Master Cylinder: things I was very afraid of as a small child

The origin story of the most evil villain in my early media experience.

I loved watching Felix, but I was certain Master Cylinder was going to get me.

I also tried to jump into a filing cabinet, ala Hong Kong Phooey. That left a more visible scar. Read the rest

Gâteau Gato, a zoetrope of cat confections

French food artist/animator Alexandre Dubosc has done it again. He's created another incredibly impressive zoetrope, this time with a cat theme (previously). It's called "Gâteau Gato" ("cat cake") and it is really quite a delight to watch. I'm not sure which I like better, the curling cookie tongues or the little white mice scurrying away. Fortunately, I don't have to decide.

Dubosc doesn't say how long the cake took to bake, assemble, and film on its "making of" page, but given how detailed the piece is, I'd say many, many hours. Read the rest

A simple, near perfect tv theme song

You'll laugh so hard, your sides will ache...

Your heart will go pitter-pat!

Watching Felix!

The wonderful cat!

It is fun just to type that out. Read the rest