January 23, 2024


  • I didn’t realize the jaunty tune Mickey Mouse whistles at the beginning of Steamboat Willie was an actual pre-existing song with lyrics:

    Steamboat Bill steaming down the Mississippi
    Steamboat Bill, a mighty man was he
    Steamboat Bill steaming down the Mississippi
    Going to beat the record of the Robert E. Lee

    (via @rwmead)

  • The real Dennis the Menace’s birthday is September 11th (and if you ask me the REAL menace is Hank Ketcham) [via @damnyouwillis]
  • Marge Simpson hadn’t been named in the Tracey Ullman shorts and is referred to as “Juliet” in the first draft of the show (via @dailysimpsons and Jay Kogen)
January 9, 2024


Once again my quest to watch all the Blondie movies has made Frank R. Strayer my most-watched director. Likewise my most-watched actor is Jonathan Hale, whom I just wrote a brief appreciation of in my Blondie Knows Best review. I looked back at my previous posts and just noticed I logged the same amount of movies in 2021 and 2022 which is weird.

Best film I saw in 2023: Jean de Florette (part 1) and Manon of the Spring (part 2)

Best film I saw in 2023 that was released in 2023: This seems like a really normie opinion but I think I am going to go with Oppenheimer

Worst film I saw in 2023: The Flash

Best movie featuring Captain Marvel: The Good Humor Man

Best animated film: Pixar’s Sodas

Best comedy: Brigsby Bear

Best movie that’s technically an unfinished workprint: The Sweatbox

Best cinematography: The Cranes Are Flying

Films I saw in 2023 for the first time:

1. The Sound of Music
2. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
3. The Rink (short)
4. Terrorizers
5. Top Gun: Maverick
6. The Menu
7. Dont Look Back
8. Emily the Criminal
9. Ant-Man and the Wasp
10. Goodbye Jerome! (short)
11. Summer Lovers
12. First Reformed
13. Not Another Teen Movie
14. Blondie Plays Cupid
15. The Hitch-Hiker
16. See How They Run
17. The King of Comedy
18. All Quiet on the Western Front
19. A Brighter Summer Day
20. Dinosaur
21. My Year of Dicks (short)
22. Star Trek: Nemesis
23. Wendell & Wild
24. The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love
25. Fire of Love
26. The Banshees of Insherin
27. Le Pupille (short)
28. On-Gaku: Our Sound
29. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
30. The Fabelmans
31. McCabe & Mrs. Miller
32. Wayne’s World
33. Paper Moon
34. Pumpkin
35. Women Talking
36. Baby (short)
37. Navalny
38. The Emperor’s New Groove
39. The Sweatbox
40. Triangle of Sadness
41. Yes, Madam!
42. Everything Everywhere All At Once
43. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
44. Police Story 3: Supercop
45. Casino Royale (2006)
46. Air Force One
47. Blondie in Society
48. Kronk’s New Groove
49. Little Women (2019)
50. Lincoln
51. Taipei Story
52. The Super Mario Bros. Movie
53. Hangmen Also Die!
54. Mission: Impossible 2
55. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
56. Shooter
57. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
58. The Powerpuff Girls Movie
59. Blondie Goes to College
60. Lost Highway
61. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
62. Demonlover
63. Adventureland
64. The Birdcage
65. Party Girl
66. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
67. Good Intentions (short)
68. The Brothers Warner
69. Underwater Love
70. Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer
71. Asparagus (short)
72. Shazam! Fury of the Gods
73. Blondie’s Blessed Event
74. Chan Is Missing
75. Reality
76. Apocalypse YASSS: Two Girls, One Rapture (short)
77. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
78. The Hilarious Posters (short)
79. RRR
80. Brigsby Bear
81. The Doom Generation
82. The Searchers
83. The Sea Beast
84. Freddy Got Fingered
85. How Do You Measure a Year? (short)
86. Hot Shots!
87. Blondie For Victory
88. Inland Empire
89. Nimona
90. Hot Shots! Part Deux
91. Tropical Malady
92. Brother Bear
93. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
94. The Grand Budapest Hotel
95. The Cranes are Flying
96. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
97. Toy Story 4
98. It’s A Great Life
99. Déjà Vu
100. A Man Escaped
101. Mission: Impossible 3
102. Home on the Range
103. Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words
104. Oppenheimer
105. Punch Punch Forever! (short)
106. Stage Fright
107. The Seven Year Itch
108. Barbie
109. Cocktail
110. A Whisker Away
111. Blue Beetle
112. Drop Dead Gorgeous
113. Rio Bravo
114. Footlight Glamour
115. Babylon
116. Angel Heart
117. Ugetsu
118. Aliens
119. Her Man
120. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (short)
121. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
122. It Always Rains on Sunday
123. Void (short)
124. How to Blow Up a Pipeline
125. King Kong (1933)
126. The Flash
127. Leave It to Blondie
128. Mommie Dearest
129. Duel
130. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (short)
131. The Swan (short)
132. The Rat Catcher (short)
133. Poison (short)
134. Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie
135. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
136. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
137. Haunted Mansion (2023)
138. Cure
139. They Cloned Tyrone
140. Once Upon a Studio (short)
141. The Creator
142. Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One
143. Suspiria
144. Skinamarink
145. Monster High: The Movie
146. Scavengers (short)
147. Life with Blondie
148. A Nightmare on Elm Street
149. Evil Dead 2
150. Killing Gaza
151. Elemental
152. Killers of the Flower Moon
153. Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two
154. Body Snatchers
155. Quiz Lady
156. The Leopard
157. All the Way
158. Bolt
159. My Darling Clementine
160. The Giant Gila Monster (MST3K)
161. Tetris
162. A Boy Named Charlie Brown
163. Blondie’s Lucky Day
164. The Chase
165. The Killer
166. The Marvels
167. Eight Crazy Nights
168. Defending Your Life
169. Jean de Florette
170. Good Burger 2
171. The Good Humor Man
172. Manon of the Spring
173. Blondie Knows Best
174. Albert Brooks: Defending My Life

January 3, 2024
Tweet from the Internet Archive dated January 1, 2024 welcoming Steamboat Willie into the public domain

Screenshot indicating Steamboat Willie was uploaded on November 4, 2015

If I was the Internet Archive and facing a major lawsuit from book publishers I would simply not call attention to the fact I’d been illegally hosting a copyrighted film for the past 7 years