Kill the Wabbit! Kill the Wabbit!

While I was in college a friend of mine had obnoxious neighbors, they would play annoying punk music very loudly. So one Sunday morning, just late enough to avoid noise ordinances, we played Ride of the Valkyries outside on his stereo. I don’t know if they heard it, but it felt good. It would be nice to be able to pump a signal into the car stereos of those people with the thumpa thumpa sub-woofers. It wouldn’t always be Wagner, I could see using the “Barney” theme or the Mister Rogers theme. My son had a stereo like that. He learned to turn it off at least six blocks from home. Not because of me, because someone broke out his car window and stole the stereo. I told him, you play that all the way into the driveway and everybody around knows that you have stereo, and then they know where you live, then they steal it when they see an opportunity.

On Facebook yesterday I saw a post that said, “Bugs Bunny, Where we learned about classical music and drag queens.” I thought it was kinda cute so I was going to post it here, but I couldn’t find a way to import it, so you get a text description. The picture they showed had Bugs dressed as the Valkyrie. There were quite a few toons where Bugs dressed up though. Who could forget Bugs dressed as a female Tasmanian Devil with the bear trap used for a kiss. I seem to recall the Barber of Seville, and the fat opera singer that didn’t like Bugs’ banjo music. I should look up the “Leopold” reference from that one. PBS carried a MET presentation of the complete “Ring” trilogy, I taped it on my VCR many years ago. It was eighteen hours long. It wasn’t over til the fat lady sang. Blond blue eyed Scandinavian BBWs with a spear and magic helmet who could ask for more? And how about those cross-dressing race car drivers from New York, I could say they’re Divine, but he died of sleep apnea many years ago.

I saw a nature program about Tasmanian Devils a long long time ago. They got their name because of the noise they make at night. They are the only marsupial that can unhinge their jaw like a snake and eat something bigger than their head. In the documentary I saw one of them tried to eat the night vision camera. It must not have been on Nat Geo because this page didn’t mention those two fun facts.
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/tasmanian-devil/

A few of my friends chastise me for living in the past, but I do enjoy some memories. In the 70’s when hardcore porn was harder to get, the standard for obscenity was that it had to have historical, cultural, or scientific value. That’s why there were so many sex manuals. Christina DeSchaeffer was a blond woman who made films for Caballero Home Video {Caballero Control Corp at the time}. She was also the actress used in the book 1001 Sex Positions. I had a classmate in Calc III that was a ringer for her. I would sit next to her in class and she would whisper stuff to me. Her lips would barely graze my ear, and her hot breath could drive me to distraction. I didn’t learn much in that class, but I sure enjoyed it. Actually the math and science departments should have been more diverse. There is an expression I learned in physics. “If in doubt, integrate.” There was another expression I learned. “If it crawls it’s biology, if it stinks it’s chemistry, and if it doesn’t work it’s physics.” I had Malaysian roommates for two years. You get to know all the foreign students when you hang around with some. There are sexy people all over the world, but they tend to be sexy in their own ways. Most sex appeal is due to the brain anyway. I was watching Leno’s Monday show last night on Hulu. He had Diane Keaton as a guest. She’s definitely showing her age more, but I thought she sure seemed sexy that night. Mostly it was because of the joking around and talking about Tantric sex. Other times when she’s been on she’s seemed really ditzy. Monday was good. Barbra Stanwyck was hot back in the day. Those days were a long time ago. She was born in 07.

I’m not even Brooke and I’m babbling. So I’ll say, QUOTE
Euclid’s Elements has been referred to as the most successful[5][6] and influential[7] textbook ever written. Being first set in type in Venice in 1482, it is one of the very earliest mathematical works to be printed after the invention of the printing press and was estimated by Carl Benjamin Boyer to be second only to the Bible in the number of editions published,[7] with the number reaching well over one thousand.[8] For centuries, when the quadrivium was included in the curriculum of all university students, knowledge of at least part of Euclid’s Elements was required of all students. Not until the 20th century, by which time its content was universally taught through other school textbooks, did it cease to be considered something all educated people had read. CLOSE QUOTE

Wild

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8 thoughts on “Kill the Wabbit! Kill the Wabbit!

    1. wildoats1962 Post author

      I’ve only seen Wayne’s World once not long after it came out. I did not remember that scene. Red Dwarf had a scene where Lister and Cat are talking about “Tales from the Riverbank” and “The Flintsones”. Lister commented that he’d do Betty, but he’d really prefer Wilma. Then he adds, “It’d never happen, she’d never leave Fred.” The cartoon you posted would have the neighbors being rather open. Must be the redheads driving the guys crazy. I do remember the scene in WW where he hikes his underwear up like the guy imitating Kozo. That was the first thing I thought of when I saw him do it.

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  1. furbal1972

    QUOTE: Leopold Anthony Stokowski (April 18, 1882 – September 13, 1977) was a British orchestral conductor. One of the leading conductors of the early and mid-20th Century, he is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra and for appearing in the film Fantasia. He was especially noted for his free-hand conducting style that spurned the traditional baton and for obtaining a characteristically sumptuous sound from the orchestras he directed. END QUOTE

    I guess that explains why Bugs broke the baton and why his gloves moved by themselves. lol

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  2. furbal1972

    My mom took me to see the Omaha Symphony play all the classic Warner Brother’s tunes! 😀 It was awesome. The show had the cartoons and a traveling conductor. They had to find the original slide guitar, buried in a warehouse, and rebuild it to make the classic opening and closing sounds .

    I forgot the story she told me about Leopold, but I remembered that he was a conductor that demanded respect.

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    1. wildoats1962 Post author

      I used to watch “Evening at Pops” with Arthur Fiedler back when it was on PBS. He did a lot of Beatles tunes, it really popularized the orchestral sound. You had the advantage of a musical family, your mom plays the harp. My folks played 78’s of Spike Jones. There’s a documentary about Spike that I bought on Beta. He had a really wild show on TV for a while. The suits were *Unique*.

      The people that did the voice work for cartoons {or for Spike Jones} were amazing. Although I remember hearing a comment that was cute. It would’ve been June Foray {the voice of Rocky among others}, she said look at my career, I’m #@$${she didn’t swear I just don’t remember the age she was at the time} years old and I’m best known as the friend of a moronic moose. Her costar replied, how do you think I feel, *I’m* the moronic moose.

      Wild
      I do love cartoons.

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