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Mork Suspenders

This week Robin Williams passed away. I will always remember him best for his role on Mork and Mindy. He inspired a big fashion trend that dominated my junior high years — rainbow suspenders.  My friend Shona had a pair! The following is an exchange from a Mork and Mindy episode on...

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Groovy Bicentennial Video | 1976

For America’s Bicentennial celebration in 1976, the United States Information Agency created a very trippy video. Trippy as in some have suggested the people who made it were dropping acid. It is very psychedelic. At one point, cars, hamburgers, hot dogs, baseballs and TVs fly out of a...

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Saturday Morning Cartoons | Art For Sale

Animation Cels from 1960s and 1970s Saturday morning cartoons will hit the auction block on July 1. Heritage Auction based in Dallas will manage the sell, which features animation cels of Scooby, Cavey, Hong Kong Fooey and other favorites from the Generation X childhood. According to Jim Lentz,...

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Schoolhouse Rock Turns 40

Schoolhouse Rock Turns 40 Conjunction Junction. What’s your function? Schoolhouse Rock, the cultural common denominator for Generation X, turns 40 On January 13, 2013. The Saturday morning shorts aired between cartoons from 1973 to 1985. They explained grammar, science, history, and math to...

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Saturday Cartoons: Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured Fairy Tales | Switchpak Poison Death Apples! Fractured Fairy Tales were Saturday morning cartoons – called segments or shorts – that appeared during The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The show appeared on network television from 1958 to 1973, and most older Gen Xers will recall...

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Scooby Doo vs. Scrappy Doo

Ingrid of the blog Skimming the Surface dives deep into the foray of cartoon conspiracies and the duplicitous nature of the entertainment industry in her Saturday post, The Betrayal of Scooby Doo. I like it when someone writes something that resonates with my inner Generation X childhood....

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