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Gammon and Spinach

You know, I think I still have a DVD set of old Popeye cartoons I haven’t watched, and I haven’t gotten my hands on a copy of the last collection of Elzie Segar’s strips either. But I did think of … Continue reading

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Blast from the Pasta

I have neither played nor watched anyone else play Yoshi’s New Island, but I know the premise behind it is that the Stork brought Mario and Luigi to the wrong house, and when trying to find the right one he … Continue reading

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The Spinach Cycle

Something I’d been meaning to check out but didn’t until recently was the recent series of Popeye comics written by Roger Langridge, with art by Tom Neely, Bruce Ozella, Ken Wheaton, and John Byrne. Last year, the series was wrapped … Continue reading

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Better Shredder Than Deader

No, I haven’t seen the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. There’s part of me that wants to, but I think I can wait for the video release. It doesn’t look that good, and while it might well not be … Continue reading

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The Family That Eats Spinach Together

While Popeye was originally introduced as an orphan, creator Elzie Segar eventually gave him a living father. From what I’ve read, part of his motivation for creating Poopdeck Pappy was that, as Popeye became the hero of the Thimble Theatre … Continue reading

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There’s Only One Jeep

Popeye Volume 5: Wha’s a Jeep? – The Jeep, or Eugene to use his proper name, is certainly one of the oddest creations of Popeye’s original cartoonist, Elzie Segar. It’s sort of dog-like and lives on orchids, but the strangest … Continue reading

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Well, I’ll Be Popeyed!

As you may know, Popeye was first introduced in 1929 as a supporting character in Elzie Segar’s existing comic strip Thimble Theatre. He proved to be so popular that he returned in later storylines, and soon had essentially taken over … Continue reading

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