Thundercats & Jessica Rabbit’s Dress.

I was watching “Thundercats” the other day and reliving my youth a wee bit and was surprised at how good it still is.
No seriously it is!

I was thinking about all the effort that got put into cartoons in the 80’s.
The time it must have taken to draw a single episode etc…
It’s all up there on the screen and it looks good.

Big long flashy colourful animated opening credits,
Big matte painted background scenery and a big 80’s theme tune with loads of whamy bar guitars on it!

That’ll do for me!

“Thundercats” came out when?
1982?

Long before CGI took over the entire world and fucked it,
I used to wonder how animators and artists made things look shiny and sparkly.
Things like lightning and twinkles on metal.
It never looked like it was just painted or just drawn.
Know what I mean?
How was that done?

I still don’t understand it really…

Here’s some screen shots incase you’re wondering what the hell I’m talking about:

It’s the same with Jessica Rabbit’s dress in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
How did they make that sparkle?

Someone once told me that the film was physically scratched into by hand to create the sparkle on that dress but know what?

I don’t think I believe that.

…And Then I Woke Up Horrified.

The one thing about having nightmares is that you’re generally up very early in the morning.
I suppose that’s a good thing.

It’s 5.36 am.
Wanna hear something scary?

…Throughout the year,
I’ve had a re-occurring dream where I’m a worker at a gallows.
My dreams are usually big glossy cinematic epics and I’ve been having this same dream for a long time now.

My job is to stack newly dead bodies onto a cart for uplift.
It’s mostly the same dream every time but I get variations.

Sometimes,
My job is to take hanged people down and load them onto my cart.
That’s the basis of the dream and I’m always aware of the weight and how hard I have to work.

Othertimes,
I’m stacking heads onto my cart and getting frustrated because they keep rolling off.
Those dreams usually end with me chasing the rolling heads and struggling to pick them all up.
For every one I get back onto the cart,
Another two roll off and bounce off uneven cobbles in the street.

I suppose that’s quite easy to analyse as a stress dream.
I don’t think it’s anything more than that but this morning I only got 3 hours of sleep and had the same dream again with twists:

Just like every time before…

I’m about to start work and I’m doing my usual:
Checking the wheel’s on my cart; making sure they’re okay.
The cart is made of thick, scored wood and I’m waiting to put the dead folk onto it so I can wheel them away.

I’m thinking about how heavy severed heads are and how I could do with some help one of these days.

I must have missed something because my cart starts to tip and in the panic,
I drop one of the heads I’m carrying.

So I stick my foot in its path to stop it and doing that makes me drop another head.
To myself I think: “I could do with someone helping me with this”.
I always think that.

I pick up one of the heads and its eyes open.
The face is an off yellow colour and just before it’s eyes melt, it makes gurgling noises and mouths the word “You”.

And then I woke up horrified.

The Most Disturbing Picture On The Internet.

😦

I’m Gonna Miss That Crazy, Talented Maniac.

Dennis Hopper (1936-2010).

Famous Last Words (Before Execution).

Carrying on from the previous post

“You sons of bitches. Give my love to Mother”.
Executed by electric chair.
Francis “Two Gun” Crowley (Died: 1931).

 

“I love you”.
Spoken to his executioner.
Executed by lethal injection.
– Sean Flannagan (Died: June 23rd, 1989).

 

“How about this for a headline for tomorrow’s paper? ‘French Fries!'”
Executed by electric chair in Oklahoma, USA.
– James French (Died: 1966).

 

“Hurry it up you Hoosier bastard! I could hang a dozen men while you’re screwing around”.
Executed by hanging in Leavenworth, Kansas, USA.
– Carl Panzram (Died: September 5th, 1930).

 

“Well, the Lord is going to get another one”.
Executed by electric chair in Georgia, USA.
– John Eldon Smith (Died: December 15th, 1983).

 

“Today is a good day to die. I forgive all of you. I hope God does too”.
Executed by lethal injection in Virginia, USA.
– Mario Benjamin Murphy (Died: September 17th, 1997).

 

“Shoot me in the chest!”
Said to his executioners.
Benito Mussolini (Italian Dictator. Died: 1945).

 

“Take a step closer lads. It will be easier that way”.
Executed by firing squad.
Erskine Childers (Irish patriot. Died: November 24th, 1922).

 

“Shoot straight you bastards and don’t make a mess of it!”
Executed by firing squad.
Harold Harbord “Breaker” Morant (Australian Poet. Died: 1902).

 

“Farewell my children forever. I go to your Father. Monsieur, I beg your pardon”.
Spoken to the executioner after she stepped on his foot.
Mary Antoinette (Queen of France. Died: October 16th, 1793).

 

“Adios”.
Executed by lethal injection in Maryland, USA.
John Thanos (Died: May 16th, 1994).

 

“Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel”.
Executed by electric chair in New York City, USA.
– George Appel (Died: 1928).

 

“Remember, the death penalty is murder”.
Executed by lethal injection in Texas, USA.
– Robert Drew (Died: August 2nd, 1994).

 

“You are going to hurt me, please don’t hurt me, just one moment, I beg you!”
Guillotined.
Madame du Barry (Mistress of Louis XV. Died: 1793).

 

“I am innocent, innocent, innocent.
Make no mistake about this.
I owe society nothing.
I am an innocent man and something very wrong is taking place here tonight”.
Executed by lethal injection in Texas, USA.
Lionel Herrera (Died: May 12th, 1993).

 

“You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the grim reaper”.
Executed by gas chamber in California, USA.
Robert Alton Harris (Died: April 21st, 1992).

 

“I’d like to thank my family for loving me and taking care of me. And the rest of the world can kiss my ass”.
Executed by lethal injection in Texas, USA.
Johnny Frank Garrett Sr. (Died: February 11th, 1992).

 

“I don’t hold any grudges.
This is my doing.
Sorry it happened”.
Executed by electric chair.
Steven Judy (Died: March 9th, 1981).

 

“Let’s do it!”
Executed by firing squad in Utah, USA.
Gary Gilmore (Died: January 17th, 1977).

 

“I did not get my spaghetti-O’s. I got spaghetti! I want the press to know this!”
Executed by lethal injection in Oklahoma, USA.
Thomas J. Grasso (Died: March 20th, 1995).

%d bloggers like this: