Monty by Jim Meddick

Monty

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  1. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, 8 months ago

    1935 … a big year for important acts it seems …

  2. Suzanne

    Suzanne GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Isn’t that when Gone With the Wind came out? Or was it 1934? I believe it was the first movie done in colour.

  3. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Your use of crude terms, to label people whose political views differ from your own, diminishes you more than it does your targets.

  4. misterdantes

    misterdantes said, 8 months ago

    The first film in color (not including painting the images frame by frame like Méliès did in 1896 in Le Manoir du Diable, for instance) is a series of short films made by Edward Turner in 1901 ! Unfortunately, after filming it, he didn’t have a projector to screen it in color and he died young in 1903. It is only in 2012 that the shorts were rediscovered, restored and screened.

    The first commercial picture in color is “A Dream in Color” – 1911 – by Charles Urban in Kinemacolor.

    Technicolor bi-chrome was invented in 1916 and the first commercial picture in technicolor (bichrome) is “The Toll of The Sea” in 1922.

    The first full length feature film in technicolor trichrome (thus able to show all colors, so it can be considered the first “true” color film is “BECKY SHARP” in 1935, not the Wizard of Oz.

    Although at the same time Germans were developing the Agfacolor on reversal film (like slides) so they were filming in color in the mid to late 30s, but not for global commercial releases.

  5. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, 8 months ago

    You should have waited for a prompt via ear bud from Jarvis, Sedgwick. Repeating terms you picked up from your FDR-hating father simply will not cut it with an East Coast Elite teacher….

  6. Dave W

    Dave W said, 8 months ago

    Spoken like a true Liberal. You have no rational argument to counter with or comment to offer so you resort to name-calling. Saul appreciates you buying into his playbook.
    Go back to your basement, will ya?

  7. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, 8 months ago

    I’ve always dreamed in color, even when TV was in black and white,,,So There!

  8. Davepostmp

    Davepostmp said, 8 months ago

    @Dave W

    Then you two could be roomies!

  9. puggles

    puggles GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    It is a derogatory term. Only those in the Tea Party who are unaware of the original connotation use it, and it is, basicallly, “teabag them before they teabag you.” I have no idea why Americans back then thought our country could handle socialism (government support of the masses) without turning into Socialist society. Being dependent upon the government for your survival is never a good idea.

  10. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    So, what part of reduced taxation, limited government, and adherence to the Constitution do you disdain? Tea-Partyers understand America; I don’t think you do.

  11. SukieDC

    SukieDC GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    My husband attended a school partly built with the WPA and another that was improved with it. Through that part of the nation many of the reservoirs important to farmers were built through that program.

    Locally, where we have lived for over 30 years many of the small bridges were WPA construction that had outlasted many newer bridges built in the 1950s and 1960s. Some of the WPA bridges are finally being replaced or shored up and it is interesting seeing how few people know their origin, and how many people who complain about the FDR era innovations, and — in self-contractiion — also complain about the inconvenience of not having those WPA bridges any longer are having to use routes that were the only options before those WPA bridges were built.

  12. Paganator

    Paganator said, 8 months ago

    I’ve never understood some Americans’ visceral disdain for anything vaguely socialist, especially considering many of them are also strongly Christians. How can you be against, say, universal healthcare and at the same strongly support a religion that’s most fundamentally about helping the weak and the poor? The bible says “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” when talking about taxes, yet American Christian fundamentalists seem to be among those who complain the most about high taxes. I don’t get it.

  13. krankyman

    krankyman said, 8 months ago

    Let me guess…pagan is the type of person who sits at home in his government provided house, eating his government provided food, talking on his government provided phone, traveling about with his government provided bus pass, and when he gets a disease from his recreational activities he gets a cure from his government provided health care.

    I quite understand why a person who gets so much free stuff from the government can’t fathom why others hate high taxes. After all, high taxes on others and Comrade Obama’s plan to “redistribute” wealth, is the basis of pagan’s existence.

  14. Mudkid

    Mudkid said, 8 months ago

    For a minute I thought I was in the Minimum Security letters section.

  15. Paganator

    Paganator said, 8 months ago

    @krankyman

    Krankyman, you’re completely and absolutely wrong about me. I’m not even American, so Obama’s plans have no impact on me. I pay my own house, food, phone and transportation, but I’ll admit I don’t have to fear going bankrupt if I become sick. It tells a lot about you that you immediately assume others care about politics for purely selfish reasons.

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