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  • mistermuse 3:40 pm on May 29, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Donald Duck, , ego, , impeachment, , , , water off a duck's back,   

    DONALD DUCKS FOR COVER — MICKEY MUSE GOES UNDERCOVER 

    No doubt you’ve noticed that America’s quack President, Donald Trump, ducks any probing questions he doesn’t want to answer — particularly about his many phony claims, disingenuous spins, grandiose con jobs, and cheap-shot insults. For example, on May 23 he tweeted agreement with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s claim that former U.S. Vice President Biden has a low IQ. Taking on one of my undercover-reporter gigs, I asked The Donald if a low IQ is worse than a MONUMENTAL EGO. Obviously, he didn’t like the question. Ergo, he didn’t answer. Or maybe he was too busy correcting his tweeted misspelling (“Bidan”) of Biden’s name. But I’ll give him a pass on that one; after all, even I make a spelling misteak on rare — or medium rare (but not well done) — occasions.

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    My fellow Americans, I began this post intending to satirize more (out of countless) examples of Trump perfidy, but what’s the point? We all know what Trump is. Blowing his bilge back at him sticks like water off a duck’s back. It’s time to get quackin’ and get serious:

     

     

     

     
    • Elizabeth 5:06 pm on May 29, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      What is with the nose thing anyway? Drives me nuts.

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    • calmkate 6:37 pm on May 29, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      well the headlines are clearly saying that had he not been a sitting president he would have been charged, so Mueller has pinned crimes to him hence he has halted release of the full report … molasses is clearer and less sticky than him!

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      • mistermuse 8:14 pm on May 29, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Love the line in the clip where it’s admitted that Trump is transparent because we can see right through him (unless, like most Republicans, you choose to keep blinders on).

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    • Rivergirl 6:55 pm on May 29, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      My husband hates when I say the F word.
      Every time I see the Donald I want to scream the F word.
      Ergo I cannot watch the news with my husband anymore.
      Which isn’t such a bad thing these days..

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      • mistermuse 8:29 pm on May 29, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Maybe you can get out of the F word habit by substituting the I word whenever you see The Donald. Or you can just scream “Impeach” and add “the F…er” under your breath.

        P.S. Even my wife, a former nun, has taken to cussing when she sees Trump. I love it.

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        • Rivergirl 8:40 pm on May 29, 2019 Permalink

          I really can’t help it. And if a former nun can’t either? That says it all…
          🙄

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    • Rosaliene Bacchus 11:27 pm on May 29, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Enjoyed the Randy Rainbow song parody 🙂

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    • mlrover 8:02 am on May 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Randy Rainbow is so much fun and clever. First heard about him on a NPR interview. On the other hand, and in comparison, that Pelosi trash piece with her slurring words is so typical of the childish and vicious antics of Dem haters. The saddest aspect for me that as an Independent, I sometimes voted for a moderate Rep. I now write in every survey that I will never vote for them again. The far right Republican party’s utter lack of compassion for the unfortunate and hurting and their blatant disrespect for the constitution and everything its founders hoped to achieve is sickening. And the Republicans strut around calling themselves patriots.

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      • mistermuse 8:42 am on May 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you for your comment, mirover. There is ONE Republican Congressman who has the integrity and guts to call out Donald Trump:

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      • mlrover 12:33 pm on May 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, I know about the moderates, but I am so put off by Republican and Evangelical hypocrisy, utter lack of sympathy, and gross lack of respect for the Constitution that I can’t envision ever giving them another vote.

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    • jilldennison 1:41 am on May 31, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Great post! I loved the Randy Rainbow video … I had never heard of him, but will be looking for more. And Amash is currently the only republican in Congress that I have even an ounce of respect for. It took courage to do what he did … we need more in Congress willing to stand up to the bully in the Oval Office.

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    • angelamcclintock 4:11 pm on June 4, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      He truly makes me crazy. Thanks for the smile.

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    • barkinginthedark 3:23 am on March 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      LUV Randy Rainbow…and now Trump is running his grift about Coronavirus…amazing. continue…

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  • mistermuse 1:07 am on November 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Donald Duck, , , names, , , Thanksgiving, , , ,   

    A NAME BY ANY OTHER NAME 

    A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. –William Shakespeare

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    When I was young, the above was one of the first truisms I remember coming upon which took me beyond the surface of its simple truth….a proposition, if you will, that by any other name would be as true. After all, what is a name but a representation of what must be named because how else are we to picture in common what is being referred to?  For example, if my name were Mister Muttonhead, I would still be me, though my name would be Mister Muttonhead, not Mister Muse (and I would still smell as sweet).

    With that in mind, I thought I’d try my hand at furthering the Bard’s example by expounding on his original paradigm, to wit:

    Flour by any other name would smell as wheat.

    An alert cat by any other name would smell a rat.

    An antique by any other name would cost far less.

    The God of man by any other name would smell like WHAT’S UP WITH THAT.

    Time by any other name would smell like a flier on life.

    A duck by any other name would quack like the other name.

    A Donald Trump by any other name would quack like an amuck Donald Duck.

    Thanksgiving turkey by any other name would smell like a thankless (but not tasteless) turkey.

    Such is life. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

     

     

     
    • carmen 2:24 am on November 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      So very true, Mister Muse.
      I’m still ‘down under’ and wanted to point out to you that your last line – “Such is Life” is supposed to be the last words uttered by one of Australia’s infamous ‘hero’s – Ned Kelly. Before he was hung in the Melbourne Goal, that is.
      Do have a lovely Thanksgiving and I really hope you avoid the spending frenzy of Black Friday. .. *she shudders*. Hope you enjoy your turkey though!

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      • mistermuse 10:13 am on November 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Carmen. It’s too late for me to wish you a lovely Thanksgiving because, as a Canadian, you had your holiday in October. In Australia, they don’t even have a Thanksgiving day, so the best I can do is wish you a lovely day thinking of Mister Muttonhead — I mean, Mister Muse — enjoying his turkey, while I try not to think of the poor turkey sacrificing his life so a bloke like me could stuff himself like a gluttonhead. Oh, well, at least I can take consolation in knowing it was for a good cause.

        Such is life. 😦

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    • calmkate 2:32 am on November 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      love the play on words … enjoy the family and feast 🙂

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    • masercot 5:49 am on November 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Nice riff, Muse… How ’bout, “A nose by any other name would smell as sweetly”?

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      • mistermuse 10:25 am on November 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        I like it, I don’t care what others say — ha ha (sorry, that attempt at humor was a real turkey). Have a great Turkey Day.

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    • scifihammy 8:44 am on November 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Nicely done and Happy Thanksgiving. 😀

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      • mistermuse 10:29 am on November 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, scifi. Tomorrow probably isn’t Thanksgiving in your neck of the woods, but enjoy the day anyway. 🙂

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        • scifihammy 11:05 am on November 21, 2018 Permalink

          No it isn’t – but we have Black Friday looming large!! Seems the shops like to make money!
          And thank you 🙂

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    • rivergirl1211 9:53 am on November 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      An antique by any other name would be far cheaper if it weren’t for Antique Roadshow.
      Great list!

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      • mistermuse 10:46 am on November 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        You got that right, r.g. They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so I guess Antiques Roadshow might then be called TRASH ROADSHOW. Somehow it doesn’t quite have the same appeal, and Shakespeare’s “rose by any other name” assertion would become a thorny issue. 😦

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        • rivergirl1211 10:53 am on November 21, 2018 Permalink

          My husband loves anyone else’s treasure. We have full barns and a cellar you can hardly walk through to prove it…
          😑

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    • D. Wallace Peach 10:46 am on November 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      The way your mind works makes me smile. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    • Richard A Cahill 12:42 pm on November 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Gobble, gobble to you as well, Sr. Muse.

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    • Don Frankel 5:41 pm on November 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      We could call it a mohaska and it would still smell as sweet but I’m sticking with calling it a rose. It has a certain history to it.

      Happy Thanksgiving.

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    • America On Coffee 8:32 am on November 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Undying! LOL! Happy feast day!… Nov 22nd.

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    • anne leueen 9:48 pm on November 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Made me smile. And the quacking reference drew a distinct chuckle from me. Thanks!

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      • mistermuse 11:33 pm on November 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Glad you liked it. Duck humor has always quacked me up since I was a kid, when Donald Duck was my favorite cartoon character.

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    • markscheel1 8:05 pm on November 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Muse,

      Indeed, some names are interchangeable. However, if Adolf Hitler had taken the name of his illegitimate father’s mother, Schicklgruber, would he still have been Hitler? Why, we might have avoided WW II!! LOL

      Thank you, my Thanksgiving was most pleasant. Hope yours was likewise.

      Mark

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      • mistermuse 11:34 pm on November 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Mark, I must admit that “Heil Schicklgruber!” doesn’t command quite the same obeisance as “Heil Hitler!” Another ‘benefit’ of the name “Hitler” was that “Schicklgruber” would’ve taken a lot longer to spell and pronounce.

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    • Euphrates. 11:21 pm on January 1, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      LOL!😂
      Enjoyed reading!

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  • mistermuse 12:01 am on December 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Afghanistan, bombast, bombs, collateral damage, Donald Duck, , George Orwell, , , , , the fog of war,   

    ALL IN FAVOR OF BOMBING AGRABAH, SAY ABRACADABRA 

    Friends, I love to bomb the hell out of the enemy as much as the next guy, but as we know, in the dead-on, aptly-dubbed fog of war, mistakes are made (aka stuff happens)….for examples, the killing by “friendly fire” of former NFL star Pat Tillman in April 2004, the accidental bombing (which took the lives of 22 medical staff & patients) of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in October 2015 — both in Afghanistan — and who knows how many other such tragedies throughout history.

    Thus it is with mixed feelings that I bring you tidings of a recent poll revealing that many Americans are in favor of bombing the city of Agrabah, which is located, not in the Middle East, but in the far-off kingdom of Apocrypha, no less:

    30% Of Republicans Favor Bombing Fictional Disney City Of Agrabah

    Friends, after some animated soul-searching, I regret to say that I must differ with my fellow patriots. I do not favor the bombing of Agrabah. It’s not because Agrabahn terrorists don’t deserve to die — they are, after all, cartoonish, less-than-human barbarians, committing appalling atrocities in the name of Allah (who apparently controls the minds of his adherents from the heavenly kingdom of Allahbah). No, friends, I demur because there is a near-100% chance of fog in the war zone, and an even greater probability of collateral damage, which of course only turns survivors into revenge-crazed recruits for the enemy. Even many of our esteemed leaders, both military and political, are believed to be aware of these realities, though clueless as to what to do about them (other than deem them regrettable and unavoidable).

    Well, I say we spare Agrabah and all the other bahs whose populace has the misfortune of living in a different dream world than ours. If we must show them who’s boss, we can always blow them to kingdom-come with politically incorrect ridicule and blasts of bombast, such as the Shakespearean likes of Donald Trump drops on his adversaries, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

    Or – well, as a last resort, we could emulate the brilliant tactics employed by another politically incorrect Donald, by George:

    So there, as a last report, you have my final post of 2015….and not a moment too soon, I dare say. Happy New Year to all, and to all, a good night.

     

     
    • mistermuse 12:05 am on December 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Although this post is five days after my last one (which was a day early because of Christmas), I will get back on schedule January 5 – at least, that’s my (only) New Year’s resolution. I’d make more resolutions, but I’m retired.

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    • arekhill1 1:35 am on December 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Really, Sr. Muse, you seem to be making light of this two-dimensional threat to the American way of life. We could quickly storyboard up a fleet of cartoon cruise missiles to lay waste to Agrabah. Of course, it’s a Pentagon storyboard, so the missiles would cost some millions apiece, but freedom isn’t free.

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    • mistermuse 6:15 am on December 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Me make light of human folly? On the contrary, I’m shocked — SHOCKED — that there is bumbling going on here! Thankfully, not only do our political candidates have all the answers for all our problems, but they’re confidently humble about it. How, for example, could we not trust our future to a candidate whose principal qualification seems to be that he is leading in the polls (as he modestly reminds us ad nauseam)?

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    • ladysighs 7:02 am on December 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I must confess I don’t always watch your posted videos to the finish. But I couldn’t resist D.D.
      Read you next year! 🙂

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    • charlypriest 7:36 am on December 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I say bomb the shit out of that place. I could care less of collateral damage, imagine you were the soldier on the ground, just talking for myself, but when I was in the army we infantry hated this stupid rules of engagement because of collateral damage. Sorry, we didn´t use civilians as our shelter, but we are the ones that had to go in on foot and see your friends die or you yourself might die all because there is a possibility of collateral damage, war is war, damn ugly i can tell you the nuerous times when we had the enemy on sight and couldn´t even shoot with our rifles because there could be civilians around the building, and you could see these nutcases through your scope holding an AK and call it in the radio, by the time it went up al the channels and got back down to us they where already gone, to come and kill us another day, so for me, just carpet bomb the place if you really want to win that shitty war, which Mr.O let it begin in my opinión by not taking action agaainst this nutcases earier on calling them the JV team, taking out all the US tropos and living a vacume there to be filled by the muslim nutcases, so I´m with the majority of America and I´m not even American I´m Spanish, they started this fight you better end it quickly with overwhelming fire power if not this is the place where you are at, debating now wether they should bomb their headquarters, if they had acted earlier we wouldn´t be having this discussion. So the longer you draag it the worst, and as I said, for the soldiers on the ground it is sad and it does impact you to see dead bodies of kids but i always put it in perspective, it was a mistake but better them than one of my collegues that´s for sure and absolutely no regrets.

      Damn, I got wound up here. Good topic to point out though.

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    • mistermuse 9:07 am on December 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve commented elsewhere that Obama was asleep on the job while ISIL/ISIS was overrunning 1/3 of Iraq and only half-awake thereafter. I like him as a peacetime President, but as a wartime President, he doesn’t seem to get that you gotta do what you gotta do…and the sooner, the better. I dislike ideological, jingoistic, simplistic thinking-politicians, but ISIL/ISIS also thinks in those terms, and in their case, it’s lethal not to take them (out) seriously.

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    • Don Frankel 10:43 am on December 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Muse this article fails to mention that a large number of democrats also want to bomb Agrabah which could mean that a majority of Americans want to bomb Agrabah and it has bi-partisan support. I say if we are to bomb Agrabah how can we not also bomb Shazam?

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    • mistermuse 11:23 am on December 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      The article I cite does say (near the end) that 19% of Democrats want to bomb Agrabah, which, along with 30% of Republicans and undoubtedly some Independents, would indeed add up to a majority in favor of bombing….which also means that a majority of Americans failed to Google the name to learn where the hell Agrabah is, and thus would have found out that it doesn’t really exist, which means that most Americans want to bomb first and ask questions later. No wonder Trump is leading the polls.

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    • Don Frankel 3:12 pm on December 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I know that article said 19% but I read somewhere else that it was higher which makes it an overwhelming majority. But let’s go back to the good old days.

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    • mistermuse 10:10 pm on December 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Love that Doo Wop, Don….and speaking of “higher” and “the good old days,” here’s my favorite Doo Wop of them all:

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    • Don Frankel 2:05 pm on January 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      If we’re going there how’s about this one.

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    • Don Frankel 3:21 pm on January 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      No wait this is the sine qua non of do wop.

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    • mistermuse 10:00 pm on January 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Don, The Platters sound to me like a cross between Doo Wop and The Ink Spots of the 1940s. Good stuff!

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    • Joseph Nebus 7:43 pm on January 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I wouldn’t bomb Agrabah. They’ve got a genie, and I’ve seen the TV series. We could all end up turned into rats or something before we know what hit us. And I don’t want to be a rat. I want to be something in the raccoon family, or maybe Eugene the Jeep.

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    • mistermuse 9:04 pm on January 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I assume you mean the TV series I DREAM OF JEANNIE, which I confess I liked even if it wasn’t the most sophisticated comedy in the world (the fact that Jeannie was played by the luscious Barbara Eden may have had something to do with my appreciation of the show). In MY dream of Jeannie, the animal I’d have wanted to be is a wolf, but alas and rats! – time waits for no one, and she’s now 84, and I’m no spring chicken myself.

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  • mistermuse 1:16 pm on June 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Donald Duck, , ,   

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DONALDO EL DUCKO 

    When I was growing up, my favorite Disney cartoon character was Donald Duck (known south of the border as Donaldo El Ducko). South of what border, you ask? It’s a borderline call. Anyway, back then, if you played word association and said “Donald,” chances are you’d get “Duck” in response. Today, if you said “Donald,” you’d probably get “Trump” in response (known without borders as Donaldo El Ego).

    Good, old, irascible Donald Duck. None of that Mickey Mouse stuff for him. Donald has an attitude. He also has a “birthday” today. Quoting Wikipedia: Donald Duck first appeared in the 1934 cartoon The Wise Little Hen which was part of the Silly Symphonies series of theatrical cartoon shorts. The film’s release date of June 9 is officially recognized by the Walt Disney Company as Donald’s birthday.

    To celebrate, here’s a 1949 cartoon marking Donald’s 15th birthday. I don’t know that it stands the test of time as well as some other animated cartoons of the period, perhaps partly due to it not being one of his best. In any event, it’s the most appropriate one for the occasion. Happy Birthday, Donald(o) (El) Duck(o)!

     
    • BroadBlogs 2:17 pm on June 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Mom says I had a Donald Duck accent as a toddler. Which is to say, she couldn’t understand anything I said.

      Happy birthday Donald Duck!

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    • mistermuse 3:42 pm on June 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Love that Donald Duck voice! It’s probably the most memorable of any cartoon character not voiced by Mel Blanc (the Man of a 1000 Voices, including Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam and 998 others).

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    • Don Frankel 4:21 pm on June 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Wait a second if you say Donald people say Trump? You mean they don’t say…. Mattingly?

      You know when you haven’t watched these in awhile it’s amazing to see the quality of the artwork. Even with modern day computers they can’t match it.

      Happy Birthday Donald Duck!

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    • mistermuse 5:18 pm on June 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Or Frankel would be even better, Don.

      As for the artwork, one could say Disney could afford the best, but he wasn’t the only one producing great animated cartoons in those days.

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    • arekhill1 6:48 pm on June 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I’m pretty sure Mattingly was (is) a Don, not a Donald.

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    • mistermuse 10:07 pm on June 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Same with Mafia Don, though I’m not sure which one had the most hits.

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    • Joseph Nebus 10:15 pm on June 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      As a kid I wanted to like Donald Duck, but I ended up shying away because I could see when he lost his temper he was just digging a deeper hole for himself and I couldn’t bear it.

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    • mistermuse 11:54 pm on June 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Wile E Coyote always dug a hole for himself too, but though you knew it was coming, that was the fun of it..

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