People will believe anything they read on the internet. Don’t believe me? Then you must not have email, Facebook or Twitter.
The latest and greatest is the endangered tree octopus — a hoax that’s been around since 1998. It got new life this week and is being used to show that the interent is at fault for dumbing down our children.
And I would welcome a debate on whether the Internet is more insidious than Fox News at dumbing down our population.
Oh yeah — and CNN and ABC and NBC and CBS and MSNBC and …..
January 5 – Renato Carosone and his band start their American tour in Cuba.
January 6 – Elvis Presley makes final appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
January 16 – The Cavern Club opens in Liverpool, England
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel name themselves Tom and Jerry and begin their recording career, signing with Sid Prosen of Big Records. Their first single, “Hey, Schoolgirl”, backed with “Dancin’ Wild”, hit #49 on the Billboard pop charts. Garfunkel was Tom Graph (so called because he like to write the pop charts out on graph paper) and Simon was Jerry Landis, a pseudonym he used during his early 1960s solo recordings. They toured for eighteen months before retiring to become college students and then reforming in 1963 as Simon and Garfunkel.
February 8 – Bo Diddley records his songs “Hey Bo Diddley” and “Mona” (aka “I Need You Baby”).
March – Chicago’s Cardinal Stritch bans all rock and roll and rhythm and blues music from Catholic-run schools, saying that “its rhythms encourage young people to behave in a hedonistic manner.”
March 19 – Elvis Presley purchases a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and calls it Graceland.
I’ve decided to share my love of vintage and retro cartoons and comics, so here is the first installment. I’ve always loved Felix the Cat — but this post will be a little bit more heroic. Here is the source of our feed … after the jump.
I’m not really a big fan of Nancy and Sluggo — although I read the strip every day in “The Topeka Capital” while growing up, and probably even bought a few comic books. I thought the art was of the Rubber Stamp School.
Later, I found out this was a spin off of a 1920’s strip staring Fritzi Ritz — later known as Nancy’s “Aunt Fritzi” who was a HOT flapper! I mean, she was more HBO than NBC, if you know what I mean.
I found these scans at Joyville and thought I’d share … the comments below are from the host web-site.