Cidu Bill on Feb 23rd 2017
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Cidu Bill on Feb 12th 2017
The blurb for the New Yorker’s Review of “Fifty More Shades of Grey” reads “The first movie was all about erotic build-up, the sequel is strictly Quick Draw McGraw.”
On one hand I guess you can figure out what he’s getting at, even if this is the probably the most awkwardly-written line in this issue of the New Yorker.
But the more important question is, will anybody in this film’s target demographic have any idea who Quick Draw McGraw is?
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Cidu Bill on Nov 3rd 2016
November 3, 2016: For whomever might be interested, this article is sort of a follow-up to the discussion we had here six years ago.
And I found out a few minutes ago that Robert Weber, the artist who drew the cartoon below, died the day after the article was published.
July 8, 2010: I was going to post this under the Geezers tag, since I’m not sure many people reaching adulthood today would quickly identify this as a reference to Porgy and Bess. But then I realized that Porgy and Bess was well before my time as well, yet I don’t think it odd that I understood it and I’d expect most people my age to recognize it as well.
The difference, I think, is that when I was growing up, entertainment was more communal: Instead of every family member scattering about for their separate entertainments — computers, DVD players, cell phones, whatever — there was a television set. Usually one in the house and if you lived in the right city, and the Reception Gods were being kind, you might be able to tune in all of seven different stations. So you watched what your parents watched, and probably your neighbors were watching the same thing. You were exposed to Bonanza because your father liked it, and to old movies because your grandparents liked them, and just about everybody growing up had the same cultural reference points (just walk over to a crowd of people my age and say “A horse is a horse” and see if anybody doesn’t respond).
Anyway, for your listening enjoyment…
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This shows how much of a Geezer I must be: until Andréa sent me this for the Geezer File, it hadn’t occurred to me that it belonged in the Geezer File.
Cidu Bill on Aug 19th 2016
Cidu Bill on Aug 4th 2016
Is the song sufficiently iconic for this comic to avoid the Geezer tag?
And shouldn’t the Squirrel be saying “I think she’ll know”?
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Cidu Bill on Jul 6th 2015
Geezer reference or not? I’ll leave the question to our younger guests.
I know my kids would recognize the reference, because I’ve used it the same way Janis did (alternating with allusions to Roach Motel)
Cidu Bill on Jun 22nd 2015
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Cidu Bill on Dec 15th 2014