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2011-06-22 12:54:25 AM
I guess he should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque
 
2011-06-22 05:44:26 AM
That doesn't look like Pismo Beach..
 
2011-06-22 05:46:49 AM
I would not go near that thing. Think of a nasty goose with some weight behind it : (
 
2011-06-22 05:53:39 AM
"It looked really happy - it wasn't injured. It didn't know what to do on the sand ... it was a bit foreign to him because he needs to be on ice," she said.

A suggestion (new window)
 
2011-06-22 05:57:37 AM
Hoboken? Oooooh I'm dying again!

/Penguins is practically chickens.
 
2011-06-22 05:57:40 AM
Goodness me by that women says "Goodness me" a lot
 
2011-06-22 05:58:42 AM

ansius: Goodness me by but that women says "Goodness me" a lot


d'oh, ftfm
 
2011-06-22 06:06:28 AM
Aristocats



users.tellurian.net

this is no place to wear a tuxedo Ralph
 
2011-06-22 06:08:00 AM
"It looked really happy - it wasn't injured. It didn't know what to do on the sand ... it was a bit foreign to him because he needs to be on ice," she said.

In before someone blames this on ...

Canada
 
2011-06-22 06:08:38 AM
"Also a horse went by too and it didn't worry about that," she said.

Don't worry. It's only a horse.
 
2011-06-22 06:11:14 AM
Did he start up with his hippity-hoppity ways again?
 
2011-06-22 06:13:16 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie:
A suggestion (new window)


Can't say much for her tastes, but she looks do-able.
 
2011-06-22 06:14:42 AM

ArkAngel: I guess he should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2011-06-22 06:17:30 AM
Wonder how long it'll take for Disney or Dreamworks to make a movie outta this.
 
2011-06-22 06:25:40 AM
The penguin should not have taken directions from Chumley.
 
2011-06-22 06:29:27 AM
Penguins is prac-tic-ly chickins!
forums.pelicanparts.com
Ooooohhhhh, I'm dyinnnnnnn!:
www.dohtem.com
 
2011-06-22 06:46:39 AM
"Say, pal, could you spare a dime for a fellow American down on his luck?"
 
2011-06-22 06:46:50 AM

ArkAngel: I guess he should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque


Submitted this story yesterday with pretty much this as a headline.

/am disappoint
//swore I'd never had submission envy
 
2011-06-22 06:48:16 AM
Came for Bugs Bunny with the penguin. Leaving satisfied.
 
2011-06-22 06:48:38 AM
Say, pardon me but, could you help out a fellow American who's down on his luck?
30.media.tumblr.com
 
2011-06-22 06:59:27 AM

ArkAngel: I guess he should have taken that left turn toin at Albuquerque Albuquoique.


FTFY
 
2011-06-22 07:00:08 AM

give me doughnuts: "Say, pal, could you spare a dime for a fellow American down on his luck?"


Quote fail by me. brigid fitch got the Bogie's line right.
 
2011-06-22 07:02:01 AM
Can someone explain to me why you never see bugs Bunny cartoons on TV/Cable?

Anyone?

Bueller?
 
2011-06-22 07:05:29 AM

Firststepsadoozie: Hoboken? Oooooh I'm dying again!

/Penguins is practically chickens.


leaving happy now! .... thanks !
 
2011-06-22 07:12:17 AM

Shirley Ujest: Can someone explain to me why you never see bugs Bunny cartoons on TV/Cable?

Anyone?

Bueller?


probably because they've all been dubbed "violent" or "racist" or unsatisfactory for children. Sad .... just sad .... I grew up with these cartoons and remember em well. Now a days when you do catch one on TV they've removed ANY guns or violence and any of the (admittedly racist) humor (blackface, asian impressions etc.) .... granted it was a racist portrayal but really ... even as a kid that really didn't enter my mind ... it was just funny .... I never thought that Speedy Gonzales was racist .... he was just funny ..... along with Slowpoke Rodriguez (he carries a gun !!)
 
2011-06-22 07:15:52 AM

lumazi: Shirley Ujest: Can someone explain to me why you never see bugs Bunny cartoons on TV/Cable?

Anyone?

Bueller?

probably because they've all been dubbed "violent" or "racist" or unsatisfactory for children. Sad .... just sad .... I grew up with these cartoons and remember em well. Now a days when you do catch one on TV they've removed ANY guns or violence and any of the (admittedly racist) humor (blackface, asian impressions etc.) .... granted it was a racist portrayal but really ... even as a kid that really didn't enter my mind ... it was just funny .... I never thought that Speedy Gonzales was racist .... he was just funny ..... along with Slowpoke Rodriguez (he carries a gun !!)



and look how you turned out.
 
2011-06-22 07:18:06 AM

PghThermal: lumazi: Shirley Ujest: Can someone explain to me why you never see bugs Bunny cartoons on TV/Cable?

Anyone?

Bueller?

probably because they've all been dubbed "violent" or "racist" or unsatisfactory for children. Sad .... just sad .... I grew up with these cartoons and remember em well. Now a days when you do catch one on TV they've removed ANY guns or violence and any of the (admittedly racist) humor (blackface, asian impressions etc.) .... granted it was a racist portrayal but really ... even as a kid that really didn't enter my mind ... it was just funny .... I never thought that Speedy Gonzales was racist .... he was just funny ..... along with Slowpoke Rodriguez (he carries a gun !!)


and look how you turned out.


so far so good I guess. Wife, good job, no criminal record, haven't been abducted by drug kingpins.
 
2011-06-22 07:27:42 AM
Is the penguin on the telly?

farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2011-06-22 07:34:21 AM
He knew he should have taken that left turn at Kaukapakapa.
 
2011-06-22 08:06:28 AM
Bugs Bunny came to Martinique
When he arrived he was pretty weak
His knees look like they would buckle in
His tribulations caused by a penguin

/Hit the road, ya bum!
 
2011-06-22 08:07:16 AM
He must have been drinking at The Chase.
 
2011-06-22 08:08:41 AM
Shirley Ujest: Can someone explain to me why you never see bugs Bunny cartoons on TV/Cable?

Anyone?

Bueller?


This anonymous comment from this link (here), correctly or otherwise, I believe explains the absence of WB Looney Tunes from the airwaves:

Anonymous said...
The tale of the WB cartoons' removal from modern TV, like a lot of corporate politics, has nothing to do with their popularity or even profit. A quick look for "Bugs Bunny" on YouTube will bring low-res cartoons on which hundreds of obvious kid visitors have left adoring comments. They like them as much as they ever did.

The short version: up until the late 1990s, Looney Tunes were a hot property, split into several different TV packages which different networks ran and fought over. Then WB had one of those great ideas: to give its subsidiary, Cartoon Network, complete control over the entire library. The shorts were pulled back from various spots and handed over.

There was, however, one element of Looney Tunes that CN did not control: the ancillary marketing rights. When CN broadcast Tom and Jerry or Scooby Doo, or CN's own newly produced cartoon series, parent company Turner saw not just advertising revenue, but marketing revenue for the character brands that the shows promoted. In the case of Looney Tunes, CN saw no such extra revenue, and no amount of pleading would convince Warner to cut them in.

So CN played dirty. Warner had given them an irrevocable, exclusive license to the Looney Tunes library. If CN couldn't have that marketing revenue, they could just sit on that license, show the cartoons as little as possible, and screw the corporate parent.

In early 2003, with the new movie LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION approaching, CN had already strategically cut back on its Looney Tunes broadcasts, the idea being to starve the audience for a little while and then bring everything back big-time just before the new movie came out. The decision to screw Warner came in with a management change while the broadcasts were at minimal level, with the effect that the starvation became permanent. LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION suffered at theatres largely because no daily CN Looney Tunes broadcasts were there to promote it. And in lieu of Bugs, CN played up Tom and Jerry and (especially) Scooby-Doo, "classic" properties that they owned lock, stock, and barrel. To some degree, the extreme focus on Scooby also came about because the new management personally liked him. Ego is a powerful thing.

Here's where things get muddy, but it appears that Warner recognized what CN was doing to them and were unhappy with it, but still refused on principle to give CN any further broadcast incentives. Warner apparently decided to satisfy itself with the success of Scooby, which they then believed would go on forever. They figured CN might be mistreating the Looney Tunes now, but in just a few years CN's license would expire anyway, and they could sell them someplace else.

Today it's expired: that's why they're no longer on CN or Boomerang. WB is presumably shopping Looney Tunes elsewhere. The problem, presumably, is that other networks have no idea of the corporate politics that led to CN's removal of the brand from the airwaves. They probably attribute Bugs' disappearance to unpopularity, which cannot make the package look like an appealing pickup.

In reality, Looney Tunes got great ratings right up to CN's unrelated decision to remove them. And KIDSCREEN broadcast magazine featured a poll last fall (less than a year ago!) showing that Bugs Bunny still ranked among the top five cartoon characters with boys 6-15 and girls 6-11. Scooby, by the way, didn't even place.

So the Looney Tunes brand is still a powerhouse waiting to happen again. But none of this matters if you're a network exec who assumes kids simply don't want anything "old." Evidence? What's that?

11:16 PM
 
2011-06-22 08:17:11 AM
I've seen penguins loads of times in South Aus, always assumed they went to NZ too. The more you know.
 
2011-06-22 08:19:53 AM

qwertypoo: I've seen penguins loads of times in South Aus, always assumed they went to NZ too. The more you know.




How did they get over the Alps ??
 
2011-06-22 08:26:35 AM

Shirley Ujest: Can someone explain to me why you never see bugs Bunny cartoons on TV/Cable?

Anyone?

Bueller?


They're violent and racist (new window). Nowadays we got shiat like Dum Dum and Fanboi and a few other lame-ass cartoons that supposedly make kids feel "good."

/of course you realize this means war.
 
2011-06-22 08:29:37 AM

PghThermal: qwertypoo: I've seen penguins loads of times in South Aus, always assumed they went to NZ too. The more you know.



How did they get over the Alps ??


I dunno, hitler yadayadyada
 
2011-06-22 08:29:39 AM

Phantoms5000: Shirley Ujest: Can someone explain to me why you never see bugs Bunny cartoons on TV/Cable?

Anyone?

Bueller?

This anonymous comment from this link (here), correctly or otherwise, I believe explains the absence of WB Looney Tunes from the airwaves:

[...]


Huh.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-06-22 08:30:44 AM
There goes the old Admiral Bird, bound for Brooklyn.
 
2011-06-22 08:31:48 AM

PghThermal: qwertypoo: I've seen penguins loads of times in South Aus, always assumed they went to NZ too. The more you know.



How did they get over the Alps ??


They climbed every mountain.
 
2011-06-22 08:33:52 AM
Has the penguin performed an elaborate dance routine yet?
 
2011-06-22 08:40:20 AM
Can't get Looney Tunes on the TV, can't get Beatles on the jukebox. It's like two parts of ny past have been blacklisted.

/fark all involved
 
2011-06-22 08:50:36 AM
www.thealmightyguru.com
 
2011-06-22 08:57:21 AM

PghThermal: qwertypoo: I've seen penguins loads of times in South Aus, always assumed they went to NZ too. The more you know.



How did they get over the Alps ??


Maybe they find a stranger...
 
2011-06-22 09:02:50 AM

qwertypoo: PghThermal: qwertypoo: I've seen penguins loads of times in South Aus, always assumed they went to NZ too. The more you know.



How did they get over the Alps ??

I dunno, hitler yadayadyada


You yadayadayadaed over the best part.
 
2011-06-22 09:03:36 AM
Since the Albuquoique joke has been done, I'll just leave this here:

'Oooh...a peng-goo-in' is how Bugs says it at the start of the skit, hence I say it that way. My wife was working on a research project and interviewing someone at the local library. They pass a mural with penguins and my wife says that I'd say'Oooh...a peng-goo-in,' if I saw that.

His response, "Does he always talk that way?"
 
2011-06-22 09:13:13 AM

xanadian: Shirley Ujest: Can someone explain to me why you never see bugs Bunny cartoons on TV/Cable?

Anyone?

Bueller?

They're violent and racist (new window). Nowadays we got shiat like Dum Dum and Fanboi and a few other lame-ass cartoons that supposedly make kids feel "good."

/of course you realize this means war.


Several years ago, I received a DVD collection of Droopy cartoons from my kids (they love me). Attached, in elaborate lawyer speak, was a parental warning/disclaimer cautioning judging the content against modern mores.

PC sucks.

/CSB
 
2011-06-22 09:29:38 AM
Hey! It's a boid! A boid in a tuxedo!

Listen playboy, what's the idea of crashin' in here in the middle of the night and disturbin' an honest rabbit's slumber?
 
2011-06-22 09:35:55 AM

qwertypoo: I've seen penguins loads of times in South Aus, always assumed they went to NZ too. The more you know.


There are penguins in New Zealand - notably the Little Blue and the Yellow-Eyed. They're even on the currency
oi55.tinypic.com
 
2011-06-22 09:38:26 AM
Looney Tunes is on cable - it's on Cartoon Network at 6:00am (eastern time) every morning. My son and I watch it before school every day. I'm not sure when/if they play it at any other time. They've also started an original Looney Tunes show that's on Tuesday nights @ 8pm where Bugs and Daffy are housemates with other characters living in the same neighborhood. It's ok...nothing spectacular yet but it's brand new so maybe it will improve.
 
2011-06-22 09:51:36 AM
I don't know what I would do in this scenario but the urge to put a litte top hat on it would be overwhelming. I would probably take it to a meat locker and give it some ice cream.

If it went full-on Chilly Willy and cried ice cubes I'd probably give it an Emmy Award.
 
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