Doug: Yep, it's that time of year again -- time for the inmates to run the asylum for a month! As has become our tradition the past two Januarys, Karen and I will not be posting any new content until February 1st. In our place, we'll still have that BAB flavor added to your laptop or desktop every day in the form of some do-it-yourself posts as well as some classic re-runs.
Doug: Over the past two years the Marvel Firsts series of trade paperbacks has been a great buy for each of us, as well as fodder for many posts. We thought this January we might borrow the concept and go into the wayback machine to pull some of our oldest posts forward for a second look. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (and the occasional Saturday) be on the look-out for the first partner review, the first Open Forum, and so on. We remarked to each other a couple of weeks ago at how little traffic we got five years ago. Certainly we have a group of diehards who carry our daily conversations these days. Enjoy the trip down memory lane, and give us a thought (or a new thought) on the topic du jour.
Karen: It really is funny to go back and look at those early posts and see how few responses we got, yet we kept plugging away. And I'm glad we did! Eventually it paid off. I do look forward to hearing what you think about some of those topics now.
Doug: We'll also, as has become habit, slot some of our regular conversation departments for your daily use. So be thinking of topics for the aforementioned Open Forum, or to Discuss, and even a Who's the Best...? or Who's the Worst...? -- you'll see those sprinkled throughout the month. But in a departure from past practice, rather than the first one in grabbing all the glory (and moderating responsibilities) I think we can handle multiple topics just fine. So whatever you have to bring to the table -- bring it!
Karen: It's been a lot of fun to see what you guys come up with -I think we've had some of our liveliest discussions through these posts! I hope you kids are ready for this.
Doug: Of course we'll be around, chiming in here and there as we always do. This has become a time in the year to which we really look forward. And it's not just the break from wanting to be creative five times a week. It's fun to hear what you have to say! Thanks again for making this a labor of love -- all of our readers (even the quiet ones) are just great and we really appreciate the time you spend here each day. Have a great New Year!
Doug: Hi, again, everyone. I just read some information about the coming Avengers: Age of Ultron movie and wanted to share. Also, how about the image below, also contained in the link above?