Wednesday, February 17, 2016

In Defense of Rock-a-Doodle

Rock-a-doodle was a Don Bluth animated film that was released in 1992, and is generally considered to mark the beginning of the downward trend in Bluth films which was continued by things like A Troll in Central Park and The Pebble and the Penguin.  Rock-a-doodle is, perhaps rightly, criticized for a number of things, but I am not part of the critical majority.  Rock-a-doodle has always been and likely will always be one of my top movie picks.  Something about it resonates with me.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Down the Stacks #23: Right Ho, Jeeves!

Have you ever wondered why a common name for butlers in fiction is “Jeeves”?  The answer is this week’s selection for Down the Stacks: Sir P.G. Wodehouse’s classic comedy series Jeeves and Wooster.  The particular volume I’ve selected is Right ho, Jeeves.