From the Publisher of
The Adventures Continue
TAC, Jr. #26
January 12, 1999 (2 PM Eastern Time)
1) BETTE SHAYNE
2) DABBS GREER
3) PHYLLIS COATES
4) VARIETY AD FUND
5) SPEEDING BULLET
6) GEORGE REEVES ON DISNEY
7) ON RADIO AT CHRISTMAS
8) ON RADIO AFTER NEW YEAR
9) LOOKING FOR SUPERMAN TELEPHONE
10) GREAT CAESAR'S PANTS
1) BETTE SHAYNE --
Several readers have written to ask if autographed photos of
Bob Shayne are
sill available I talked with Bette last week, and she said that
have some. They will not last forever, so if you've been thinking
ordering one, maybe you should do it now.
Also, Bette underwent some surgery this morning at 9:30 Pacific
nothing serious, but she will be in the hospital for a couple
you will want to keep her in your thoughts as she recovers. If
you'd like to
send her a get well card, I'd be happy to forward it to her for
include forwarding postage.
2) DABBS GREER --
If you have been receiving my messages, you know that Dabbs Greer
been well for the past several months. In October he experiences
rapid heartbeat, and then the doctors found a spot on his spine.
rate has been regulated and the spot turned out to be benign,
but Dabbs is
frustrated because these problems have slowed him down a little.
anxious to get back to work and has already missed out on a movie
wanted. He also told me he knows the identity of the "mystery
George and Toni in TAC #15, but he couldn't remember her name
when we were
on the phone. He said he'd take another look and call me back
3) PHYLLIS COATES --
January 15 is Phyllis' birthday. Take a few moments that day
her. You might also want to take a first-season episode from
shelf and enjoy a great performance. My favorite Phyllis show
Runaway Robot." Boy could that girl scream!
4) VARIETY AD FUND --
If you've visited the Contributors'
Page lately you know that the goal of $2,845
has not yet been met. In fact, the fund seems to be stuck at
over the $2,000 mark. I'd really like to see this ad become a
reality. If we
could do it ten years ago, we can surely do it now. Most readers
contributed about $15, but any amount is welcome. Thanks so much
readers who have already contributed. Too bad my office isn't
built on a
5) SPEEDING BULLET --
Jan Alan Henderson first published "Speeding
Bullet" in Cult Movies magazine
back in 1995. Since then, he's uncovered many new facts and obtained
photographs to accompany his expanded text. A revised edition,
conjunction with Michael Bifulco is now titled Speeding Bullet:
The Life and Bizarre
Death of George Reeves" and will be ready for distribution
soon, perhaps as
early as next month. As soon as I get the word from Mike, I'll
let you know
and will make Speeding Bullet available
at my web site.
6) GEORGE REEVES ON DISNEY --
Roger Schoolcraft would like to alert those reader who are able
the Disney Channel that Westward Ho The Wagons! will air
as a two-parter
on January 18 and 19 at 11PM Eastern Time. I believe it's part
Wonderful World of Disney series.
7) ON THE RADIO AT CHRISTMAS--
From Mark Rothberg in New York -- On Christmas day I was listening
oldies station here in NYC . (WCBS FM 101.1) All of a sudden
I here the ever
famous opening starting with "Faster than a speeding bullet"
and ending with
"It's a bird! It's a plane! It's SANTA CLAUS, bringing all
the old Christmas
music to you all day long." I just mention this because
it's nice to know
that the world-famous opening can still be heard in one form
or another even
today, nearly fifty years after it was first heard on televison.
8) ON THE RADIO AFTER NEW YEAR --
This just in from Gary Miller who works at WKEE-FM in Huntington,
WV. -- It
was "Trivia Tuesday" at the radio station today. Our
listing is Huntington (WV), Ashland (KY) and Ironton (OH). We
ask a "tough" trivia question on the morning show:
"What celebrity, who once
lived in Ashland, marks his or her birthday today [January 5]?"
we said . . . not living or dead, no 85th, not any more information.
mind that Billy Ray Cyrus, the Judds, Chuck Woolery, and a host
folks would have been probable guesses, as they all come from
surrounding areas. The game was up in less than one minute. George
was the fifth name guessed. So much for our "toughie".
I guess George still
lives on in a lot of hearts.
9) LOOKING FOR SUPERMAN TELEPHONE --
Mark Witt is looking for some Superman collectibles, in particular
Superman telephone. If you can help him out, contact him at
10) GREAT CAESAR'S PANTS --
You've probably all received some -- gags and jokes forwarded
person to the next via E-mail. Michael Hayde was the recent recipient
"May The Pant's Be With You," lines from "Star
Wars" that could be improved
if you substituted the word "pants" for a key word
in the dialogue. Being
the humorist he is, Michael thought it might be fun to try it
"Adventures of Superman." So, let's give it a try,
shall we? These are
Michael's suggestions. If you can think of any others, let me
"I warn you: the time will come; and that time is perhaps
very soon at hand,
when you'll wish you'd heeded the pants of Jor-El."
"Must be gettin' a head cold. Got a funny ringin' in
"'Taint only in your pants."
"Great Caesar's Pants!"
"That's confiscation of pants! I won't stand for it!"
"Once more they will ask to see these strange things
that you do with your
pants - and you must show them."
"If you think I'm sleeping alone in these pants all night,
you're nuts. Come
"There is no number one crime boss in pants anymore!"
"Obviously none of you can be trusted with pants, so
I'm going to take them
away from you!"
"That's the trouble with these pants: you're always finding
wants to play hard to get!"
"Jimmy, his pants! He can hardly breathe!"
"Young man, I wouldn't play with those pants if I were
"Excuse me, professor. I've got a date in outer pants."
"And, you know, I don't even hate pants anymore."
"He put poison on her pants. You shouldn't have jumped
so far, Mr. King; I
wiped it off a long time ago."
"Ahh, your Aunt Tilly couldn't even light the oven for
one of Margie's
"All my pants are authentic. That is, most of them."
"A forest fire tried to muscle into Metropolis today.
It was hotter than
the hot pants at Sing-Sing."
The Adventures Continue . . . with George Reeves