The strange story of Captain Al begins in Canada’s Northwest Territories, where government officials wanted to create something that would convey the dangers of alcoholism to the Inuit community.  With mighty powers, Captain Al Cohol could be rendered essentially useless by the addition of a little fire-water, and his adventures, while somewhat crudely drawn, conveyed the evils of booze with energy and melodrama…

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. If we include non-television material, Aspirin can be fatal to the Doctor (and other Time Lords). This was never explicitly stated within the TV series, but is within novels and audio dramas. However, there IS an episode of the TV series where Jo offers the Third Doctor an Earth medicine tablet, which he states could kill him, and while it was not directly said to be Aspirin in the episode, many fans speculate it was an Aspirin tablet after the subject was stated in later non-televised works.

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