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  1. Tom, I think it was the same dog, but I do remember a shorthaired marble-colored dog. I didn't see much of it, just the head once in a while popping up from behind the fence. I remember you having a wire across the top of the fence (even though I seem to remember the fence being fairly high, but we were kids back then so it may have just *seemed* big) so that the dog wouldn't jump over the fence and run away. So when someone entered the yard and the dog wanted to see what was going on he would jump up in the air to see over the fence. You'd look at the fence and just see this dog head popup and then go away like a whack-a-mole or something. I remember that sometimes the dog would get a running start and jump, so you'd see the head pop up over the top of the fence in an arcing motion. That dog was hysterical, but those are my only real memories of him. It was so long ago. I assume it's the same dog that you are talking about, but I thought we might have been around 5th or 6th grade or something. Like I said, it was a long time ago, so the memory is a bit fuzzy. I felt the same way about my dalmation (remember her?). She ended up living about 14 years. Not too bad for a pure bred! Brain21
  2. Do you still keep in touch with Matt Cella? Is he doing any acting or anything?
  3. If the reports stating that he was driving on a suspended license are true, it begs the question, why did he drive TO the funeral? (or anywhere for that matter) I'm sure he could have gotten a ride from someone... Speaking of police and car stories (this is not a DUI story), I met this guy once, he was a friend of a friend. He was the kind of guy that had multi-colored hair, wore funky clothes, etc., etc. Can't remember what state (as in the lower 48, not state of mind) he was in or what kind of car he was driving, but it was a little sports car. He was flying down the road, probably over 100mph or close to it. The police officer chased and pulled him over, looked him up and down and said to him in an intimidating fashion: "Son, I've been waiting for you ALL DAY" to which this guy replied "Well, I got here as fast as I could." The officer lost it and laughed his ass off. He wasn't expecting that, and let the guy off with a warning. :-) Brain21
  4. I just looked at the Guests list for DragonCon (which is still 5 months away), and he isn't listed. Does anyone know if there are any plans for him to be there either promoting some movie or his comic book company? Any rumors yet? Brain21
  5. If anyone goes, tell him to stop by the forums here and read the "post your questions for Tom here" pages!!!
  6. If you haven't gotten it yet, the last time I saw you was back in ~'89 when you were living in Hollywood near Mann's with Matt. By pure coincidence I was living across the street, and going to music school at the time. I visited you at that apartment just once. The next time I went back to see you, some months later, there was no one home (I think I went back twice). Didn't know if you had moved out or just weren't home. Then around Sept. of '89 I moved away from Hollywood, went back home to Maryland for a couple of months, and then back to Atlanta for college (still living in Atlanta, and my parents still live in the old neighborhood). Brain21
  7. I knew Tom way back when, when we were kids. As far as his interest in comics, we were both way into Mad Magazines and the old Mad Comics, as well as (to a lesser extent) the Mad Magazine clones (Cracked & Crazy magazine). We were both into the Alien movie (I remember him showing me his big Alien action figure), Blade Runner, etc. We were both into Stephen King. It's kinda funny. He was into Blade Runner, and then for a time Rutger Hower was his father-in-law. We were both into Stephen King and now he's in The Mist. If I remember correctly I had just finished reading Christine or Different Seasons or something like that, and Tom had just finished Skeleton Crew. He turned me on to Skeleton Crew, which, of course, is where the story "The Mist" was published. When we were in High School, there was some play put on that Tom was in. It might have been Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, or something like that. It's been so long. Anyway, Tom was in it, and there was one scene where he did some short monologue sitting on a bench or something. I just remember that he was really into the scene and did a great job, and everyone was commenting on him and that scene after the play ended. I don't know if he was actually in the Drama Club or not, but he did do some acting in H.S. He also played football, but I don't remember what year or for how long. I just remember he got injured during one game. I think maybe his neck or something? I just remember seeing him in the ambulance. The ambulance wasn't speeding away or anything, but I seem to remember they were doing something with his neck. Maybe putting a brace on? Fuzzy memories, but I'm pretty sure that that was Tom. If he ever poke through this thread I'm sure he can correct me or fill in the blanks. I know around '89 he was living in Hollywood in an apartment near Mann's Chinese Theater, right across the street from where I was living at the time. He was going to an acting school with his roommate Matt (a friend from High School), and was doing some local plays & stuff. I was out there going to music school at the time. That was the last time that I saw him (in person). I tried to contact him about this time last year through his sister, but never got a response from either him or his sister. :-( Brain21/Alex F
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