Now, if you really want concentrated surreality there are few better options than those 1930s cartoons where they'd try anthropomorphizing absolutely anything and putting it to a cartoon, which they didn't have time to make make sense. A recent public-domain cartoon DVD purchase of mine included a fine example of it, the Van Beuren cartoon studios' 1935 ``Picnic Panic.'' Van Beuren was kind of the desperately poor man's Terry Toons, which as you can imagine is getting into some pretty shaky territory. Add in the ever-perilous tale of objects with faces and skinny arms and legs, and a studio boss who's still angry he has to pay for sound, and now color too, and he's sure not going to pay for rewrites, well ... here goes.( Collapse )
Trivia: Of 479 Work Authorization Documents examined in the wake of the Challenger accident, 70 percent had anomalies -- 36 percent with inaccurate or inadequate detail; 24 percent with missing stamps; 29 percent lacking correct signatures; 20 percent with inaccurately detailed summaries for closure or deferral. Source: Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident. Appendix C. William P Rogers, Chairman.
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