Ah, popular media sneaking inta yer brain and having cross-overs at such a young age. Sweet stuff!
The very concept of Pinocchio discussing Woodstock and Snoopy is genius. Also - Awesome Pinocchio.
Unca Jeffy: You know it ! I still know all the words to the Banana Splits song & various commercials from the early 70's as well. They had us right where they wanted us; and we loved every minute !Mykal: This rendition of Pinocchio was my attempt to painstakingly copy an image from one of those over-sized Walt Disney Golden Treasury books. Perhaps you still have one in your collection.
I'll have to do a search! If I don't have it, I may have to track it down.
I agree with Mykal! How cool is this!? I mean, it's better than anything I can think of...better than having Michelangelo's statue of David thinking about Pogo! Better than having Big Bird thinking about The Space Giants! But what if Topo Gigio thought about The Archies? Jeff's comment also made me think...we do indeed treasure our memories of the popular media of the times. It's so fascinating how that stuff (cartoons, comic strips, movies, pop music, etc...) excites us at such an early age and sticks with us for the rest of our lives. We definitely needed that stuff to stimulate a certain part of our minds, at least for some of the moments when we weren't outside playing and exploring and having a blast.
Erik: Before we met, I spent alot of alone time, what with Dad work'n two jobs, Ma in Nursing school & older siblings doing there own thing. So, after school, BEFORE doing homework, I would go down into the creepy Red-Room basement and watch all kinds of re-runs on TV and this led to Film appreciation. (Very disappointed with the past two years worth of Super-Bowl commercials by the way.) The Wonderful World of Walt Disney & Jacque Cousteau were two of my favorites on Sunday nights. But there were lots of Books, cross-over media, and comics that reflected this era and just sucked me in. Now, there is the internet, which, is great in many ways but I feel sorry for Kids who never get blackened fingers from news ink reading the funny pages.
Hi Jamie! Yeah, I can sympathize with that alone-time! When we moved to Delaware, I don't remember spending a whole lot of "quality time" with my folks (the 70s were incredible!)...but I do remember watching tons of stuff on TV (to add to your list: Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Wide World of Sports, Creature Double Feature) and taping songs from my small AM/FM radio onto cheap cassette tapes. I was also addicted to National Geographic magazines, especially the car ads, for some reason. I used to draw/copy images from that magazine onto spiral notebooks, and that's how the "art" interest began. I definitely think we benefitted from having a lot of time to develop our own interests and activities, as opposed to some of the modern-day type of parents who program their kids' schedules down to the last minute.
Jamie, please check this out, about a 9-year-old boy and his cardboard arcade:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96U