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I Really Didn’t Say Everything I Said

One topic that comes up fairly enough is that of quotations that everyone knows, but are wrong in some way. They might be misattributed, or they might be somewhat off. The other day, Beth was reading a Cracked article recently … Continue reading

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One True Parody

In a recent NPR interview with “Weird Al” Yankovic, he responds to a question about Cookie Monster‘s parody of “Call Me Maybe” with “Yeah, Cookie Monster is my No. 1 competition right now.” Apparently he’s forgetting that Cookie Monster did … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls with Advertising

People have long complained about Christmas being too commercial. Stan Freberg, who did a fair amount of advertising work himself, lampooned the idea in 1958 with his “Green Chri$tma$.” It was also a major theme of A Charlie Brown Christmas … Continue reading

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Don’t Recollect If I’ve Ever Mentioned Old Reliable Before

Lady and the Tramp is actually a Disney animated feature that I saw considerably more recently than some of the others, as Beth’s cousin pretty much forced us to watch it a few years ago. It’s an interesting feature, basically … Continue reading

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Stanley Freberg, the All-American Dog

Stan Freberg, The Tip of the Freberg – My wife Beth recently picked up this 1999 boxed set of Stan’s most famous recordings, in four compact discs and a video tape. I think my own interest in Freberg’s work derived … Continue reading

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Beware the Jabberwock, My Son!

Recently, a post on Drew Mackie’s blog featured the appearance of the Jabberwocky from the 1985 made-for-TV Alice in Wonderland. This scene actually ended the first part of the movie, making the creators seem awfully sadistic. I’m not sure if … Continue reading

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