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Saturday, March 5, 2011


I've been a bit heavy here at Mondo Ernesto lately. Sorry about that. I've been up to my eyeballs in the turmoil of the times, and it's hitting close to home. So I've decided to lighten up a little with some classic cartoons with science fiction themes.

Let's start with Woody Woodpecker dealing with an alien invasion that literally eats up his world:

No real sci in that fi, but I can't help thinking that John W. Campbell would have approved of that ending.

Next we fly to the Moon with Casper the Friendly Ghost:

Turns out that Casper was right about water on the Moon. So what about the little people and tree men?

Finally, Popeye the Sailor in his very own space opera:

I wonder if Popeye used a special, genetically-modified, nanotech-enhanced brand of spinach? Uh-oh, think I bumped into another story idea . . .

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