Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday afternoon toons: Special "Coconut Custard Pie with Whipped Cream" edition

Bob Geiger is taking a few days off for the holidays.

Daryl Cagle's round-up covers the range, from weather to sports to the economy:

p3 Picks of the Week: Monte Wolverton, Steve Sack, Adam Zyglis, and David Horsey.

p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium: John Cole.

Did smallpox get a victory tour of the media when it finally left? No? Then why does Dick Cheney? Here's Pat Bagley, Mike Lane, and Jimmy Margulies. (And don't miss Ann Telnaeas, below!)

p3 World Toon Review: Stephane Peray (Thailand), Pierre Ballouhey (France), and Olle Johanssen (Sweden).

p3 Observance of International Harmonic Toon Convergence: Christo Kamarnitski (Bulgaria), Michael Kountouris (Greece), and Jeff Stahler (USA).

I know I’m against them--I just don't know why: Bill Mutranowski brings you something you probably won't find in your local paper's Sunday comics: Athiest cartoons.

Ann Telnaes has been watching Cheney's media victory lap, and she notices that he's starting to resemble his boss--but not his current boss.

p3 Guest Toon: Tom Tomorrow presents Part 2 of 2008 in Review.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman asks the obvious question: What the hell is myrhh, and who needs it anyway?

Why did you hit me in the face with a coconut custard pie with whipped cream? The many movie references that were current in 1947 may be what caused someone to decide that "Slick Hare," a Merrie Melodies toon directed by Fritz Freleng, was "dated." Whatever, I don't think it shows up as often as it deserves. It's true that, for example, to get the Ray Milland sight gag at the bar, you'd have to have watched "Lost Weekend," which was filmed in--gasp!--black and white, so that could be a deal-killer for many, right there. But for movie buffs, this is a treasure trove of movie stars and references to famous lines and scenes: Animated versions of Warner Bros. stars like Sidney Greenstreet and Humphrey Bogart are there (plus the star who's the punch line the whole thing builds to), as well as Carmen Miranda, Gregory Peck, Leopold Stokowski, and Groucho, Chico, and Harpo Marx (sort of).

p3 Bonus Toon: Jesse Springer is taking a holiday break. But you can still browse his archives.

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