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Daniel Keys Moran
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It still annoys me when some bastard has "FatSam" on a service I want to use. The day I run into another "OriginalFatSam," there will be consequences.
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Just call me a practicing Marvelite.
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Of course we worship the sun. On Monday we'll worship the moon.
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... with McCoy as the girl. This is fun.
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Reading the first few issues of "The Fantastic Four." (Has nothing to do with the upcoming movie, just chance timing.) 

They're not well written, at one level. But -- and this approaches a trivial observation -- in just this one book, the following characters appear in the first 25 issues (I went over to the marvel wikia for this, I haven't and am not going to read those 25) --

Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, Susan Storm, Johnny Storm -- FF#1, Nov 1961
Skrulls -- FF#2, Jan 1962
Ant-Man, Tales to Astonish #27, Jan 1962
Hulk - Hulk #1, May 1962
Victor von Doom -- FF#5, Jul 1962
Iron Man -- Tales of Suspense #39, March 1963
Watcher -- FF#13, Apr 1963
Nick Fury -- Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #1, May 1963
Super-Skrull -- FF#18, Sep 1963

Captain America, Namor, and Thor all appear as well -- yeah, they weren't created during that period, but they had the good sense to throw them in there.

The Silver Surfer and Galactus appear in issue 48, glancing ahead.

Amazing outburst of creativity, that.
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I always had the sense that Lee and Kirby were hopped up on benzedrine, spewing out crazy ideas at a million miles a minute. Even if Sturgeon's Law applies, that means a hell of a lot of great ideas, too.
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Apparently Launchcast finally bit the dust. I wrote the data tier beneath that service -- it ran 15 years, more or less. Good night, Launchcast....
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Memory is treacherous. I've been claiming for years I killed Michael Jackson. I may not have -- it was two whole months after this post that he died.

https://www.facebook.com/FatSam/posts/170530395083?fref=nf
If Michael Jackson would just die, I could listen to his music again.
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+John Williams I'm not, but I hear that DKM was a crack shot a few days short of his birthday.
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Open-to-anyone lunch is scheduled for Friday at Worldcon. So far only Tracy J Erickson is signed up, but anyone else interested, this may be your only chance to meet me in person ever. I doubt I'm going to another of these.
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At this moment, aside from a lunch w/Janna Silverstein Saturday, and the Hugo banquets Saturday evening, our schedule is open. We arrive Thursday afternoon, leave Sunday morning. If you want to arrange a breakfast or lunch or something, let us know.
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Alas.
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I'm about five times smarter because of the internet. Admittedly, starting from a low enough number, that's not as impressive. Nevertheless ...
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Quote Investigator is a hell of a site.
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Whenever I document something for my own use, I always feel like my older self should feel grateful I'm looking out for him. But I know he's not, that bastard, he'll just wait until he needs the documentation, and then feel clever, then, instead of appreciating my cleverness now. He's kind of a dick.
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+Ken Burnside It's entirely different when the matter is professional. I've been pleasantly surprised by how cleanly Past-Me wrote some code.
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I'm a fairly cheerful person -- one of the reasons is I revisit happy memories as a conscious matter.

I'm a pretty good shooter, on the court. Not great, but I never hesitate when I have a shot. About ten years ago I had a tall white guy playing D on me, and he was really working, flying at me every time I touched the ball. I was a little gimpy and he knew I wasn't going to the rim from 25 feet out.

First time he did it, I lifted the shot a bit, and it banked in. I have a fair bank shot, but that's far from a guaranteed shot. He scowls. Next time he rushes me again -- I lift the shot, and it banks in. He snaps, "Luck." (It was.) Third time, same result -- and he starts pacing the court, snarling that I'm the luckiest shooter he's ever guarded.

I banked in eight straight shots on him. By the fourth people on the court were laughing when it happened. We won the game (long shots are worth two points, so we got up there pretty quick), and he insisted we play again with the same teams, he wanted to guard me.

In the second game I hit four more banks in a row on him. I finally missed one, but we were up 10-3 or something like that by then, and beat them 13-5 or thereabouts.

I've had the same static in my life everyone has. I'm on my third marriage, I have five kids who I adore and are sometimes a pain in the ass, I'm getting old and my knees hurt all the time. But I woke up this morning planning to play 1 on 1 with my sixteen year old, and he's got a pretty good bank shot, and laying in the tub planning how to defend him, I remembered that angry red faced man, all those years ago, and I've been in a great mood all day.
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Knees:  try a fish-oil pill (typically 1000 or 1200 mg) once a day.  I ride 30 miles a day and am quite sensitive to extra stress in my knees these days; that stuff does a pretty good job of letting them recover like they did a quarter-century ago.

(Of course, if you've always had bad knees, or if you have damage more severe than normal, age-related wear and tear, then it may not help much.  But in that case, maybe basketball isn't such a good idea. ;-) )
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Daniel Keys Moran, aka FatSam.
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Coined the word webcast. First published description of internet addiction. Married to a woman who's smarter than I am. Never killed anyone who didn't have it coming.
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  • School of Hard Knocks
    Knocking, 1978 - 1982
    Comparative Orgasms; Theory of Currency Acquisition; Advanced Scrabble Studies
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