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Friday, 14 May 2004
Welcome To The Barron Universe
It stretches from Brampton, Ontario Canada to the outer/ inner reaches of my mind. There are links to it both within this blog and on the left hand side of this page.

What you find in the "Barron Universe" can vary from person to person. Some may find entertaining material, fascinating characters and unusual insights into life. Others may find nothing at all.

Part of my mission in life is to build a road to Katimavik where humans, aliens and spirits can meet and understand each other better.

Travelling there is half the fun, so buckle up and lets take off at cyberspeed.
The Angel At Hotel California
The Road To Katimavik
Hotel California Links
Confidential Files: Area 53



Posted by qualteam at 6:18 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 15 May 2004 9:19 AM EDT
Thursday, 13 May 2004
Blacklash On American Idol
Mood:  irritated
A couple of weeks ago, Simon had declared that the final competition would be between Fantasia and La Toya. This relegated Diana and Jasmine to second class competitors.

I don't think the audience appreciated this attempt to fix results. It was fitting irony on the "expert" opinions of the judges that the favourites were placed in the loser circle. To me, this was audience backlash against the blatant attempt to manipulate the votes.

Don't get me wrong. I felt that La Toya should have stayed and Jasmine should have went.

The influence of the judges' negative and positive opinions should have ended when the top 12 performers were chosen. After that, the audience decides who's the best and the worse. What do you think?

American Idol Webpage

Posted by qualteam at 6:13 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 13 May 2004 10:22 PM EDT
Wednesday, 12 May 2004
Movie Review 70: Bruce Almighty
Mood:  mischievious
To begin with, there is some very funny stuff in this film. Particularly, the zany over-the-top material that Jim Carrey is good at. Some scenes were played just for laughs and they got them from me.

However, when God tells Carrey that he's(i.e. God) going on vacation and then shows up a couple of scenes later, you know there are big holes in the storyline. Two and a half stars.
The Best "God" Movie That I've Seen
The Man Who Could Work Miracles
More Reviews Of The Almightly Bruce

Posted by qualteam at 9:03 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 20 May 2004 11:31 PM EDT
Tuesday, 11 May 2004
Spring Has Sprung In Brampton
Mood:  a-ok
For the first time this spring, we were able to walk in our neighbourhood without a jacket. This is a big change from the blizzard we encountered near St. John's Newfoundland on Apr/26/04. Brampton is about 25 miles north and west of Toronto. If you want to know what the weather is on any given day, just link to this blog entry. The City Of Brampton The Toronto Star The Weather In Calgary The Weather In St. John"s

Posted by qualteam at 10:52 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 12 May 2004 10:41 PM EDT
Monday, 10 May 2004
It's A No Brainer :Van Helsing is #1
Mood:  sharp
Both "Hellboy" and "Van Helsing" have exciting impact previews that stress heavy duty supernatural action. It paid off for Van Helsing this weekend, but it still has a budget of $150,000,000 to cover. No one can accuse the producers of this flix of engaging in cheap thrills and chills.

I have my own favourite vampire and vampire movies. Check them out below:
Fright Night
My Favourite Vampire Spoof, Love At First Bite
Christopher Lee, My Favourite Vampire Of All Time

Posted by qualteam at 11:16 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 11 May 2004 10:54 PM EDT
Sunday, 9 May 2004
My Top Ten Mother's Day Songs
Songs about mothers are hard to find, but the tunes that I've discovered are worth the effort to hear.

I couldn't find the lyrics to Connie Francis's "Mama" or Derek Pilgrim's "I'm The One Who Put The Gray In My Mamma's Long Black Hair". However, I'm sure if you check out the collection of CDs by these two, you'll be able to find those songs.

All of these songs reflect the love and tenderness that a songwriter felt for his mother or a mother:
1. Ave Maria/Perry Como 2. Mammy/Al Jolson 3. Rock And Roll Lullaby/B.J. Thomas 4. Mamma Tried/Merle Haggard 5. I'm Living In Shame/The Supremes 6. My Mother's Long Black Hair/Derek Pilgrim 7. Lady Madonna/The Beatles 8. She Works Hard For The Money/Donna Summer 9. Mama/Connie Francis 10. Having My Baby/Paul Anka



Posted by qualteam at 7:30 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 9 May 2004 7:49 PM EDT
Friday, 7 May 2004
The Critics Rant About "Van Helsing"
Mood:  silly
But the movie's still going to be number one at the box office this week.

The story looks campy with its special effects and corny dialogue. Van Helsing is the orginal male "Buffy The Vampire Slayer". It also looks similiar to "Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein".

With X-man, Hugh Jackman, tossed in for good measure, how can it lose?
The Toronto Star Review
Rotten Tomatoes On Van Helsing
Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein

Posted by qualteam at 5:35 PM EDT
Thursday, 6 May 2004
First Contact With Aliens
There are many of us on the planet who are willing to contact aliens. Our conditions would be simple: no brainwashing, no abductions, no memory shutdowns, no illusions. The media and planetary governments would not be involved in this plan.

In exchange for our best artistic works and ideas, the extraterrestials would give us the technology we need to survive this century(e.g. the secrets of cheap energy, cheap food, cheap health care and cheap environmental cleanups, etc.)

We're not trying to steal their weapons and/or spaceships. That's why we'll keep these first meetings from the prying eyes of the media and government agencies for a long time.

Following the initial encounters, there would be direct communication with the peoples of earth via the internet with the help of cyber ambassadors. What do you think?
Fun Alien Stuff
Alien Support Groups

Was This Website Created By An Alien?



Posted by qualteam at 10:26 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 7 May 2004 7:29 AM EDT
Wednesday, 5 May 2004
Movie Review 69: Unbreakable
This film has a great deal of potential concerning gifted individuals who are good or bad, but the story and the characters just develop too slowly.

What cartoonist makes heroes and villians in real life and will you ever meet him? Two stars.
More Reviews Of Unbreakable

Posted by qualteam at 8:41 PM EDT
Tuesday, 4 May 2004
Wait Until Next Year
Mood:  hug me
Despite a rousing comeback in the 3rd period, the Toronto Maple Leafs(Laughs?)went down to defeat in overtime. The score was close 3 to 2 but the Leafs were done like dinner. They could have come out fighting but they fell behind early, caught up in the 3rd and then tired quickly in overtime. Two Stars, but I'm still a Leaf fan.

Posted by qualteam at 11:40 PM EDT

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