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Friday Five: Favorite Pixar Films

Up Official Movie PosterMy five favorite Pixar films:

  1. Up — 2009
  2. Cars — 2006
  3. Toy Story — 1995
  4. The Incredibles — 2004
  5. Monsters, Inc. — 2001
Friday Five: Favorite Animated Disney Movies

DumboMy five favorite (animated) Disney movies:

  1. Dumbo
  2. The Jungle Book
  3. Robin Hood
  4. The Rescuers
  5. Toy Story
Friday Five: Ducks

DonaldMy five favorite ducks:

  1. Donald Fauntleroy Duck
  2. Daffy Duck
  3. Scrooge McDuck
  4. Ludwig Von Drake
  5. (tie) Huey, Dewey, and Louie
Friday Five: Disney Characters

GoofyMy five favorite Disney characters:

  1. Goofy
    Goofy will always be my favorite cartoon character of all time. When I was a very little boy, I had a stuffed Goofy that was my constant companion. I hugged him so long and so often that his nose fell off. My mom stitched him a new one from an old beige sock and he became known as “Sock-Nose Goofy”. I still have him.
  2. Mickey Mouse
  3. Donald Duck
  4. Jiminy Cricket
  5. Dumbo
If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

Today is the birthday of Walt Disney, one of the most important men in my life. He was born December 5, 1901, in Chicago. He changed the world, and his creations have had a profound impact on me. I truly would not be who I am today if it wasn’t for his vision. I grew […]

The Return of Wile E. Coyote, Genius

Oh, man! I don’t know how I am just now getting news that Warner Brothers is releasing new Looney Tunes cartoons. I freaking love Wile E. Coyote. I remember screaming at the television, “NO! NO! NO! That’s NOT GOING TO WORK!” I remember holding my head in my hands when that son of a bitch […]

Friday Five: Simpsons Characters
  1. Homer Simpson
  2. Charles Montgomery “Monty” Burns
  3. Ned Flanders
  4. Mayor Quimby
  5. Ralph Wiggum
Friday Five: Villains
  1. Darth Vader
  2. Lex Luthor
  3. The Joker
  4. Brainiac
  5. Montgomery Burns
Snow Sharks

Calvin and Hobbes wasn’t in the Sunday funnies when I was young enough to be reading the Sunday funnies, so I sort of missed that whole boat. Every now and then I’d see a strip, though, and I always thought it was a great comic. (The “snow sharks” one was my favorite.) Someone gave me […]

Happy Birthday, Moose and Squirrel!

Fifty years ago [today], a squirrel wearing an old-school aviator’s hat and goggles came flying across the screen followed by a goofy moose, launching arguably the greatest cartoon in television history. Moose and Squirrel are now old enough for AARP memberships. Yet their warped and wonderful brand of humor, written and performed so that kids […]

Why the Original “Star Trek” Still Matters

Listen: I was never a huge Trek fan. I was always Star Wars all the way. After school my sister and I watched cartoons — Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Superfriends — and then, because we were usually with my grandparents, the standard early 80s grandparent shows: Happy Days, Barney Miller, Alice, and M*A*S*H. It […]

Friday Five: Favorite Cartoon Characters
  1. Hong Kong Phooey
  2. Huckleberry Hound
  3. Captain Caveman
  4. Mr. Peabody
  5. The Blue Anteater (from Pink Panther)

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If you’re not watching HBO’s The Life & Times of Tim, you are missing the funniest show on TV right now. It’s a combination of Family Guy and Seinfeld, with a bit of The Office added to make it uncomfortable. And like The Royal Tenenbaums you need to pay attention to all the details that […]

Bugs Bunny, Greatest Baseball Player Ever

We are then introduced to the shabby state of both the grounds keeping and of stadium security at the Polo Grounds, as we see an angry rabbit (Bugs Bunny, RHP/UT) is able to heckle the visiting team from left field, where he has dug a fairly substantial hole, and is enjoying a carrot-dog and (it […]

All the Baseball Games Are Lost

“All the loves in the strip are unrequited; all the baseball games are lost; all the test scores are D-minuses; the Great Pumpkin never comes; and the football is always pulled away.” — Charles Schultz on Peanuts from Caterina

Simpsons Covers
Caveat Emptor

Again, Defendant sold over the counter, without caveat, a product which attached powerful jet engines (in this case, two) to inadequate vehicles, with little or no provision for passenger safety. link via The Shifted Librarian This link originally was found at http://www.sonic.net/~paul/humour/msg00317.html. That page no longer works, so I have updated the reference.

GI Joe t-shirts

Rad! Check out this collection of GI Joe t-shirts (and other 80s t-shirts)! How killer is that? link via Lost Pages


Woo hoo! I got my Secret Santa gift yesterday. It’s a very merry Homer Simpson Collector’s Trivia Tin! Thank you, Lee! Click ‘more’ for some great Simpsons links!

What the?

These costumed characters were used to promote Boong-Ga Boong-Ga at the Tokyo Gaming Convention. One is a poking finger, the other a poop keychain. Only in Japan…