Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Timmy, 1 of 2

This issue of Four-Color Comics, #715 from August 1956, was based on the strip Timmy by Howard Sparber. These comics were probably not by Sparber, but one of the artists who regularly worked for Dell Comics, probably the same editor as John Stanley.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Goodbye, Cruel World

Howard Shoemaker
Playboy, February 1961
Jules Feiffer
March 1961
Shel Silverstein
May 1961
May 1961
Don't know who
June 1961
A recurring feature of theirs, this from the July 1961 issue.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Rainy Day Sunshine Fun-Time Sunday Low-Res Cartoon Show #31

I thought I'd show old cartoons like I play old records, but can't find a host. The rights are even more complicated here so I've gotten around it by only embedding things that have already been posted by someone else, absolving me altogether.

I take no responsibility for anything removed by the rightholders, watermarks from previous second-generation sources, editing, cropping, or other ways links that have been broken by parties other than me. Once in a while you'll come across offensive racial stereotypes. Remember the cartoon is about the story and not about them.

Phil Kimmelman & Associates, 1974 THE ARTIST'S DREAMS
Pathé Frères, 1913
dir: John Randolph Bray MICKEY'S NIGHTMARE
Walt Disney Studios, 1932 dir: Burt Gillett THE RETURN OF COUNT SPIROCHETE
Animation Arts Associates, 1973
Halas-Batchelor Cartoon Films, 1965
dir: John Halas The New Three Stooges: BEHIND THE EIGHTBALL EXPRESS
Cambria Productions, 1965
Max Fleischer Studios, 1932
dir: Dave Fleischer UP IS DOWN
Goldsholl & Associates, 1969
dir: Millie Goldsholl LION TAMER HUCK Hanna-Barbera Productions, 1959 Trumpton: THE BILL POSTER
Gordon Murray Puppets Productions(UK), 1967

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Magic Whistle Radio Hour 165

Things I've collected over the years or acquired on mixtapes and comps or gathered from the internet or the library or my parents' attic. The different sources are the reason for the volume disparity. I make no claims to "discovering" or "owning" anything. Probably neither do you. It's whatever I feel like playing that week. Every Saturday. No repeats. Things that may or may not be familiar. Who knows? The time's next to each song in case you don't like something or it's icky or if you don't want your kids to hear it. Don't let offense at one song cloud your impression of the curation as a whole Past weeks here too. Just type "Audio" in the search engine. Or if you're too lazy to press a button more than once, here's everything up to January 2018. You don't get the all playlists, though. You can right-click this if you want to save a zip file of this one (containing an mp3 of the file) for later. Here what information I was able to find:

0:00 BOOTS WALKER- They're Here (1967)
2:14 HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS- Work With Me Annie (1954)
4:59 TIFTON RECORDS- Lois Lane (1966)
6:41 LOS HERMANOS CALATRAVA- Curiosito Del Espacio (1974)
10:57 TONY VISCONTI- Mope-Itty Mope Mope Stomp (1977)
13:20 HOMER & JETHRO- At the Flop (1967)
15:44 THE FLARES- Truck and Trailer
17:43 BOB & DENNY- Hush Hush Little Baby (1958)
20:11 ART CARNEY- Va Va Va Voom
   from LP Music for Men Working, 1958

22:59 PEARL TRIO- I'll Never Leave Her Behind Again
30:40 SYLVIA & MURRAY WINANT- Happety Yappety Appetite (The Lunch Time Friend)
   from LP It's Fun to Eat (1946)

36:25 JUNE WINTERS- Wilbur the Whistling Whale
42:22 JAMES COPP- The Rapids
44:37 WYNONIE HARRIS- Destination Love (1956)
46:38 JERRY LEWIS- I Can't Carry a Tune (1952)
49:18 AL SAXON- You're the Top-Cha (1959)
51:36 JIMMIE DRIFTWOOD- The Bear Flew Over the Ocean (1959)
53:51 BILL HALEY & THE COMETS- Ain't Misbehavin' (1960)
56:04 JOHNNY TYLER- I Got Mine (1949)
58:04 ANDY GRIFFITH- Make Yourself Comfortable (1958)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

cartoons I don't get #34

While I do get the joke intended in most, they just leave me saying “So?”

Punch February 4, 1920
The accused doesn't care about the trial or would rather not be arrested at all. So?
George Crenshaw
Charley Jones' Laugh Book, June 1954 The guy's trying to kill his wife. So?
Esquire, January, 1934
The picnickers are shocked that the grounds they thought were vacant turn out to be a nudist camp. So?
Man, April 1966
Stereotypical Mexican peasant women carry jugs on their heads. So?
New Yorker December 19, 1925
People walked into a movie not sure if they'd seen it before. So?
Punch September 26, 1915
A patient won't eat. So?
Punch December 22, 1915
This is mocking some celebrity or public figure I'm totally unfamiliar with.
Hello Buddies, Winter 1950 A joke done many times. A woman wins the race because her breasts are bigger. The joke couldn't be that the all-male audience just likes to look at them. But the joke would work better if one of the women were completely flat-chested and the other were absurdly endowed, and if they were both wearing the same color top, so it doesn't work as an optical illusion making it look like both womens' chests are the same size. If that's even the joke at all. It doesn't help that it looks like there's a white smudge. Or that the judge's pants are entirely black so it looks like he's standing on the finish line.
Life February 16, 1905
A classical violinist would like to play but everyone is more interested in the current ragtime tune (you can't tell comparing it to today's standards, but at the time this depiction was wilder than anything you could possibly imagine). So?
Punch April, 1984
They're African-American and live in the U. K. So?
Stag, circa 1941
Something to do with Nazis encountering Napoleonic ghosts? Is that what's going on? So?
The Dude, March 1957
The town's flooded, but one of the houses hit is a house of ill repute. So?
Playboy, September 1968 A play on words. So?