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Excited for Camden Comic Con!

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Hello and Welcome to the Basement...

You know I don't get excited for many things... however I am excited that I'll finally be able to check out Camden Comic Con next Saturday April 9

The C3 as it was dubbed by Geekadephia, is put on by the find folks at Rutgers University-Camden, and will be held this year at the University's Athletics & Fitness Center and is 100% free and open to the public.

Sure there will be vendors there, for those looking to buy and pick up stuff... it is a convention after all... but the C3 doesn't have all the other hassle, hustle and bustle that is associated with say Wizard World that will be in Philadelphia June 2 to June 5.

What do I mean? Well...the location for the C3 is easy for anyone remotely familiar with NJ Transit bus lines to, as you're heading to the Walter Rand Transportation Center and walking the short distances over to Rutgers. If you're in Atlantic City, and don't drive, you hope on a bus to Camden.

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Top Gear What Was The Beginning Of The End

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Hello and welcome to the Basement,

First let me give a shout out to the staff at Cooper Hospital in downtown Camden for taking care of my mom. You guys and gals rock. Mom, we'll see you at home very soon.

Now... As I was re-watching the Top Gear Patagonia Special and it occurred to me that we have passed the one year mark of Jeremy Clarkson being fired from Top Gear, and subsequently seeing the resigning of James May and Richard Hammond as presenters of the world's most watched motoring show.

And I still honestly think it was the wrong decision... sure he punched someone in a moment of rage, but that has happened to the best of us at one time or another. But I can't help but look back at the Patagonia Special as being the beginning of the end for Top Gear as we has come to know it... thanks in part to people seeing malice in something that was pure coincidence.

For those of you who may not know... the trio of Hammond, May and Clarkson were paying tribute to the V8-Engine…