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Saturday, January 20, 2001
  1985
...

Hard to believe, but true -
some twenty years after a comic-book mini-series ended, and after the character in question made his last appearance, they released an action figure of the guy!
"The guy" being the sort-of cipher and bystander become "man in the know" called The Monitor...
Hmm... Is there such a thing as a "commemoartive action figure", really?
If there isn't, DC Direct proudly pioneered the avowed money-funneling from nostalgics scam here...!
And, of course, they also made his evil twin of sorts - his nefarious counterpart, the Anti-Monitor, the very one responsible for all the mischief and chaos in the original series called CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS...
The murderer of countless heroes, in fact -
including...
ah...
well, so many of them have
COME BACK SINCE...
(Only in comics...)
But a few have remained dead -
of those notables are
Barry "The Flash" Allen,
Aquagirl Tula,
the original Supergirl
the original Robin
(meaning Golden Age)
and Lord Volt, along with
his daughter Liana;
the dear ones of one
Lady Quark
(who survived the Crisis -
only to be killed off later on...!
Damn you DC!)
I believe that they also made honorific figures
of The Monitor's henchwoman, Harbinger
and that odd fellow called Pariah
They even made one of Psycho-Pirate!!!
All CRISIS-related characters...
All dead these days.

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Thursday, January 11, 2001
 
...

The Boston Bruins
have never been the same
since Cam 'The Man' Neely's
abrupt and premature
departure from the game.

***

With Neely, the B's became
a perennial contender again.
Without him,
they are mere pretenders.
:(
It certainly wasn't
chumps like
Rolston, Thornton, Allison,
Guerin, Anson Carter, Knuble,
Sergei Samsonov
or Martin Lapointe (!!!)
that were going to replace
THE MAN...!

At least Cam Neely remains
a Bruins ambassador -
I guess that the organization
hopes that, with him around,
some of his grit and passion
will rub off on the new
Bruins players -
namely young guys like
Patrice Bergeron
and Phil Kessel...

Let's hope it works!

The magical Stanley Cup runs
of 1988 and 1990
will never return though -
for those
-as well as the 1993 cup
and, in fact, 1990-1995 cups!-
should have belonged
to the Boston Bruins
with a healthy Neely
leading the way!

He was the archetypical
true power forward
and the most natural goal scorer
ever - in my book.

Neely's heroics on the ice are over now.
But his heroics off the ice continue -
click here to know more...

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Tuesday, January 09, 2001
  Favorite Actresses - in no particular order...
...
free music


Scarlett Johansson







Catherine Deneuve
(not as good as big sis Françoise Dorléac though...)


Rene Russo (really -not reelly- should be Renée...!)



Bryce Dallas Howard






Justine Waddell



Charlize Theron



Anulka Dziubinska



Tuesday Weld



Jacqueline Bisset



Natalie Portman

Keeley Hawes



Shannon Farnon



Ashley Judd



Dina Meyer (pictured here before she was good!)


Julia Brendler


Daniella Wolters



Sabrina Ferilli



Elle McPherson



Megan Gale



Fellow Taurean Candice Bergen



Alex Kingston



Natasha Gregson-Wagner
(her mother, Natalie Wood, by default)


Lynda Carter


Joey Heatherton


Anne-Marie Provencher



Andrée Pelletier



Sylvia Kristel (avec une amie...)


Wendy Crewson (and Leslie Hope too - why not!)

Fiona Shaw



Katharine Hepburn


Keira Knightley

Kate Beckinsale


Romy Schneider


Francesca Neri

Stacie Randall


Tina Louise



Anita Ekberg



Ann-Margret


Embeth Davidtz


Marilyn Monroe


Rhonda Fleming



B.P. - Betty Page



B.B. - Brigitte Bardot



Veronica Hamel




Julianne Moore



Luciana Paluzzi



Laura Gemser



Cate Blanchett



Did I mention Rhonda Fleming...?


Linda Evans



Bostonian-born Uma Thurman



Anicée Alvina



Anne Heywood


Melora Hardin





Maggie Smith
before she was a stuffy Dame -
at her apex hence, in 1976's classic
Murder By Death (a Columbia Picture)



Diane Keaton



Gitte Haenning


Cameron Diaz
(still the most beauteous Cam ever! *lol*)
(and better as a brunette, I think!)


Simone Signoret




Helen Mirren



Diana Rigg (with frequent co-star and dear friend Oliver Reed)



Nicole Courcel


Nicole Croisille


You're absolutely sure that I did mention
Rhonda Fleming, right?

(No "help me Rhonda (Ronda?) - help - help me Rhonda" jokes now!)



Luise Rainer



and the Baroness...
...

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