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Welcome to Sunday All Day Brunch. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is going on in your life and on your mind. Today’s topic is courtesy of my grandnephew asking just how many Marvin the Martian shirts I had.

I grew up watching cartoons as a kid and my favorite has always been Marvin the Martian. There is just something about the little man dressed in green and red that has always tickled my funny bone. I always cheered for him over Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. I mean it made sense to me that he wanted to blow up Earth because it obstructed his view of Venus. He must have really been ticked off when he couldn’t get a good view of Venus crossing across the sun.

I have a Marvin the Martian statue at my front door. I got a K-9 to keep him company. When I find myself feeling down I’ll often grab my Marvin tapes and put them on. My favorite has to be “Duck Dodgers in the 24½ Century.” BTW the answer to the question of how many Marvin the Martian shirts I own is, I don’t know. I’ve never bothered to count them all. ;-)

Marvin on Mars

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  •  Cookies (9+ / 0-)

    "A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde

    by michelewln on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 08:09:36 AM PDT

  •  Reminds Me I'm Low on Illudium Phosdex, the (7+ / 0-)

    shaving cream atom.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 08:19:22 AM PDT

  •  Having breakfast (6+ / 0-)

    in Panera right now. This means I have the internet for a little while. I'm still on the road. Still recovering from Ireland--Does one ever truly recover from Ireland?

    Temple Bar Small

  •  Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator (5+ / 0-)

    slutty voter for a "dangerous president"; Präsidentenelf-maßschach; Warning-Some Snark Above"Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) "Sciant terra viam monstrare." 政治委员, 政委!

    by annieli on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 09:50:41 AM PDT

  •  finally got around to watching this film on ifc (4+ / 0-)
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    C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004) (Spike Lee, exec. producer)

    Through the eyes of a british "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.
    http://www.imdb.com/...

    slutty voter for a "dangerous president"; Präsidentenelf-maßschach; Warning-Some Snark Above"Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) "Sciant terra viam monstrare." 政治委员, 政委!

    by annieli on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 09:58:18 AM PDT

    •  Isn't it great and scary? (3+ / 0-)
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      Oof. That one makes an impact.

    •  Actually I've alway been interested in (1+ / 0-)
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      A study/alternate history where African slaves weren't imported to this country thus having no need for a civil war, or where there are different circumstances leading to a civil war. But no one is that imaginative.

      •  see Time on the Cross: The Economics of American (1+ / 0-)
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        ...Negro Slavery (1974) is a book by the economists Robert William Fogel and Stanley L. Engerman. Asserting that slavery was an economically viable institution that had some benefits for African Americans, the book was reprinted in 1995 at its twentieth anniversary. First published a decade after the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, the book contradicted contemporary assessments of the effects of slavery on African Americans in the American South before the Civil War. It attracted widespread attention in the media and generated heated controversy and criticism for its methodology and conclusions.is a book by the economists Robert William Fogel and Stanley L. Engerman. Asserting that slavery was an economically viable institution that had some benefits for African Americans, the book was reprinted in 1995 at its twentieth anniversary. First published a decade after the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, the book contradicted contemporary assessments of the effects of slavery on African Americans in the American South before the Civil War. It attracted widespread attention in the media and generated heated controversy and criticism for its methodology and conclusions.

        slutty voter for a "dangerous president"; Präsidentenelf-maßschach; Warning-Some Snark Above"Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) "Sciant terra viam monstrare." 政治委员, 政委!

        by annieli on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 03:33:59 PM PDT

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  •  YOU LOVE MARVIN TOO?! (3+ / 0-)
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    You're my new favorite Kossack of the moment! :D My husband and I ADORE Marvin! He is one of the most quotable cartoon characters in history, no?

    Today's dinner's going to have to be very very simple. I got more overtime at work (yay?) and worked overnight last night. I'm working overnight tonight, too. My husband is asleep, and I'm going in to work in three hours or so. Probably basic rice/veggies/protein in one pot.

    Wish me luck. After some pushing by me and then some leaving alone by me, my husband actually said he thinks we should go to the cancer support group locally tomorrow morning at 10 am. Any wake-up vibes you could send my way at, say, tomorrow at 9 am CDT would be appreciated. Last time I conked out and couldn't take him.

    Uh-oh, it's time to do my job. :D Our cockatiel, LUNA, is nesting right now and has learned that we humans can get her to her nest area more efficiently than she can. She has trained us so that she doesn't have to walk down our arms to get there any more. Oh, no. We have to take her there directly on our fingers or we get the dreaded nibble. We call it her "Do your job!" command. She's started to do it any time she wants to go somewhere and she's with us. After all, what does she keep us for, hm?

    The MAU just came over to be with and help me type. Good boy.

    Oo, and I found a really good typo. My husband and I were watching a pre-recorded show that had a commercial for classic movie musical DVDs. The classic movie title came up on screen, "Seven Bridges for Seven Brothers." Probably a walk through Vermont by seven men, right? ;)

  •  Marvin (0+ / 0-)

    "There ain't no sanity clause." Chico Marx

    by DJ Rix on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 01:42:38 PM PDT

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