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The Tom Cherry Experience

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Today's Comic Haul (11/30/13)

Uatu the Watcher
FF #14
The Goon #44
The Walking Dead #117
Purchased at Bob's Comic Castle. Total cost: $10.14
Notes- Sort of a "ho hum" haul for today. Nothing really bad, but nothing that stood out either...There's a small tear on the cover of my issue of Walking Dead. Of course, I only noticed it once I got home...Hey, John Porcellino has a new issue of King-Cat coming out! That's always awesome news!...Two more issues and FF comes to a close. Where am I going to get my Bentley fix?...And, on that note, FF #14 is this haul's winner!
Uatu the Watcher was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

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The Dollar Bill Panel of the Month: November 2013

Dollar Bill Gets the Boot
Dollar Bill gets the boot in this panel from The Defenders #62 (August 1978) by David Anthony Kraft (writer), Sal Buscema and Jim Mooney (artists), John Costanza (letterer), Bob Sharen (colorist), Bob Hall (editor), and Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief). Dollar Bill was created by David Anthony Kraft and Keith Giffen. Marvel Comics
But don't worry Dollar Bill fans (All three of you!) because...
Draw Dollar Bill Day
Image from the cover of The Defenders #62 by John Romita Jr. and Bob Layton.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sunday's Comic Haul (11/24/13)

Afterlife with Archie #2
Batman '66 #1
Batman Black and White #1
Harley Quinn #0
Scooby Doo Team-Up #1
The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #3
Purchased at Bob's Comic Castle. Total cost: $22.28
Notes- A lot of Batman this time around in his many flavors! Is it sad I rather deal with a Batman that teams up with Scooby Doo than the one that occupies the New 52?...Green Team ends with #8. I have one more issue waiting in my pull pile and then I'm done...As I write this, it is now officially Thanksgiving. Happy Turkey Day, folks!...Winner of the haul? Batman Black and White with Scooby Doo Team-Up a close runner-up.
Velma Dinkley belongs to Hanna-Barbera.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Those Funky Idiots: Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best
Rooster and Davis were created by Tony Reynolds. Check out Ryan's Dad!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Idiots on the Radio!

Idiots on the Radio
Prepare to see some idiots on the radio as Those Funky Idiots make their big radio debut on Tom Cherry's Old Time Radio Show this Saturday! Breaking away a bit from our classic old time radio roots, November's show will feature three of our original programs! Besides Those Funky Idiots, enjoy the thrills of The Happy Hoppy Hopper Show and laugh along with The Mayor of Farmland! Starring Sean Orlosky! Linda Gilchrist! Sean Heline! Wendy Carpenter! Gabe Carpenter! Bob Green! Missy Donahue! Jim Banta! Darrin Murrell! Our soundman and soundwoman, Jerry and Judy Cole! And our special guest star, Katy Wolfe! Plus Linda sings a classic tune on Your Hit Parade and you could be our lucky contestant on It Pays to be Ignorant! That's this Saturday (11/23/13) @ 3:00pm at the Farmland Center! Only one dollar per seat! Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase!
Can't make it? You can also listen in by clicking the radio icon at http://www.farmlandindiana.org/ or on any mobile device through the TuneIn App, keyword Farmland Radio! Tune in, turn out, and we'll see you on the radio!

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Fame! What a Feeling!

I liked something Sean Orlosky did on Facebook and this is my punishment. Here are five factoids about me. Since Mr. Orlosky will soon be rubbing elbows with Jane Powell and Robert Wagner on his TCM cruise, these factoids concern my own brushes with fame:

1. I was briefly a part of Tom "Eb from Green Acres" Lester's entourage. Judy Cole was his driver. I was his muscle (Okay, his flab). I think Mr. Lester thought Judy drove too fast. He later shared with us his impression of Pat Buttram. A nice man and a good time!

2. I saw Ed Begley Jr. eat a salad in Union City.

3. One of my prized possessions is a letter Charles Schulz sent me.

4. I won Carl Kasell's voice for my answering machine.

5. I once stood behind Jim Davis at a grocery store's checkout. Years later he sat behind me at a performance at the Muncie Civic Theatre. Despite our close relationship, he never did give me a job. What a bum!

And that's it! Go forth and prosper!

* This was originally a post on Facebook, but I liked it enough to post here, you lucky devils you!

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Yesterday's Comic Haul (11/10/13)

Merv Pumpkinhead
Dial H #15
FF #13
The Fox #1
The Sandman: Overture #1
The Unwritten #55
Purchased at Bob's Comic Castle. Total amount: $20.26
Notes- Sorry to hear FF is drawing to a close. I guess it's understandable with Matt Fraction leaving and Mike Allred doing the new upcoming Silver Surfer title. FF has been a fun book that I look forward to and I'm going to miss Darla Deering and the Future Foundation kids...Still undecided if I'm going to follow the next volume of The Unwritten. It's been an iffy book for me the last year or so. I still enjoy the characters, but I keep leaving each new issue sitting in my pull pile for a bit before I purchase it. I guess the enthusiasm I had for the series has waned. It happens!...Was looking forward to The Fox. I like Dean Haspiel's art, but I wasn't blown away by the book. Still I'll give the next issue a shot...The winner for this week's haul? Sandman.
Merv Pumpkinhead was created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Malcolm Jones III. DC Comics

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Pablo Picasso Takes His Wife to Bruner's to Get Liquored Up

Pablo Picasso Takes His Wife to Bruner's to Get Liquored Up
For the curious minded, Bruner's is a local restaurant in Muncie that typically caters to senior citizens. Recently, under new management, Bruner's got a liquor license which to me is like opening a bar in a nursing home.

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Friday, November 08, 2013

Final Carnage

God of Carnage
The final two performances of God of Carnage starts tonight! Meet the Novaks (Tom Cherry and Lisa Wade) and the Raleighs (Jeff Shull and Antoinette Heard) and fall in love with these delightful characters! You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll learn to love clafouti! But hurry! You just have two more chances before your opportunity goes down the drain quicker than a liberated hamster! The show starts at 8:00pm tonight and Saturday at the Muncie Civic Studio Theatre! Tickets are $10 for adults and students. Seating is general admission.
Directed by Michael Kleeberg. Photo by Pat Kleeberg.

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Monday, November 04, 2013

Weekend of Carnage

God of Carnage
The second weekend of Muncie Civic Studio Theatre's production of God of Carnage wrapped up yesterday. It was an interesting run of shows. Friday night was our smallest audience with just four brave souls. Well, maybe "brave" isn't the right word because two of them walked out during the show's climax. On Saturday, things got pretty rocky when we skipped over a page or two. It wasn't a complete train wreck. We stayed on the tracks, but the engineer was slightly shaken. However, Sunday's performance rebounded with our best show of the weekend! I still think our show on the previous Saturday was our best one yet, but Sunday was a close runner-up.
We close next weekend and hopefully the momentum from Sunday's show will continue into this upcoming Friday and Saturday. We shall see!

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Friday, November 01, 2013


Today is my grandma's birthday. She turns 85. Happy Birthday, Grandma!
P.S. I just found out I got cast as R.H. Macy in Indiana Public Radio's production of Miracle on 34th Street. Yippee!

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