Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Animated Tales of Adventure

Began another beautiful, if somewhat warmer, morning with Tiny Toon Adventures. "Weirdest Stories Ever Told" mostly parodies famous literature. Buster plays the title character in "Robin Hare," but it's Maid Babs who rescues the boys from Sheriff Montana Max of Naughty-Ham. Babs is determined to land a part with Shakespeare himself in "All the World's a Stage." Things get seriously strange in the last short when Buster passes out after trying to out-run Elmyra...and imagines himself being chased by "Elmyras 'Round the World!"

Went for a walk around quarter after 11. I was originally going to volunteer at Studio LuLoo, but they weren't open. It was a glorious day for a walk. While it's still a bit warm for this time of year, probably in the mid-80's, it was breezy and not at all humid. I saw lots of other people out to enjoy the weather as well, including the women from the nursery school pushing their charges in huge red strollers and one of my managers from the Acme walking her cute brown and white beagle.

When I got back in, I worked on my story. Pruitt recruits candy witch Pavla Nemcova to keep an eye not only on Jeff and Hilary, but the so-called "Sir Johnathan Arnold" as well. Pavla is proof that Glinda the Good Witch was wrong about bad witches being ugly. She's as bad as they come, using her magic to lure handsome men into her clutches, get as much information out of them as she can, strip them of their energy and youth, and turn them into gingerbread for her "collection."

Cosgrave comes in after Pavla leaves to remind Pruitt that they'll be passing through the woods in the Royal Carriage soon. He needs to talk to some local bosses about money for "protection." Before they leave, he goes downstairs to the dungeon to talk to Gertie. She refuses to tell him about Elizabeth or where she is, or whether or not she's a part of the Rebel Society that's trying to clear the Shadow Realm out of Wennaria.

Did a quick Backyardigans episode while I had leftovers for lunch and got ready for work. Of course, Robin Hood isn't the only famous fellow who robs the rich and gives to the poor. Uniqua plays the Zorro-like "The Masked Retriever" in a third season episode. She's a mild-mannered librarian in Vejos, California, who grooves to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass-style tunes. However, when Don Austin, the richest guy in town, takes off with a book that's overdue, she becomes the Masked Retriever to follow Don Austin, before he takes the book over the border to Mexico!

Work was once again dead for most of the night, even during rush hour. It's a gorgeous day in the middle of the week and the middle of the month. There was also apparently a huge car accident on the Black Horse Pike that backed up traffic for miles. Almost everyone was complaining about it, which is likely why we were so dead during rush hour. Other than the fussing over the traffic, there were no major problems. I got out on time with no relief and no need for one.

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