Monday, October 24, 2005

A Good Day for...Bugs

It begins.
I'm sure I'll see this sight a few more times. I'm posting before ACME hour begins. No kid's education is complete without Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. To me, a truly rounded person can tell Berlioz from Dvorak and Chuck Jones from Fritz Freleng. Ok, that's a ridiculous standard, but I can dream. While I'm at it, I'm teaching Orion to operate Pez. One day, when he's ready, I'll introduce him to Ready Whip in a can. But then, that's really Dad's job, I think.


Really_Rather_Not_Nice said...

It's gotten to the point where my five-year-old daughter and I will get into full on tug-of-war matches over new PEZ dispensers in stores. She's slippery as an eel too. But I've got size and strength on my side.

For now.

And for anyone on the fence about the Grim Ratter statue (how could you be?) I have to say, mine came in the mail today, and I could not be more impressed. The accompanying literature was nice also, but the harbinger of rodent death is as foreboding in person as he appears online, and I can't reccomend him enough.

Carl V. said...

I second your thoughts on the statue RRNN, got mine as well and am super excited, it is excellent! Thank you Lisa for making such a cool representation of Death.

There are some great cartoons out there today, but for my money nothing matches the quality and creativity of the original Looney Tunes cartoons. They were my first introduction to classical music, vaudeville humor, and truly witty dialogue. All kids should begin their cartoon education with the classics!

Really_Rather_Not_Nice said...

I always used to love the shorts that, instead of featuring a famous character, instead explored things like kitchen cupboards, store shelves, etc., as the various items and brand-name characters came to life and interacted, sang, and made merry. I also liked a lot of the old 'toons that lampooned stars of the times, like Gretta Garbo, Marx Brothers, Peter Lorre, and Jimmy Cagney. I remember one specifically that took place at a horse-race or polo tournament or similar event, and even at the age of eleven, I knew pretty much everybody they were lampooning... because I was that sort of kid I guess. And anything starring a varied cast of fairy tale creatures, Halloween creatures, or the like were always popular. There's something both hilarious and beautiful about those old-time cartoons. I wish I could find a disc of just these types. I think Disney did a few under their "Merry Melodies" thing, but I think Warner Bros. did the bulk of the ones I'm thinking of.

Really_Rather_Not_Nice said...

Correction: As I actually just reread on this very page: Merry Melodies was not disney. Not sure what the heck I was thinking of. Ah well.

Anonymous said...

No Merry Melodies wasn't Disney buy they did have that sort of thing. There are two collections on DVD (out of print I think) that collect Disney musical toons titled "Make Mine Music" and "Melody Time".