Thursday, October 19, 2017

Cartoons I don't get 18

Mr., March 1952
Did I maybe cut off the caption at some point? Is this maybe an illustration that I misfiled? Even when I don't get something, I at least see where they tried. I don't know what's going on.
Even the top guys have misses sometimes. I'm not sure what Gahan Wilson was trying to say here in this Playboy cartoon from March 1973. He's a tough guy that wouldn't wear a white hat?
Punch November 9, 1927
Real Adventure, January 1961
Charles Rodrigues
They look the same size to me, though since most of these magazines are mammocentric, perhaps that's the joke.
Caper, November 1964
Punch December 8, 1915
I've noticed a lot of the cartoons from WWI-era Punches have a “you had to be there” feel to them.
Gentlemen's Yearbook, Spring 1964
Sid Harris
This I get but am including because there are two signatures here for some reason, neither on the cartoon itself. I'm not sure if it's by Bo Brown or Al Ross.
I think this was in Hello Buddies
Playboy, March 1968
Jem, May 1957
I'm not sure how this was pulled off. Did they screw through a hole in the fence or did he just rub his dick against her? If she's wearing shorts it would be difficult for him to get it inside with the addition of the hole there. We don't see his side, but presumably he's wearing pants, so in addition to going through the hole and through the leg of her shorts, he has to use the fly of his pants. The logistics and extra steps seem too complicated for it to really be worth it, so they must be super-horny for the mood to not wear off. And if they're kissing openly, it wouldn't be a secret rendezvous. I understand the need to hide the deed from the public, but since their affection is out in the open, there's no need to use the fence as an extra barrier.
Jest, July 1942
Man, October 1971
Playboy, May 1968
   Ever notice how every cliché about life on other planets has always involved using resources invented on Earth? Arriving in a spaceship made of metal propelled by jets, using communication based on harnessing radio waves, speaking an Indo-European language, and walking on two legs (even the concept of walking as a means of transportation is a human invention). Usually something's different enough to make them alien, like an extra appendage or different color hair or skin.
   This being Playboy magazine, fuckability is added to the mix. The alien discrepancy would be the differently-colored hair, though somehow life on other planets still had the hairstyles of the time.
   Theoretically one could argue the ideal female as espoused in Playboy is already alien even if it isn't from space.
   I get the joke. It's fairly self-explanatory. These are only the male of the alien species, and if you think that's something, wait until you see the females, they're really something that'll turn you on in ways you couldn't imagine.
   My punchline is that they're gay. Now, hear me out. It's not homophobia on my part, it's hypocrisy on theirs. The idea is that they would never in a million years admit any attraction to the same sex yet are turned on by beings that are the same sex despite knowing so. And not only are these farmers gay, so are readers of the magazine if they were titillated at all by the cartoon for the same reason=[. Regardless of your own preference or identification, you have to admit that readers of skin magazines, particularly those that boast of exuding testosterone, being secretly gay, is funny.
    And so this cartoon proves that sexuality is not 100% binary.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Blythe, 1 of 2

I couldn't find anything much about this franchise. When I did a Google search I just got more hits about this issue of Dell Comics's Four Color Comics. It was issue #1072 dated February-April 1960 and created by Marge Henderson Buell, creator of Little Lulu. I think it was created as an advertising mascot. Anyway, here's the issue.

Monday, October 16, 2017

1957 Playboys

More comics things I've found in Hugh Hefner's catalog for people who wish they were Batman. This is from the January 1957 issue.
And this by Jean Bellus from February 1957.
Some of the first work by Shel Silverstein in August.
Playboy was one of Jack Cole's main patrons in his second career.
October 1957
Al Stine, also October

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Rainy Day Sunshine Fun-Time Sunday Low-Res Cartoon Show #15

I couldn't find a host like I can when I play old records but I thought I'd do the same with old cartoons as well. 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. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
Bailey Films Inc., 1949
dir: Ray Harryhausen GINGER NUTT'S FOREST DRAGON
David Hand Productions (UK), 1950
dir: Bert Felstead Beany and Cecil: THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A SEA SERPENT
Bob Clampett Productions, 1963 ESCALATION
Ward Kimball, 1968 PLUTO'S KID BROTHER
Walt Disney Productions, 1946
dir: Charles Nicholas Aquaman: MENACE OF THE BLACK MANTA
Filmation, 1967
dir: Hal Sutherland Screen Songs: I'M AFRAID TO GO HOME IN THE DARK
Max Fleischer Studios, 1929
dir: Dave Fleischer HUCKLEBERRY HOUND MEETS WEE WILLIE
Hanna-Barbera Studios, 1958 Fractured Fairy Tales: SLEEPING BEAUTY
Jay Ward Productions, 1960 THE LILY OF BELGIUM (Liliya Bel'gii)
Aleksandr Khozhonkov Studios (RUS), 1915
dir: Ladislaw Starewicz Goopy Geer: THE QUEEN WAS IN THE PARLOR
Vitaphone Pictures/Warner Brothers, 1932
dir: Rudolf Ising A DOONESBURY SPECIAL
Hubley Studios, 1977
dirs: John & Faith Hubley, Garry Trudeau THE CRUNCH BIRD
Maxwell-Petok-Petrovich Studios, 1971
dir: Ted Petok
Academy Award winner, best short subject LUCKY DUCKY
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1948
dir: Tex Avery BABY AND CARLSON (Malish I Karlson)
Soyuzmultfilm (USSR), 1968
dir: Boris Stepantsev

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Magic Whistle Radio Hour 147

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 July 2017. 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 PHIL SCHWARTZ- Interview with T. T. O. Students
3:32 TERRI “CUP CAKES” O'MASON- Triangle
   from LP Adam Stag Party No.4: Back For Seconds
4:58 MEL BLANC- Porky Pig in Africa (1947)
11:02 ALLAN SHERMAN- Peyton Place, USA (1965)
14:04 RALPH NIELSON & THE CHANCELLORS- Scream!! (1962)
16:01 AMERICAN-STANDARD PLUMBING- Proximatics
   from LP The Bathrooms Are Coming! The Bathrooms Are Coming!, 1969

18:31 ARTHUR GODFREY & LAURIE ANDERS- I Like the Wide Open Spaces (1951)
21:21 UNKNOWN- Rockin' 'Round the Mountain
23:34 FANNY BRICE- Baby Snooks Learns Cleanliness (1950)
27:04 CAROL HUGHES- Pick Another Baby (1957)
28:55 KINGSLEY THE LION & ELAINE DUMONT- Monster In the Surf
   from Beach Girls and the Monster, 1965
30:06 LIL JOHNSON- Sam the Hot Dog Man (1936)
33:07 BIG JAY MCNEELY- Mule Milk (1954)
36:10 DICKIE GOODMAN- See Ya Later, Linda
   from the LP My Son, the Joke, 1964

38:02 ETHEL WATERS- Birmingham Bertha
   from On With the Show, 1929
40:55 SHELLEY FABARES- Vacation (1962)
43:08 BOB VIDO- High Speed
46:39 AL “JAZZBO” COLLINS- Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1953)
49:56 CAB CALLOWAY & HIS ORCHESTRA- Bugle Call Rag (1931)
52:22 THE WEBSPINNERS- Theme from Spider-Man
   from LP From Beyond the Grave (1972)
“There are many (mostly parents) who say that there are many similarities between comic books and rock music (both are abhorable non-functional destructors of youth brain tissue, or so they say), Spiderman faithfully vanquishes the forces of evil and underground rock right before your very ears. The songs are buoyantly sung by (who else) The Webspinners and include 'Such a Groove to be Free', 'Stronger the Man'. And 'Theme From Spider-Man'”
54:35 TEX CRADDOCK- Carolina Beach (1969)
57:42 BOB EHRET- Stop the Clock (1957)
59:33 WENDY RICHARD AND DIANA BERRY- We Had a Dream (1963)