Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Unofficial Biography



(Most of what appear to be photographs in the following post are actually cave paintings. Yes, they're that old. Just sayin'.)

Many years ago -- many, many, many years ago, fellow babies -- on this very date, a foxling was born in a building many referred to by a brand new word: "hospital."

The fox-child was precocious, to say the least. To the doctor whose hand smacked the newborn baby's pink buttocks, the child said "You do that again, and I'll run you over as soon as I get my first tricycle." There is also an unsubstantiated report that the young lad inappropriately touched one of the hospital's prettier nurses.

In the above shot, the boy's older sister
 restrains him from chasing after
an attractive young married woman.

"Sam" would have to do until he grew old enough
to ride The Lone Ranger's Silver, or Zorro's Toronado!

"Stick with me, baby, I'm goin' places!"
(Note the unscripted hand-holding!)

"I'll remember you, sucker. And someday..."

Early, solid crushes on at least two of the young girls pictured.

Making nice with an alien invader on Christmas Day!


The alliance fell apart, however, when the
lad joined the ranks of the superheroes!

Remember this coat...


Mom sure could get her money's
worth when it came to clothing! 

 Sister Kathy has a "Boy, this is fake, but I don't
wanna tip off my liddle brudda!" look on her face.
"Liddle brudda," I must say, looks kinda stoned.

What a charmer! 

Don't ask. No, really. Don't ask.

A brief stumbling block on the
young superhero's road to fame!

Don't ask. No, really. Don't ask.

Uncle Ebeneezer in "The Ransom of Red Chief"

"School's... out... for... ever!"

First band, the stupidly-named SHUDR.

Better band. No groupies due to first fiancée.

Wonder what the song was...

Los Angeles, 1982, traveling in the
footsteps of Jim Morrison, kinda/sorta...

26th birthday, 1982. The Doors. Of course.

"Put the camera down and come over here..."



"Now will you put the damned camera down?"

Hallowe'en, mid 1980s

In recent years, illustrations have
largely replaced actual photographs.
(Welcome to South Park!)

As I said, "In recent years, illustrations
have largely replaced actual photographs."

Not sure how this ominously-lit
Polaroid sneaked in here...

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The changing
Of sunlight to moonlight
Reflections of my life
Oh how they fill my eyes
The greetings
Of people in trouble
Reflections of my life
Oh how they fill my eyes
All my sorrows
Sad tomorrows
Take me back to my own home
All my cryings
Feel I'm dying, dying
Take me back to my own home
I'm changing, arranging
I'm changing, I'm changing everything
Oh, everything around me
The world is a bad place
A bad place, a terrible place to live
Oh, but I don't wanna die
All my sorrows
Sad tomorrows
Take me back to my own home
All my cryings
Feel I'm dying, dying
Take me back to my own home
All my sorrows
Sad tomorrows
Take me back to my own home

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I guess today's post would almost qualify as a Sepia Wednesday?

Next Wednesday, I promise, a new Comical Wednesday post about the original Mr. Terrific.

Thanks for your time, fellow babies.

21 comments:

  1. Wow!! this is an amazing post I think, Silver is a nice and lovely post (but you have to say many.many.many years???:) love the pictures and I smile with them, and how cute baby you was!!(LOL) and the song is one of my favorites song, reflections on my life, is a nice and special song, dear Silver Happt,happy birthday to you:) gloria

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  2. Oh...you were threatening the Easter Bunny way back then? Who knew! :)

    Happy Birthday, Silver...loved the trip down memory lane. xo

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  3. Heh, heh! That's gotta be one of the more unique strategies to solicit birthday wishes I've ever come across. Good work, David. Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday!

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  4. Oh I am thick--did not actually realise it was your B'day, silver. Happy BDAY! Love the ol photos.

    those illustrated versions really are clver, btw.

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  5. I could do my version of the Munroe birthday song...but I think it would fall terribly short here in the comment box....Birthday Love your way fellow baby!

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  6. Very cool bunch of photos! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  7. it is a wooden snoopy head isnt it...

    and you were dressed as charlton heston?

    so this is how you celebrate your birthday? smiles.

    happy birthday fox

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  8. hahaha I totally cracked up at the Easter Bunny one. I guess it was just fate. Poor aliens, no one ever gives them a chance.

    Happy Birthday! You are now a same digit number if I recall correctly or was that my guess? Too many numbers in my brain..haha

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  9. @Gloria: Thanks.

    @Betsy: Never did trust that wascally wabbit!

    @Roy: Well, most of my readers already wished me Happy Birthday or spoke of it anyway.

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  10. @MMm: Hey, you wouldn't be the first person to miss something like that, haha! I did the South Park "me" on a website, and Skip Simpson drew the other one.

    @Natasha: Well, I've heard your singing voice on your blog, so I know you could do it justice.

    @Paul: Too bad I didn't have any photos from when I worked at That's Entertainment, the pop culture emporium in Worcester, MA that I worked for in the mid-1980s.

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  11. @Brian: Well, Heston did play Moses, so yeah. The dog head, however, was a papier-mache mask when I played the role of "Dog" in "Cheaper by the Dozen" onstage.

    @Pat: Yep. A same digit number, 55.

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  12. I love, love, love this post. Happy, happy birthday Mr. Fox. I'm becoming repetitive in your old age. Oh my goodness that girl in the L.A. photo. Her legs went on forever. Love your shit-eating grin when you were young (but you already know that). And you were such a cute little guy -- only yesterday.

    Love,
    Lola

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  13. @Lola: Yes, you are becoming really, really repetitive in my old age. The girl in the photo was Arlene, IIRC. The photo doesn't do her justice. Up close, she looked something like Carly Simon.

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  14. THAT was fun! I enjoyed every single thing about it. Loved it, in fact.

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  15. I listened to the song all the way through, and you were right, I get it. As for Arlene who looked like Carly Simon, I have always been much prettier than Carly Simon -- so there.

    Love,
    Lola

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  16. Happy Birthday, this was a great trip through your life. I feel like I know you so much better. Great pictures! What kind of music did your band play? Do you still play? Do you miss it a little bit? Hope it was a wonderful birthday!

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  17. @Lola: Subtle s.o.b., aren't I? Heh.

    @Kate: I don't play any more, but in the late 1970s and early 1980s, I was the lead singer in a few rock bands. Mostly cover tunes, but about half a dozen originals when I was in Viper. As for how good I was... Betsy and Skip have heard me recorded, Skip's seen me sing live. Ask them, haha! And yeah, it was a relaxing good time.

    @Skip: Cute.

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  18. I dig the pictures (especially the Santa Claus series) and Happy Birthday! :)

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