Now I know cartoons are traditional for Saturday morning viewing but Saturday is also a day for cleaning up the house (yes I know we’re both retired but old habits die hard). So here’s a little gem from the Ringling College of Art & Design that combines the two.
I mean after this how could you have the nerve to sweep up and throw them in the dustbin – Dust Bunnies have feelings too you know!
On this day in 1727: The foundation stone to the Jerusalem Church in Berlin is laid.
Perhaps NSFW depending on where or if you work and what country you live in.
I was surprised to see that YouTube put an “adult warning” on this but then we must remember the children! Anyway poor David – I’ve seen him on aprons, in miniature(?) on coffee tables, in bedroom niches (don’t ask!) on posters, and in the flesh, as it were. And frankly I was always aware of his short comings but it is all a matter of perspective!
On this day in 1002: English king Æthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice’s Day massacre.
And what is a better way to start the first Monday in April with a bunny and a bit of magic.
I’m not the biggest fan of digital animation – the old hand painted cels had a certain character that I find it lacks. However this little bunny is a rather endearing creature and a welcome diversion on a Monday morning.
On this day in 1933: First flight over Mount Everest, a British expedition, led by the Marquis of Clydesdale, and funded by Lucy, Lady Houston.
Not sure why I was reminded of this cartoon this morning as I was getting into an old pair of khakis. This quirky little item was nominated for an Oscar in 2015 and originated in the studios of the Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistique in Montpellier.
On this day in 1847: Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
A few months ago I posted the first of only two cartoons that the Halas and Batchelor studio gave us featuring Hamilton the trumpet playing elephant. I was only able to find the second story about the forgetful little fellow in a French version but I think the visuals alone – as with any good cartoon – can tell the story.
Once again the music is supplied by that British jazz musician par excellence Johnny Dankworth.
On this day in 1992: The Hoxne Hoard is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk.