Things from my comments sections, both wonderful and terrifying.

§ December 31st, 2010 § Filed under cartoons, sir-links-a-lot § 11 Comments

So, you, the readers, have been contributing a bit of content in my comments sections recently, which I always appreciate…partially because I always like finding out about new things, but mostly so I can appropriate what you’ve submitted and turn it into site content.

Like, for example, reader Cobalt informing me about the fact that the little rabbit in the old Pete Puma cartoon is saying actual dialogue, just sped up very fast (a fact I may have been somewhat aware of, but never really thought about it until, well, now). And then reader Mike points me in the direction of this YouTube clip, where the little rabbit’s voice is slowed down into comprehensibility. Interestingly, while most of the dialogue is meaningful in context, there is a small bit where the rabbit is talking about an oak tree that doesn’t seem to relate to anything (which someone in the video’s comment section, in a rare instance of a YouTube commenter actually being sane, also notes). It sort of sounds to me like this piece of dialogue was just spliced in to extend this particular bit of the rabbit’s sped-up speech to fit the animation. I haven’t any idea, really, and maybe someone else can clear it up for us.

Another thing dropped into a recent comments section was from reader A.L., who produces the beautifully-illustrated webcomic Rose Madder. He has earned the title “Arch-Nemesis of Progressive Ruin” for daring to drop a link to this piece of Disney merchandise, and baby, if I have to think about Minnie Mouse squeezing her tuckus into a slinky, form-fitting Tron outfit, then so do you:



Just a little something to bring with you into the new year. No need to thank me.

And speaking of the new year…I certainly hope you all have a safe and happy new year’s celebration, and I’ll see you all in 2011! At least, those of you who are still willing to come back to the site after what A.L. and I have done to you.

Happy New Year, everybody!

11 Responses to “Things from my comments sections, both wonderful and terrifying.”

  • C. Elam says:

    To wipe away the terror of Tron Minnie, a story…

    Back when I was in college, a buddy of mine had a mini-tape recorder to help in the process of taking notes. One of the features on this particular recorder was that you could adjust the speed of your recording quite easily. So, you guessed it, we had the bright idea one afternoon while we were watching cartoons to use it to record the little bunny to see if his dialogue made sense. We were entirely too excited to discover it did, considering none of us actually smoked weed.

    The story about the water balloon filled with shaving cream is funnier, but it somehow didn’t seem pertinent.

  • Cullen says:

    The real problem with Tron Minnie isn’t that she exists. It’s that somewhere out there someone looked at her and said, “Yeah, I’d tap that.”

  • Roger Green says:

    The REAL fear is the font size you’ve added to your PREVIOUS posts! Make it STOP!
    happy 2011, Mike!

  • Mikester says:

    Roger – Sorry about that…Firefox somewhat-annoyingly auto-corrects mistakes like that, so I never see ’em when I make them. Fixed now, though…I’m assuming.

  • Andres says:

    Sure, don’t tell non-Ventura residents that you have that Tron-Minnie Mouse poster on the wall of the shop.

  • A.L. Baroza says:

    Yay, I get to be an arch-nemesis. I always wanted to be an archenemy.

    Thanks for the plug, Mike, and Happy New Year!

  • the Sniffer says:

    Have a great new years mike!

  • caleb says:

    Just curious: does Pete Puma ever show up in the Looney Tunes comics? Do you collect Pete Puma appearances?

  • philip says:

    Stuff like Minnie Tron is why I keep coming back. And that is terrifying.

    Read you next year (tomorrow)!

  • adam ford says:

    for me the thing that’s creepiest about minnie in ANY version is the high-heels. can’t say why, but there it is.

  • Bear says:

    Worse news? That’s actually Mickey in Tron drag.

    Happy New Year, Mike!