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Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Red Baron, The Black& Tan Baron & Snoopy

Manfred von Richthofen:
The Red Baron - The first Red Baron was one of those heroes whose life seems almost scripted. Discipline, pride, hunting skills, and Teutonic patriotism all combined in this man, bringing him to the pinnacle of fame which long outlasted the man himself. But Richthofen was no caricature, methodically claiming 80 aerial victories, before falling himself, in a Wagnerian finale.

Snoopy von Peanuts und Schultz.
"Curse you, Red Baron," cried Snoopy, the Mitty-esque canine ace of Charles Schultz' Peanuts comic strip. Courage, determination, & perserverance against insuperable odds, characterized this indomitable canine, who launching from his doghouse, threw himself into the sky against the German flying ace.












Baron von Goofus Und Katsenjaegger The ambusher supreme. He stalks and waits for the moment to strike. Unfortunately his feline enemies(the neighbors tribe of  semi-wild cats)  know the boundaries of the electric invisible fence border which confines Baron's attacks on the maruading song bird killers. His commander in chief (Troutbirder) is sympathetic to this cause but wishes to prevent forays into foreign territory, thus avoiding incidents with the neighbors. Baron also defends the homeland territory against intrusions by the squirrel tribe.

13 comments:

Ms Sparrow said...

I'm wondering, is your wife standing astride the Baron or is she forcefully trying to restrain him?

NCmountainwoman said...

Poor Baron. I can just imagine those pesky cats thumbing their paws just outside his boundary.

Now that old pesky song is an earworm. "Snoopy and the Red Baron." Thanks a lot.

Janie said...

Ha, ha. I've read about the Red Baron, and always enjoyed Snoopy's adventures as a fighter pilot. Your Baron sounds like perhaps the most fierce territory defender of all! Cats and squirrels, beware.

Montanagirl said...

Ha...Love those cartoons. I like your Baron too.

Retired English Teacher said...

Love the story. Baron is a great protector.

Larry said...

I never read about the real Red Baron. There's a peanuts film coming out so maybe you and the baron can go see it together!

RoadDog said...

Trivia Question. What 60s group had several hits with Snoopy fighting the Red Baron?

Anvilcloud said...

I live in the town where the guy who allegedly shot down the Red Baron hailed from: Arthur Roy Brown aka Billy Bishop.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Baron has a job to do! I am sure he patrols his area diligently..by the way those Hydrangeas are lovely:)

Honest Abe said...

I love that snowball bush. At least that is what we call them. I had one once and decided to move it and killed it. That was the last of anything like your bush. I did get a nice Hydrangea a couple of years ago and it did fine for two years and this year we had a drought and a heat wave that killed about half of the bush, and that in spite of my watering it. So, the other day I cut it all off short and cut out the dead wood and there are still a couple of leaves on it. I am hoping it will snap out of it come the spring of 2013.

I enjoyed your post about the German ace and Snoopy.

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kat said...

Hi there!

I'll have you know
that I love those historians/writers
you mentioned .....

now let me get back
to my reading over your site here!

kat said...

...Stephen Ambrose, David McCullough,
Doris Kearns Godwin,
Shelby Foote ....
I commented under the wrong posting -
sorry .... too excited I guess.