Sunday, July 15, 2018

Rainy-Day Sunshine Fun-Time Sunday Low-Res Cartoon Show #50

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.

Beetle Bailey: EVERYTHING'S DUCKY
King Features TV, 1963
dir: Geoff Pike THE MARTINS AND THE COYS
Walt Disney Productions, 1946
dir: Jack Kinney THE WHITE SEAL
Chuck Jones Enterprises, 1975 Bugs Bunny: BILL OF HARE
Warner Bros. Studios, 1962
dir: Robert McKimson Gandy Goose: THE FOOLISH DUCKLING
Terrytoons, 1952
dir: Mannie Davis Herman and Katnip: FUN ON FURLOUGH
Famous Studios, 1959 dir: Seymour Kneitel Screwy Squirrel: LONESOME LENNY
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1946
dir: Tex Avery Donald Duck and Goofy: CRAZY WITH THE HEAT
Walt Disney Productions, 1947
dir: Bob Carlson Silly Symphonies: THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
Walt Disney Productions, 1933
dir: Burt Gillett Aesop's Fables: OOM PAH PAH
Van Beuren Studios, 1930
dirs: John Foster & Harry Bailey

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Magic Whistle Radio Hour 185

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 JOHNNY & THE CONTINENTALS- I Want To Be Your Lucky Star
1:57 THE UNDERTAKERS- Stupidity (1964)
3:58 THE BEAU HUNKS ORCHESTRA- It Is To Laugh
    from LP The Beau Hunks Play Original Little Rascals Music

5:03 WALLY JEFFERY- Oh Yeah (1959)
7:21 JAYNE MANSFIELD- Little Things Mean a Lot (1962)
10:07 WILD MAN FISCHER- The Taster
   from LP An Evening with Wild Man Fischer (1968)

13:13 JIM COPP & ED BROWN- The Tin Pan Becomes a Father
   from LP East of Flumdiddle (1961)

18:37 MARVIN & JOHNNY- Yak Yak (1957)
21:10 JONATHAN & DARLENE EDWARDS- Play a Simple Melody
   from LP Sing Along with Jonathan and Darlene Edwards (1962)

22:57 ERSEL HICKEY- You Threw a Dart (1959)
25:03 TRAILER- King Kong 25:54 PEARL BOYS- The Advertising Song
28:54 ANNIE DERKSEN- Let the Whole World Know (1959)
30:42 APRIL STEVENS- I Like to Talk to Myself (1952)
33:33 LITTLE CAESAR- Goodbye Baby (1952)
35:51 BARBARA FELDON- 99 (1966)
38:08 LOS H. H- Escucha Cowboy (1962)
40:46 THE CAMEOS- Big Baboon (1958)
43:01 DON ESTES- Mama Mama (1957)
45:31 BOBBY DARIN- Beautiful Baby (1960)
47:41 HOOSIER HOTSHOTS- Meet Me By the Ice House Lizzie (1935)
50:38 BUZZ CLIFFORD- 14 Karat Fool (1957)
52:35 MOE AVERICK- Middle Age Hippie Blues (1987)
55:56 CAROLINA COTTON- Yodel Yodel Yodel (1952)
58:22 MRS. MILLER- A Groovy Kind of Love
   from LP Will Success Spoil Mrs.Miller? (1966)

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Cartoon themes: maids

Punch February 4, 1920
Al Stine
Playboy, March 1954
John Groth
Esquire, January 1934
Bill Ward
Fun House, February 1979
Bill Wenzel
Fun House, February 1980
Adam, November 1959
Bo Brown
Army Navy Fun Parade, April 1953
Reamer Keller
Charley Jones' Laugh Book, June 1954
Bob Barnes
Hello Buddies, June 1952
Hello Buddies, May 1955
Georges Pichard
Nugget, February 1956
Herb Green
Playboy, January 1967
This Is It #22

Monday, July 9, 2018

Trigger Warning: Woody Allen

Here's one of the humor pieces Playboy would do once in a while that was kind of like the articles in Mad, but too dirty for them. Here's a piece they did in October 1967.
Jules Feiffer
March 1967
I know it's not cool too like Woody Allen right now but this stuff is fifty years old. I compartmentalize that way, applying things to the standard of the time they were produced.

As an artist, he did hit after hit (with a few missteps) until the mid-90s when he became completely inconsistent, maybe somewhat lazy. His output has been very inconsistent but with bigger actors in it for the prestige. I don't even know most of what comes out until a couple years later. It's never publicized. I don't even think some of his films are even shown in theaters sometimes. It's like guerilla filmmaking, except by someone in their eighties.

As a person, and the only reason I'm writing this, he's a bit more—shall we say, complex—to say the least. A lot of people I know, both male and female, don't like him because of the charges from some of his family. It was in the news back when it happened, dismissed by the courts, and resurfaced a few years ago when his stepdaughter wrote an op-ed piece. Even without that story, he has a small enough moral compass. I won't say unequivocally that he did or didn't touch her. I see it as part of the bigger picture, the idea that all women should be given the benefit of the doubt, it's not like anyone's lying with something to gain.

Regardless, here are a couple pieces he did for Playboy back when he was just a comic and comedy writer, and just did fare like Take the Money and Run. This first one was in their November 1967 issue.
February 1969