I would vote for anything that can be seen without buying new DVDs, or CDs, or whatever, in other words anything we can see online for free. I simply have too, too many clamshells in my house now and I'm trying to divest, with no success at all, and I'm guessing that many of us are in the same situation whether we admit it or not. I would be fine with, say, a weekly bulletin reading Hey, boys and girls, go to xyz site and check out this 1945 relevant ( ie Andy Clyde, Buster Keaton, Schilling and Lane, Healy and his Stooges, etc, etc, etc. ) either directly or vaguely stooge-related flick. We don't have to be strictly personnel-oriented or chronologically consistent.
I'll give a good, easy example: for the last year, youTube has featured the absolute finest example of Abbott and Costello's Who's On First, from their TV episode Retired Actors' Home. It's a scream, and it's in what amounts to hi-def. This is THE definitive version, and as of today I don't think it's been widely seen. Their version in The Naughty Nineties is nothing compared to this one. It would be lots of fun to discuss that, incomparable as it is. Likewise, diligent research turned up just last week a Danny Thomas 1965 TV special that featured the Stooges, Martha Raye, Ruth Buzzi, and about six minutes of idiotic burlesque-style humor. Let's talk about that. Two weeks from now we will have covered everything from 1930 to 1965 in what I would say, immodestly, is a legitimate and scholarly manner, and since from now on the career of the Stooges is decidedly more scattershot, I'd say that our comments could be the same. Paul Pain, this approach would put extra pressure on you, since you would have to dig up and introduce these random vaguely stooge-related entries, whatever they may be, always remembering that no one wants to buy anything. And remember, the last few months, there's only been about ten of us participating, plus if anything, after Outlaws, that number is likely to go down. This is a thankless gig you've signed up for, pal.
Oh and yes, my vote would be for the Keaton Columbias, for free of course. I'm kidding. I would actually buy the Keaton Columbias, if I could find them and if they were cheap enough.