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Thursday, November 30, 2017

GIVE ME THAT OLD TIME RELIGION (I MEAN CARTOONING)


IMHO, TV cartoons today aren't near as clever or funny as they were in the 50's & 60's.  I was born in 1934 so I was an adult then, but I still loved them!!  There were also great cartoons at the movies.  As far as I can remember, Saturday matinees always had a double feature, Movietone News and a cartoon.  (And the coming attractions weren't nearly as long as they are now.)

Beany & Cecil (the seasick sea serpent) was one of my favorite shows.
They made many subtle (& sometimes not so subtle) references 
to current events, place names & people,
such as Vic Tanney in this short (6 minute) episode.
He used to have a gym franchise.


Another of my favorites was the Rocky (Rocket J. Squirrel) & Bullwinkle. The show was structured as a variety show, with the main feature being the serialized adventures of the two title characters, the anthropomorphic moose Bullwinkle and flying squirrel Rocky. The main adversaries in most of their adventures are the two Russian-like spies Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale. Supporting segments include Dudley Do-Right (a parody of old-time melodrama), Peabody's Improbable History(a dog named Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman traveling through time), and Fractured Fairy Tales (classic fairy tales retold in comic fashion), among others.
(wikipedia)


Mr. Peabody & his boy Sherman were part of the Rocky show:

I don't want to forget Huckleberry Hound:

or Quick Draw McGraw (This is a remix.):

No matter how young you are, I'm sure you're familiar with Yogi Bear:

& the Flintstones:

The Roadrunner started later, in the middle 60's.
This is the very first cartoon:
















I gotta go, my show is starting----fishducky

 



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

COMEDY WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS




These are actually pictures of (not by) animals.
Elephant's Child (myjustsostory.blogspot.com) sent me the 2015 winners of the 
Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.
Thank you, Sue!!
I have also included some of the 2016 winners.
The captions are mine.


 Go straight for two blocks & then turn right.


 His mama told him not to chew with his mouth open!!


 Shit!!


Look what I can do!!

Do you have a couple of aspirins?

♪♪It takes two to tango♪♪

When I enlisted I didn't think there'd be this much marching.


I bet I can pole vault over six inches...


Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo


No caption is necessary.


I believe this is a pushmepullyou.

Don't deny it, I saw you looking at that other meerkat!!


♪♪You put your right foot in
You take your right foot out
You put your right foot in
And you shake it all about♪♪



 That was a close call!!


Shut up!!

You're probably wondering why I called this meeting... 


 He didn't pay attention to the "Caution, Killer Salmon" sign.


Get a room!!

I've run this before but it's still funny: