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eurodynamic · 4 months ago
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“Note to self: Rewrite later. Do not forget.”
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shiftythrifting · 3 months ago
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Painting that’s actually a Bluetooth speaker? and Skippy from the defunct Disney ride Alien Encounter (the seller didn’t know who he was and just marked him as “Disney character plush”)
High Street Antiques in Plano, TX
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camilicy · 3 months ago
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More ham hams
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beverlyhillsgang · 13 days ago
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clardoinart · 10 months ago
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Therapist: there isn't any other curse warners that can harm you
Rugrats warners:
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Therapist: RUN FASTER
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kiora06 · 10 months ago
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My mutuals were at it again.
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cineemaa · 6 days ago
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youngest oscar nominees
• justin henry / kramer vs kramer (aged: 8)
• jackie cooper / skippy (aged: 9)
• quvenzhane wallis / beasts of the southern winds (aged: 9)
• tatum o’neil / paper moon (aged: 10)
• quinn cummings / the goodbye girl (aged: 10)
• mary badham / to kill a mockingbird (aged: 10)
• abigail breslin / little miss sunshine (aged: 10)
• haley joel osment / the sixth sense (aged: 11)
• brandon de wilde / shane (aged: 11)
• patty mccormack / the bad seed (aged: 11)
• anna paquin / the piano (aged: 11)
• saoirse ronan / atonement (aged: 13)
• keisha castle-hughes / whale rider (aged: 13)
• bonita granville / these three (aged: 14)
• hailee steinfield / true grit (aged: 14)
• jodie foster / taxi driver (aged: 14)
• jack wild / oliver! (aged: 16)
• patty duke / the miracle worker (aged: 16)
• sal mineo / rebel without a cause (aged: 17)
• river phoenix / running on empty (aged: 18)
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bartok-the-magnificent · 7 months ago
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Animaniacs quotes I live by on the daily
"If I were a better person, I'd ignore her and go on with my life. But I'm not." - Slappy
"In most cases, revenge is not a good thing. In other cases, it's the only thing." - Slappy
"Early to rise and early to bed/Makes a man healthy, but socially dead.” - Yakko
“All we know is that we like you. We have no taste, but we like you.” - Dot
“But I was hungry!” - Wakko
"Remember kids, Yakko spelled backwards is Okkay.” - Yakko
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duplexide · a month ago
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Finally obtained one of my grails today, a complete set of extremely rare promotional POGs from Alien Encounter! I’m not sure the exact year these were sold but I can’t imagine it was much later than when it opened in ‘95.
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eurodynamic · 3 months ago
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“While running a routine diagnostic check, I discovered a file with my owner’s metadata...“
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awesomegirlystuff · 4 months ago
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Back in the 1920′s and early 1930′s, Skippy was one of the most marketed and recognizable characters in America. The red scare, McCarthyism, and a very evil peanut butter company, brought about his end, and America turned on their once favourite little Communist.
Skippy started life as a newspaper comic, created by Percy Crosby in 1923. He based the character and his adventures on his own childhood, and imbued in Skippy his own communist ideals.  I don’t think I can even begin to describe just how big Skippy was. He was Spice Girls, Ninja Turtles, Minions big. Skippy merch included school supplies, chocolate bars, tooth paste, dolls, toys, books, and of course, two feature films.
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In 1931, Paramount adapted the comics into the film; Skippy. The film was so successful, they released a sequel the very same year. Skippy was nominated for best picture, it’s 9 year old star Jackie Cooper was nominated for best actor and became a superstar overnight, and the films director, Norman Taurog, did win the Oscar for best director.
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The plot of Skippy, follows precocious young Skippy and his adventures in the Shantytown across the tracks. Skippy’s best friend is an impoverished boy named Sooky. By the end of the film, Skippy convinces his wealthy father to re-distribute his wealth to the people of the Shantytown. 
The film was such a success, bootleg Skippy merch started showing up. Including one that is still sold today, Skippy peanut butter. Yes, Skippy peanut butter was named as such to capitalize on the Skippy sensation. The original packaging clearly resembling the Skippy comics. (One of Skippy’s most famous traits was painting pictures on his parents white fence.)
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Licensed Skippy Caramel Corn
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Skippy Peanut Butter original packaging. A blatant and obvious case of copyright infringement. 
Percy Crosby and his family tried for decades to sue the peanut butter company, to no avail. 
Skippy comics kept getting more and more political. Crosby was taking on targets like Al Capone, the KKK and President Roosevelt. In one comic, Crosby portrays his Capone caricature, Spumoni, buying votes for Roosevelt, with Skippy and the kids forming their own political party, the “Revolkalutionists”. 
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By the 1940′s, Percy Crosby had made enemies of the government for his constant vocal accusations that Roosevelt was stacking the Supreme Court, was working in the interests of the NRA, and for buying ads in hundreds of newspapers across the country to display his anti-Roosevelt political cartoons. He was also harassed and threatened by the people at Skippy Peanut Butter (Corn Products Corporation) for his legal campaign against them. The FBI even fingerprinted his 4 year old son, Percy Jr (aka Skippy), as they suspected Corn Products were planning a kidnapping plot.
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Skippy’s creator
Paramount released a third Skippy film, the now-teenage Cooper playing a version of himself trying to remake Skippy, but deciding ultimately it was time for Skippy to be left behind. How prophetic. 
Percy Crosby was outed as a communist, and the public and the press very quickly turned on him. His divorce was highly publicized, and the courts time and time again upheld their legal decisions in favour of Corn Products . 
In 1948, Crosby attempted suicide and was subsequently confined to a mental hospital for thirteen years! During this time his assets and company, Skippy Inc, was liquidated by the IRS.  Throughout his years in confinement, Crosby wrote thousands of memos and tried to seek help from the outside world to gain his release, including letters to the National Press Club, to publishers and a plea to Erwin Griswold, Harvard Law School Dean.
 Letters to his children and others were censored, and Crosby was led to believe that his children had been college educated with the royalties from Skippy peanut butter, and turned against him. This was during the period of the Senator McCarthy hearings exposing Communists in government and focusing particularly on writers, artists, Hollywood directors and screenwriters. 
Crosby continued to write and draw all throughout his imprisonment, keeping his art locked in a trunk, a key around his neck with a shoelace to protect it best he could. He died while imprisoned, on his 73rd birthday.  His children were not even notified of his death, finding out from an obituary in the New York Times.
“The death of my father, after his mysterious disappearance for years, was a shock. Little did I know when I was appointed by the New York Surrogate Court as his administratrix in March, 1965 that he was a political prisoner of the powerful Corn Products Corporation ("CPC"), which had stolen his Skippy business and destroyed his reputation and career.“ - Joan Crosby Tibbetts, daughter of Percy Crosby.
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Joan Crosby
Skippy is pretty much forgotten today. Both the comics and 3 feature films, and the story of Percy Crosby is not widely known either. Luckily, Joan Crosby managed to register the domain name Skippy.com at the dawn of the internet and has held it ever since, using the site to tell the story of her father. 
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ladybegood · a year ago
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Cary Grant and Skippy on the set of The Awful Truth (1937)
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minglermail · 5 months ago
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it took me 4 years to fix his color palette 
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esmaniottoart · 2 months ago
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Exercise_Scipionyx.
Digital, 2021.
References: Marco Auditore.
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batchampz · 4 months ago
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if boomer's canon on the dsmp, i think skippy should b skephalo's biological son
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kiora06 · 9 months ago
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Late Night TV.
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