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The Looney Tunes Censored Eleven

If you’re human- and I assume that you’re all human- then you’ve almost certainly seen some Looney Tunes cartoons, Warner Brothers’ beloved animated series featuring the wacky antics of Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Sylvester and Tweety, and the like. But there are some Looney Tunes cartoons you probably haven’t seen. They’re known as the “Censored Eleven”. They’re the eleven animated shorts that United Artists kept out of syndicated rotation starting in 1968. This is because “the depictions of black people in the cartoons were deemed too offensive for contemporary audiences”, per Wikipedia. Personally, I think it’s important to raise awareness of these animated shorts. Continue reading


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10 People Who Shaped My Sense of Humor

From the time you’re born, people try to make you laugh. That’s because there’s not much better than laughter. Whether you’re giving or receiving laughter, it’s such a simple and human connection. We all learn about humor somewhere, and pop culture is an undeniable source. There are several actors (and otherwise) who taught me how to laugh. These are the first ten that come to mind. Continue reading


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Bugs Bunny’s 15 Most Wanted

When you spend more than 70 years foiling your rivals attempts at chicanery, you’re bound to create some enemies. Such is the case with everyone’s favorite wascawy wabbit, Bugs Bunny. He’s been chased by hunters, ducks, evil scientists, witches, and just about every character conceivable by the creators of Looney Tunes. To keep track of his enemies, here’s an infographic featuring Bugs Bunny’s 15 Most Wanted, including their height, weight, and specific crimes. There are others, to be sure, but I’m putting forth the theory that none are cooler than these 15. Continue reading


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Great Abominable Snowmen from Entertainment History

Occasionally when screenwriters run out of monstrous things to include in their cold-weather scenes, they’re forced to dig deep into their well of creativity. Sometimes, they’ll use polar bears. Other times, they use hypothermia. Still others, they use cabin fever. Perhaps the most underused scary cold-weather thing device is the yeti, a.k.a. the abominable snowman. Here are nine instances of the yeti in pop culture: Continue reading

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Eight Lessons I’ve Learned from Looney Tunes

When Warner Brothers commissioned Mel Blanc and Friz Freleng and Bob Clampett and Tex Avery and Chuck Jones and a whole host of other people to create a series of cartoons in the early 1930’s, they had no way of knowing just how influential those cartoons would be. Before long, a whole host of characters started populating the Warner Brothers cartoon landscape. We all grew up with those characters. And they have lots to teach us. For instance:

1. You can look like a frog and let everyone down if you’re talented
If you have a real talent- such as Michigan J. Frog’s velvety-smooth voice- you can get away with just about anything. You can look like a frog, annoy every single person you know, and disappoint them time and again. Someone will always take a chance on your talents, whether it’s now or several years in the future. Continue reading


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