Monday, June 13, 2016

Monday Reads

Obituary: Janet Waldo, 96, voice actress best known as the voice of Judy Jetson in The Jetsons, has died:

Waldo was long past her teen years when she took on the role of Judy Jetson with the 1962 debut of "The Jetsons," but she still had a voice full of breathless enthusiasm to offer to the futuristic teen. As she recalled later in her interview with MovieWeb, "Judy was a cinch, because I just did my own voice." Waldo played Judy on the original series, the 1985 series revival and two television movies, "The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones" (1987) and "Rockin' With Judy Jetson." She was tapped to perform as Judy in the 1990 theatrical film "The Jetsons," even recording her role, but she was later replaced by the pop star Tiffany in a widely criticized move.

Judy Jetson was one of Waldo's favorite roles, and another was Josie of "Josie and the Pussycats." Waldo voiced the young rocker in the original 1970 cartoon as well as the 1972 spinoff, "Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space." The character's singing voice, though, was provided by another voice artist. Another popular character that Waldo loved performing was Penelope Pitstop, a character on the 1968 animated series "Wacky Races" and the 1969 spinoff "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop." Waldo was able to reprise that role decades later when "Wacky Races" became a 2000 video game for PlayStation and other platforms, and she voiced Penelope again.
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From a Marxist perspective is this criticism of the insanity of "gender identity."

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No surprise politicians would be talking about yesterday's massacre in Orlando.

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Dipshit refuses to concede to Clinton, leading to rumors this guy must be many, many millions in the hole and desperately trying to raise enough money to get out of it.
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Idiot presentism article trying to make false comparisons between the Wounded Knee massacre of the 1800s to this weekend's mass murder in Orlando.

Not the same thing at all. The Orlando shootings are more like Columbine, the Charles Whitman University of Texas killings of 1966, and the Virginia Tech killings of 2007.
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Donald Trump throws such a hissy fit, he has revoked the Washington Post's press credentials.

At least he still has CNN carrying water for him.
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Visiting the Lexington, Kentucky, area should be on everybody's bucket list.
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He was either casing the joint or he was a closet case:

At least four regular customers at the Orlando gay nightclub where a gunman killed 49 people said Monday that they had seen the killer, Omar Mateen, there before.

"Sometimes he would go over in the corner and sit and drink by himself, and other times he would get so drunk he was loud and belligerent," said Ty Smith, who also uses the name Aries.
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