Monday, August 23, 2010

Oh shouldn't have!

So I'm drinking my coffee yesterday, plugging away at the New York Times crossword puzzle, while trying to come up with something new and exciting to talk about for today's preamble before we pick another random book to review. Nothing really moved me or was compelling enough this week that deserved a little spotlight, so I'm just about to give up and let the post ride for another day or two when I get to the clue for 56 Across...
"The lowest form of humor" per Samuel Johnson
SPOILER ALERT...the answer is PUN, as any lover of trivia, crossword puzzles, quotes, or paronomasia knows.

I happen to enjoy a little bit of wordplay, with the pun being a particular favorite, but I've never really been that adept at crafting them. I can, however, appreciate the effort that other people have.

So what the heck does this have to do with comics?

Well let me tell you.

Today is my birthday (number forty to be exact), and what book did the Randomizer happen to pick for me to review? Take it away Randomizer...

...and that book is DC Comics Presents #8 from April 1979, published by DC Comics!

You see it, right?

It's my birthday, and the Randomizer got me a present in the form of DC Comics Presents!

All right everybody, you can stop your groaning now, but when was the last time DC ever gave you a present for your birthday? I'll see you in a day or two for the review, and we'll find out exactly what Swamp Thing was up to in Metropolis.


  1. Happy Birthday Husband! Love You!

  2. Happy Birthday TomO! And also, the comic costs 40c. I wonder the odds of it picking a comic with the word 'presents' in the title costing an amount equal to your age?

  3. The coincidences just keep getting stranger and stranger, eh Eldron?

    And now that I think about it, my abs look just as chiseled as Superman's do when I'm fighting swamp monsters in the sewers.

  4. Happy Birthday Mr! Did you note the shop price of the issue as well? Now that's spooky!

    Have a good one!

  5. Okay it's been three days and I'm looking for my Solomon/Swampy fix! MMM MMM MMM

  6. I know, earth-two, I know! I've been a bad (read: distracted) blogger this month. Tonight's pretty much going to be the last chance to finish this one up before the month ends, as the wife has another marathon art show this weekend.

    My bad blogging habits couldn't have happened at a worse time either, as August has been one of my most heavily trafficked months here at RL. There's some negative reinforcement for ya!