Category Archives: cartoons

PIXAR: A New Dynasty

“Steamboat Willie” (see above)  was a landmark event in the history of film animation. It was the first time Mickey Mouse (or any other cartoon) had synchronized sound and image. Silent animation’s time was up. Disney studios became an empire. … Continue reading

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Gromit Never Speaks

As I began to write this article, it dawned on me that readers may not know who Wallace and Gromit are.  Oh dear. How is that possible?  They have appeared in a full-length film and 4 shorts (approximately 30 minutes each) … Continue reading

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Dogs, Again? Why Not!

I have written 7 or 8 articles in the last 2+ years about dogs.  It’s time for another one. Why?  Partly because we love having a dog in our family.  Plus, talking or writing about dogs, playing with them, and … Continue reading

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After 101 Articles, My Favorites are…

Almost 2 years ago, I began writing articles for this blog.  My goal was to write about something interesting or humorous.  I intended it to be positive, especially with so much negativity in the media.  I have posted 101 articles.  … Continue reading

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D’oh! Homer Simpson Breaks 2 Records

In this television season, Homer Simpson, aided by his “loving” family, has set 2 television records. To truly understand the magnitude of this achievement, you need some background information. America’s true “wild west” history lasted from approximately 1865 to 1895.  From … Continue reading

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Every Day Is Special

“Every day is special.” Has anyone ever said that to you? Here is a website that tells you EXACTLY why every day is special. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com I’m giving this information to you well in advance so you can be prepared for: … Continue reading

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A Dog’s Life

Have you ever wondered how a dog (your dog?) perceives life? This article consists of cartoons by Charles Barsotti, whose drawings appeared in The New Yorker for more than 40 years. It can answer the question I just suggested. (Caution: … Continue reading

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