Wednesday, April 30, 2008
The Hollywood Animation Archive should be in everyone's RSS list but if it's still not there don't forget to check out today's link to a scanned Huckleberry Hound Little Golden Book.
As an aside, my grandmother used to have an Underdog Little Golden Book but I have never seen these again. Any chance that any of the readers has seen a scanned Underdog LGB on the net?
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
The Times has put up an article about the burgeoning online video scene. I have been preaching this for a while but their article mentions some new sources of streaming video including the WB network, NBC.com, CBS.com (Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, and Macgyver are mentioned), TV Land (Gunsmoke and Andy Griffith are mentioned but I really hope that these guys open the 'floodgates' with all of their content that they don't seem to play on tv any more), and the other streaming sites that have already been mentioned on this blog.
Monday, April 28, 2008
This week is an all CHILDREN'S RECORDS AND MORE blog referral. They posted lots of great Disney albums last week including Mickey Mouse Disco (Spanish version), Mickey's Beanstalk, The Aristocrats, Winnie the Pooh, The Jungle Book and a Disney version of the Wizard of Oz. I used to have almost all of these when I was a kid and they were always a fun listen in the pre-VCR days.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Continuing along in our series we have NBC's 1968 Saturday morning lineup, a pretty dismal lineup overall but it was the start of one of my all-time faves, THE BANANA SPLITS. I have purposely left the reruns off my list - The Flintstones and Top Cat.
I was unable to locate any video for STORYBOOK SQUARES (a Saturday morning version of the Hollywood Squares) and UNTAMED WORLD (a nature show).
1968-69 NBC Saturday Morning Promo
Banana Splits - NBC/Kellogs Opening
Banana Splits - I Love Being a Boy
Underdog - Cheerios Commercial
Underdog - The March of the Monsters
Birdman - Opening
Super President - The Gravity Destroyer Part 1
Super President - The Gravity Destroyer Part 2
Friday, April 25, 2008
Here is an interesting concept - we all have those old baby (and kid) pictures laying around that make us look positively goofy so why not recreate the pictures as adults? Interesting concept and some of them look pretty cool. I would love to get my brothers together secretly and do something like this for my mom without her knowing about it!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
A blog devoted to Bento Box art (Japanese lunch box). I don't get it but I find it fascinating that someone would spend this much time on such a thing. Leave it to the Japanese I guess. Obviously we have some major cultural differences that just can't be easily explained in a 100 word blog posting. I wonder if they find much of what we do to be weird?
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I have blogged about Legos in the past, mostly those little Lego video snippets that are posted all over the net, but today is the best Lego post to date! Follow the link to see some really amazing (and large in most cases!) creations.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I have been meaning to post this for a while now but Classic Televsion Showbiz beat me to it so I will just link to that excellent blog in case any of my readers still don't know about it.
Basically what you get is a full day of radio broadcasting from WSJV (from archive.org). It's long but throw it on your iPod and listen to it while you commute to work this week and the next week (or more) if you have a short commute.
Who would have thought that this was even possible? WFMU has compiled seven different shows from the golden age of old-time radio dealing with MARIJUANA. I knew that there were a couple of Dragnet episodes about the drug but I had never heard the others.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
TVparty has a nice page for most Saturday morning seasons.
The Super Six - Opening
Super President - Opening
Spy Shadow - Unknown Episode - Part 1
Spy Shadow - Unknown Episode - Part 2
Samson and Goliath - Stay Tuned Bumper
Birdman - Intro
The Galaxy Trio - Battle of the Aquatrons
Secret Squirrel - Intro
Cool McCool - Opening
Friday, April 18, 2008
Being that today is Flash Friday (I don't know what that is either but I have been toying with calling it Flash Friday to go with Music Monday) today's time waster is a flash version of the Sierra's old INCREDIBLE MACHINE GAME. This one is much much simpler though.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Psst! Hey buddy, don't tell anyone but the zombie threat is REAL. You must be prepared to deal with ANYTHING. And today's website is here to help!
Actually, what happens when you have seen every zombie movie that has ever been made just a few too many times? Click below to find out!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Follow the link below for a different take on the classic Kaleidoscope toy.
Whoa! I just found the newest version of the toy (actually, it wasn't hard, the link was at the top of the original toy's page!) and it is much better.
Monday, April 14, 2008
All Tribes blog has posted a 12 volume series of RARE FUNK.
The Inferno Music Crypt has posted the extended edition soundtracks for the first two TERMINATOR movies.
The Twilight Zone, a most excellent blog that posts many comps of garage/psychedelic/surf/classic rock bands, continues it's series of rebel rockabilly.
Easymusic posts lots of old albums featuring easy listening/exotica/percussion and this week that have posted Cugat In, a popular album of 'world' influenced music from the late 60's.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Action figure customization is a pretty big hobby that seems to really be picking up some steam judging from the recent flurry of blog activity that I have seen. Follow the link below to see a set of customized World War II Star Wars figures.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Saturday morning programming for kids started in 1962 and was made up almost entirely of reruns and local programming. 1966 was the first year that all of the networks joined in with a lineup of mostly original animated programming and thus the Saturday morning cartoon was born.
The Super Six - Brothers Matzoriley
The World of Atom Ant and Secret Squirrel - opening for primtime special
Atom Ant - Intro
The Flintstones - Primetime tv ad
The Space Kidettes - Jet Set Go (in Portuguese)
Secret Squirrel - Intro
The Jetsons - Primetime tv spot
Cool McCool - the Big Blowout
Friday, April 11, 2008
WOWIO has been posting a lot more golden age comics this week and I think that I forgot to mention that in my blog posting earlier this week. I am providing the link to one issue of WITCHES TALES but there are a few more issues of this comic posted and hundreds more Golden Age goodies waiting there for you to explore.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
The Extinct Attractions club is devoted to extinct (i.e. doesn't exist any more) attractions throughout the land (US only) with it's main focus on Disney theme parks. It seems that the site exists mainly to sell books and dvd's but there is lots of good free content including video clips, photos, and a 24/7 streaming radio station.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
WOWIO is an up and coming FREE ebook/ecomic book site. The site is a lot like manybooks but they have quite a different focus that includes comic books and lots of titles by independent authors. They do have quite a bit of public domain but have concentrated on including lots of other titles that can't be found anywhere else.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Today's post is a bit off-topic but necessary. With HDTV you can get excellent quality broadcasts using a pair of rabbit ears in many places. For some of the fringe areas you will need something a little better. You can go to your local electronics retailer and drop $80 on an HDTV antenna but I have not been very impressed with the two that I have which are, essentially, just amplified rabbit ears. This antenna looks like a pretty simple design and it claims to work pretty well. You may be able to put it in your attic if you don't have a lot of metal in your home's construction.
Even if you do get your local channels via cable or satellite you may want to pursue using an antenna and getting the channels yourself. Most providers are compressing the signals to fit more channels in the same amount of bandwidth, giving you a lower quality picture.
Monday, April 7, 2008
(from The Secret Cavern of Read-Along Treasures) Hear Conan in four exciting stories!
Next we hear a nice selection of outer space music as selected by the Enterprise's science officer himself, MR. SPOCK!
And then we have a movie soundtrack that nobody seems to remember, THE BALLAD OF NAMU, THE KILLER WHALE.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
It has been a while since I highlighted a WORTH1000 photoshop contest but here is a good one! Vintage ads for modern products including the pictured Wii ad and lots of other goodies like Girls Gone Wild, Playstation 3 and TIVO.
If I could die and come back to earth as a movie reviewer I would write movie reviews like the author of Greenbriar Picture Shows does it! Follow the link for an excellent review of DOCTOR X - directed by Michael Curtis and starring Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray. Great movie and a great review loaded with pictures and insight.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Far Out Space Nuts - Opening and Closing
The Ghost Busters - Opening
Valley of the Dinosaurs - Opening
Fat Albert - Opening
CBS Children's Film Festival - Teaser With Upcoming Films (from the UK version of the show)
Pebbles and Bamm Bamm Show - Opening
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour - Opening
Scooby Doo Where Are You? - Polish Intro
Shazam/Isis Hour - Shazam! Opening
Shazam/Isis Hour - The Secrets of Isis Opening
Friday, April 4, 2008
Cartoon Brew has a nice posting up today about one of the old 60's anime series that was imported to the US (and subsequently lost?) THE AMAZING THREE. After watching the short intro clip I had some distant, fleeting, memory of the show but there weren't any strong memories in there.