Time for Some 'Toons!
March 05, 2014
I can't believe how having a couple of extra days makes such a huge difference in many months. Here it is, March 5 and I'm just now beginning my blog. Keep in mind, my typical blogs are the culmination of hours of research, painstaking labor, and carpal tunnel-inducing typing. Then I narrow it all down to a readable length.
Okay, most of that wasn't true. But I do enjoy writing blogs and having people read them. The really true part is that February got away from me. It is only shorter by two or at most three days depending on which other month you are referring, but it seems so much shorter. The nice thing is that spring comes a bit quicker, I guess. If you consider March 21 the start of spring.
Anyway, the cold air reminds me of when I was a boy and I used to watch cartoons on television with my dad before he drove us to school. One morning, we were watching an old Popeye short and the characters were shown in the desert. My dad remarked how smart it was to show cartoons depicting characters in the heat during the wintertime and in the snow during the summertime. That way you don't feel as cold or hot as it is outside because you are focused on the climate the characters are in.
I'm pretty sure that's all hogwash and my father didn't know what the heck he was talking about (he was always saying nonsensical things), but the memories of those cartoons got me thinking, "Hey! I wonder if I can get some old cartoons at the Library!"
Sure enough, you can. Just get on the catalog and search for Bugs Bunny, Popeye, Woody Woodpecker... whatever suits your fancy, and you can check them out! If we don't have it, WorldCat does, and you can spend hours watching the old classics. I'm talking about cartoons that were old when I was a kid. The shorts. The animated tales that are occasionally politically incorrect by today's standards. You can get DVDs of rare animated shorts. We also have Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and even wartime films the Disney people produced. Have fun... and stay cool, or warm. Or whatever.