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Kotter #9 – Your daily dose of existentialism

One of the little things that continues to make card collecting fun 30-some years after I should have grown up and abandoned it is that every so often, there’s a little gem that offers something more than it appears at … Continue reading

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Kotter #8 – the merits of anger

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – the text of an old silk-screened panel that was given to me … Continue reading

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Kotter #7 – your reassurances are less than compelling

I’ve been avoiding the lockout post because I’m completely fed up with the whole thing and it hasn’t even started.  It baffles me how a league willingly shuts itself down when revenues are at record highs, the TV deal they’ve … Continue reading

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Kotter #6 – Hey, Hey, Ronnie

I was thinking about Ron Palillo on the day that he died last week.  I had pretty much settled on the idea that this card was going to be about the lockout and was working on the normal “how do … Continue reading

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Kotter #5 – A Lament for Saturday

The thing that continues to strike me about this card is the incongruity between Horshack’s words and body language.  Saturday is supposed to be the happiest day of his life, yet of all the people in the image, he appears … Continue reading

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Kotter #4 – the original 24/7?

One of the recurring little subplots of Welcome Back Kotter was the distinction between private and public existence and the tensions that could come when the boundaries between them were breached.  The show would often start with these idyllic little … Continue reading

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