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Sexy Superhero Costumes

Those of you that know me are probably not surprised to know that I have always been drawn to the sexy women of comics. But this admiration does not come easily at times, especially as it is clear from the way many of these women are drawn and are written that they are there to be escapist fantasy almost...

Gem City Comic Con

  Charlie and I had a great weekend at Gem City Comic Con with Aloysius Fox. Thanks again to Calamity Dawn and her lovely family for putting us up for the weekend and extra big thanks to John and Kim Wilson for running the Comic Related table all weekend. We couldn’t do it without all of you....

End of the Century

I’ve spent a lot of my life around education in one form or another. Sexy topic, right? But wait, I’m headed somewhere interesting. Whether it be the grade school years or college or my eventual career in higher education, for me life has almost always been around or near students and spring...

A Zombie Top 5

On this week’s episode, Ginny Tonic and I have a solid little discussion focused on zombies, zombie culture, zombie theory and zombie fandom. I’m not going to spoil that chat here, but I will say that I have a “guilty pleasure” level connection to these fine, feral, femur filleting,...

Collecting Comics

How did I start collecting comics?  Here’s some of my earliest memories of comic books and pictured within this post is a scan of the ONE BOOK that quite literally shaped a large period of my life and kicked off a hobby I still enjoy today. For those who don’t know, I grew up in a restaurant...

Top 5 Missing Television Series

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying John Wilson’s Big Damned Heroes article series on the long gone television show Firefly (via the Pandoracon site). It’s taken me back and gotten me rewatching the series when time allows. Along those same lines, an article coming out of SXSW shared a few...

Katniss Everdeen: Feminist Role Model or Not?

As I said in Episode Ten this week, after years of hearing the hype and listening to my bibliophile friends rave and recommend, I finally broke down and read The Hunger Games. I trusted my friends when they said I would not be able to put it down but I was also too repulsed by the concept, (in a dystopian...

A Video A Day

We may be stating the obvious but here at the Charlie Tonic Hour, we really like music. Also, we really like our readers. But most of all, we really like sharing the music we love with our dear readers. If you were paying close attention, you have already noticed a new area of the site that went live late...

Meet Stitcher

One of our goals here at the Charlie Tonic Hour is to make it easy for you to listen to our show and that has us looking for new avenues to deliver our hour to you. Recently, we learned of a great app which allows you to listen to the Charlie Tonic Hour on demand on your smart phone or iPad. We invite you...

When Science and Science Fiction Collide

Dr Forge has a very interesting article over on the Pandoracon website that compares how antimatter is used in Star Trek versus how we are currently able to use it. There is more overlap between the use of physics on Star Trek the use of of physics in real world than you would initially assume. Penn State...

We Want Your Sex…y Songs

Loyal listeners to The Charlie Tonic Hour will remember that on Episode Six we requested that you send us suggestions for your favorite sexy song for a Valentine’s music segment to debut on Episode Seven. So here we are again, asking you to lay it on us. What music gets you in the mood? Do you like...

Remembering Hilly Kristal And CBGB

I’ll get to CBGB in a moment… For a few years in the late 80’s I was lucky enough to run WRFL 88.1 FM in Lexington, KY as a general manager and serve as an on-air individual. Within the station’s studio a lot of history was made, but those are stories for another time. This evening,...

Avatar: The Legend of Korra

  On Episode Six of The Charlie Tonic Hour we discuss an upcoming TV show that has both of Charlie and I excited. I have been a huge fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender since I first saw it while visiting with a friend. Although this friend had kids who loved it, she herself couldn’t wait for us to...

Older Than The Internet

Age is such a funny thing. Every day we get a bit older yet, for me, it just doesn’t feel that way. I don’t think I’ve ever felt younger or more alive than I am right now. This podcast came at a good time in my life as I feel I have a lot to say, it lets me talk about a mix of topics and...

Can a Book that Turns you on Still be Great Literature? In Defense of Trashy Books

On Episode Five, Charlie and I gave our review of the best romance novel ever written: Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase. I also explain a little bit about why I have come to not only love the genre but also publicly defend it. It’s not easy for a woman who considers herself intelligent, well read, and...
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