Funko’s Teddy Roosevelt POP! Figure

Last week, I bought Funko POP! figure — Teddy, one of the Washington Nationals’ racing presidents. This was only the second Funko POP! figure I’ve ever bought. The first time I would have written about these stylized figures would have been in August 2010, specifically for figures of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and The Joker,Continue reading “Funko’s Teddy Roosevelt POP! Figure”

Two Days on the Island

The Washington Nationals’ Racing Presidents were coming to Harrisburg. Though my Harrisburg Senators ticket plan is for Sundays, earlier in the season I swapped out one of my tickets for the Saturday when the Racing Presidents would be on City Island. And, like last year, the appearance by the Presidents coincided with the annual PinkContinue reading “Two Days on the Island”

Is Captain Kirk a Republican?

The New York Times Magazine ran an interview with Ted Cruz yesterday. It’s an interview to promote his new book, but he segues into pop culture — Spider-Man, Star Wars, and Star Trek. While it’s interesting to read a sitting United States Senator talk about Darth Vader, it’s his Star Trek comments that have garneredContinue reading “Is Captain Kirk a Republican?”

Dallastown’s Little Free Library

Dallastown now has a Little Free Library. The Little Free Library “is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.” It’s a wooden box on a post, decorated in some way, and it’s filled with books the community wantsContinue reading “Dallastown’s Little Free Library”

On Writing Political Tracts

Recently, I’ve been thinking of writing a book on politics. I go in the bookstores, and I see lots of books in the politics/current affairs section on being a libertarian or being a conservative, and how the future is with the Republican Party and its conservative/libertarianism. I see fewer books from the other side ofContinue reading “On Writing Political Tracts”

On Thinking Ahead to Weekend Plans

Here it is, only Monday, and already I’m thinking about the weekend ahead. One thing on the calendar? The Baltimore Comic-Con! I’m not sure why I’m excited by this. I just go to look, shake a few people’s hands, gaze upon people whose work I’ve followed for years and… welll… that’s about it. I’m notContinue reading “On Thinking Ahead to Weekend Plans”

On Creativity, Comic Books, and TR

I have been feeling creative of late. More creative than I’ve felt recently. A number of projects that were running in background processes and had begun to come up “Not Responding” on the mental Task Manager have started running again. And I’ve realized I’ve not put together the “Yankees Suck” sign yet; I need toContinue reading “On Creativity, Comic Books, and TR”

On The Stalwart Companions

Long time Allynologists know two things. 1) I am a Sherlock Holmes student/fan/scholar. 2) I am a Teddy Roosevelt Republican. Over the weekend, I bought a book that brought the two together — H. Paul Jeffers’ The Stalwart Companions. Originally published in the late-1970s, The Stalwart Companions is an hitherto untold Sherlock Holmes tale thatContinue reading “On The Stalwart Companions”

On Teddy Roosevelt’s Birthday

As long time readers know, there’s probably no President I admire more than T.R. himself, Teddy Roosevelt. From his military career to his historical writings, from his tireless dedication as the Police Commissioner of New York to his unceasing championing of progressive ideals, Teddy Roosevelt was truly one of America’s greatest presidents, and I oftenContinue reading “On Teddy Roosevelt’s Birthday”

On the Heir to Progressivism

I’m not going to write much on the Iowa Caucus results from last night. The candidate I’m pulling for, the candidate I’ve given money to — former Senator John Edwards — came in second on the Democratic side with thirty percent of the vote, behind Senator Barack Obama (with 37 percent) and ahead of SenatorContinue reading “On the Heir to Progressivism”