Popeye: so why is this cartoon called Mississippi Sissy anyway?

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For this week? It’s another 1960 Jack Kinney cartoon, Mississippi Sissy. I don’t care for the title, but only the “Mississippi” part has anything to do with the cartoon. Fun title card, too. I’ve said how the original Thimble Theatre premise was that these characters were actors, who’d take on the role that fits the … Continue reading "Popeye: so why is this cartoon called Mississippi Sissy anyway?"

What’s Going On In Rex Morgan, M.D.? Why is the mob after Rene Belluso? July – October 2019

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Thanks for being here, readers of Terry Beatty’s Rex Morgan, M.D.. This recap should get you in touch with the story as it exists in mid-October 2019. If you’re reading this after about January 2020 I probably have a more up-to-date recap at this link. That might be what you need instead. On my other … Continue reading "What’s Going On In Rex Morgan, M.D.? Why is the mob after Rene Belluso? July – October 2019"

Notice From The Nostalgia Bureau

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It’s looking like it’ll be in the 70s all weekend. It’ll creep up into the 80s on Monday, but then it’s going to drop into the 50s and stay there the rest of the week. So you might want to look at getting your poodle skirts out of the attic since there’ll be plenty of … Continue reading "Notice From The Nostalgia Bureau"

Selections from the October Catalogue

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Emotion-Sensitive Switches. It’s fine having the lights come on or go out depending on whether the room is moving. But what if you want the lights to stay on even when you’re just puttering around in place? Or you want the lights to go out because it’s really important to be sneaking up on the … Continue reading "Selections from the October Catalogue"

From the Institute of Theoretical English

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The change of vowel from swing to swung implies the existence of a tense in which the verb becomes “swang”. (Thanks for seeing me do what I promised last week, when we explored the meaning of “grueling”. Please stop in next week as I reveal that historians writing about ancient Paris name the long-ago urban … Continue reading "From the Institute of Theoretical English"

Popeye in Caves

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The next of this block of 60s King Features Syndicate Popeye cartoons is Caveman Capers. It’s produced by the Larry Harmon studios. So, you know, names like Hal Sutherland and Lou Scheimer who’d go on to give us Filmation. Going into the cartoon from that, I expected, if nothing else, all the characters to be … Continue reading "Popeye in Caves"

So How Are My Many Compulsions Looking These Days?

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I’m happy to say I’m handling my tendency toward compulsive behavior well. Why, I realized this week that I don’t even have a designated spot to put my chapstick down, so it could be on any of three sides of my wallet when I set my pocket contents down on the table. Obviously one side … Continue reading "So How Are My Many Compulsions Looking These Days?"

What’s Going On In The Phantom (Sundays)? How did The Phantom not die from getting stabbed in the h

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Hi, folks who want to know how The Phantom is rescuing Kadia’s mother. That’s the weekday continuity. This essay is about Tony DePaul and Jeff Weigel’s Sunday continuity for The Phantom. The weekday continuity recap I should have in about mid-November, at this link. Also at this link, after about January 2020, should be a … Continue reading "What’s Going On In The Phantom (Sundays)? How did The Phantom not die from getting stabbed in the heart? July – October 2019"