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Whenever I need a lift, I’m sure to wander over to icanhascheezburger for some fun with LOL cats. How can you resist them?

Dress ur cat in gay apparel

Dress ur cat in gay apparel

This picture illustrates exactly why I don’t dress up Sumi for the holidays. I’m certain she would kill me in my sleep as punishment.

NPR : Bugs Bunny: The Trickster, American Style

Bugs Bunny derived pleasure from driving people crazy. And that, Sutherland concludes, may be why he lasts. He doesn’t seem like a character of the ’40s, but rather a character of today. His wisecracking, gender-bending, anti-authority antics broke ground long before punk rock, or David Bowie, or Jerry Seinfeld. He’s impossible to pin down in any specific sense.

Sutherland believes the only way to truly describe Bugs Bunny is to simply show one of the cartoons, point at the rascally rabbit and say, “Him, in toto, not in parts. From high opera to bullfights, Shakespeare to Brooklyn, from man to woman … he is all of those, and none.”

Bugs is the best!

Click on the link to read the hold article and hear the podcast – complete with audio. There is also a link to a bit of video called “Long Haired Hare” (1949) when Bugs impersonates Leopold Stokowski.

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NPR : Crumpet the Elf Reads from Santaland Diaries

If you haven’t read or heard David Sedaris, get ready for a real treat. Please (I beg you), click on the link and listen to the excerpt from his 1992 “Santaland Diaries”. The adventures of Crumpet the Elf (Sedaris) is a complete scream. Hearing him sing “Away In A Manger” in the style of Billie Holiday is priceless.

I read “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” this summer – mostly while walking the cat outside – and I nearly fell down a few times while reading it.

Below is a clip of a reading on David Letterman on the “Stadium Pal” accessory for men.

Enjoy!

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Ask any cat owner if this isn’t familiar. Got the link from YouTube via the Cute Overload website.

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The Guys Who Go With the ‘D’oh!’ – washingtonpost.com

Here is a fun article from today’s Washington Post talking about the Simpsons.

On the campaign trail in 1992, George H.W. Bush promised voters that if he were reelected president, “we’re going to strengthen the American family to make it more like the Waltons and less like the Simpsons.”

The Simpsons won. Good night, John Boy.

“When Bush said he wanted us to be the Waltons, we thought, what? He wants us to be poor and sleep in the same bed?” This is Al Jean, one of the founding writers for “The Simpsons,” which has been a pop culture trademark for 18 years and 400 episodes on the Fox network.

“We also wondered, why the Waltons? Weren’t they, you know, set in the Depression?” This is David Silverman, one of the original animators for the show and now director of “The Simpsons Movie,” opening nationwide on Friday.

It’s a fun article with info about the early Simpson development on the Tracy Ullman show and some teaser info on the movie. Give it a read.

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