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Perspective - April 18, 2008


Asked at Alamo Plaza

Who was your favorite cartoon character when you were a child?

Donald Duck because he quacks like a duck. And sometimes, I just like ducks.

Kent Albright

barbeque cook

Scooby Doo because they had so much fun while solving mysteries and because of the Scooby snacks, that's what's up!

Cecilie Euser


The first that comes to mind is Wiley Coyote because he was relentless. Not that I would have used that word as a kid. I thought he was hilarious and even though you knew he'd never win you couldn't stop watching it.

Heather Johnston

manager/buyer, Sage

I liked Speed Racer, it was a Japanese cartoon and he was cool, had a cute little girlfriend, and drove fast cars. That's why I drive fast, I learned a lot from him!

Ruby Juric

travel agent

I don't remember watching very many cartoons but I think I watched Rugrats and liked Angelica. I guess that's why I am the way I am. I liked how she was a boss and I am a boss!

Shannon Steelman

food manager


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Posted by Oxymo Ron
a resident of another community
on Apr 18, 2008 at 7:25 am

Dear neighbors,

No one selected Alfred E. Neuman of MAD Magazine, or Duark Mark Farquard, or the cartoons of Ernie Kovak's "Strangely, Believe it".

Where is Hoot Gibson and Ken Maynard as cartoon and movie characters?

My Grandmother use to give me cartoon handouts from her church and I grew up thinking Jesus was a cartoon character somewhat like Prince Valiant.

My high school gave out anti-drug cartoons as "Reefer Madness" and provided introduction to Mary Jane or not-so-sweet Martha Lorraine whom I thought were simply cartoon characters.

Oh well, I guess no one remembers Lash LaRue either,


One HAL of a Pal

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Posted by Susan West
a resident of another community
on Apr 18, 2008 at 7:35 am

Posted with a smile for the author

Dear OX (Kisses and Hugs),

You are dating yourself with cartoons in print rather than on TV. You might realize that the 1960's were ancient times and the 1970's and 1980's are when much of our population were children.

Alfred E. Neuman indeed!



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