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10 Great Artists’ Famous Calling Cards

Artists, filmakers, and authors often get into the habit of leaving a “calling card” -some quirky element that they’ve grown fond of- in many of their works. If you learn which ones are which, and you’ll be able to identify their works even when their name is not attached. Or you might just enjoy being [...]

Woody Woodpecker’s Movie Cameos

(YouTube link) The clip is from 1960 film The Time Machine, produced and directed by George Pal, based on the H.G. Wells novel. Yes, you’ve seen this movie probably more than a few times. But did you ever see Woody Woodpecker in it? He’s there, for an interesting reason. When director George Pal first came to the [...]

7 Memorable TV Bosses

Happy National Boss Day! The holiday was first celebrated in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski. She felt bad about forgetting her boss’s birthday, so she registered the date as a holiday. (Her boss was also her dad.) Since it’s Saturday and lots of folks won’t be hanging out at the office, we thought we’d round [...]

Mel Blanc: Man of a Thousand Voices

Although you may have never seen Mel Blanc’s face, you’ve definitely heard his voice — he voiced hundreds of classic cartoon characters including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Speedy Gonzales, Barney Rubble, Foghorn Leghorn, and bunches more. Known as the “man of a thousand voices,” he actually claims roughly 400 voices in the video below — [...]