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The Late Night Movie House: The Lone Ranger Cartoons (1930 and 1966)

3 Jul

July 3, 2013

lone ranger toons

 

The Lone Ranger Movie starring Johnny Depp as Tonto and, in a very ironic twist, a wooden cigar store Indian as The Lone Ranger opens this week. As I predicted- and so did anyone else who saw the horrible trailer- the film is getting lame reviews. They range from “bad” to “good film to see if you are drunk.” For the millions of movie goers whoa re poised to ignore this movie and go see Despicable Me 2 this weekend, I present the little seen Lone Ranger cartoon from 1930. It is black and white, it is silent, and it is almost 2 and a half hours shorter than the lousy film opening this weekend.

 

Next, here is the not-quite-but-almost as little seen Lone Ranger cartoon from 1966.

 

Notice something? In neither cartoon does Tonto wear a dead bird on his head. I’m just saying…

 

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It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s A Frivolous Lawsuit!

5 Jun

June 5, 2013

Look! Up in the sky! In the break room! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman! It’s a paunchy 50 year-old man in his tighty whities!

Warning- don’t look too closely, this man has no shame when it comes to who he changes his clothes in front of.

DC is suing this guy? Seriously, this guy? For copyright infringement? First, you have to show that he did indeed tread on DC’s property. I think they lose on this. Superman is an icon and every single superhero parody ever made is either a Batman or a Superman copy. Blue tights, red cape, Superman. And to argue that there would be any confusion between Superman and Cashman is ludicrous.  Second, you have to show damages. does Cashman pose any threat to DC? No. Case closed, DC/warner Brothers loses.

Of course I see an easy compromise- DC should license Cashman for one of its New 52 titles.

If somehow DC wins that case, and I have not looked for an update, so sure am I that they are going to lose,  (It probably won’t even go to court, I am sure it is just a threat.) then the estate of Fran Striker needs to sue ASAP for this guy’s “Loan Arranger” gimmick.

Of course, turnabout is fair play because it seems that Mr. Oliver has some competition when it comes being the Loan Arranger. Check out this guy from- where else? a used car lot.

Or maybe the real Loan Arranger is this other used car salesman:

WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN?

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