Post by solgroupie on May 13, 2010 20:18:19 GMT -5
kittens: birth and growth
is it a coincidence that millie the cat is as white as her nerdy family? the mother makes a chart of the kittens? white: 2 black 2 = 4 kittens. i kind of felt bad for everyone involved, including myself. but the riffing was awesome - i think my favorite riff was the one about billy nursing millie when no one was looking.
families: food and eating
this looks just like a short that would have put me to sleep in school back in the 70's. god, could they have made americans look more obnoxious? here the mexican family is eating bloody chicken soup and the japanese are eating toy wheels, yet the american family's grocery cart is literally overflowing. dad can't open a box of frozen corn to save his life, but check out that bitchin ring he's wearing! that riff about the little japanese girl was the best because it was so damned true - she was painfully cute.
molly grows up
i hope when i go through puberty it will be as gentle and rewarding as molly's journey. why is it in all of those shorts from the 50's, the parents look old enough to be the kids grandparents? the school nurse was a little creepy and i didn't realize until i watched this that i have been recklessly square dancing during that special time in my life without knowing the repercussions. so it is okay to break dance? is it just square dancing?
bill had the best riff when molly's sister said it shouldn't be long until molly got her first period "so get off my chair!"
Post by callipygias on May 19, 2010 0:49:16 GMT -5
Whenever the pillow was on screen all I could do was try desperately NOT to think of the horrible, horrible things a young man would do with a mouth pillow as he grew up. So, part of me needs to believe that it had a woman's voice.
that was one of the freakiest shorts they have ever done. yes - this, along with a christmas dream would be great to open pod people. the voices used for the kid's toys were hilarious. god, but i love the shorts from the 70's.
Post by Emperor Cupcake on May 28, 2010 22:58:20 GMT -5
I finally downloaded all the Christmas shorts, so right now on the cusp of summer I'm having a twinkly snowy holiday experience. These are really hilarious. Though I have to be pedantic here; during "The Night Before Christmas," Bill makes a joke about Santa calling one of the reindeer "Donder" (saying that Donder must have been filling in for Donner), but the reindeer's name in the original poem actually is Donder. Just saying.
Post by callipygias on May 29, 2010 12:46:29 GMT -5
Loved the sports riff in Reading Growth when the narrator mentions San Antonio and Bill says, "Home of fundamentally sound, glacially boring basketball." The geography short is also excellent. Farmland!
It's a very important practice to wash your hands each time after going to the toilet.