Area man reverts back to childhood – as usual

So work has been stressful, family life has been somewhat stressful, our cars are falling apart which is also causing stress, time is flying by like I can’t believe and I am feeling older by the minute, (I don’t have to tell you that is adding to the stress)

While driving home from work to get ready to take Aves to her first soccer game, my mind started to wander back to the care free days of my youth and my first soccer games.

Ever since I was a little kid I have loved animated shows of almost every sort. Waking up at 5 in the morning on Saturday and watching the rainbow lines on the tv forever until the cartoons started was a weekly occurrence. (Why was it so difficult for me to wake up on the weekdays some may ask? Well in all my years of schooling not ONCE did an ACME Anvil fall out of the sky and clobber someone, nobody fell off of a cliff and before they plummeted to the bottom and became a little “POOF” of a cloud, did they suspend themselves in mid air and hold up a sine that said “Yikes!”) If these things were happening at Orem Elementary well you better believe I would have been up at the crack of dawn just dying to get there.

So on to the top 5 list (that will be expanded today to 10)

No. 10 – The Maxx
The Maxx“Quiet loner? Defender of justice in the african outback? Maybe both!”

Maxx first aired on mtv’s liquid television. The story of him being a loner in New York with a crush on his service worker and then instantly switches to her being a Zulu princess in the outback he must protect is great. The animation is wonderful as well.


No. 9 – Wallace and Grommit
Wallace and Gromit!

“More Cheeeeese Gromit!”

I have loved Nick Parks work since my first animation festival and saw “Creature Comforts” (If you haven’t seen it you really should! It even won him an Oscar.) Inventions, detective work, British accents, looking out for your buddy and everybody’s favorite … CHEESE!

No. 8 – Spiderman
Spiderman!
“Spiderman, Spiderman does whatever a spider can”

So I guess this one really boils down to I like to swing around on stuff. Now if it happens to be webs that I can shoot out of my wrists (and it makes a cool ‘THWIPPP’ sound …. well all the better. Plus walking up walls, being really strong and being more bendy that that lame guy at the yoga studio all have their advantages.

No. 7 – Green Lantern

Green Lantern!
“Cool ring … Fabulous hair! Perfect”
Not totally sure why Green Lantern becasme one of my favorites. Maybe becasue anytime I put on a ring of any sorts I always thought “This may be the one that gives me super powers. So far the only super power is to take a long story and make it even longer. 🙂

No. 6 – Homestar Runner
HomestarRunner.NET ... It's DOTCOM!

If you know who he is then you know what I am talking about … I you have no idea what I am talking about then you need to go to HomestarRunner.com Go on … I will wait.

No. 5 – Marvin The Martian

You just have to look at this guy to start laughing

Just a funny little guy with big plans and a short temper. His Nemesis coming up.


No.4 Jack Skellington

What's this?

So I always have really enjoyed Tim Burton’s work, but this one took everything to a new level. All the characters are so original and wonderful. This movie (which both of my daughters LOVE… even added a very embarrassing moment to my life. We were at a funeral and Avery asked out loud if she could take OFF her head while standing next to the coffin. There is a part where Jack says and because I am dead I can take off my head and quote Shakespearean quotations.

No3. Jason

Yeah I know I look GOOD in my bird suit!

So every afternoon from probably 2nd to 4th grade it was a mad dash to the TV at 2:30 (i think) to see Battle of the Planets! (or G-Force as we called it) And Jason was the man. Although 2nd in command to Mark he had a hell of a temper and a no-nonsense approach to getting the bad guys. More of a shoot until nothing moves and then fire a few more rockets just because we have rockets. He drove a cool car and had a cool gun to boot. He is right up there with the Duke Boys and Knight Rider as great role models for kids.

No.2 Daffy Duck

He is a jerk, He is funny, he is self-centered and he is just a riot! If Daffy Duck is on well you know where you can find me. It’s wabbit season … It;s duck season.

No. 1- Bullwinkle

Rocky: A thousand dollars to get to Frostbite Falls?
Bullwinkle: You can buy the place for eight dollars cash.

Bullwinkle is funny …. plain and simple slapstick funny. I have bought many of the episodes and literally Laugh Out Loud every time. Timeless wonderful fun for everyone of any age.

Comments ( 2 )

  • jennifer says:

    What? Avery had a soccer game and we weren’t invited?????

  • Lil' Ry says:

    Loved G-Force. Dreamed that someday there would be a full line of G-Force toys and action figures a.k.a GI Joe. The Phoenix with Mark’s jet and the Princess’s bullet bike and Keop’s….was that some kind of crane? Anyway, great list. I highly recommend Death Note http://www.hulu.com/search?query=Death+Note&st=0
    for modern cartoons that make you think to yourself “who in the world could think of this stuff?”

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