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Sunday Fun Day: 3/6/16

When I was growing up my family subscribed to two newspapers. On Sunday morning they arrived on the porch with a thud… heavy with store ads and special supplement sections. One of those special sections was the color comics or as we called them the funny papers. It was the first and sometimes only part of the newspaper I read.
There were old regular comic strips like Peanuts, Beetle Bailey, or Dick Tracey and newer ones like Baby Blues or Calvin and Hobbes. Reading the comics section was a fun Sunday ritual.
I have always loved comics and animated cartoons. Hagbard turned me on to Japanese manga and anime after we married. Loved it! When Amethesto was a baby we would watch Slayers. I was impressed with the strong female sorceress character. As she got older we watched the Studio Ghibli films as a family like My Neighbor Totorro. I was a weepy mess the first time I saw that. Later I would watch Ranma 1/2, Sgt Frog, Fruits Basket, Azumanga Daioh, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell…lots of great stuff. Today there are sites like Crunchyroll where you can watch free anime and Batoto where you can read manga of all kinds. There are even manga about food!
This week I watched Space Dandy and Lupin the Third: Castle of Cagliostro on dvd. They are both kind of over the top with characters who are somewhat unheroic heroes although Lupin is probably more of hero than Space Dandy.
Here is a great car chase from Lupin the Third to wrap this up. I just love that little car! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oxbum3is6G0
Have a fun day!

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