Saturday, November 29, 2008

Satrday Morning Cartoons: The Mighty Herdules and Medusa's Sceptre

It's Saturday morning and time for the Saturday morning cartoons. Today's cartoon is The Mighty Herdules.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Brave and the Bold Third Episode

Was there a third episode of Brave and the Bold shown tonight? You see I have been taping them so I can see them at a later date and to share them with a Batman fan who doesn't have cable. However, in the post holiday rush I forgot to set up the VCR and tape it. I have been looking on the internet and Cartoon Networks site to see what time they would re-run it on Saturday morning as I was told they did the first 2 that way. I haven't been able to find that out. If anyone has the answer please let me know. Thanks in advance.

The Beach Boys and Annette

I love Disney movies and I nearly forgot that the Beach Boys were in a Disney movie. Here they sing the theme to "The Monkey's Uncle" with Annette singing lead.

My Conversation With Jughead Jones

Last night I was home after getting home from the family Thanksgiving gatherings. Suddenly the doorbell rang. I took a peak out the window to see who it was and to my surprise it was Jughead Jones. As I opened the door to ask him in Jug greeted me like I was an old friend and not just someone who only had a couple of phone conversations with him.

On My Mind: Well Jug this is a surprise! It's good to see you.

Jughead Jones: Same here!

OMM: Have a seat and relax.

As he sits he sees the Archie Christmas CD on the end table.

JJ: I see you already bought our reunion CD.

OMM: Yeah! I love it.

JJ: I'm glad. It's really the reason I'm here. I was passing though on my way to a personal appearance to promote the CD and wanted to say I was sorry I didn't tell you about it.

OMM: That's ok! I didn't even think about that.

JJ: Life has been pretty busy for me lately and it completely slipped my mind to call.

OMM: Really Jug you don't have to worry about that. But how did it come about? Last time we spoke was a year ago and it wasn't going to happen. So this reunion CD was a big surprise to me.

JJ: Well not only did Reggie have bad luck with the Banana Splits but Josie and the Pussycats didn't happen either.

OMM: Why not?

JJ: That's a good question. Let's just say that Alex Cabot...

OMM: That's the Pussycats manager right?

JJ: Yeah! Anyway he and Reggie couldn't come to an agreement. So Reggie came to Riverdale to meet with us. It must have been meant to be because Veronica also came for a visit and didn't know Reggie was going to be here.

OMM: So that's just how it came to be? But why a Christmas album?

JJ: Well it was part out of necessity and part because we all love Christmas. But for some reason Archie didn't want to sing on all of the songs.

OMM: But he is the voice of the Archies!!

JJ: I know! We all thought how can we do a reunion album without Archie singing. He said we all had excellent voices and we need to showcase that more.

Before he continued I thought I should be a better host and ask Jug if he wanted anything to eat or drink.

JJ: No thanks. I am still full from my Thanksgiving meal. Contrary to popular belief even my stomach can get full. Now where was I?

OMM: You were saying how you all got to sing on the CD.

JJ: Not really all of us but Betty and Veronica. I told Arch I over heard Betty and Veronica say how they were looking forward to Christmas. Then they started harmonizing to Christmas Caroles and they sounded amazing. I think it was Reggie who said if we started now we could get a Christmas CD out before Thanksgiving. That started the ball rolling.

OMM: But Reggie didn't produce the CD. How did it help him out from being sued for not delivering before?

JJ: The record company gave Reggie a lot of extensions and were about to follow through on the lawsuit when we signed the contract. They were still angry that it took so long to get us and said they wouldn't sue but Reggie couldn't produce the album.

OMM: After all that work Reggie must have been mad.

JJ: He was but he worked it out that he could sort of executive produce it but had to come up with the person who would actually produce it. He contacted the groups old friend Ron Dante and he got the CD out in time for the holiday season.

With that Jug had to go. Maybe sometime I can get to interview Ron Dante himself. I don't know what I would ask but it would be fun to do.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Let's Rap With Cap Contest Soon To End

Our Contest is soon to come to an end and so far there are no entries. I think the prize is quite worth the effort but maybe that is just me. If you still want to win the autographed book you still have time to enter. You chances of winning are quite good. You can see the original post on the contest below for details.

If you are a reader of my blog, Let's Rap With Cap, then you may already know about this contest. If not then I want to tell you about it now. Unless I have already scheduled something on my blogs I will be taking most of November off. I will post something if I feel you need to know it but this contest is ending on Nov. 30th. the book above is the prize as it is signed by writer and artist Mark Waid and Ron Garney.
Here are the specifics. The size is that it must be 759 pixels wide and 230 pixels high. It must look Christmas like and have baby Jesus in it somewhere. You can also include Santa, Frosty the Snowman or others if you wish. You can e-mail your entries to me at originalcaptainatom@ Pass this info on to anyone you think would be interested in entering.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Brave and the Bold's Second Episode

The second episode of the Brave and the Bold continues to entertain with its fun look at Batman. This episode started with Batman and Plas in pursuit of the Gentleman Ghost. I was at first a little upset when Plastic Man was distracted by all of the money that Gentleman Ghost lost. Batman was having some difficulty in arresting GG. Suddenly out of no where he gets help from Fire. Batman puts special handcuffs on GG just as Plas arrives. Batman makes Plastic Man give back all of the money.
On the way back home in the Batplane Plas argues with Batman on how he treated him. Batman says he deserves it as he went to the wall for O'Brian with the parole board and the League. It seems in this version Batman is partly responsible for O'Brian becoming Plastic Man. He was with Kite Man and his gang and in the middle of a robbery when Batman stopped them. As O'Brian was getting away on his own with the money Batman knocked him into the vat. Out of guilt Batman got him to turn states evidence and later told the parole board that he would be responsible for his rehabilitation. So it was a little easier for me to over look Plastic Man's bout with his greed as it was still early in his crime fighting career. However, I prefer his original origin that is Batman free. You know the one where he is shot and the chemicals from a vat spill into the wound. The gang leaves him behind and later a monk is who points him in the direction of rehabilitation.
Suddenly on the way back they find Gorilla Grodd and his men taking an ocean liner. They fail at stopping him when Grodd uses a mind control device to hypnotize Batman. Bats is heading straight in a missile till Plas wakes him up. The missile still destroies the plane but Plastic Man has grabbed Batman. Plas takes on the shape of a glider and as Batman holds on they hang glide to Dinosaur Island where Grodd is hiding out.
Now here is one of my favorite scenes. They come across some electric eye beams and wonder how they will get through that maze. Plastic Man says "They didn't call me the Eel for nothing. Follow me." Plastic Man snakes his way through the maze and Batman follows his trail. Thanks to Plas they made it through with ease. Still at the end Plastic Man accidentally hits a button and alerts Grodd to their presence.
After a battle Batman is captured and now it is up to Plastic Man to help Batman escape.
Batman is held prisoner and Grodd tells his plans to take over the world by making every one into gorillas. Batman works his way out but during a battle is still changed into a gorilla.

On the way to help Plas stops to take all of the gold and diamonds that Grodd had stored up. Still he arrives in time to fight by Batman's side. Grodd presses the button to change everyone in the surrounding area in gorillas. It has the opposite effect and changes the gorillas into humans. I had to laugh when I saw the now human and hairless Grodd realize that during the battle Batman changed the ray to do the reverse.
Plastic Man gives back all the diamonds and gold that he took from Grodd. Batman turns to leave. Plastic Man ask why he isn't counting it. He tells him it is because he trust him. As Batman walks away Plastic Man takes a diamond out of his ear and places it on the pile.
Grodd is put in prison. In the end Grodd is hanging from a bar, eating a banana and plotting his revenge.
Like the first episode it was fun to watch. I can't wait to see next weeks show.