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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: OT Super hero questions
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 2/15/2002 9:39:00 PM  

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>* How did his mum buy the cloth for his costume without arousing
>suspicion?

It came from the swaddling clothes he had with him in the rocket from Krypton.
Ma Kent had him use heat vision to cut the threads.

>
>* Where does Clark Kent buy his spectacles, given that they are
>presumably plain glass?

They were made from the same rocket.

>* Why doesn't anyone notice that Clark never works out, even though it
>would be impossible to have a body like that without doing so? And if he
>doesn't work out, why would he bother waxing his chest and back? (and
>who helps him with the back?)

Actually the new Clark does some of that just to ease suspicion.

>* Where does Superman keep his wallet?

In the pouch of his cape, which is also where he keeps his CK clothes when he
has to change on the fly.

I have no life and I must scream.
jms

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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: OT Super hero questions
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 2/16/2002 6:36:00 PM  

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>Many of us have known for a long time that you have been a
>Superman fan and collector of Superman memorabilia for a long
>time. What is your most cherished Superman related item?

I have a number of very cool Superman things, some costing a fair bit, but the
one thing that is emotionally the closest to me is the one that came freely.

Long time ago, former Superman editor and living monument Julius (Yes I'm Older
Than The Pyramids But I'm a Nice Guy So What Of It?) Schwartz used to give out
these gold Superman emblem tie-tacks, cheap but cool. I managed to snag one of
them a few years back.

A couple of years later, I'd been wearing it on a sport coat and discovered, to
my horror, that it had come off somewhere and was just gone.

Now, every Thanksgiving, we'd all get together for dinner...me, Harlan, Susan,
Julie Schwartz, and Ellie and Robert Bloch. Sometimes more if the situation
merited, but that was the core of it.

That Thanksgiving, I explained what had happened and asked Julie if he had any
more of the tie tacks. He didn't. So I figured that was pretty much the end
of it.

It was about a year later that we lost Bob Bloch. It was a great loss to the
core group and to the field and to all Bob's fans.

About three, four months after that, I got a note from Ellie, by way of Harlan,
containing a gold Superman emblem tie tack, one that Bob had gotten from Julie
years earlier. She said she knew that Bob would've wanted me to have it.

So of all the Superman items I have, that is the one that I cherish most.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
(all message content (c) 2001 by synthetic worlds, ltd.,
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and don't send me story ideas)
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: OT Super hero questions
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 2/16/2002 8:46:00 PM  

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>Well, the irony of it is pretty succinct. Joe has no life about as much as
>Harlan has no mouth (and he MUST scream...)

Get up. Go to work. Come home. Write. Sleep. Get up. Go to work. Come
home. Write. Sleep. Weekends: write, some sleep. I've seen one movie at a
theater in the last year (LoTR). Don't do parties, don't generally get out.
Know lots of Superman trivia. No life.

>I always thought Joe's background tidbit of Eilerson, as getting knocked down
>and being the "talking stain on the floor" was inspired by Harlan...

Actually, that was me as a kid.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
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