I really wanted to use Saw, which seemed like the most fitting given Tom and Jerry’s history, but one of the reviews I saw of Tom & Jerry: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, the latest movie to stuff the characters into a shot-by-shot remake of a live-action movie in cartoon format, did a similar joke but stuck to Warner Brothers-owned movies, which made sense. Can I ask why these exist? It’s annoying to see live-action versions of properties created for animation or would be better served as a cartoon, and it’s just as annoying in reverse. Is this supposed to be payback on the part of the animation industry for things like Disney’s recent remakes of Cinderella and Beauty & The Beast?
Over at the Clutter Reports this week I complain about missing another week of clutter projects due to life stealing time from me. Why is it harder to do this project when I don’t have a job eating up half my day? (Although I am looking for income.) I think my body is the only thing that’s recovered from last year’s debacle.
We’ve reached chapter nine of Seduction Of The Innocent, as Dr. Wertham goes after his critics. There are 14 chapters total so we’re almost done with this book and I can go back to one chapter of a fictional book a week and more days of discussing anything else. I’m starting to miss those days. Meanwhile, we’re starting Marvel’s run on The Phantom with The Phantom: The Ghost Who Walks, a three-issue miniseries I think I’m missing an issue of that brings a new Phantom into modern day. (Well, “modern” when it came out anyway.) And we’re almost done with the Zero Hour Aftermath #0 issues so the Monday DC comics can get back on track. Things are moving along, just not as fast I would like. I’ll take what I can get at this point.