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.