Kids today with their Dixieland music and their records.
Unfortunately this story ended prematurely when Droopy died young from heartworm.
|Syd Midnight |
tex avery is an automatic 5
I had this and a load of other tex avery catoons on VHS untranslated when i was very little. I guess i learned to speak english thanks to them. It also gave me a somewhat strange and outdated view of america as a child.
I know I sound like a broken record but I'm romanian. I grew up in a little industrial town called Slatina in the south of Romania. My mother worked in a slaughter house and my father is an electrician working at the aluminum plant. After the fall of communism my father started to take small trips abroad in Yugoslavia and Turkey buying what little he could and selling it off to make some extra money. VCRs were very popular back then. Seeing as how my mother and father were at work all day, I would sit alone and unattended (except for lunch time when my aunt would drop by to feed me and make sure i didn't shit on the furniture) from morning till evening and watch rented bootleg videos all day, seeing as how there were no copyright laws back then all video-tapes were bootlegged from the west, sometimes recorded straight off TV and untranslated, some were dubbed in Bucharest mostly by one person (Irina Margareta Nistor) an old lady film critic who would do all the voices and would never translate cuss words (I remember i saw Big trouble in little China and Robocop dubbed by her) . This is cartoon is one of my earliest recollections as a child. I don't know if i could speak eglish very well back then but i do remember distinctly that i could understand every word but not every joke. As for america, it seemed an alien planet to me, most everything looked so different, better, bigger, shinier. Will that suffice as context?
I enjoyed reading your story, thank you for the context.
|Jet Bin Fever |
I love the smoke break. God, Tex Avery was wonderful.
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