Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Krazy Kat - Beautiful Stop-Motion Animated Short Lovingly Recreates Herriman's Eternal Triangle

I have never watched any of the old Krazy Kat animated cartoons from the 20's 30's or 60's because I never wanted to corrupt the pure image in my brain of one of the greatest comic strips in the history of ink.

But THIS little animated tribute to George Herriman's
eternal triangle (below) finally got me to press "play."

According to Cartoon Brew, this Krazy Kat kartoon was directed by Derek Mogford in 1996. I couldn't find any more info on this beautiful re-creation of Coconino County (with its constantly-changing backgrounds and never-changing characters), so if anyone out there can shed some light, please leave a comment. Otherwise, just press play and enjoy!
P.S. -- Here's a link to some high-resolution scans of
one of George Herriman's less-celebrated comic strips,
Stumble Inn .

George Herriman's Stumble Inn

Top Ten Wacky Animals on Album Covers

1 Ram Jam "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Ram"

2 J.J. Cale "Naturally"

3 Fuzzy Duck

4 Amazing Rhythm Aces "Too Stuffed To Jump"

5 Fleetwood Mac "Mystery To Me"

6 Nazareth "The Fool Circle"

7 Zappa "Them Or Us"

8 Thrillington

9 Pablo Cruise "Part of the Game"

10 Little Feat

Going round the bend for the annual Mad Club soapbox derby

You don't have to be mad to take part - but it might help if you want to join 'the club'.

Every year, members of the MAD Club don their helmets and climb aboard the homemade soapboxes they've lovingly turned into racing cars for a 1.25 mile charity race.

The club organisers derive their Meynell Arms Drinkers (MAD) title from the Meynell Ingram Arms pub in Hoar Cross where the event takes place.

The course twists and turns through lanes in the village close to Burton on Trent, in Staffs, and this year was watched today by a thousand spectators.

They clapped and cheered as the competitors risked life and limb in a variety of colourful craft with names such as 'Thunderbirds', 'Team Muppet, 'Whoever Next' and 'Where'd She Come From'.

Around 30 homemade soapboxes take part each year in battling it out for the best time on the track down School Hill within the village.

The competition is now in its fifth year, and last year raised £78,000 for Birmingham Children's Hospital and the Acorns Children's Hospice.

Humor in uniform-To kill time....


Sports humor-Extreme flexibility


Monday, December 29, 2008

Worlds Most Incredible Extreme Sports Stunts

Bizarre Fish Head Art Turns Heads on Humanity

Inspired by the silent movies of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, artist, stage designer, and photographer Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard uses real-life fish heads in ’staged sets’ on humanity to create her photos that depict everyday-life to address topics ranging from Aids to repression.

Humor pictures-Too little too late


Funny pictures of Cat