[OT, way way OT] Barney, HC, and the glory days

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sun May 2 22:15:49 EDT 2010


Richmond Mathewson wrote:
>  anybody for a purple dinosaur . . . or 2 ???

I couldn't resist. Although "Man Beheaded by a Ceiling Fan" is forever 
lost, there is one surviving stack of the Kill Barney genre. It 
converted to Rev, and then to a revlet, without a hitch. Perhaps it 
survived because it contains no stick men. The masochists among us may 
squint into the past here, provided you have the RevWeb plugin:

<http://jacque.on-rev.com/extras/barneydies.html>

I am embarrassed to say that I have watched this several times after 
unearthing it. It brings back such mixed memories.

I might add that Bob West, the first and original voice of Barney, was 
an active participant on the AOL HC Forum, and was occasionally annoyed 
that his rapt audience became sour critics after a few years, and mildly 
irritated that they persisted in uploading these files. I had the good 
fortune to talk to him on the phone once about some AOL business, and he 
kept changing his voice between his natural one, Barney, and various 
other characters and accents, leaving me in stitches, not to mention 
confused about who I was really talking to. He was a joy, a really nice guy.

-- 
Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com



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