|Occupation||Writer and Unpaid Comic Historian|
|Location||Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaug, New England, United States|
|Introduction||"The Lair of the Silver Fox" will showcase my writings, simply. Stories, articles, personal anecdotes, poems & songs... and occasional Comical Wednesday, Short Shorts, or David'Z RantZ entries, and frequent tribute posts to dead celebrities.|
"The David'Z RantZ Archives" has been "retired" for the foreseeable future. However, I strongly urge you to check out its past entries, and feel free to comment afterward!
|Interests||movie memorabilia, early TV memorabilia, comic books and comic strips (Golden Age, Tijuana Bibles, Jack Kirby, Will Eisner's "Spirit", Dick Tracy, "Terry and the Pirates" and other Milton Caniff creations, "Sugar and Spike", "Jingle Jangle Comics", "Gulf Funny Weekly", Batman, "Sparky Watts", Captain America, early Marvel comics, the Golden Age Justice Society of America, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, the original Green Lantern and Starman, the James Robinson Starman, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Moby Dick (and whaling in general), Liberty Magazine (both the 1920s-1950s incarnation and the 1970s revival), Jack Benny, OTR (Old Time Radio), Speedy Alka-Seltzer, Harold Lloyd, Julie London, Lili St. Cyr, Irish McCalla, Red Skelton, Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Johnny Carson, Beany & Cecil, Rocky and Bullwinkle, JFK, Cindy Crawford, Ted Williams, Dorothy Parker and the Algonquin Round Table, Jimmy Stewart, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Twin Peaks, Eddie Cantor, Zorro, The Lone Ranger, The Shadow, Doc Savage, Jean Harlow, Poppin' Fresh the Pillsbury Doughboy, Rasputin, Orson Welles, Ernie Kovacs, Frank Sinatra, Colonel Harland Sanders & Kentucky Fried Chicken (not "KFC" thank you very much!), Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Hedy Lamarr, Ava Gardner, Charlie Chaplin, Gene Tierney, Sofia Vergara, Buster Keaton, Aria Giovanni, Hyapatia Lee, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Lucky Strike (green label only!), Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Boston kiddie show hosts, assorted late 1950s and early to mid-1960s toys, assorted late 1950s and early to mid-1960s children's books, mid-1960s cub scout items, Schlitz Light and Billy Beer, Abraham Lincoln, Breaking Bad|
|Favorite Movies||The Philadelphia Story, Casablanca, The Magnificent Seven, Cyrano de Bergerac (the Jose Ferrer version from 1952), Moby Dick (numerous versions!), Midnight Run, It's a Wonderful Life, Twelve Angry Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Blues Brothers, Son of Frankenstein, Apocalypse Now, The Great Escape, Modern Romance, Sin City, Ed Wood, The Magnificent Seven, Men in Black, The Shawshank Redemption, and most of the Zorro films and serials!|
|Favorite Music||The Doors, The (early) Beatles, Roy Orbison, Gene Pitney, Herman's Hermits, The Guess Who, (early) Led Zeppelin, Oingo Boingo, U-2, Barbara Lewis, Ray Charles, Wynonie Harris, Lesley Gore, Graham Nash, The Beach Boys, Gene Vincent, Billie Holiday, Willie Dixon, Jay and the Americans (but ONLY IF the "Jay" is Jay Black or Jay Traynor), Muddy Waters, Jim Croce, Queen, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Joe South, Ted Nugent, Bad Company, Hoodoo Gurus, John Denver, Big Daddy, Redd Kross, Shonen Knife, Velvet Mafia, Dan Fogelberg, Pink Floyd|
|Favorite Books||Great Expectations, Moby-Dick (I love that only-in-the-title hyphen!), The Count of Monte Cristo, Les Miserables, Cyrano de Bergerac (and I know it's really a play), Don Quixote, Shane, Summer of '42, On the Road, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Corsican Brothers (not the Cheech and Chong movie), Captains and the Kings, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Outsiders, and random writings from authors Jack Kerouac, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Dorothy Parker, Bret Harte, Harlan Ellison, and Damon Runyon!|