Heart of the City by Mark Tatulli

Heart of the City

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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    ‘Got the drop on you with my disintegrating pistol! Cause when it disintegrates, brother, does it disintegrate!’
    Whaddya know … it disintegrated…’

  2. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, over 3 years ago

    I’m with you, Angelini….

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    Considering how funny and usually well-written the old Warner Bros cartoons were, one has to feel sorry for Ms. Angelini. Many of them required a specialized knowlege, such as Foghorn’s “make me look like Rock Hudson, Plymouth Rock Hudson, that is”. Until my dad told me, I didn’t know that there was a common type of chicken on most farms in the midwest in the 1940s-50s called “plymouth rock.”
    I’ve only met one person over the years that didn’t have a sense of humor of some type. (Some I could do without, like the biological humor that seems standard to GenX women). That person was essentially handicapped, not understanding a good part of that which makes us human.

  4. Brightspot60

    Brightspot60 said, over 3 years ago

    Mrs. Angelini may have well watched those cartoons in their first run, if they are “Looney Toons”. But, to Nabuqudurluriuzhur’s reference…nowadays, most people wouldn’t know who Rock Hudson was, let alone Plymouth Rock variety chickens.

  5. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    There’s an episode of the old Spiderman cartoon where Miss Brandt remarks, ‘I haven’t seen Jameson this happy since Dewey beat Truman!’
    I’ve often wondered how many younger people couldn’t understand that reference!

  6. LtPowers

    LtPowers said, over 3 years ago

    What makes you think she isn’t watching Looney Tunes?

  7. poihths

    poihths said, over 3 years ago

    What we’re talking about here is Roadrunner. The “anvil-crashing” reference gives that away. Those cartoons were suppressed and have never come back. It’s a damn shame.

  8. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, over 3 years ago

    “Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit…”
    Sung to the tune of “Ride of the Valkyries”.

  9. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, over 3 years ago

    “What’s Opera, Doc?”
    Richard Wagner’s 15 hour “Der Ring des Nibelungen” compressed into a six minute cartoon. One of the all-time great achievements in animation.

  10. 23035387

    23035387 said, over 3 years ago

    what was considered funny then is violent noiw

  11. cybergal29

    cybergal29 said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, like the older “Tom and Jerry” cartoons and “Droopy Dog” cartoons. I really loved the one “Droopy Dog” cartoon where Droopy is chasing this wolf that escaped from jail and the wolf hides in a movie theatre. The wolf is going to watch a movie and Droopoy appears on screen. The wolf’s eyes get HUGE and you hear the sound of an old car horn followed by a horse’s neigh like the wolf can barely scream with his tongue flapping around :-)

  12. TAZFAN

    TAZFAN said, over 3 years ago

    Me too, Gmartin!

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