Taking a break from painting to play video games.
is this the rise of the brave tangled frozen dragons
no actually it’s even better than that
this is a still from a 1990 television special entitled, “cartoon all-stars to the rescue,” which, literally, was absolutely nothing but half an hour of beloved children’s cartoon characters attempting to get that kid in the blue to stop smoking pot.
it opens with a brief clip of george h.w. bush and barbara bush sitting in the oval office, petting their dog. the president of the united states looks into the camera and says, “some of your favourite cartoon characters will help you understand how drugs and alcohol can ruin your life.”
and that brief clip alone would be worth the price of admission but then we get into the actual story, which begins with a teenage boy smashing his kid sister’s piggy bank to buy pot. while alvin and the chipmunks look on in abject terror. and winnie the pooh exclaims, “oh my!” and then the kid runs off to buy pot in an alley and bugs bunny appears out of nowhere dressed as a cop, picks a joint off the pavement, and launches into an anti-drug spiel.
it’s actually really not the kind of thing that can be put into words so here’s the full half-hour video, knock yourself out
Michelangelo, of all turtles, is here to tell you not to smoke weed
I remember renting this from Blockbuster when I was a kid. I remember it being terrible even when I was a child who thought movies like Hot Shots were hysterical (it isn’t, it really isn’t), so that is saying a lot. I’m going to try to watch part of it right now. Keep me in your prayers.
I finally have the chance to spend an evening in painting. Related: I recently purchase a jug of scotch. Yes. A jug. It has a handle. I’m a classy broad.
Painting No. 97: Stand-Up Paddle Board
This was for a private commission for a client out on the West Coast. Doing the research on the equipment made me want to try it out.