Whenever I talk about how great Shirt Tales (1982 - 1984) was, I usually find myself talking to a blank face. Nothing. Nada. No connection there at all. But if you go online to suss out the Shirt Tales vibe, there's actually quite a few people out there who get all excited when they've made contact with a fellow 'Shirty' (this nickname for a dedicated Shirt Tales Fan is currently unrecognised in the wider Shirt Tales community, but I'm hoping it might catch on). It doesn't happen often, but it can happen - and it is a beautiful thing when it does.Read More
How great are cats?! Cats are just so swell. Ya gotta love cats.
To get your feline fix in 2016 all you need to do is boot up YouTube on your preferred device, and take your pick from eleventy seventy zillion cat videos. This is great for a cat woman like me. We are living in a cat video world, and I am a cat video girl. But hard as it might be to remember, there was a time when we didn't have any interwebs. <GASP!>
In those ye olden days, we relied on the telly & books for our regular hit of cat. So today I thought we'd look back at a few of those cats from yesteryear...Read More
I love revisiting the cartoons I used to watch as a kid. How good were Saturday morning cartoons!? If reincarnation does turn out to be a thing, I want to come back as a human again, just so I can be a kid that sprawls out on the lounge room floor watching cartoons on a Saturday morning all over again. Bliss!
The other day I asked my sister what her fave cartoon was. I hang my head in shame that I actually had no idea! But I've righted my wrongs now, and that's why we're hanging out with The Flintstones today.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (no question mark) was a big deal in the '80s. A really big deal. At the time it had one of the largest production budgets ever, and it rewrote the rule book on combined animation/live action films. But more than that, it was (and still is) a damn good movie!
It would be so easy to write this movie off in digital-centric 2016. In 1988 we were still using rotary dial telephones & listening to our favourite music on turntables. But Who Framed Roger Rabbit holds strong almost three decades later simply because it's a hoot of a movie.Read More