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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

ABC3D by MARION BATAILLE



ONE OF THE MOST DELIGHTFUL AND INNOVATIVE POP-UP BOOKS I HAVE EVER SEEN.—Robert Sabuda 


From the lenticular cover that changes with the angle of your hands, all the way to the Z, ABC3D is as much a work of art as it is a pop-up book. Each of the 26 dimensional letters move and change before your eyes. C turns into D with a snap. M stands at attention. X becomes Y with a flick of the wrist. And then there's U... Boldly conceived and brilliantly executed with a striking black, red, and white palette, this is a book that readers and art lovers of all ages will treasure for years to come. 


MARION BATAILLE is graphic and book designer who has never before been published in this country. She lives in Paris. This is just a hand-made mock-up of the actual book which publishes in Oct. 2008. We couldn't be more excited about it.


Also for those asking that's the incredible 30's trio The Boswell Sisters singing "Roll On"


http://www.abc3dbook.com Preorders available! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) and a slew of turkey day weirdness

In the 1973 special, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown wants to do something special for the gang. However the dinner he arranges is a disaster when the caterers, Snoopy and Woodstock, prepare toast and popcorn as the main dish. Humiliated, it will take all of Marcie's persuasive powers to salvage the holiday for Charlie Brown. 


The cast includes Todd Barbee as Charlie Brown, Robin Kohn as Lucy, Stephen Shea as Linus, Hilary Momberger as Sally, Kip DeFaria as Peppermint Patty, Jimmy Ahrens as Marcie and Robin Reed as Franklin.





Turkey and Cranberry Animated Cartoon








Happy Thanksgiving from Robert De Nero








Obama pardons turkey








Daffy Duck and Tom Turk







A Day of Thanksgiving (1950) this is so creepy








The Muppet Show. Swedish Chef - Roasts turkey

The Chef plans a home-cooked meal, but the turkey refuses to be skewered, the pig busts him in the face, and the "beef" stampedes over him. Even the vegetable stew is unsuccessful. Eventually, the Chef unveils his dinner -- vitamin pills. 







Johnny Hart's B.C. The First Thanksgiving (1973)






Tuesday, October 4, 2011

And in 1956 there were "THE MOLE PEOPLE"

This is my favorite movie about the "Mole People."


A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant 5000 year old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopatamia.
Directed by Virgil W. VogelStarring John AgarCynthia PatrickHugh Beaumont.



Saturday, October 1, 2011

2 preview pages for my upcoming (this month) GUMBY ONE SHOT

Hi, Here are pages 6 and 7 of GUMBY ONE SHOT Writer: Chris Reilly Artist: Jorge Santillan Color: Lance Borde Editor: Paul H. Birch Publisher: Mel Smith

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The World of Religion and from the 1950's Education on "Homosexuals" then Weed Will Kill You

The World of Religion: A short, informative piece that explains religion. 1950s Education on "Homosexuals" is an example of how mean spirited the 1950's actually were. Weed makes cowboys kill other cowboys in WEED WILL KILL YOU!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Snowman (1982) (Full 26 mins) introduced by David Bowie

Bloom County: Opus & Bill In A Wish For Wings That Work (1991)

Rube Goldberg Machines part 1

About Rube Golberg Rueben Garret Lucius Goldberg was born on July 4 th 1883 in San Francisco . By the end of his lifetime in December 7 th 1970, he was known as an inventor, sculptor, author, engineer and cartoonist and would make a mark in history for his extraordinary achievements.

Tarzan of the Apes - 1918

This is the first film version of Tarzan. It is said that Edgar Rice Burroughs was on the set but that his advice was never taken. Regardless, the first half of the film was quite impressive for 1918. The later half leaves something to be desired.

World of Class Warfare - The Poor's Free Ride Is Over The government could raise $700 billion by either taking half of everything earned by the bottom 50% or by raising the marginal tax rate on the top two percent.

A montage of the right wing ministers of propaganda (when a war ends these are the first people to be hung)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse- RoAD RALLY-FULL EPISODE you must find the triangle shaped bush



This is amazing!`The first item you must find is the "triangle shaped bush" and they do not let you forget it by repeating it 5 times. FF to the 11:30 point because sitting through this is torture. I swear Mickey's Clubhouse is written and animated by a computer program from 1993. Triangle shaped bush.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bizarre Animal Explodes when morons pour soda on it and Sigmund & the Sea Monsters - The Wild Weekend



W.C. Fields in THE FATAL GLASS OF BEER (1933) W.C. Fields Animated beautifully from Beans Cartoon, W.C. Fields attends Chaplin's 'The Circus', premiere footage (1928)

“It ain’t a fit night out for man nor beast,” bellows W.C. Fields in the Yukon farce The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933), just before a snowball promptly blasts him in the face.

That snowball arrives on cue each of the dozen times Fields opens his front door and delivers the line, and the joke never gets old. Sure, it’s a twist on the old pie-in-the-face gag, but that’s just the surface. There’s no explanation as to who’s throwing the snowball, if anyone or why, and like much of the humor in The Fatal Glass of Beer, the real punch-line (if there is one) isn’t immediately apparent. If the lack of an obvious “joke” is what makes the film so utterly stupefying to watch, it is also what makes it so richly rewatchable and weirdly haunting. The pacing doesn’t anticipate laughter, and the dialogue lacks obvious comic emphasis. It would easy but inaccurate to say that this unusual tone makes the film feel “modern,” but it would just as wrong to say this strange two-reeler was “of it’s time.” The Fatal Glass of Beer is like one of the natural wonders of cinema, a totally bizarre creation that abides by its own rules and exists in its own world—and what a wonderful world to visit it is.
One of the dead pan funniest dead-pan short films of all-time









Monday, August 22, 2011

Rondo Hatton: The BRUTE MAN, complete film (1948)

Hal Moffat who is taking wholesale revenge by murdering those he holds responsible for his predicament, is befriended by Helen Paige, a blind piano teacher, and he develops a warmth for her that leads him to add thievery and robbery - no big deal, he is out there anyway - to his murders so that she can be provided with the money for an operation.



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Boy on a Dolphin (theme)

For fans of "haunting themes" from cheesy movies, you will love the rhyming of "statue" and "at you" in the bridge.


Captain Beefheart - Saturday Night Live

Monday, August 15, 2011

UGOKIE-KO-RI-NO-TATEHIKI (1933)

Felix The Cat - Feline Follies - 1919

Trolley Trouble: Oswald the Rabbit

Emile Cohl - Fantasmagorie 1908

Winsor McCay - 1911 - Little Nemo (live action/animation)

This Girl for Hire

This Girl for Hire (Honey West, #1)This Girl for Hire by G.G. Fickling

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Never knew that this was a great series of novels, thought it was just a horrid TV show.
"Honey West is the nerviest, curviest P.I. in Los Angeles - or anywhere else for that matter. She's a cross between James Bond and The Avengers' Emma Peel - a girl detective with the sleuthmanship of Mike Hammer and the measurements of Marilyn Monroe, and This Girl for Hire is the first in a series of darkly funny and innuendo-laden crime novels originally published in the 1950s and 1960s. In this one, Honey finds herself playing strip poker with four murder suspects...and a deck that's as stacked as she is." Honey has her hands full with the corpse of a washed-up Hollywood entertainer, a battered beauty, and a poisoned pipsqueak - not to mention the guy who tries to get her to model a transparent bathing suit in his swimming pool "shaped like the body of a very large-bosomed woman." Fortunately, with her 38-22-36 measurements, taffy colored hair, big blue eyes, and baby-bottom complexion, Honey fits right in with the Hollywood types as she searches out the clues aboard a yacht christened Hell's Light. "Just bring a swimsuit and a toothbrush," says Sam Aces, the producer, but it's a good thing Honey's packed her .32, too.



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Buck Rogers In The 25th Century

Buck Rogers In The 25th CenturyBuck Rogers In The 25th Century by John F. Dille

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I love this for all the wrong reasons -- Dick Calkins great art adds a perfect deadpan to Philip Francis Nowlan's Ed Wood like horribly, stupid writing. If it were published today I would think it was a brilliant comedy in the vein of David Boswell's Reid Flemming



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Exercises for Gentlemen: 50 Exercises to Do With Your Suit On (1908)

Exercises for GentlemenExercises for Gentlemen by M. Ellsworth Olsen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Just found this in the humor section at Borders and thought it was a riot. I was shocked to find out it was a reprint of a book from 1908. Made it even funnier.



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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Naked man gored by bull in Pamplona

An angry bull has taken its revenge on a streaker during the running of the bulls in Pamplona.



To the delight of onlookers, the bull singled out the man amongst a sea of people in traditional white shirts and red neckerchiefs and went for him.
The world famous, seven day festival is held every year and attracts runners from all over the world.
Last week an Australian man was seriously injured when a 1,200lb bull sliced through an artery in his leg. He is expected to survive.
The full extent of the streaker's injuries are not clear but he was able to walk away and was later arrested for causing a public disturbance.
He is unlikely to have been too unhappy about that, however, as he is clearly an exhibitionist and the attention probably made his day. It may even have made his whole week.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Vince Collins psychedelic cartoon commissioned by the US government in 1976 for the Bicentennial

This psychedelic cartoon was produced by the U.S. Government with taxpayer dollars in 1976 to mark two hundred years of independence. It is both patriotic and trippy at the same time, and tells you a great deal about the aesthetics of the 1970's. I guess for once the US government knew what's citizens were doing and what they wanted to see wen they hired Vince Collins who billed himself as a pornographic, Psychedelic Animator.

Such a loser FOX News fired him, Glen Beck proves he can still out crazy Charles Manson.

CstleFreak update: Those Asian Carps still suck. Bring the troops home and declare war on these bastards!

Animal planet decides that a crazy woman knows more than scientists and she is the proud owner of a Chupacaba head.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Nice great quote for Gumby one shot by Chuck Wells (Comic Book Catacombs)

The Comic Book Catacombs: Gumby Returns!!

"it is really well-drawn, lots of fun, and just plain terrific. Highly recommended!!"

-- Chuck Wells (Comic Book Catacombs)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Dust off your shelves for a new GUMBY tale destined to become a classic!






"A fun for all ages book that's actually fun for all ages!
Don't be a blockhead, pick this up!"

Ian Boothby, New York Times best selling writer,
Simpsons Comics and Futurama Comics


There's a new player in Clokeyville, an off-kilt philanthropist named Mr. Golfer!

 What is Golfer's secret? What are the Wooly Mammals? Why are there astronauts selling the founding fathers the Andrew Jackson? Who stole Picnic Park? Who is helping the nefarious Blockheads?

 And most importantly, how did Gumby become King of the Pirates?



The acclaimed Harvey nominated team of Chris Reilly & Jorge Santillan (Punch & Judy) reunite to answer all of these questions, and proudly present the momentous debut of Gumby's grandparents in an all new Gumby and Pokey adventure like you've never seen before!


Still available for pre-order from DIAMOND COMICS (JUL111124), GUMBY (ONE SHOT) will be in stores in early September.

Attached please find a black and white PDF of the book (please do not reproduce as it is not representative of the final product which ships in color) and a prepared interview with writer Christopher P. Reilly for use to promote the book.

Further inquiries or interviews can be arranged directly through him at gumbyadventures@gmail.com .




GUMBY (ONE SHOT) is a 36pp comic book published by Gumby Comics. Gumby and related characters are the trademark and copyright of Premavision, Inc.


Stefan Blitz
Blitztastic!
Creative Consultation to The Imagination Challenged

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Jail Bait (1954) plus Casper - The first Casper "Friendly Ghost" (1935) - Color - 9 min


Casper - The Friendly Ghost
Directed by - I. Sparber
(1935) - Color - 9 min

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Directed by - Ed Wood
(1954) - B&W - 72 min
Before Plan 9 from Outer Space - there was this Ed Wood classic - Jail Bait, where a young kid gets lured into a life of crime by Vic Brady, a hardened criminal who enjoys shooting people.



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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Carnival of Souls (1962) & Private Snafu in Booby Traps (1944)


But first PRIVATE SNAFU in BOOBY TRAPS (1944) Produced by Frank Capra and written by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel

This is just one of the spookiest films of all-time:
After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival. Just about anything I could say would be a spoiler. Enjoy.

Director: Herk Harvey
Producer: Herk Harvey
Production Company: Harcourt Productions
Audio/Visual: sound, black & white


Saturday, April 16, 2011

The BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE (1962)

This film still freaks me out. What a creepy concept and talking head. Things will be rough here for a while because Google video says they want to expand their world library by somehow deleting their entire video library on May 15th. I know, that's like saying we want to wipe out world hunger by not growing crops anymore, but Google is Skynet.

The Brain That Wouldn't Die by SFLTV

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hansi: The Girl Who Loved the Swastika (the comic book)



There is a very unintentionally funny comic book adaptation of the true story HANSI the Girl Who Loved the Swastika:
"Don't ever forget Jesus!" This tearful admonition of her foster mother followed the teen-aged orphan girl as she began her trip to Prague. Maria ("Hansi") was the envy of all in her little Czechoslovakian village because she had won a scholarship to the Nazi school in the capital and would be able to serve the Fuhrer.
Thus Maria began a long journey in 1940 which was to lead her into the darkness of blind devotion to Hitler and the atheism of the Nazi system. The path led to a storybook romance...cruel disillusionment at Hitler's suicide...a traumatic awakening to the swastika's scourge across Europe and upon the Jews...a breathtaking escape from Communists...and a reemergence into the love and lordship of her mother's Jesus.
Eventually Maria and her family came to the United States. You will find chuckles vying with tears as you see the New World through the eyes of these immigrants, bewildered by the careless affluence of their adopted land and dazzled by the freedom to serve and teach one's deepest convictions."

Fortunately SPIRE CHRISTIAN COMICS did everything so fabulously wrong they could write about your dog dying and it would be funny and this is their adaptation of that true story of that wonderful, psychopathic young girl, Hansi. This is that 1975 comic brain fart in its entirety.