Saturday, August 11, 2007


Let's see. I've got my feature presentations, my coming attractions, and my newsreels. I even take an intermission here and there. But it still feels like something is missing. Ah Hah! I've got it. How can you possibly have a Saturday matinée without cartoons and such? You can't, of course. So every week or so, we're just going to have to throw one in. And since the shorts are... well, short, that's what the comments will be also. That should just about complete the old matinée experience. (I suppose I could fly to your house, make you some popcorn, and tell you to get your feet off the seats and back on the sticky floor where they belong, but I think we're good with what we've got.) And what better way to start off our short features than with that old classic starring Mickey and Min... er, Foxy and Roxy, "Smile, Darn You, Smile!"

From The Catechism: "The virtue of hope responds to the aspiration to happiness which God has placed in the heart of every man; it takes up the hopes that inspire men's activities and purifies them so as to order them to the Kingdom of heaven; it keeps man from discouragement; it sustains him during times of abandonment; it opens up his heart in expectation of eternal beatitude. Buoyed up by hope, he is preserved from selfishness and led to the happiness that flows from charity."

We're Christians people, we have hope. Make a joyful noise. Smile, darn you, smile!


D. G. D. Davidson said...

Boy, and they say it's today's cartoons that cause ADHD. What were they smoking when they made this?

Miguel Cuthbert said...


The dramatic tension in the runaway street car scene was so thick you could cut it. I was covering my eyes. (So hard to believe we progressed from there to South Park).

But the tune is pretty catchy.


Scott said...

Back in my hedonist days, we refered to these cartoons as being from The-Wonder-of-it-All period and then hoped for a classic Foghorn Leghorn toon: "I need air! My lungs crave air!" :)

EegahInc said...

Along with the diploma I actually received, I finished about 2/3 of an art degree, so I have to guiltily admit I've got a soft spot for these old "let it all hang out" cartoons. But yeah, they're a freak show.

I bet you're all finding yourself humming that tune though.

Wm. said...

That tune is the only thing that I still remember from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

EegahInc said...

I was wondering if anyone else remembered that.