Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The 60s Would Have Been Nothing Without The 30s


Occasionally I’ll hear someone from the present generation talk about how every once in a while someone from my generation will surprise them with their ultimate hipness. They seem to think that people like R. Crumb and Bill Griffin are innovators and creators of a total classic art form.

Allow me to share something from the 30s that may have very well inspired them. My apologies to those of you on dial-up, this is a 7 minute video that you will be unable to down load.
Real Inspiration

11 Comments:

Blogger Donna said...

That's the down-right funniest cartoon I've seen in YEARS!

5:00 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Donna, it makes you realize just how strange the stuff we grew up on really was.

5:26 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

Guy, you are the only person I know with dial-up.

6:09 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

You can see exactly what Crumb and Sheldon and Mavrides and all of them watched as kids. Those old Max Fleischer toons were twisted as hell and twice as funny. I can't wait til this current wave of japanese anime inspired tooning dies out and we get back down to business. Innovation is always about taking something old and changing it just enough to make it new and shiny again.

8:07 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

P.S. I still know a few people with dial-up. They are usually emaciated, furtive creatures flitting from old video stores to yard sales trying to buy up the last of the betamax tapes in existence.

8:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn...now I just realized the root of my attraction for Betty Boop type women...damn.

Moose

10:35 AM  
Blogger loopymamain06 said...

dial-up here
apology accepted
the loop

12:34 PM  
Anonymous g said...

what's dialup?

is that like "talkies"?

6:58 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Oh, Oh see how you are? I try to enlighten you with a link to the past of inspiration and you pick apart my dial-up service, which by the way is only $8.25 per month.

Moose, it's always interesting to find out more about you. So Betty Rubble no longer does it for you, eh?

5:23 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

Mmmm... Betty Rubble...... hamina hamina hamina....

7:10 AM  
Blogger jutka said...

You just made my day! Thanks!

10:12 AM  

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