Apparently I have to take my computer in for a consultation with a “genius.” Please stand by.
I was doing a little cartoon research this morning, and while I was reading about the popularity of robot cartoons in the ’30s, I came across this in a book called Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald:
“There was also a sub-cycle of robot cow cartoons…”
Robot cow cartoons. I of course went straight to youtube to further investigate. I wasn’t able to find the cartoons noted in the book, but I did find a ’20s precursor to the genre.
One thing I’m finding about ’20s cartoons is that they don’t seem as racist as cartoons from the ’30s. They’re so weird that there’s no room for stupid racist gags. Hey wait – does this cartoon hold the solution to a societal ill? If people were weirder they wouldn’t be as racist? Someone should work on this. I would myself, but I’m a little busy at the moment tracking down some milk for my cereal. I may need rollerskates.
I also believe this cartoon may hold the secret to defeating the smoke monster on Lost, but I’m not sure. I can’t think straight until I’ve had my cereal.
Nope. It’s nearly 2009 and I still don’t have my robot beautician.
Happy Halloween! Stop carving your pumpkin and put on your costume already. What?!? You still don’t have your costume figured out? Lord. Here. Put on these boxes. You look fine. Now let’s get out there and get some candy before it’s all gone.
Photo of scary ghost and sexy cat by Anne Herndon circa 1972