60s Popeye: Rip Van Popeye, maybe the second Popeye bowling cartoon

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The story today is from Joe Grant and Walter Schmidt, names who I have recorded as offering two stories I wasn’t sure were written for Popeye. Those were Popeye the Popular Mechanic and then Popeye the White Collar Man. They have a new animation director this time, Ken Hultgren. Jack Kinney remains the director and … Continue reading "60s Popeye: Rip Van Popeye, maybe the second Popeye bowling cartoon"

MiSTed: Reboot: Breaking the Barriers (Part 3 of 16)

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Welcome back to my tour of old Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan fiction. This piece from around 2003 is “Breaking the Barriers”, a Reboot fanfic by Carrie L—. Name truncated because the protagonist is a version of the author. While she was happy with my writing in 2003, I don’t know that this would not … Continue reading "MiSTed: Reboot: Breaking the Barriers (Part 3 of 16)"

60s Popeye: Double Cross-Country Feet Race, where we learn how much Brutus weighs for some reason

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We are entering into a Jack Kinney zone. King Features bundles these 60s Popeye cartoons into quartets, “episodes” long enough to be worth YouTube putting commercials in. For whatever reason this block — Episode 44 — is all Jack Kinney-produced and directed videos. So, hope you like those weird title cards! I like them. Today’s … Continue reading "60s Popeye: Double Cross-Country Feet Race, where we learn how much Brutus weighs for some reason"

What’s Going On In Mark Trail? How did turning off the headlights help Mark Trail evade that car?

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There’s a point in Jules Rivera’s Mark Trail’s current story where Mark Trail’s in a nighttime car chase. He tells the driver to turn off the headlights. This confuses the pursuers, Diana Dagger and Bee Sharp, but only for a few moments. I’m not sure why it’s supposed to work. I get the idea is … Continue reading "What’s Going On In Mark Trail? How did turning off the headlights help Mark Trail evade that car? May – July 2021"

In which I wonder how exactly poison works in the Superman universe

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So I was reading this collection of 1950s issues of the Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen comic books, apparently. For the most part these are stories about Jimmy Olsen being up to some nonsense for extremely complicated yet ridiculous reasons Superman dare not explain until the last page. Or that Jimmy Olsen can’t explain to Superman, … Continue reading "In which I wonder how exactly poison works in the Superman universe"

60s Popeye: The Rain Breaker, which is not a useful article of clothing

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I don’t know why the Paramount Cartoon Studios cartoons are all from 1961 lately, while the other studios are stuck in 1960. Of all the things I don’t understand about how King Features is ordering these shorts, that’s one of them. The story here is by I Klein. Direction and of course production are crediteed … Continue reading "60s Popeye: The Rain Breaker, which is not a useful article of clothing"

Statistics Saturday: What Some Cooking Terms Mean

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Brazened Apples. To take apples or any other fruit with edible skin and subject them to a display of outrageous behavior. Deglaze. To take food off the window. Reassembled Eggs. Scrambled or stirred eggs which have been placed back into a shell or similar hard container. It is not necessary to unstir them; if one … Continue reading "Statistics Saturday: What Some Cooking Terms Mean"

60s Popeye: The Super Duper Market (or as I would call it, the Super Duper’s Market)

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Today’s Popeye is another Jack Kinney production. Animation direction’s credited to Ed Friedman. The story is credited to Tom Hix. The name seems to have no other credits — for anything — on the Internet Movie Database. I don’t know how to explain this. Maybe a friend of Kinney’s needed some extra cash. Maybe it’s … Continue reading "60s Popeye: The Super Duper Market (or as I would call it, the Super Duper’s Market)"

MiSTed: Reboot: Breaking the Barriers (Part 2 of 16)

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Welcome back to my Mystery Science Theater 3000 fanfic treatment of Carrie L—‘s Reboot fanfic “Breaking The Barriers”. Everything posted from “Breaking the Barriers” should be at this link”. And all of my reposted MiSTings should be at this link, someday. In the first part of this story, Carrie L—, Canadian author, admired how many … Continue reading "MiSTed: Reboot: Breaking the Barriers (Part 2 of 16)"

60s Popeye: The Square Egg although I have to nitpick and say it’s a cube

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Good news, everyone! The Whiffle Bird is back, and she’s a she again. We have Rosemary O’Connor to thank for this story. Direction is by Rudy Larriva, and the producer Jack Kinney. This is Rosemary O’Connor’s lone writing credit on the Internet Movie Database. She gets a good number of credits as background artist for … Continue reading "60s Popeye: The Square Egg although I have to nitpick and say it’s a cube"