Everything I Know About Culture I Learned from Bugs Bunny

And it shows, am I right? But seriously, I’m glad the Wall Street Journal is finally acknowledging what cartoon aficionados have always known: while you’re watching those old Warner Brothers cartoons, you get a ton of exposure to some pretty highbrow stuff. In the video below, real live opera singers tell about how they were inspired … Read more

A Celebration of Phineas and Ferb

At Catholic Digest, Steven D. Greydanus recaps pretty much everything that was great about Phineas and Ferb. Bear in mind that if you’ve never seen the show, this article will probably make no sense at all. But if you know, you know: Phineas and Ferb should not exist to begin with because it’s too complicated; at … Read more

The Beatles Meet the Taxman

If you celebrate tax day like me — by whispering over and over again the dollar amount that you had to mail in while Google searching “how to fake your own death” — you could probably use a lighthearted little break in the day. So here’s a cartoon featuring the Beatles’ encounter with the taxman, including … Read more

Interview with Bill Watterson

One of this blog’s four regular readers passes along a cool link: the magazine mental_floss snagged an interview with the seriously publicity-shy Bill Watterson, and they’ve posted an excerpt on their website. Here’s an excerpt from the excerpt: [mental_floss:] Your fight over protecting Calvin and Hobbes from licensing deals, and your battle to increase the real estate … Read more

Advice from Bill Watterson

Courtesy of Lifehacker, a Bill Watterson-style cartoon based on a graduation speech Watterson gave in 1990. I miss Calvin and Hobbes.

Oh, There You Are Candidate Perry

Every time I read some headline like “Perry will consider White House run,” I think, “Hey, that’s great! I would totally vote for him!” Then I realize that his presidential duties would probably leave Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s evil schemes unchecked, and we can’t have that.