop culture.  We can go back two thousand years to wedding that Jesus attended in Cana where he turned the water into wine.  We don’t know who the bride and groom were at that wedding, but we certainly know it took place.  Fast forward a few hundred years and we celebrate Arthur marrying his beloved Guinevere, move forward again and we have …

The First Teddy Bear – February 15, 1903

The Teddy Bear made its first appearance in a shop window in Brooklyn New York on February 15, 1903, but the story of our cuddly friend begins in 1902.

1902 was a rough year for President Theodore Roosevelt.  He had been struggling to make peace between the coal mining companies and the striking workers.  It was a hard work.  Roosevelt decided that he needed a vacation and accepted an invitation to go bear hunting in …

Valentine’s Day, February 14

(PCM) Valentine’s Day, a day for romance and love, a day to take that special someone out for dinner buy them chocolates or get a special card or gift that would mean something to that person only.

Valentine’s day, which in actuality, Saint Valentine’s Day is a day that commemorates the life or Saint Valentine.  Valentine lived in the time of Claudius the Second who was Emperor of Rome in the second century A.D…  Claudius …

National Plum Pudding Day, February 12

Plum Pudding is a traditional English dessert usually served at Christmas and New Year’s.  There are no plums in plum pudding.  When the recipe was written in the 17th century all dried fruit was referred to as plums.

If you’re an American the term pudding may be a bit confusing.  In England all desserts are referred to as pudding.  In America a pudding is a flavored creamy dessert that is milk based.

A Plum …

January 29th Curmudgeon’s Day

Curmudgeon’s Day.  According to The American Heritage Dictionary a curmudgeon is a “cantankerous person’.  And, according to The American Heritage Dictionary cantankerous means” ill tempered, quarrelsome, disagreeable, contrary.,” in other words cantankerous can be a mood or someone’s whole personality.

Curmudgeons Day is a day to celebrate the cranky people in our lives or a day to allow the cranky person in us to have a day out in the sunshine.

Some famous Curmudgeons would …

A.A. Milne Born January 18, 1882

(PCM) A.A. Milne (Alan Alexander) was born on January 18, 1882 in London.  He attended Cambridge University to study mathematics but soon found that his true passion was writing. After graduating from Cambridge, Milne began his writing career working for Punch Magazine.  He married Daphne” de Sélincourt in 1903.  He was writing for Punch when World War One broke out in 1914.  Milne enlisted even though by nature he was a pacifist. 

After the war …