Bully beef

He seemed very brave at first, but after watching this cartoon in its entirety I’m not so sure of the purity of John the Bull’s call to sacrifice. Put your money where your mouth is, John.

Then again, I’m not so sure that John is even bovine. At the beginning he seems to have normal cloven hooves, but at the end, doesn’t he appear to have three fingers on each hand-hoof? Is he some sort of deep cover odd-toed ungulate psyops assassin? You tell me.


It got a little warm here yesterday. 112° where I was at its hottest, but thankfully it cooled down to a brisk 92° by midnight. Today is going to be much better, they say. Only 102° or so. I wish Betty would come along and give me the cold shoulder.

Redrawn and quartered

If you think I’ve posted this Peter Rabbit cartoon before, you’re sort of right. A few years ago I posted the original version, but there is something about this ripoff redrawn version that charms me the way kid fan art or the best store front art charms me. It’s very clunky and wrong, but… I don’t know. What do you think? Original is here for reference.

There are lots of other weird redrawn cartoons on this clip as well. Happy Saturday morning to you.


My friend Julie made this and she doesn’t even live in the woods. She does know an awful lot about good boys, though.

Ocean’s twenty-eight

A couple of notes this morning: there’s a lot of violence in this cartoon, but nobody gets electrocuted at any time. This whole “appliance in the water=electrocution” thing is so ingrained in me that I kept flinching. Also, while watching the synchronized swimmers I had a much stronger “this is adorable but if this were real life I would be screaming in terror” reaction than I usually do with mouse hijinks cartoons. Maybe this week has made me extra sensitive. Your results may vary.

Sunshine day

I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but where I am the sun has finally come out and it’s properly acting like summer and I’m about as happy as the rabbit at 2:20. I may have to take a walk outside now. Enjoy your day.

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Dove real beauty

The past two weeks we have been watching the progress of a mourning dove who has nested in one of our hanging plants on the porch. We’ve named her Gladys, though Benny looked up some dove facts and learned that this could just as easily be a Gary.

Anyway, we’re sticking with Gladys and it seems that something happened late yesterday. She’s sitting much higher up in the nest and looks enormous, and Benny is sure he saw a little fuzzy head, and… OH BOY I JUST HEARD A COO AND WENT OUTSIDE AND HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING –

Oh boy oh boy! Gotta go. Happy Saturday.

Royal dreading

I know you have a pretty good head on your shoulders, Princess, and you might have already noticed this but I thought I should tell you just in case you didn’t. According to the credits, the prince is really Lord Garp. Do with that as you will.

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Mad cow

I didn’t think it was possible for a cartoon to make me consider vegetarianism, but the headless cow carcass gag in this did make me a little uneasy. Maybe that’s the point. The rest of the cartoon doesn’t seem to make much sense or even have a throughline beyond “musicians are frequently hungry.” And I can attest to that. Please enjoy while I go rustle me up some breakfast.

Don’t order the custard pie

Ah, phew. We made it through May the Fourth and Cinco de Mayo without too much damage, and now it’s time for a nice cartoon about an unsanitary restaurant using child labor. Ah, the good old days…

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