Sunday, December 31, 2023

Three Mice Desperate For Coffee

In the heart of Mousechester, a busy little town hidden behind the walls of a human kitchen, three mice named Cheddar, Gouda, and Swiss found themselves in desperate need of a caffeine fix. The morning was dragging on, and their energy levels was plunging.

Cheddar, the adventurous mouse with a keen sense of direction (or so he claimed), confidently led the trio through the labyrinth of cabinets and around the treacherous territory of the kitchen floor.

Gouda, the perpetually hungry mouse with a penchant for cheese, couldn't help but nibble on every crumb in sight.

Swiss, the neurotic mouse, worried about the kitchen's cat, Fluffy, spotting them.

As they scurried along, Cheddar said, "I've heard rumors of a magical place, a caffeine oasis where the aroma of freshly brewed coffee wafts through the air. Follow me and we will find it!"

Gouda mumbled through a mouthful of cheese crumb, "As long as they serve cheese too, I'm in."

They plodded through sticky peanut butter, a towering wall of canned goods, and the ever-watchful eyes of the cat, who seemed to be amused and didn't bother chasing them.

After what felt like a marathon, they stumbled on to a small nook beneath the kitchen table. To their delight, there it was – a tiny coffee shop managed by a wise old mouse named Espresso Eddy. The aroma of coffee beans filled the air, and the cats rushed to the counter.

Eddy greeted them with a twinkle in his eye. "Welcome, my friends! What can I get you today?"

Cheddar, catching his breath, exclaimed, "Three espressos, please! And do you happen to have any cheese-flavored coffee?"

Eddy chuckled, "I'm afraid not, but I can whip up a special blend just for you three. On the house!"

As they sipped their customized concoctions, the mice exchanged stories of their perilous journey. Gouda couldn't resist sharing his peanut butter slip-and-slide adventure, bringing laughter from the others. Cheddar talked about knocking the wall of cans over and how they had to scramble to keep from getting bonked.

They realized that sometimes the best adventures were the ones shared with good friends, especially over a cup of coffee, no matter how small you were in the grand scheme of the kitchen.

With their spirits lifted and energy restored, the trio waltzed out of Espresso Eddy's, ready to face whatever cheesy challenges awaited them in the vast kitchen expanse, armed with the newfound knowledge that a good cup of coffee and the company of friends could make any journey worthwhile.

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Decorating with The Grinch

I like the Grinch. He's kind of like Scrooge. He starts out hating Christmas and being a mean person but changes for various reasons.

The problem is the darn guy is copyrighted so you can't use him in an animation or anything. I'd love to use him in one of my animations, but I don't want the S.W.A.T. people at my front door. 😅

It's a cartoon site so exaggeration is to be expected.

Anyway, I thought I'd show you a little of what I did decorating for Christmas. I decided to use the Grinch at a late time in my decorating so will have to wait until next year to use him and Whosville as my outdoor theme.

Monday, December 18, 2023

The Addam's Family - Originally a Comic


An interesting note about the Addam's Family. They actually appeared first as a comic in The New Yorker. They were created by Charles Addams. 

Wonder how he came up with the name. :-)

I'm showing you what they looked like in the original comic under the Fair Use act.

The shadowy figure is obviously Wednesday Addams 

 Image by Muhammed Cebic from Pixabay

It's kind of amazing how the characters in the TV show resemble these guys so well. 

I am a big fan of the Wednesday series and that got me to looking at whether they were in comic books. 

Sunday, December 17, 2023

The Grinch Spotted Drinking Coffee


The grinch was spotted and captured in this photo drinking coffee in a local coffee shop. Surprisingly, no one seems to care.

This might be a rare sighting of the grinch out in the regular world and away from WhoVille. He appears to be deep in thought as he savors his coffee.

The fake news crew doesn't seem to have a clue whether this was taken during the Christmas season.

On a separate note, I came across the following meme and there was no way I could not add it to my site. I mean this is how many of us feel first thing in the morning until we have had our coffee fix.


Friday, December 8, 2023

Acme Cartoon


I had to add this. I mean, it's perfect for a cartoon website.

I tease my cousins because they live in Acme, Pennsylvania. I always ask if they ever got a chance to see the Coyote, although I guess he buys his stuff online.

This is a screenshot taken from an optical disc, television broadcast, web page, computer software or streaming media broadcast. Copyright holder: Warner Brothers

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Why There Will Be No Gifts From Santa This Year!

 So, remember how the reindeers wouldn't let Rudolph join in any reindeer games?

Turns out he went to Santa about it and Santa told him to deal with it himself. He offered no help and didn't bother saying anything to the reindeer but actually chewed Rudolph out for being a tattle tale.

I was surprised because we all know Santa as this jolly fat man who laughs with a twinkle in his eye. Personally, I would have expected him to help Rudolph out.

Well, karma is making its mark this year. Watch the video and find out how.

Santa and Rudolph arguing

Friday, December 1, 2023

Comics Used to Teach History?

 Comic books have been entertainment for many, many years. Aside from making us laugh, they could be informative as well.

Look at this page from 1952. This may well have been an innovative way to teach kids about events in history.

This is a graphic comic so is obviously different from then Archie comics and such. Think of how advertisers today use cartoons to entice you to buy their product. 

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Snowmen Desperately Need Their Magic Hats

We all remember Frosty the Snowman and his magic hat. 


Well, here are a couple snowmen videos using Frosty's story as inspiration. 

What about other snowmen wanting their own magic hats?


More reactions from snowmen as they find out Santa Claus won't be bringing gifts this Christmas. It doesn't only affect kids everywhere: it also affects them.

Rudolph acts the way he does because the reindeer won't let him plan in any reindeer games.

Monday, October 30, 2023

Dinosaurs Spotted Drinking Coffee

 Fake Coffee News Flash:

Some pictures have been found which shows dinosaurs drinking coffee.

Scientists have no explanation for this startling discovery. Where these dinosaurs were spotted and why they are actually not extinct is a baffling mystery. It might change everything.

This one is particularly confusing. Not only that he drinks coffee, but glasses and a book? 

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Blondie and Dagwood?



Sure looks like it though. This was a long running comic and everything about it is similar to the popular Blondie and Dagwood cartoon.

Basically it was a rip-off of Blondie and Dagwood. I have no idea how they pulled that off but maybe copyright laws weren't the same back then.

Never less, Horace and Dotty Dribble was a very popular comic which lasted 30 years.   I thought you might get a kick out of seeing one of the strips.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Ghostly Halloween Night


I think Halloween is probably my favorite holiday. First of all, it's in October and I'm a fan of Fall. Secondly, scary movies!

Even cartoons like Scooby Doo and the Flintstones would put out Halloween movies. 

I watched The Nun the other night and it was pretty creepy. I admit I jumped once.

So I decided to dive into AI again and come up with a nice background for a Halloween animation. I wanted ghosts because - well - c'mon. Ghosts are always a part of the holiday.

The Venus fly trap is a new character I got from a developer for Cartoon Animator, the software I use for most of my animations. I call her Matilda and my problem right now is I need to get a voice for her. The laughter was a sound bite of Kamala Harris and fit in perfectly.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Coffee Shop with No Coffee?

 Picture this.

You get up in the morning and head to work. Along the way you stop at the coffee shop for your morning coffee.

They don't have any!

Really? I guess it could happen. What would you do?

Well, The Lazy Animator created an animation video with this disturbing scenario. David is in an animators' group which I'm in as well, and he does excellent work. This video will crack you up. 

Unless you run into the same situation.

Monday, October 2, 2023

Beware the Gnomes

In the heart of a dense, ancient forest, nestled far away from the prying eyes of civilization, there stood a decrepit, moss-covered cabin. The locals whispered tales of the cabin's cursed history, warning all who dared approach. But curiosity has a way of luring even the most sensible souls into darkness, and one fateful evening, three friends decided to investigate the rumors.

Lena, Max, and Sarah, armed with flashlights and feelings of fear, ventured into the eerie woods. The moon hung low, casting eerie shadows on the gnarled trees. The cabin loomed ahead, its windows shattered and its roof sagging. As they pushed the creaking door open, a gust of frigid air swept through the room, extinguishing their flashlights.

In the pitch-black darkness, the three friends huddled together, their breaths visible in the cold air. Then, they heard it: a faint, haunting giggle, like the tinkling of wind chimes. The sound seemed to surround them, echoing from all directions. Panic gnawed at their hearts as they fumbled to relight their flashlights.

When the beams pierced the gloom, their blood ran cold. In the corners of the cabin, small, grotesque figures with long, twisted noses and beady eyes emerged from the shadows. Gnomes, or so they appeared to be, but unlike any garden ornament or fairy tale depiction.

The gnomes advanced, their laughter growing louder and more malevolent. The friends retreated, but every step they took, the cabin seemed to stretch farther away. The gnomes' eyes glowed with an unnatural, otherworldly light, casting eerie shadows on the walls. One by one, the friends were snatched by the tiny creatures, their tiny hands and sharp teeth like daggers.

As Lena, Max, and Sarah were dragged deeper into the cabin's cursed interior, they heard the gnomes whispering in a language unknown to them. They couldn't understand the words, but the intention was clear—a sinister ritual, centuries in the making.

In the end, the forest swallowed the screams of the three friends, and the cabin returned to its eerie silence. The locals continued to speak of the cursed cabin, warning travelers never to venture into the woods at night. For in the heart of that ancient forest, the gnomes waited, hungry for souls to steal and rituals to complete, ready to ensnare those who dared to tread upon their domain.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Scariest Cartoon Ever - Might Offend Some

 Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. Both because the temperatures suit me well and because scary shows dominate the TV.

I have somewhat switched to doing motion comic animations. It gives me more freedom to focus on the story line. I can add things to it that are kinda time consuming in a regular animation.

Here's my first video using motion comics. I call it the scariest cartoon ever

Switch bait?

Maybe a little. But what makes this cartoon so scary is the possibility of it becoming true.

I know this will offend some, but I did it in jest so take it with a grain of salt. I'm going to use the same story concept for some other things I have in mind which maybe won't offend. 

Maybe. :-)

Check it out. I'd really like to hear some comments, good or bad. It helps me decide where to go in future posts.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Bigfoot Spotted Drinking Coffee

 Coffee drinkers we might never think of as coffee drinkers is a new feature on this fake coffee news site. Let's start with a surprising photo.

Who would have suspected that Bigfoot would be a coffee drinker? In these photos it's obvious coffee has a similar effect it has for many of us. I know I wake up and can feel a little grouchy or, at least lethargic until I have my first cup. 

He looks pretty mean right here, right?

Once he has his coffee, his demeaner changes. Kind of like the guy eating a snickers bar on the commercial and then becoming himself again.

Which is somewhat surprising in that this shows that maybe Bigfoot is a happy go lucky creature.

At least after he drinks his coffee.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

FDA Wants to Ban Coffee

Fake Flash News Report!

The FDA has announced plans to ban coffee. Needless to say, this has sent shockwaves throughout the nation.

They claim coffee should be classified as a drug. Their reasoning?

"Take a look at this coffee mug. As you can plainly see, when Betty Boop first wakes up, she looks terrible. She is depressed and mopey and obviously is not in a good mood. She doesn't look anything like the Betty Boop we all know and love."

Hey, I'm just reporting the news. The FDA doesn't always make a lot of sense. He goes on.

"Now turn the mug and you see Betty Boop, the sex star. Look at the difference. It clearly says this is what she looks like after she's had her coffee. People, that is a dramatic difference, and it happens so fast, immediately after she finishes her coffee. This is picture proof that coffee needs to be classified as a drug."

This story just reached the public, but already there are investigations going on to find out exactly why they want to ban coffee. The Betty Boop mug theory doesn't hold water.

We'll bring you any updates when we know more. Obviously, this is one of the most devastating fake news stories we've ever covered.

In the meantime, grab your own Betty Boop mug and see firsthand what the controversy is about.

Monday, August 14, 2023

Study Says Coffee Drinkers Rule

 Fake News Flash: A recent study has found that coffee drinkers are more likely to be successful in their careers and take over the world.

The study, which surveyed 10,000 people, found that those who drank at least three cups of coffee a day were more likely to have high-powered jobs and be in positions of authority. So, if you want to rule the world, start drinking more coffee!

Which appears to be the case. News of this study sparked an increase in sales of coffee makers. Coffee supplies are low at the moment as coffee suppliers rush to keep up with the demand.

Move over, world leaders. The real power lies in the hands of coffee drinkers. Don't underestimate the caffeine-fueled brain of a coffee addict.

"I always knew there was something special about my morning coffee. Now I can proudly tell everyone that I'm not just drinking coffee, I'm preparing for my world domination."

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Fritzi Ritz

The Fritzi Ritz comic started way back in 1922. When she first appeared, she was a woman who was mainly interested in clothes, cosmetics, and men. 

There were a lot of changes to her character as the years went by, but many remember her first as the aunt and parental figure to Nancy, an 8-year-old, who was brought into the Fritzi Ritz cartoon as a house guest. She was supposed to arrive and disappear. 

Nancy took over the comic and eventually became the main character in her own comic book. I used to read the Nancy and Sluggo comics and they were pretty entertaining back then. 

As a result, Fritzi changed into a woman with responsibilities and became a secondary character. However, she started appearing as her own carefree self in her Sunday comic strips.

Friday, August 4, 2023

The Lion and the Mouse

 Do you remember the fairy tale story of the lion and the mouse? I thought you might get a kick out of seeing it as a comic.

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Creepy Graveyard Spirits

Ghostly Cemetary Encounter

In the heart of the old town, shrouded in an eerie mist, lay the ancient cemetery that locals dared not visit after sunset. Stories of restless spirits and haunting apparitions had long made this graveyard a place of dread. One chilling night, a group of curious teenagers decided to challenge fate and venture into the graveyard to prove their courage.

As they crept through the iron gate, the creaking sound echoed through the night, causing a shiver to run down their spines. Armed with only flashlights and nervous laughter, they navigated the labyrinth of tombstones and overgrown graves. The dim light revealed moss-covered angels, weathered crosses, and crumbling mausoleums standing sentinel over the forgotten souls.

Their bravado waned as the darkness deepened around them, and the wind carried haunting whispers that seemed to speak directly into their ears. Unease settled in, and their hearts raced with each rustle of leaves and mysterious sound. Yet, they pressed on, trying to shake off the unsettling atmosphere.

In the distance, they spotted an imposing crypt that stood apart from the rest, as if warning intruders to stay away. Despite the warnings in their minds, an inexplicable force drew them closer to it. As they approached, a dense fog enveloped the crypt, obscuring it from view.

Suddenly, a blood-curdling shriek pierced the night, freezing them in their tracks. Panic gripped their hearts as the sound seemed to come from all directions, surrounding them with terror. One of the teenagers, unable to bear the horror, turned to flee but found himself trapped within a circle of gravestones that appeared out of thin air.

Their flashlights flickered, casting erratic shadows that danced like malevolent spirits. A cold gust swept through the cemetery, extinguishing their lights one by one. In the pitch-black darkness, they heard whispers and footsteps, as if an invisible presence was closing in on them.

"Who's there?" one of them managed to stammer.

A low, chilling voice replied, "You shouldn't have come here."

Their breaths trembled as they could now sense the presence of a malevolent force that had awakened from its slumber. The apparitions of long-deceased souls manifested before their eyes, their hollow eyes gleaming with an otherworldly light.

In a desperate bid to escape, they mustered all their strength and dashed towards the cemetery gate. But the force seemed to pull them back, as if the spirits were playing a sinister game. Fear-stricken and on the verge of surrender, they began reciting ancient prayers, hoping for salvation.

With an eerie laugh, the ghostly voices began to recede, and the mist lifted, revealing the sanctuary of the cemetery once more. The teenagers stumbled out, gasping for breath, as the first light of dawn began to paint the sky.

From that night on, they never spoke of their horrifying encounter. The once bold and adventurous teenagers were forever changed, haunted by the knowledge that they had come face to face with the spirits of the forgotten dead. And so, the dark and scary cemetery continued to stand, guarding its secrets and warning all who dared to venture near its haunted grounds.

Witch Mug for Halloween

Embrace the whimsigoth style and embrace your inner enchantress with the Witch Mug. Let it transport you to a world of magic, where witches roam freely, and spells are cast under the moonlight. This mug is perfect for Halloween gatherings, cozy nights by the fire, or whenever you want to infuse a touch of mystical elegance into your daily routine.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Coffee War Breaks Out


Fake Coffee News Flash:

The town of Brewtopia sits in a distant land and is where the best coffee beans are found. It's being reported that the town has been invaded by the Sugar Syrup Invaders from a nearby island. These invaders are said to be trying to sweeten Brewtopia's coffee, which would cause it to lose its rich and complex flavors.

The different tribes in Brewtopia always kept to themselves. However, it seems this attack has united them.

Generals Latte and General Macchiato have joined together and seem to have brewed a masterful strategy, utilizing the strength of each tribe, Robusta, Arabica, Mocha, and Vanilla beans, to counter the invaders.

The strategy seems to be paying off. It looks like this could be a short war.

It's hard to find any good in a war, but the uniting of these tribes in a single cause could turn out to be a good thing. The world can only benefit with a better coffee.

Scary Creepy Facts About Halloween #halloween

Getting into the Halloween spirit early with this video, as well as my scary Witch's Revenge story.

Kids love to put on costumes and head out for some good old-fashioned trick or treat. Interesting enough, scary masks were originally worn to ward off evil spirits. 

Watch the video and enjoy hearing some scary facts about Halloween.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Witch's Revenge - A Whimsigoth Halloween Tale


The moon hung low in the night sky, casting an eerie glow upon the darkened streets. Fog slithered through the alleys, shrouding the town in an ominous cloak. It was on such a night that a witch named Morgana decided to embark on her malevolent mission.

Morgana was a twisted sorceress, notorious for her dark powers and sinister practices. She resided deep within the forest, in a desolate cottage filled with cobwebs and potions. Her constant companion was a black cat named Midnight, whose piercing green eyes held secrets untold.

On this fateful night, Morgana hatched a plan to extract revenge upon the villagers who had scorned her. She crafted a potion so potent, so wicked, that it would strike fear into the hearts of those who crossed her path. As the cauldron bubbled with its unholy concoction, Midnight prowled around the room, his tail twitching with anticipation.

As the clock struck midnight, Morgana donned her tattered cloak and mounted her broomstick with Midnight, perched on her broomstick. Together, they soared through the sky, leaving behind a trail of dread in their wake.

The village slumbered, unaware of the malevolence approaching. Morgana descended upon the town square, her presence suffocating the air. With a wicked cackle, she released the potion, a swirling mist that spread like wildfire. It snaked its way through the narrow streets, creeping beneath doors and infiltrating every nook and cranny.

As the mist seeped into homes, it awakened the nightmares of the sleeping residents. Terrifying illusions plagued their dreams, blurring the line between reality and fantasy. The once peaceful village became a cacophony of shrieks and cries, as the tormented souls grappled with their worst fears.

Through the pandemonium, Midnight slinked, his eyes glowing brighter with each step. He seemed to revel in the chaos, feeding off the fear that permeated the air. With a single flick of his tail, he could manipulate the shadows, amplifying the terror that consumed the villagers.

Hours passed, and the night grew darker. Morgana, satisfied with her vengeance, mounted her broomstick once more. Midnight hopped onto her shoulder, his demonic gaze fixed upon the trembling inhabitants. With a final laugh that echoed through the haunted streets, they vanished into the night.

The following morning, the villagers awoke from their nightmarish ordeal, their bodies trembling and their spirits broken. The witch and her feline companion had left an indelible mark upon their souls, a reminder of the evil that lurked within the shadows.

From that day forward, the town lived in perpetual fear, knowing that Morgana and Midnight could strike again at any moment. They became cautionary tales, whispered in hushed tones as a reminder of the consequences of crossing paths with the witch and her black cat.

And so, the legend of Morgana and Midnight spread throughout the land, a chilling reminder that darkness hides even in the most ordinary places. Those who dare to venture near the witch's domain are met with a warning—a warning of the horrors that await them in the clutches of the witch and her malevolent black cat.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Wonderful World of Gnomes


I've started a new section that will be all about gnomes. I've had some requests to add these little characters and, since I have some gnomes in my butterfly garden, I thought it might be kind of fun.

You can see the link above just under the banner, but here it is as well. Gnome World.

Gnomes are said to be magical creatures that can be playful as well as mischievous. They bring good luck.

As I mentioned, I have some in my butterfly garden. I put them there because they look kinda cool hiding between the plants. Now I find they bring luck and protect your yard. C'mon little creatures. 

Now I want you to keep in mind that this blog is meant to be funny and entertaining. Gnomes are myths. Anything I say about them is fake. Or is it? My point being I know there will be those commenting and saying "That's not true!" 

I have a blog that brings you fake facts about coffee. I may just start a blog bringing you fake facts about gnomes if I find this is popular. I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023


 Anyone out there who doesn't know Scooby-Doo? I doubt it.

It was one of my grandson's favorite cartoons when he was a young tyke, and it still is today at age 20.

This was, and is, a fun cartoon. With new mysteries every episode, there was always new excitement. You knew there would be a reasonable explanation behind all the scary happenings but finding out what it was is what made the show fun.

It's funny that, even though he pronounces most words like they start with an "R", we can understand what he's saying. The writers keep his talking down to three or four words so we don't get lost.

I always considered Freddie to be a little on the pompous side and Daphne to be somewhat hot (am I allowed to say that? :-)), but her eyes always seemed a little messed up to me.

Velma was the smart one and I liked her character. I thought she was definitely the one they needed to solve these mysteries, for the most part.

As to Shaggy, what can you say? He didn't take a whole lot too seriously but, even though he was always scared, he did his job. Just like Scooby. They were the who kept you laughing. 

TV executive Fred Silverman said Abbott and Costello were an inspiration for the series. He thought a cartoon series with haunted houses and ghosts and monsters would be a hit and Scooby Doo and Shaggy would be their Abbott and Costello. 

Makes sense but to me both of them are more in the character of Costello as neither is really the straight man. At least to me.

By the way, Scooby Doo was the first Saturday morning cartoon with a laugh track. They wanted kids to know when to laugh.

The original working title for the Scooby-Doo series was "Mystery Five." However, it was changed to "Who's S-S-Scared?" before finally settling on "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?"

Picture = Fair use,