What’s Going On In Dick Tracy? What was in Pouch’s blue balloon? January – April 2021

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The blue balloon was something with a secret message that The Pouch was trying to send to an unknown party. We haven’t learned what the message was. Nor who was to receive it. Nor why they shot Pouch over a couple-day delay of it? For this story, at least, it’s a MacGuffin. I expect that … Continue reading "What’s Going On In Dick Tracy? What was in Pouch’s blue balloon? January – April 2021"

60s Popeye: The Spinach Scholar, by Seymour Kneitel and a bunch of Bazooka Joe wrappers

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It’s a 1960 cartoon, it’s from Paramount Cartoon Studios. Of course it’s produced by Seymour Kneitel. And directed by Seymour Kneitel. And you know where the story’s coming from. Let’s watch The Spinach Scholar. The cartoon starts again with Popeye’s full-length scat intro. It feels like padding, although there’s funny pictures to spruce it up. … Continue reading "60s Popeye: The Spinach Scholar, by Seymour Kneitel and a bunch of Bazooka Joe wrappers"

60s Popeye: Jack Kinneys’s Popeye’s Folly

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We’re at the Jack Kinney studios in 1960 today. The story’s by Raymond Jacobs and animation direction by Volus Jones and Ed Friedman. Please enjoy Popeye’s Folly. It’s another cartoon with the Popeye-tells-Swee’pea-a-story frame. The device excuses setting a cartoon anywhere, anytime. It also excuses skipping any boring scenes. I was impressed that Popeye explained … Continue reading "60s Popeye: Jack Kinneys’s Popeye’s Folly"

Statistics Saturday: The Episode Title Trajectory of your Favorite _Cheers_ Podcast

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Episode 1: Where Everybody Knows Your Name Episode 3: Two American Kids Growin’ Up in the Heartland Episode 6: Crane Spotting Episode 8: That Harry Anderson, he’s going to be Dave Barry someday Episode 12: Janeway or Saavik or Pulaski or Whatever Star Trek Dame Sam’s Dating THIS TIME Episode 15: Can a Cat Be … Continue reading "Statistics Saturday: The Episode Title Trajectory of your Favorite _Cheers_ Podcast"

In Which I Wish to Blame This on the Synthesizer but It Was Really Just Me

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Sorry, was just thinking about how I spent all my elementary and middle and high school education in special magnet programs for the unusually special-magnet-program-bound, and yet it took me like three years to realize that G.I.Joe nemesis Cobra Commander and the same voice as the Starscream the Transformer.

MiSTed: Brad Guth’s _Venus for Dummies_, Part 3 of 3

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And now we come to the end of this Mystery Science Theater 3000 fanfiction I’d written in 2012. One may ask whether it’s fair or right to mock someone’s difficult-to-follow conspiracy theory about the space program. One may also ask, well, what else are you going to do? It’s a fair question. Another fair question: … Continue reading "MiSTed: Brad Guth’s _Venus for Dummies_, Part 3 of 3"

Mark Trail is 75 Years Old

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Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of the debut of Mark Trail this week. So, uh, Dad, I hope you do something special and maybe wave to the alligators. (Dad lives in South Carolina.) I don’t remember the comic making a particular impression on me, as a kid. It was buried in the impenetrable dark column … Continue reading "Mark Trail is 75 Years Old"

What’s Going On In Prince Valiant? Why send assassins after Rory Red Hood? January – April 2021

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Lockbramble’s a small fiefdom in the north of King Arthur’s England. Its Lord is an amiable figurehead, happy to let the lands run as a self-governing community. This because he doesn’t want to do stuff, which, relatable. Also because Rory Red Hood, the spearhead of this movement, is really good at management. Camelot is willing … Continue reading "What’s Going On In Prince Valiant? Why send assassins after Rory Red Hood? January – April 2021"

60s Popeye: Wimpy’s Lunch Wagon so why is it about Popeye?

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We have seen the name W Schmidt before. He was credited or co-credited for the story for Popeye the Popular Mechanic, for Popeye the Piano Mover, and Popeye the White Collar Man. The Internet Movie Database also credits him for the story for Popeye the Fireman, though the title card says otherwise. Given that pedigree … Continue reading "60s Popeye: Wimpy’s Lunch Wagon so why is it about Popeye?"

60s Popeye: The Ghost Host, eventually

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Sure, you like Seymour Kneitel as a producer. Maybe you also like Seymour Kneitel as a director. Do you also like Seymour Kneitel as a story writer? If you do, you’re in luck, as the 1960 Paramount Cartoon Studios short The Ghost Host is as much Seymour Kneitel as you could hope for. Enjoy! So … Continue reading "60s Popeye: The Ghost Host, eventually"