Cartoon Stories: Historical Hijinks
This week, some riffs on topics drawn from history.
Buzz Word. “Hello” is an evolved word, from hola (to fetch), more or less its Germanic origin. Of course, hello is basically an Americanism, but anything (and everything) goes in cartoons. New slang is forever annoying…except to the ones who adopt it right away.
Medieval Health Hectoring. The usual problem. As soon as you’re about to dig in to something you especially like…
One for One. I happened to hear the (fairly negligible) theme song by Bryan Adams, Sting, and Rod Stewart, to one of the Three Musketeers movies, and it gave me this thought.
Croatoan. Maybe history has made too much of the whole thing.
Salad Days. Once you get started, you can’t slow down…
Every Pile of Kindling Meets Its Match. Historical, but of the present.
Tipperary. And the powers that be, WWI-era.
(2020, Stephanie Foster)