Won Over By Reality
By Tim Bayer
BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—6/3/2013—If you missed my multi-media offering last week, it was titled, Clips of Awesome, a video that showed real people doing astonishing things. This week, we will transition from real people to animated characters.
When I was a child in the 1960s, there were only four channels on television, ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS. For me, the highlight of TV viewing was Saturday morning cartoons. One of my favorites was Warner Brothers’ Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner.
In an email message sent to me by Kris Abbott, she included a link to the new release of a cartoon featuring my favorite, embattled duo. Warner Brothers has created a 21st-century series of animated short films using CGI technology, and I found a link to a video comprising three of these new animated shorts, one after the other.
Though I no longer have footy pajamas, these videos provided me with a brief, happy flashback to the times when I sat before the family TV on a Saturday morning watching a Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote cartoon for the first time: old was new again.
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