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  • R.I.P. Tomi DePaola, author and illustrator from my home state, best known for children's books such as Strega Nona.
    Low Spark of Lyman
    Low Spark of Lyman
    New Hampshire Chronicle, a local show, will dedicate this coming Monday's episode to him.

    And before anyone asks, his cause of death was surgical complications following a fall, not coronavirus.
    PinkiePie97
    PinkiePie97
    I honestly forgot all about Strega Nona until I heard this news, but I loved it when I was in elementary school. Never knew until a couple days ago that the author lived in New Hampshire.
    @RandomMe Have you ever heard of "1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience? If not, I think you may want to check it out when you have the time (emphasis on "when you have the time" because it's over 13 minutes long).
    RandomMe
    RandomMe
    Don't know when exactly did I first discover this gem. Late 2010 or early 2011. When I thought I was becoming a merman at age 13 :D

    It's about becoming a merman at the expense of surviving an international crisis. Honestly I would be in a much better place if I were a merman, as I said in a previous status update.
    An unpopular opinion: no homage to Cartoon Network is complete without Carrot Top.

    Notice how I didn't say it's my unpopular opinion. ;)
    What a day...among other things, I bought Rembrandt Films Greatest Hits and the 1990s Speed Racer film (the one with vintage commercials and Colonel Bleep), both on VHS, at two different stores.
    As February often seems to me like "the armpit of the year" (to quote Garfield)- sometimes more than usual- I'm aiming to turn it around this year. No promises, though.
    I've noticed the MeTV airings of The Flintstones now constantly feature "Meet the Flintstones" for the opening and ending sequences, even for earlier episodes. Yet that wasn't the case for the first run on there. Maybe some people really aren't digging "Rise and Shine"?
    superkeegan9100
    superkeegan9100
    Not to mention it sounds too similar to that one Looney Tunes song...
    Cytz
    Cytz
    Agreed. Rise And Shine is somewhat bland.
    Low Spark of Lyman
    Low Spark of Lyman
    "Not to mention it sounds too similar to that one Looney Tunes song..."

    Maybe. Though that would be interesting when both are under WarnerMedia.
    So do we know yet what happened to those DVDs of The Tick cartoon? It's been over a decade now.
    Low Spark of Lyman
    Low Spark of Lyman
    I'm referring to the lack of Season 3 and certain earlier episodes. And I guess also why they haven't tried again yet.
    Belated R.I.P. to Art Lozzi, the last living original H-B artist:

    One of the many CDs I got at a local record store yesterday was Space Ghost's Musical Bar-B-Que. I actually saw it the last time I went there, still had it this time.

    It was during a half-off sale, so I bought more than usual there.
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    Nice purchase for you! --- I try to frequent all sorts of resale shops as possible. I've found and purchased some really nice personal treasures. One store of which, the lady who runs it does so many discount days per week, and has really good stuff in there.
    I recently found evidence that Soundac was around as late as 1981. In the Broadcasting & Cable Yearbooks, the studio was listed up to that year. So I guess it didn't shut down the year Colonel Bleep went off the air (which was apparently in '71).
    Somehow, I've only fairly recently noticed that the closing version of "Meet the Flintstones" has this line alluding to a certain scene: "Someday, maybe Fred will win the fight. Then that cat will stay out for the night."
    To further show how CN ratings aren't as relevant now as they were before-

    During the early '10s, it was a special occasion for a premiere to break 3 million. Now, it's special to break 1 million. To put it another way, it's hard now to achieve even what The Problem Solverz got on average, never mind Adventure Time or Regular Show back then.
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    Low Spark of Lyman
    Low Spark of Lyman
    That doesn't sound too surprising.
    Bigawesome2000
    Bigawesome2000
    Good point. Back in 2012 or 2013 almost all of CN’s shows broke 1 million easily. Some shows lost ratings over the years but it wasn’t until mid-2016 when the big ratings decline happened. Even some of CN’s biggest shows like TTG and Gumball were losing chunks of viewers. The ratings decline is still happening today with most shows struggling to hit 500K viewers.
    Bigawesome2000
    Bigawesome2000
    There is only one program that has broke 1 million viewers this year so far. Let’s face it, CN cares more about app ratings than they do TV ratings. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about CN’s declining ratings.
    About the soundtrack to the first Colonel Bleep cartoon supposedly remaining under copyright...I think this is the source for that, so to speak:

    Low Spark of Lyman
    Low Spark of Lyman
    Um, the exact link may not work, so here's what I'm trying to point out:

    If one does a search for Colonel Bleep on there, one of the results is for a "pilot episode" from 1995. That result is actually for a sound cassette recording of some sort, co-credited to James Ingram, surely the famous singer (1952-2019).

    Also note that the site's search function does not cover anything registered before 1978.
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