UTI (ukulele trombone improv)

Okay, there’s no ukulele in this cartoon but there are plenty of other instruments. It’s good to see the kids back in school and getting a little something beyond a straight STEM curriculum.

The long and short of it

Sometimes you feel like watching an immaculately restored feature-length ’40s Fleischer cartoon about bugs.

Sometimes you don’t.


I’m not sure why Betty is such a stick in the mud at the beginning of this cartoon. It seems to me that Buzzy is a kid with her same sassy spirit.

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The Martian

I probably should have posted this last week or the week before, but I didn’t find it until this morning. If anybody has any leftover roman candles like Bimbo’s, consider passing them my way. I practice fireworks safety much better than our friend here.

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Booping for apples

I never noticed this before, but Betty Boop’s house seems to have an awful lot of pig portraits in it. And I’m absolutely fine with that. Maybe this is just a seasonal thing with her. I’ll have to do further research.

If you aren’t yet in the Halloween mood, this should help. Now get out that witch paint!


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.

Cold shoulder

Today’s cartoon features a bunch of awesome penguins messing up a bigot’s house. The bigot has a saxophone and a concertina in his house. I guess a bigot needs to entertain himself when he’s all by himself being bigoted.


Get ready brother, your time has come

This cartoon is so iconic that it’s been copied a lot for faux vintage cartoon projects, but I don’t think I’ve ever posted it before. Three days from Halloween seems like a good time to do so. Beware: there’s no happy ending to this one. Steal a chicken and your days are numbered, bub.

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.

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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