Monster of the Day #1188 Updated on July 24, 2015 By Ken Begg 19 Comments How to pick up chicks. Actually, this looks like something our old friend the Mighty Samson would fight Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1531 (Mar 22, 2017) Monster of the Day #1530 (Mar 21, 2017) Monster of the Day #1529 (Mar 20, 2017) Monster of the Day #1527 (Mar 16, 2017) Monster of the Day #1526 (Mar 15, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Flangepart The guys Betty had to deal with… Yeah, I forgot how much strangeness the Boop toons had in them. Thanks Ken, for bringin’ it all back, ya crazy lug! Beckoning Chasm Even in the most innocent Boopers, there are not-so-innocent things going on. In “Morning, Noon and Night” Betty has to protect a farm from a gang of alley cats. In the end, she gets a giant rooster to fight the leader of the cats. The fact that there are other words that mean “rooster” and “cat” is not coincidental…. Cullen Waters It’s amazing how influential these cartoons and others made in the Thirties like it still are. Believe it or not, there’s even a video game coming out next year called Cuphead whose graphic style was inspired by Fleischer Studios, among others. I look at it and I look at some of the cartoons made today and wonder if they will have as much staying power. Eric Hinkle Wow but did Betty ever get into some weird situations. She’ll never replace the glorious lunacy of the B&W Fleischer Popeye cartoons in my heart, though. Sorry, Miss Boop! Eric Hinkle Am I the only person who somehow can’t get on Jabootu any more through search engines and instead gets: Forbidden You don’t have permission to access / on this server. Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. What is going on? Cullen Waters Dunno if this is relevant, but I’ve been blocked the same way since the weekend and only now just got back on. Why it happened doesn’t matter to me; I’m just glad the site’s back. Flangepart Yup. Been blocked like Cullen said. Weird. Gamera977 Same here, figured Ken was trying to get rid of me ;) Ericb Same here Eric Hinkle Just glad the site’s back, I missed the essays and reviews here. I hope Mister Begg is okay. bgbear_rnh Chicken and Kitty? bgbear_rnh Touch a button. Things happen. rtpoeman The problem is that there’s no market for the theatrical release of animated shorts. There are lots of great ones being made – but they are virtually only available online. Beckoning Chasm Disney regularly releases shorts to theaters (Pixar especially) but yes, no one else seems to think shorts should go anywhere other than YouTube. Beckoning Chasm Jabootu on the web? How did it get there? mtz Same here. The Rev. I’m able to get back today, but the same happened to myself. No word from Ken about it; hope everything’s copacetic. Ken_Begg Sorry, everyone, I’ve been busy feeding soda pop to thirsty pigs. Then I got caught in the Wheels of Justice…it was a whole thing. Beckoning Chasm Good thing you didn’t get caught in the Wheels of Progress, or someone might have shot at you!