Tuesday, May 20, 2008

You Talk Too Much, You Talk Too Much, You Never Shut Up, You Talk Too Much

Speaking of fake kings, please enjoy yourselves some Bold King Cole. Stay tuned for the part where the Humbling Machine deflates him by fisty force! There is a rousing argument in the comments thread concerning Bold King Cole's balls, whether he has them, and if he does have them, where they are hidden. (My opinion: he himself IS a ball, a round bewigged ball belonging to God.) And speaking of pre-Code insanity, forget Baby Burlesks and direct your attention to Betty Boop M.D. It...is bonkers. It's the craziest thing you'll see all year.


RHE said...

They are very odd indeed, and, coupled with the Shirley Temple shorts, made me think of L. P. Hartley's, "The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there." Were people really amused by the Felix the Cat? Were they stoned when they watched Betty Boop (or did it make them feel as though they were)? Did they enjoy the kiddie-porn of the Shirley Temples, fail to notice it, or think it a normal way for adults to relate to kids?

And, of course, the eternal question: What will our pop culture crap look like to viewers in 2083?

Valerie Loveland said...

I have trouble watching old cartoons because they're so wiggly.

Tricia said...

Of course they were amused by Felix the Cat, Richard. He is a Fun Time made flesh, and your failure to love him turns my tail to an interrobang!

Valerie, if you hate wiggly cartoons, do I have a surprise in store for you. Expect it later in the week!