I normally wouldn't do an anniversary review of a specific cartoon short, but this is the 50th anniversary of the awkward middle child of the "Bugs, Daffy, and Elmer" Trilogy. Everyone remembers the first part, 1951's "Rabbit Fire," for the classic "Duck Season Rabbit Season" bit. But this one is actually funnier and more overlooked
The only one that topped that was the third installment, 1953's "Duck Rabbit Duck", though more on that next year...
20 years ago, inspired by Tim Burton's recently successful films, a group of writers an animators decided to make a superhero show that would transcend a kids show and would be right at home in a lineup aimed at their parents.
What they also did was create probably the definitive Batman.
Today's post will be short. More on the Action Figure front, though sort of rolled in with a general life thing.
I got a Smartphone. I've never wanted a Smartphone, but I had to get one because A) My well-loved Moterolla Razor is starting to crap the bed, and B) I finally got onto a cell plan with my wife, and my choices for new phones were either Smartphones or flip phones that were far worse than my Razor.
So I bit the bullet, and honestly I don't hate it. You'll probably be seeing more pictures up here for one thing (not today, though).
I've found another use for my Star Wars figures in the "Select Contact Icon" feature. 90% of you probably have been aware of this for years, but you can match a picture on your phone to a contact on your phone so that the picture comes up when calling or called.
Naturally, the first thing I did was take tasteful portraits of all the Star Wars figures I had on hand, and match them the best I could.
Now the problem has become this: I don't have certain characters that would fit one of my contacts perfectly, and some of the figures I have taken pics of don't quite fit anyone.
So, during the holiday season, I'm going to have to step up my collecting (dares notwithstanding; I have the feeling I could only do that once).
As good as my word, I shall be giving episode-by-episode reviews of the Clone Wars animated series when it returns, which appears to be September 29th. The time, as has been reported elsewhere, has been moved to Saturday Mornings, though I'll most likely catch the episodes on Starwars.com since they edit out the commercials in a way that makes it seem like they were never supposed to be there in the first place.
Now, I missed Celebration IV (sadness forever), so I did not see the premiere episode(s?) of which reviews have already been popping up. Tough cookies, I'm still going to review it when it premieres to the general public. That's my promise to all of you.