Posts Tagged ‘cartoon’

Comic Book Disaster

Badly drawn, badly written and badly printed-a strain on the young eyesand young nervous systems-the effects of these pulp-papernightmares supermanis that of a violent stimulant. Their crude blacks and reds spoil a childs natural senseof colour, their hyperdermic injection of sex and murder make the child impatient with better, though quieter, stories. Unless we want a coming generation even more ferocious than the present one, parents and teachers throughout America must band together to break the “comic” magazine.

An editorial by Sterling North of the Chicago daily News, May, 8, 1940

  • Share/Bookmark

Popeye And A Fat Wife

Way back on August 13, 1903, police entered the Liverpool, England home of William and Emily Shortis.  Worried friends had contacted the popeye_eating_spinachauthorities because the couple had not been seen for several days prior.  There they found William near death.  Oddly, he was pinned under the dead body of his 224 pound wife.  Did she die during a moment of passion?  Not at all.  The coroner concluded that William was following Emily up the stairs of their home when she lost her balance and tumbled down the steps, pulling him down with her.  Emily immediately died from a blow to the head, trapping William under her body for over three days.  Sadly, William did not survive his injuries, either.

Everyone knows that spinach is loaded in iron and makes you stronger – Just look what it has done for Popeye’s career.  Well, Popeye was wrong.  So were all of those parents that stuffed it down their kids’ throats.  In reality, spinach has no more iron in it than any other vegetable.  This spinach misconception dates back to the 1950’s when a food analyst made an error while calculating the iron in spinach.  His decimal place was off by one place, suggesting that spinach had ten times as much iron content than it really did.

  • Share/Bookmark

Speed Racer

On the television series “Speed Racer”  , what is the true name of  Racer X and what is his relation to Speed Racer?

Answer: Rex, he was a brother dressed in disguise.

  • Share/Bookmark