Vámonos

Sign me up for a jello car, but I’m not so sure about the getting covered in honey part of this cartoon. It seems messy, and we already have an ant problem in the house.

Published in: on October 1, 2017 at 10:11 am  Leave a Comment  
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Laugh, mouse, laugh

This cartoon kind of reminds me of a movie I worked on a long time ago called The Legend of Flashpants. That movie ended more tragically than this one, though, and there was less singing. The female love interest wasn’t as fickle, either. Okay, maybe this cartoon has nothing in common with The Legend of Flashpants except for a mustachioed guy trying to explode his rival onstage. Moving on.

Kyle Basa

Back in high school, I collected Garbage Pail Kids cards. GPK cards had gross pictures of not-cute monstrous Cabbage Patch-style kids with rhyming or alliterative or corny joke names. A kid eating his own mucous was Snotty Scotty. A head being preserved in a jar was Formalde Heidi. Most of the kids also had a twin, which was a card with the same image but a different name. Formalde Heidi’s twin was Decapitated Hedy.

Anyway, most of these names made sense in their own way, and I enjoyed most of them, but there was one I could not abide, and that was Hot Doug’s twin Fran Furter. FRAN Furter? How could you think of Fran Furter and not go to Frank Furter? Who was responsible for this?

Then I went back and checked out GPK Series 1 and 2 cards and found Furry Fran, Schizo Fran and… Fran Fran. I guess there was a GPK artist with a thing for the name Fran.

This story doesn’t really have a resolution, but that makes it perfect for today’s cartoon, which also doesn’t really have a resolution. It features hot dogs, at least for a while.

 

Huey, Dewey, ptooey

Yesterday was Donald Duck’s 83rd birthday  and I didn’t hear a thing about it. Sorry, Donald. Let me rectify that by posting your debut cartoon. Of special interest to viewers may be the depiction of duck toes and also the curious phenomenon of baby chicks wearing shoes.

Tic tac row

Tic tac toe starts the trouble, tic tac toe ends the trouble. Oops – spoiler alert.

Published in: on June 3, 2017 at 9:26 am  Leave a Comment  
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Mama don’t allow no political allegories in here

I’ve been trying to find more information about the nursery rhyme “There Was An Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe.” Apparently it’s not just a cute poem about a mother who starves and whips her children. It might be about King George II, it might be about George’s wife Caroline, it might be about the US when it was still a British colony.

I like this cartoon version where she feeds them and doesn’t beat them, and all she does when it gets to be a bit too much is drink some cider. It doesn’t make much historical sense, and yes, she’s probably going to become an alcoholic if this is her only coping mechanism, but it’s nice to see that those kids aren’t being hindered in their desire to throw down a stomping beat.

Orange Blossom Express

Things I’ve learned this morning:

  • Berry-eating can actually be a really menacing activity
  • Hymenopterists get really mad when you say honey is bee vomit
  • Also, people are arguing about who has the rights to use the name Bee Vomit Honey for their honey products
  • “Honey” and “vomit” are two words that start looking really weird the more you look at them

Sesame feat

When I was a  kid, I had a real problem with “taking two trips” to load or unload the car with luggage or groceries or whatever. Lurching with five bags, balancing something under my chin – whatever. It was better than taking two trips. Is this a kid thing? I’m okay with taking two trips now, and not being able to take two trips seems crazy to me.

I think Ali and Scrappy and definitely the camel could have benefitted from taking two trips.

Published in: on April 29, 2017 at 8:57 am  Leave a Comment  
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He don’t use jelly

As a morality tale, I’m not sure this Toddle Tale works very well. If I were a kid, this cartoon would make me terrified of birds, and I would also want to know where I could get such a large quantity of jam.

Took a walk and passed your house late last night

There are three silhouette gags in this cartoon, and while the third situation reveals itself to be less sinister than the shadow suggests, I still don’t know what exactly is going on there. Maybe that guy should be brought in for a psych evaluation just in case.

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