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    AllenJ
    I recently rewatched that Garfield episode and there's actually no mention of "Taft-Hartleying" in it. There was, however, an Animaniacs episode around the same time that did use the term. Maybe that person was confusing the two?
    Low Spark of Lyman
    Low Spark of Lyman
    @AllenJ Sounds likely. I just checked the last part of "The Beast From Beyond", and the closest I could find to the supposed line was "Direct? When I found him, he didn't even know what a camera was." Nothing about "Taft-Hartleying".

    Now I'm wondering why Mark Evanier decided to go along with it.
    Boston station WSBK-TV still airs an hour-long block of The Three Stooges on Sunday mornings (it's airing right now, in fact). "Slapstick comedy from Larry, Moe, Curly and occasionally Shemp."
    Fone Bone
    Fone Bone
    WSBK is a special station. They've always have a soft spot for The Three Stooges. I don't watch it anymore but it's a good reminder of why UHF stations are important and matter.

    Earlier today, Mark Evanier gave a much in-demand answer as to why Arlene was barely in Garfield and Friends. Simply, he didn't have many satisfactory ideas involving Arlene, further complicated by having an already sizable cast and a short length for each cartoon...
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    Low Spark of Lyman
    ...which also applies to Cody and Blue, two characters from the U.S. Acres/Orson's Farm comic strip absent from GAF. And of course, Lyman from the Garfield comic.
    Low Spark of Lyman
    Low Spark of Lyman
    As for the concept that Jim Davis had reservations about how Arlene was portrayed...that's only partially true. Mark Evanier had more impact on that matter, as explained above.

    Plus those reservations were really more about what projects Arlene was in than how said projects portrayed her. They weren't so much an issue by the time of The Garfield Show (not to mention the DTV films, all written by Davis).
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    Reading up on the Warner Bros. Discovery situation from this week- it's amazing how things went from not-that-bad to red-alert-red-alert.

    Though not too surprising either, what with the earlier discussion going on about what's happened to Netflix.
    So today is Friendship Day? I thought that was the first Sunday in August.
    SweetShop209
    SweetShop209
    I think the first Sunday of August is "National Sister's Day".
    Palk Áron 2002
    Palk Áron 2002
    I looked up today, and 30 July is the friendship day.
    Low Spark of Lyman
    Low Spark of Lyman
    Of course, my source could be dated: Charlie Brown's 'Cyclopedia, something I collected many years back, a few of which I still have (including one on holidays). And given the dearth of holidays in August, well...
    Today would have been the 100th birthday of animator/director Abe Levitow, best known as a member of the Chuck Jones unit at Warner Bros. and MGM. He also had stints with UPA and Richard Williams.

    More about him here: A Tribute To Abe Levitow (1922-1975) |
    Low Spark of Lyman
    Low Spark of Lyman
    Levitow directed/co-directed the feature films Gay Purr-ee and The Phantom Tollbooth, as well as the special Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol. At the time of his death, he was set to direct Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure, which was ultimately handled by Williams.
    Is it possible for posts to end up on the wrong thread? Or would that just be due to carelessness? I noticed that happened with one of mine just moments ago, and remember a similar incident not long ago.
    What a surprise...I got that vintage Mac Mini I ordered on eBay a day before the earliest expected date given. Not that I'm complaining, mind you.
    I've been reorganizing my room for a while now, and part of that is looking for things to get rid of. Much of which I thought I'd have a use for, but apparently don't (or at least not anymore), such as numerous books I got for free.
    Low Spark of Lyman
    Low Spark of Lyman
    Most of those books were obtained at a recycle room the local dump used to have (i.e. pre-pandemic). There are no plans to bring it back, at least in part since there were too many times where people brought in things in sub-par condition. Luckily there are plenty of options for giving them away elsewhere.

    Notable for "designing and constructing the prototypes for the X-wing, TIE fighter, Star Destroyer and the Death Star, among others." Also involved with 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and WarGames...+ news of the 1969 moon landing as told by Walter Cronkite.
    Something I've noticed about Popeye on MeTV's Saturday Morning Cartoons as of late- not only are there now 4 shorts instead of 3, they're mostly, if not entirely, ones from the 1950s. A decade that Warner Home Video has yet to tackle for the Sailor Man. Almost like it's a sign.
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    Dan's Revenge
    Dan's Revenge
    Including the 4 next week, 15 of the 16 this month are colored shorts. "The Hungry Goat" which lead off last week is the only B&W short for the month during SMC. DVR decided not to record it this morning despite I looked ahead of time and it was set. Not too big a loss though imo. (I prefer the B&W Popeyes anyway.) Looked up this and next week's titles yesterday on MeTV's schedule page for this knowledge.
    Organizing/sorting my Lego collection now that I've got most of it in one room. Don't know how long that will take.

    I was big into collecting Lego from the late 90s to the mid-00s, not to mention some earlier sets from others. I've only sporadically gotten new Lego things since then.

    And I have a lot of Lego Magazines/catalogs. Plus some misc. merchandise.
    Dan's Revenge
    Dan's Revenge
    Have a tub full of em that likely haven't been used in a couple decades or so. Had lost a couple of my favorites that I pretty closely by memory recreated at an event a few years ago.

    Also - juuuuust in case, I hope you're wearing shoes! :)
    ATSFGuy
    ATSFGuy
    I still have mine, there’s a grey tote in my closet, I’m currently building a lego garage to store my HO Scale Hi Rail Truck and Hi Rail Supervisor SUV when not in use. The roof will be removable and the garage door will open/close.

    Once it’s done I’ll post pictures!

    I also shop for certain lego parts through eBay’s PicClick.
    When I learned about latitude and longitude in school, I remember thinking about an island (or something?) located where the Equator meets the Prime Meridian (for story writing, that is).

    Turns out Colonel Bleep was the first to come up with that very concept: Bloomberg - MapLab
    Years ago, I got the Billy and the Boingers Bootleg book of Bloom County at a Goodwill store. Perhaps not surprisingly, it didn't come with the record single.

    Just a few days ago, I bought that very single (along with 4 other ones).
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Well at least they acknowledged that they messed up. #BackToTheLabAgain.
This morning at 5 AM, I tune into the Pluto TV Garfield and Friends channel, and find they're showing Garfield His 9 Lives. Man, that laboratory bit is as messed up as Peter Griffith said it was.
Ok, so apparently the CN live-stream wasn't supposed to loop where it did and there was stuff after We Baby Bears, including Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated, a VILLAINOUS SHORT, Checkerboard stuff, and what I can only assume is an episode of Steven Universe....

For me, the new CN USA look sucks, although I do like its logo animation. Even if some users hate RYW because of its epilepsy and the "next" bumpers, I will still retain it. It's part of my branding.
The last time Cartoon Network aired Looney Tunes and/or Tom and Jerry (i.e. the classic shorts) was on September 29, 2017, just two days shy of the channel's 25th anniversary.

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