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2020-08-09 10:25:29 AM  
Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.

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2020-08-09 10:32:14 AM  
Betty Boop, "Making Stars" :

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Today is Derek Fisher's birthday.  Let's celebrate him instead.

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2020-08-09 11:37:20 AM  

Dr.Fey: Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.

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Wow, you're so woke I bet you never sleep. You just lie awake twitching, thinking about all the injustice in the world.
 
2020-08-09 12:30:21 PM  
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R I P
 
2020-08-09 12:35:31 PM  
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RIP
 
2020-08-09 12:41:12 PM  
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2020-08-09 12:43:49 PM  
Imagine the awkward conversations parents had when their kids asked who she was after seeing Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
 
2020-08-09 12:51:22 PM  

Dr.Fey: Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.

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So...like every cartoon studio of the era.

Congrats on your major discovery. Turns out that American media used to have a slight problem with racism.
 
2020-08-09 12:52:54 PM  
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2020-08-09 1:09:37 PM  

NeoCortex42: Dr.Fey: Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.

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So...like every cartoon studio of the era.

Congrats on your major discovery. Turns out that American media used to have a slight problem with racism.


Au contraire, mon frere....they were quite free with it.  But nobody called them on it, and if they did, they were ignored.  Such is history.  But check everywhere else in the world, too.  Not limited to the US.
 
2020-08-09 1:15:29 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: [Fark user image 316x316]

RIP


40 minutes too late..

Betty Boo - Let Me Take You There
Youtube _yQFBoD8aQ8
 
2020-08-09 1:24:20 PM  

NeoCortex42: Dr.Fey: Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.

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So...like every cartoon studio of the era.

Congrats on your major discovery. Turns out that American media used to have a slight problem with racism.


Buried deep in Warner Brothers vaults are several Bugs Bunny cartoons featuring a number of racist caricatures including a WW2 episode where Bugs refers to the Japanese as "little Nips".
 
2020-08-09 1:31:01 PM  

Flappyhead: NeoCortex42: Dr.Fey: Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.

[Fark user image image 259x195] [Fark user image image 262x192] [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 260x194]

So...like every cartoon studio of the era.

Congrats on your major discovery. Turns out that American media used to have a slight problem with racism.

Buried deep in Warner Brothers vaults are several Bugs Bunny cartoons featuring a number of racist caricatures including a WW2 episode where Bugs refers to the Japanese as "little Nips".


Hell, even in the 80s I was seeing cartoons with the stereotypical African cannibals portrayal. That shiat was pervasive for a looooong time.
 
2020-08-09 1:31:18 PM  

Flappyhead: NeoCortex42: Dr.Fey: Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.

[Fark user image image 259x195] [Fark user image image 262x192] [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 260x194]

So...like every cartoon studio of the era.

Congrats on your major discovery. Turns out that American media used to have a slight problem with racism.

Buried deep in Warner Brothers vaults are several Bugs Bunny cartoons featuring a number of racist caricatures including a WW2 episode where Bugs refers to the Japanese as "little Nips".


You know who else had little nips?
 
2020-08-09 1:38:58 PM  

tacos4jesus: Flappyhead: NeoCortex42: Dr.Fey: Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.

[Fark user image image 259x195] [Fark user image image 262x192] [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 260x194]

So...like every cartoon studio of the era.

Congrats on your major discovery. Turns out that American media used to have a slight problem with racism.

Buried deep in Warner Brothers vaults are several Bugs Bunny cartoons featuring a number of racist caricatures including a WW2 episode where Bugs refers to the Japanese as "little Nips".

You know who else had little nips?


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2020-08-09 1:39:24 PM  

Flappyhead: NeoCortex42: Dr.Fey: Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.

[Fark user image image 259x195] [Fark user image image 262x192] [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 260x194]

So...like every cartoon studio of the era.

Congrats on your major discovery. Turns out that American media used to have a slight problem with racism.

Buried deep in Warner Brothers vaults are several Bugs Bunny cartoons featuring a number of racist caricatures including a WW2 episode where Bugs refers to the Japanese as "little Nips".


If calling them "little Nips" in a cartoon hurts their feelings that is just too bad they started the war and have pretty much ignored their role in it as well as their countless war crimes.
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Sorry I got carried away I don't mean to insult these worthy people.
 
2020-08-09 1:44:12 PM  
More like Biddy Boob, amirite?
 
2020-08-09 1:44:13 PM  

NeoCortex42: tacos4jesus: Flappyhead: NeoCortex42: Dr.Fey: Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.

[Fark user image image 259x195] [Fark user image image 262x192] [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 260x194]

So...like every cartoon studio of the era.

Congrats on your major discovery. Turns out that American media used to have a slight problem with racism.

Buried deep in Warner Brothers vaults are several Bugs Bunny cartoons featuring a number of racist caricatures including a WW2 episode where Bugs refers to the Japanese as "little Nips".

You know who else had little nips?


looks in  mirror, Not me
 
2020-08-09 1:49:16 PM  
I was confused as Mae Questel (b. 11/13/1908 d. 1/4/1998) only made it to 89.
She did the Boop voice from 1931 til 1988.
 
2020-08-09 2:03:29 PM  

bingethinker: Dr.Fey: Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.

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Wow, you're so woke I bet you never sleep. You just lie awake twitching, thinking about all the injustice in the world.


It's a real medical fact that if you stay awake too long you go crazy, and then you die. Someone has reached the Crazy Stage.
 
2020-08-09 2:28:28 PM  

tacos4jesus: Flappyhead: NeoCortex42: Dr.Fey: Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.

[Fark user image image 259x195] [Fark user image image 262x192] [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 260x194]

So...like every cartoon studio of the era.

Congrats on your major discovery. Turns out that American media used to have a slight problem with racism.

Buried deep in Warner Brothers vaults are several Bugs Bunny cartoons featuring a number of racist caricatures including a WW2 episode where Bugs refers to the Japanese as "little Nips".

You know who else had little nips?


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2020-08-09 2:32:10 PM  
I had an instructor in college, I took an HTML class he taught, and he was obsessed with Betty Boop. His classroom was an odd homage to her, he used her name and likeness in some lesson plans, overall it was weird.

One day after class I was in the computer lab working on something and out of curiosity I searched Betty Boop and come to find out she was based on a real woman, Esther Jones. I've seen BB cartoons all my life and hadn't realized the 'character' had been whitewashed.

Ladies and gentlemen, the real Betty Boop:

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Her Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Es​t​her
 
2020-08-09 2:40:19 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: I had an instructor in college, I took an HTML class he taught, and he was obsessed with Betty Boop. His classroom was an odd homage to her, he used her name and likeness in some lesson plans, overall it was weird.

One day after class I was in the computer lab working on something and out of curiosity I searched Betty Boop and come to find out she was based on a real woman, Esther Jones. I've seen BB cartoons all my life and hadn't realized the 'character' had been whitewashed.

Ladies and gentlemen, the real Betty Boop:

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Her Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Est​her


Let's all acknowledge the fact she was a hot babe, even by today's standards.
 
2020-08-09 2:47:29 PM  

Dr.Fey: Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.

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Yep.  Another white woman leveraging her privilege and her ability to manipulate the Patriarchy.
 
2020-08-09 2:50:59 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: OK So Amuse Me: I had an instructor in college, I took an HTML class he taught, and he was obsessed with Betty Boop. His classroom was an odd homage to her, he used her name and likeness in some lesson plans, overall it was weird.

One day after class I was in the computer lab working on something and out of curiosity I searched Betty Boop and come to find out she was based on a real woman, Esther Jones. I've seen BB cartoons all my life and hadn't realized the 'character' had been whitewashed.

Ladies and gentlemen, the real Betty Boop:

[Fark user image image 720x720]

Her Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Est​her

Let's all acknowledge the fact she was a hot babe, even by today's standards.


No.  The male gaze is toxic and objectifying a woman for her looks can do nothing but limit her.
 
2020-08-09 2:54:37 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Optimal_Illusion: OK So Amuse Me: I had an instructor in college, I took an HTML class he taught, and he was obsessed with Betty Boop. His classroom was an odd homage to her, he used her name and likeness in some lesson plans, overall it was weird.

One day after class I was in the computer lab working on something and out of curiosity I searched Betty Boop and come to find out she was based on a real woman, Esther Jones. I've seen BB cartoons all my life and hadn't realized the 'character' had been whitewashed.

Ladies and gentlemen, the real Betty Boop:

[Fark user image image 720x720]

Her Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Est​her

Let's all acknowledge the fact she was a hot babe, even by today's standards.

No.  The male gaze is toxic and objectifying a woman for her looks can do nothing but limit her.


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2020-08-09 3:04:25 PM  
I can appreciate a vintage racist Tex Avery cartoon better than I can take a recent racist Michael Bay one.
The early characters were firmly planted in minstrelsy and vaudeville.
/please, even the cartoon gloves Bugs and Mickey wear have a racist background.
//to quote a "wise" man-s "it is what it is".
 
2020-08-09 3:07:16 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: I had an instructor in college, I took an HTML class he taught, and he was obsessed with Betty Boop. His classroom was an odd homage to her, he used her name and likeness in some lesson plans, overall it was weird.

One day after class I was in the computer lab working on something and out of curiosity I searched Betty Boop and come to find out she was based on a real woman, Esther Jones. I've seen BB cartoons all my life and hadn't realized the 'character' had been whitewashed.

Ladies and gentlemen, the real Betty Boop:

[Fark user image 720x720]

Her Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Est​her


Another contender.

Annette Hanshaw - Am I Blue
Youtube cuu-pEEIfuw
 
2020-08-09 3:09:56 PM  
Here's to Max and Dave Fleischer, and to Mae Questrel (the voice of Betty Boop), and to Esther Jones!
 
2020-08-09 3:12:24 PM  

NeoCortex42: Flappyhead: NeoCortex42: Dr.Fey: Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.
Buried deep in Warner Brothers vaults are several Bugs Bunny cartoons featuring a number of racist caricatures including a WW2 episode where Bugs refers to the Japanese as "little Nips".

Hell, even in the 80s I was seeing cartoons with the stereotypical African cannibals portrayal. That shiat was pervasive for a looooong time.


They're not necessarily even in the vaults.  I bought a 6 DVD Looney Tunes set in 2014, and a lot of those cartoons were still included.  There were even propaganda cartoons included that Warner Brothers had been commissioned by the Army to make to drum up anti-Japanese sentiment.
 
2020-08-09 3:13:13 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: The Googles Do Nothing: Optimal_Illusion: OK So Amuse Me: I had an instructor in college, I took an HTML class he taught, and he was obsessed with Betty Boop. His classroom was an odd homage to her, he used her name and likeness in some lesson plans, overall it was weird.

One day after class I was in the computer lab working on something and out of curiosity I searched Betty Boop and come to find out she was based on a real woman, Esther Jones. I've seen BB cartoons all my life and hadn't realized the 'character' had been whitewashed.

Ladies and gentlemen, the real Betty Boop:

[Fark user image image 720x720]

Her Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Est​her

Let's all acknowledge the fact she was a hot babe, even by today's standards.

No.  The male gaze is toxic and objectifying a woman for her looks can do nothing but limit her.

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Oh, now I'm seething with rage.  Impotent rage!
 
2020-08-09 3:13:33 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: I had an instructor in college, I took an HTML class he taught, and he was obsessed with Betty Boop. His classroom was an odd homage to her, he used her name and likeness in some lesson plans, overall it was weird.

One day after class I was in the computer lab working on something and out of curiosity I searched Betty Boop and come to find out she was based on a real woman, Esther Jones. I've seen BB cartoons all my life and hadn't realized the 'character' had been whitewashed.

Ladies and gentlemen, the real Betty Boop:

[Fark user image 720x720]

Her Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Est​her


How can that be?  Her head is in no way rectangular.
 
2020-08-09 3:14:17 PM  

yakmans_dad: OK So Amuse Me: I had an instructor in college, I took an HTML class he taught, and he was obsessed with Betty Boop. His classroom was an odd homage to her, he used her name and likeness in some lesson plans, overall it was weird.

One day after class I was in the computer lab working on something and out of curiosity I searched Betty Boop and come to find out she was based on a real woman, Esther Jones. I've seen BB cartoons all my life and hadn't realized the 'character' had been whitewashed.

Ladies and gentlemen, the real Betty Boop:

[Fark user image 720x720]

Her Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Est​her

Another contender.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/cuu-pEEI​fuw]


No, there are no other contenders, Esther was the seed from which Betty Boop sprang. The End
 
2020-08-09 3:24:47 PM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: NeoCortex42: Flappyhead: NeoCortex42: Dr.Fey: Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.
Buried deep in Warner Brothers vaults are several Bugs Bunny cartoons featuring a number of racist caricatures including a WW2 episode where Bugs refers to the Japanese as "little Nips".

Hell, even in the 80s I was seeing cartoons with the stereotypical African cannibals portrayal. That shiat was pervasive for a looooong time.

They're not necessarily even in the vaults.  I bought a 6 DVD Looney Tunes set in 2014, and a lot of those cartoons were still included.  There were even propaganda cartoons included that Warner Brothers had been commissioned by the Army to make to drum up anti-Japanese sentiment.


Warner Bros didn't try to hide their history the same way Disney has. I think back in 2005 or thereabouts, they released a collection of their "lost" cartoons on DVD and just included disclaimers and an acknowledgement that they used to make some insensitive stuff.
 
2020-08-09 3:28:04 PM  

NeoCortex42: Warner Bros didn't try to hide their history the same way Disney has. I think back in 2005 or thereabouts, they released a collection of their "lost" cartoons on DVD and just included disclaimers and an acknowledgement that they used to make some insensitive stuff.


Which is at it should be.  Erasing the past is a great way of ensuring we get to repeat it.
 
2020-08-09 3:30:28 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: OK So Amuse Me: I had an instructor in college, I took an HTML class he taught, and he was obsessed with Betty Boop. His classroom was an odd homage to her, he used her name and likeness in some lesson plans, overall it was weird.

One day after class I was in the computer lab working on something and out of curiosity I searched Betty Boop and come to find out she was based on a real woman, Esther Jones. I've seen BB cartoons all my life and hadn't realized the 'character' had been whitewashed.

Ladies and gentlemen, the real Betty Boop:

[Fark user image 720x720]

Her Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Est​her

How can that be?  Her head is in no way rectangular.


I never understood the rhyme or reason for the oftentimes outlandish proportions that cartoonists would draw a particular character with. Even as a kid I thought it was weird and I still don't 'get it', but as I'm not a cartoonist I guess I don't need to. Before someone chimes in with, "But, but caricatures!", yes I understand that style even though I don't particularly care for it. The giant rectangular head always kind of bugged me so through solid child logic I decided she had a much bigger brain than everyone else so of course, she would have a bigger head. If I remember right she always 'won' or came out on top in the cartoons.
 
2020-08-09 3:40:21 PM  

Dr.Fey: Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.

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Go watch Magical Maestro on continuous loop for the next 6 hours
 
2020-08-09 3:46:11 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: The Googles Do Nothing: Optimal_Illusion: OK So Amuse Me: I had an instructor in college, I took an HTML class he taught, and he was obsessed with Betty Boop. His classroom was an odd homage to her, he used her name and likeness in some lesson plans, overall it was weird.

One day after class I was in the computer lab working on something and out of curiosity I searched Betty Boop and come to find out she was based on a real woman, Esther Jones. I've seen BB cartoons all my life and hadn't realized the 'character' had been whitewashed.

Ladies and gentlemen, the real Betty Boop:

[Fark user image image 720x720]

Her Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Est​her

Let's all acknowledge the fact she was a hot babe, even by today's standards.

No.  The male gaze is toxic and objectifying a woman for her looks can do nothing but limit her.

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I think he's angry that somebody accused  great old times of being not so great
 
2020-08-09 3:50:53 PM  

NeoCortex42: Wave Of Anal Fury: NeoCortex42: Flappyhead: NeoCortex42: Dr.Fey: Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.
Buried deep in Warner Brothers vaults are several Bugs Bunny cartoons featuring a number of racist caricatures including a WW2 episode where Bugs refers to the Japanese as "little Nips".

Hell, even in the 80s I was seeing cartoons with the stereotypical African cannibals portrayal. That shiat was pervasive for a looooong time.

They're not necessarily even in the vaults.  I bought a 6 DVD Looney Tunes set in 2014, and a lot of those cartoons were still included.  There were even propaganda cartoons included that Warner Brothers had been commissioned by the Army to make to drum up anti-Japanese sentiment.

Warner Bros didn't try to hide their history the same way Disney has. I think back in 2005 or thereabouts, they released a collection of their "lost" cartoons on DVD and just included disclaimers and an acknowledgement that they used to make some insensitive stuff.


Growing up in the 70s-80s-90s I just remember a lot of shorts getting shorter and shorter, with lots of "don't you believe it" blackface bomb explosions and dogs committing suicide in particular producing a reverse Mandela effect
 
2020-08-09 4:17:14 PM  

Flappyhead: NeoCortex42: Dr.Fey: Fark Betty Boop and her racist cartoons.  Should all be banned like Confederate statues, Washington R*dskins, and that Christmas song promoting date rape.

[Fark user image image 259x195] [Fark user image image 262x192] [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 260x194]

So...like every cartoon studio of the era.

Congrats on your major discovery. Turns out that American media used to have a slight problem with racism.

Buried deep in Warner Brothers vaults are several Bugs Bunny cartoons featuring a number of racist caricatures including a WW2 episode where Bugs refers to the Japanese as "little Nips".


WWII Anti- Japanese Propaganda
Youtube jxtlcrIkIbI
 
2020-08-09 4:19:33 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: I had an instructor in college, I took an HTML class he taught, and he was obsessed with Betty Boop. His classroom was an odd homage to her, he used her name and likeness in some lesson plans, overall it was weird.

One day after class I was in the computer lab working on something and out of curiosity I searched Betty Boop and come to find out she was based on a real woman, Esther Jones. I've seen BB cartoons all my life and hadn't realized the 'character' had been whitewashed.

Ladies and gentlemen, the real Betty Boop:

[Fark user image 720x720]

Her Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Est​her


Fascinating! Even more fascinating that Fleischer decided to make her a second-gen Italian -- probably still considered a minority in those days, just a different and perhaps more comfortable type.
 
2020-08-09 4:20:15 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Optimal_Illusion: OK So Amuse Me: I had an instructor in college, I took an HTML class he taught, and he was obsessed with Betty Boop. His classroom was an odd homage to her, he used her name and likeness in some lesson plans, overall it was weird.

One day after class I was in the computer lab working on something and out of curiosity I searched Betty Boop and come to find out she was based on a real woman, Esther Jones. I've seen BB cartoons all my life and hadn't realized the 'character' had been whitewashed.

Ladies and gentlemen, the real Betty Boop:

[Fark user image image 720x720]

Her Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Est​her

Let's all acknowledge the fact she was a hot babe, even by today's standards.

No.  The male gaze is toxic and objectifying a woman for her looks can do nothing but limit her.


I bet you're a blast at parties.
 
2020-08-09 4:24:30 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: Pants full of macaroni!!: OK So Amuse Me: I had an instructor in college, I took an HTML class he taught, and he was obsessed with Betty Boop. His classroom was an odd homage to her, he used her name and likeness in some lesson plans, overall it was weird.

One day after class I was in the computer lab working on something and out of curiosity I searched Betty Boop and come to find out she was based on a real woman, Esther Jones. I've seen BB cartoons all my life and hadn't realized the 'character' had been whitewashed.

Ladies and gentlemen, the real Betty Boop:

[Fark user image 720x720]

Her Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Est​her

How can that be?  Her head is in no way rectangular.

I never understood the rhyme or reason for the oftentimes outlandish proportions that cartoonists would draw a particular character with. Even as a kid I thought it was weird and I still don't 'get it', but as I'm not a cartoonist I guess I don't need to. Before someone chimes in with, "But, but caricatures!", yes I understand that style even though I don't particularly care for it. The giant rectangular head always kind of bugged me so through solid child logic I decided she had a much bigger brain than everyone else so of course, she would have a bigger head. If I remember right she always 'won' or came out on top in the cartoons.


Here's an odd bit of trivia about Betty Boop. She was first introduced as the girlfriend of a cartoon dog and was meant to be a dog herself, which is why she's so jowly. Originally she also had long ears, but when she became so popular that she took over the cartoon as the main character, her design was made less canine and she was established to be a person, though she kept the odd cubically-shaped head proportions of a bulldog or pug.

And if you're wondering why I know this offhand, I'm wondering the same thing myself. Apparently I'm just well-read on a lot of weird useless stuff.
 
2020-08-09 4:48:06 PM  

EdgeRunner: OK So Amuse Me: Pants full of macaroni!!: OK So Amuse Me: I had an instructor in college, I took an HTML class he taught, and he was obsessed with Betty Boop. His classroom was an odd homage to her, he used her name and likeness in some lesson plans, overall it was weird.

One day after class I was in the computer lab working on something and out of curiosity I searched Betty Boop and come to find out she was based on a real woman, Esther Jones. I've seen BB cartoons all my life and hadn't realized the 'character' had been whitewashed.

Ladies and gentlemen, the real Betty Boop:

[Fark user image 720x720]

Her Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Est​her

How can that be?  Her head is in no way rectangular.

I never understood the rhyme or reason for the oftentimes outlandish proportions that cartoonists would draw a particular character with. Even as a kid I thought it was weird and I still don't 'get it', but as I'm not a cartoonist I guess I don't need to. Before someone chimes in with, "But, but caricatures!", yes I understand that style even though I don't particularly care for it. The giant rectangular head always kind of bugged me so through solid child logic I decided she had a much bigger brain than everyone else so of course, she would have a bigger head. If I remember right she always 'won' or came out on top in the cartoons.

Here's an odd bit of trivia about Betty Boop. She was first introduced as the girlfriend of a cartoon dog and was meant to be a dog herself, which is why she's so jowly. Originally she also had long ears, but when she became so popular that she took over the cartoon as the main character, her design was made less canine and she was established to be a person, though she kept the odd cubically-shaped head proportions of a bulldog or pug.

And if you're wondering why I know this offhand, I'm wondering the same thing myself. Apparently I'm just well-read on a lot of weird useless stuff.


Oddly, the cartoon dog boyfriend was named 'Bimbo'.

Guess they couldn't foresee the future connotations of that word.  How dare they!

Everyone knows art, literature, entertainment, etc., must always be made to correspond to social precepts from 80 years in the future!

(removes tongue from cheek)
 
2020-08-09 5:36:33 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: OK So Amuse Me: I had an instructor in college, I took an HTML class he taught, and he was obsessed with Betty Boop. His classroom was an odd homage to her, he used her name and likeness in some lesson plans, overall it was weird.

One day after class I was in the computer lab working on something and out of curiosity I searched Betty Boop and come to find out she was based on a real woman, Esther Jones. I've seen BB cartoons all my life and hadn't realized the 'character' had been whitewashed.

Ladies and gentlemen, the real Betty Boop:

[Fark user image image 720x720]

Her Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Est​her

Let's all acknowledge the fact she was a hot babe, even by today's standards.


Hotter than most of the blubber (and rubber) butts out there now, IMHO.
 
2020-08-09 5:38:27 PM  
And the voice of Betty Boop was Aunt Bethany in "Christmas Vacation." 

/is Rusty still in the Navy???
 
2020-08-09 6:17:35 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: OK So Amuse Me: I had an instructor in college, I took an HTML class he taught, and he was obsessed with Betty Boop. His classroom was an odd homage to her, he used her name and likeness in some lesson plans, overall it was weird.

One day after class I was in the computer lab working on something and out of curiosity I searched Betty Boop and come to find out she was based on a real woman, Esther Jones. I've seen BB cartoons all my life and hadn't realized the 'character' had been whitewashed.

Ladies and gentlemen, the real Betty Boop:

[Fark user image image 720x720]

Her Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Est​her

Let's all acknowledge the fact she was a hot babe, even by today's standards.


So say we all.
 
2020-08-09 6:29:08 PM  

Combustion: And the voice of Betty Boop was Aunt Bethany in "Christmas Vacation." 

/is Rusty still in the Navy???


Her very last movie appearance.
 
2020-08-09 6:51:23 PM  

bingethinker: Wow, you're so woke I bet you never sleep. You just lie awake twitching, thinking about all the injustice in the world.


Oh, good!  A personal attack instead of a discussion of the actual issue.

Well, if we get to be personal, I think you should know that the reason I just lie awake twitching is that I am thinking about you, hot stuff.  I picture your throat getting all engorged on my man-meat like Diana swallowing a Guinea pig on the made-for-television science fiction series, "V: the Visitors"

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2020-08-09 7:45:56 PM  

Left Leg: Combustion: And the voice of Betty Boop was Aunt Bethany in "Christmas Vacation." 

/is Rusty still in the Navy???

Her very last movie appearance.


It's funny, because she kind of looks a Senior Citizen version of Betty Boop.
 
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