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Just curious, besides me anyone here planning to go to Chillah? [frankie]


Sorry to hear this terrible news. The Cowsills, Dark Shadows, GI Joe Astronaut, Planet of the Apes, Get Smart, Bewitched, Space Food Stix, The Archies etc are all part of that wonderful weave that was the late '60s. I'm always happy to have been a kid growing up then. I have 3 Cowsills CDs actually.  [gramophone]
I hope for the best.


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  Hope you have a great day. Party like you're being shipped off the Wyndcliff tomorrow!!!   
Michael  [vampy]

The seond best commentary was in NYC in 2001 when I got Johnny Karlen to sign my DoD laserdisc sleeve. The dear, late Dennis Patrick looked over and asked him, "What's that?" John replied, "It's a film I made in Belgium, in BELGIUM. Its an arty vampire. I was NUDE." To which Dennis replied, "Who would wanna see THAT?"  Those two were always magic together. [a233]


Calendar Events / Announcements '05 II / Re: DS in new issue of Toyfare
« on: September 30, 2005, 10:23:37 PM »
THANKS for the update. I preordered those at the LA show this year and was beginning to wonder whatever happened to them. It had worried me they still don't appear on the Majestic Toys website. Some of their linked sites like "Monsters in Motion" are taking preorders. I bet they are disappointed that David Selby won't be at Chiller, as I bet they will have them there by then.


Calendar Events / Announcements '05 II / Re: RIP DS Director Henry Kaplan
« on: September 26, 2005, 05:49:36 PM »
Wow, this was out of the blue. I wish to recommend to anyone who hasn't picked them up, the "Fear and Loathing on Dark Shadows" comic books by Chris Pennock. Chris has made quite a character out of Kaplan's eccentricities.

In pace requiescat, Henry

I have always enjoyed the card sets. I have all 4 series of Dark Shadows card, pretty much complete, in the binder they sold for the "orange series" which was I think in 2001 NYC convention.  [book2]
The DS cards were generally done with relative taste and have some good photos, if not some retouching (obvious on several of the "pink cards" especially." Does anyone know how Topps designed the signatures, I ask because the Maggie Evans cards really look like KLS's handwriting, or was that coincidental?
I also admit to having both Planet of the Apes set, (I think there was a third series in recent years as well.)
      I love the mention of the "You'll Die Laughing" cards. The jokes were so bad, we used to call them "You'll Die Reading" cards.    [tongue2]


[blackbat]  Moonstone Books is a company that does Graphic Novels on generally established characters, from what I can tell they are a combination of pro, semi-pro, and fan fiction. Their newest book on Carl Kolchak is called The Night Stalker Chronicles and features a short story titled "Kolchak meet Barnabas." Anyone read this?  [Bat]   [blackbat]


Mrs. Johnson: "I am the Ghost of Yom Kippurs yet to come..."
Julia: "No, no, no oooooo ooooh."

"And after each time I shave, I just splash on Brut for that manly fragraance and AAAAAAARRRRRGGGG...not in my eyeeeeeeee!"   [haironend]

Calendar Events / Announcements '05 II / Re: Happy Birthday Josette
« on: September 15, 2005, 03:02:22 PM »
A very Happy Birthday Josette,      [occasion15] [occasion13]
May Barnabas bring you many music boxes  [gramophone] [gramophone] and jewels from the Orient! [occasion1]


Current Talk '05 II / Re: Where did the Collins family come from?
« on: September 06, 2005, 05:32:53 PM »
I did some rudimentary searches on the Collins name, and it is common in England, Ireland and Wales. I would tend to suspect this family is English as in 1795, Barnabas moving to England is considered a good cover story, in 1897 Quentin implies he has visited family in England, and in 1967, Elizabeth says, "I didn't know we still had family in England."
         The name Collins derives from two sources, in England it was diminutive for Nicholas; in Welsh-Gaelic, it means roughly "darling", but usually in reference to small animals, most especially puppies or small dogs. (Welsh sp. cuilein)
Maybe this explains Barnabas's puppy eyes.  ;)


PS I did a scan for "Barnabas Collins" and a few real people came up on some geneaology sites, but it was a kind of a ruse to lead me to signing up for "".  My own family history book lists an old will circa 1690s in which a family member bequeaths some furniture to, (and I kid you not, this is TRUE) to his "cousin Barnabas Joyner in England!"   :o

Caption This! - 1897 / Re: Episode #0833
« on: September 06, 2005, 03:53:28 PM »
Charles Delaware Tate: I'm sorry I painted a nude of you, Quentin, but I don't have that one anymore either. Neither does Petofi, however I would suggest checking with Aristede...

Caption This! - 1995-Gerard and Daphne-Summer of '70 / Re: Episode #1094
« on: September 06, 2005, 03:43:58 PM »
Carolyn samples Sebastian's special "Purple Sunshine" "herbal" tea.

Calendar Events / Announcements '05 II / Re: Deron's Birthday
« on: September 06, 2005, 03:21:29 PM »
A very merry birthday to YOU!    [occasion13] [occasion15] [occasion16] [occasion1]
     Hope it was both special and spooky!