chadwilliam ... My niece that lives in Los Angeles met him once and she was felt some sympathies to him about 10-12 years ago and admired him with some balance and caring of Superman's love to that character. She wished that DC Comics comes to his aid and provide him with some support and all. That's never came 10-12 years ago and still roaming around in that costume of his. I really felt bad for him and I saw him in a distance and hurrying to meet my family at a restaurant and I wanted to meet him too and give him a few dollars of my own but couldn't not to. That's was in 2001 ... 18 years ago.
Thanks Mecha. From what I've read it seems like he had his problems but was a nice guy with people. I remember reading that when Elvis died the pastor at his funeral said "I never lost the battles he did, but then again, I wasn't fighting the same war". I tend to think back to that during moments such as these.
RIP Tom Spurgeon, comic historian, former editor of the The Comics Journal, and writer of the blog The Comic Reporter. He was only 51. He worked out of Columbus, OH, so was part of our local comic scene, and was one of the executive directors of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus.
Post by Prince Hal on Nov 22, 2019 15:55:35 GMT -5
I wish I could find my favorite on line somewhere.
Here's a description of it that may jar loose another memory, taken from an article I found looking for the cartoon:
"The cartoon showed a restaurant kitchen... In the middle of the kitchen sits a meat grinder, a perfectly normal meat grinder with a lot of perfectly normal ground meat coming out of it. The only abnormal thing is that there's so damn much of it: at least 150 pounds or so, enough meat to build your own cow. Too much meat.
Then you look up and you see there's a man's arm sticking out of the end of the grinder, with the hand gripped sweatily around the handle turning away for dear life, or death. The hand is turning and the grinder is grinding and somewhere in between there's the owner of the hand, who is quickly turning himself into so much ground round. And over in the corner there's the suave detective, with a little moustache and a twenty-below-zero stare watching perfunctorily. Looking at the owner a weasily [sic] guy who is paying to attention to the grinder, the detective rattles in his just-the-facts-ma'am-I've-got-to-finish-my-report-before-dinner voice:
"Most determined case of suicide I've ever seen."
Last Edit: Nov 23, 2019 16:00:27 GMT -5 by Prince Hal
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