I had just last week been looking up Playskool toy sets like this one (which we had), the McDonald’s (which a friend had), and the National Park set (which I never saw). I’m impressed what a great job Thompson did getting its look right.
The legend I have heard is that Harold Lloyd, who in the 1920s did not wear glasses except on screen, could go about his personal business in Hollywood and just not be recognized.
It’s caused me to wonder if Dunn is aware of a recycling PSA campaign here in Michigan, https://recyclingraccoons.org/ … which stars a team of raccoons giving recycling advice and judging people’s poor trash habits. The raccoons have a rather fun Vaguely 80s Cartoon Hero Team look to them, which is an extra bit of fun to my age cohort anyway.
→ I’m in this picture and I don’t like it.
Yeah, I don’t remember seeing the earliest strips before. Very glad it’s come back into the rotation.
It’s always weird to see Norm Feuti illustrating my childhood.
The Silver Eggheads, Fritz Leiber (1964). Fun but also slightly dopey science fiction novel.
(The Authors, who’re paid to dress up in stylish and ridiculous costumes and pose for the back covers of books and be gossip-worthy celebrities, destroy the book-writing machines because they want to do more than just pick a first word and let the predictive text do the rest. Then they realize writing, like, the tenth word is really hard.)
Oh, this is a great one.
I once deeply unsettled a friend who quite liked squirrels, but didn’t know their ankles could twist like that, by sharing this information.
- I’m in this picture and I don’t like it.