I was delighted as well as surprised to see the picture of Tintin in Mark’s post below today. I had a passion for the Tintin comics when I was a child.
It was John Quiggin who inadvertently re-ignited my old passion. He made a request for civil discussion. That provoked some lame insults, which led me to think that Captain Haddock could do better.
Why did I think that? I dunno- perhaps if you put a sailor’s cap on Quiggin’s latest photo perhaps?
Anyway, I surfed around a bit, and posted this link on my sports website.
But the itch was scratched, and now I had to look. The official Tintin website is very good (its all Flash but if you look in the Dossier section you can find the list of Captain Haddock’s Anathemas (an essential tool for any blog commenter), as well as biographical information, etc.
The fan websites are pretty good, too. In fact, I was so inspired that I went to ebay and bid for some copies. I won, as well, and they’ll be in my hot little hands by the end of the week.
It just goes to show, you never know where reading a blog may take you. The Law of Unintended Consequences is alive and well.