Saturday, August 30, 2014

SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY... (revisited)

"Growing old is not for wimps." ~ Jock Smith & Bette Davis

Barbie turned 50 this year! Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy company Mattel, Inc and launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll, using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.

Siegel and Shuster created the character Superman in 1934 and intended to sell the character as a daily newspaper comic strip. They told Superman's origin over the course of twelve strips, ten of which detailed the planet Krypton.

In early 1938, the success of Superman prompted editors at the comic book division of National Publications (the future DC Comics) to request more superheroes for its titles. In response, Bob Kane created "the Bat-Man." The first Batman story, "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate," was published in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939).

Wonder Woman is a DC Comics superhero created by William Moulton Marston, first appearing in All Star Comics #8 (December 1941).

Spider-Man is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero. The character was created by writer and editor Stan Lee and artist and co-plotter Steve Ditko. He first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962).
Thor is a fictional superhero who appears in publications published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Journey into Mystery #83 (August 1962) and was created by editor-plotter Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and penciller Jack Kirby.

Bob Clampett created the character that would become Tweety Bird in the 1942 short A Tale of Two Kitties, pitting him against two hungry cats named Babbit and Catstello (based on the famous comedians Abbott and Costello). On the original model sheet, Tweety was named Orson (which was also the name of a bird character from an earlier Clampett cartoon Wacky Blackouts).

"Maybe life isn't the party we were expecting, but in the mean time... we're here and we can still dance."

[Thanks to Denis Hewett for forwarding the images above. There's a huge pile of heavy thoughts I'd like to put down in words and publish on this blog, but it feels like too much work right now, so I'm relieved to be posting some silly stuff instead. Anyway, as far as Malaysian politics is concerned, the hottest news online quickly turns cold like chicken shit. Are you surprised? The Altantuya and Teoh Beng Hock murders are no-brainers. Both crimes have grown long fingers and they all point at the very highest echelons of power. In any civilized country, several governments would have been forced to resign by now. But with the sleaziest Attorney-General and Inspector General of Police in the nation's history hard at work covering the plump rumps of our pink-lipped and smooth-cheeked poltroons in Putrajaya, it's busyness-as-usual... or else!]

Here's another amusing item I found on some other blog...

COURTROOM DRAMA

Defense Attorney:
Will you please state your age?

Little Old Lady:
I am 94 years old.

Defense Attorney:
Will you tell us, in your own words, what happened the night of April 1st?

Little Old Lady:
There I was sitting in my swing on my front porch on a warm spring evening, when a young man comes creeping up from out of nowhere and sits down right beside me.

Defense Attorney:
Did you know him?

Little Old Lady:
No, but he sure was friendly.

Defense Attorney:
What happened after he sat down?

Little Old Lady:
He started to rub my thigh.

Defense Attorney:
Did you stop him?

Little Old Lady:
No, I didn't stop him.

Defense Attorney:
Why not?

Little Old Lady:
It felt good. Nobody had done that since my Albert died some 30 years ago.

Defense Attorney:
What happened next?

Little Old Lady:
He began to rub my breasts.

Defense Attorney:
Did you stop him then?

Little Old Lady:
No, I did not stop him.

Defense Attorney:
Why not?

Little Old Lady:
His rubbing made me feel all alive and excited. I hadn't felt that good in years!

Defense Attorney:
What happened next?

Little Old Lady:
Well, by then, I was feeling so 'spicy' I just laid down and told him, 'Take me, young man... take me now!'

Defense Attorney:
Did he take you?

Little Old Lady:
Hell, no! He just yelled, "April Fool!" And that's when I shot him, the little bastard.

This post is dedicated to Lily Fu, mother of my two beautiful girls, and a very active blogger herself.


[First posted 18 November 2009]




Monday, August 25, 2014

Animals That Accidentally Saw You Naked...




















"Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France

[Forwarded by Olivia de Haulleville]


Illustrated Puns with a Timely Sense of Purpose

Now you know why police are called mata-mata (eyes) in Malay.
First there was Nothing. Then it exploded. Oh yeah?
Is there a link between the colonial impulse & colon cancer?
Some are a bit slow on the uptake.
Is Selangor state a feudalism, I wonder? Think I'll PAS on this one!
Some say this hat rack once belonged to Samuel Beckett.
Remember, there are always greater forces at work.
Don't the police have better things to do?
He even survived being grilled by a military tribunal.
An apt metaphor for our current state of political apathy.

Thanks to Olivia de Haulleville who forwarded the puns. 
I just chose the images & provided the captions.