ick [Was: to bogart]

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Fri Jul 17 03:22:48 UTC 2009

Sorry for the confusion.  I grew up with the tv version.  My dad bought us a
tv in the national roll-out in 1948.  Cost was about $300+, looking at old
advertisements.  Since I was born in 1944, I never listened to all the
original comic/detective/adventure series on radio, the way all you truly
old farts did.  :)  It was my loss.

Sam Clements

----- Original Message -----
From: "James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com>" <JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 09:07
Subject: Re: ick [Was: to bogart]

> On Wed, 15 Jul 2009 21:52:28 Zulu minus 0400 Wilson Gray
> <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> queried:
>>Didn't Captain Midnight or some other radio-&-funnybook hero of my
>>youth have a comic-relief sidekick named "Icky"?
> Captain Midnight had two sidekicks, Ichabod "Icky" Mudd and Aristotle
> "Tut" Jones.  Icky was the comic sidekick who followed the Captain around
> on his adventures, and was also the copilot when the Captain flew his
> private jet.  Tut ran the laboratory at the Captain's secret
> headquarters---like Abigail on NCIS, but nowhere near as good a character.
> As far as I know, Captain Midnight existed only as a TV show.  For some
> reason it appeared in some markets not as "Captain Midnight" but as "Jet
> Jackson".  This is the show that introduced the secret decoder ring, which
> I saw a few days ago appear on an NCIS rerun.  (Re NCIS---any show that
> has David McCallum in it is worth watching.)
> Captain Midnight was a favorite show of mine in the 3rd grade---probably
> because of its sometimes outrageous use of special effects, including on
> one show an airdrop of the 101st Airborne.
> I know a man who is related to both Roger Mudd the newscaster and Dr.
> Samuel Mudd who set John Wilkes Booth's broken leg.  The man's name?  Ed
> Shakespeare.
> OT:  According to Wikipedia, the "Knights of the Golden Circle" were
> formed under that name in 1854.
> OT:  not really an eggcorn, but a co-worker was complaining that Software
> was going round and round on her problem reports without fixing them.  In
> the course of her monologue she said "revolving the problem".
> OT to Mark Mandel:  "AFAIK" = "as far as I know" but what does "AFAIC"
> mean?
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