Cheshire Cat

cheshire cat cartoon
cheshire cat cartoon

One of the first movies I remember watching at the cinema by myself is Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. My mom dropped me off at a summer matinee. I remember the tiny runner lights in the dark and mysterious  shadows walking in and out like airplanes on a runway. I remember finding the movie deeply unsettling. I was very young and it made little sense to me. The characters were hostile and dangerous. And each successive scene was more and more confusing. I had bad dreams about being trapped in Wonderland many nights as a kid. I understand that the book  is about Victorian politics in England and I don’t think the Disney movie paid much attention to that. And what was left is a nightmare of creepy but beautifully designed cartoon characters espousing nonsense.

Purple Frog Illustration

purple frog illustration
purple frog illustration

I love frogs. They are tiny rad monsters that help us keep bugs in check.  All amphibians are endangered and it is our responsibility to help them. They are being killed by the deadly disease called chytridiomycosis, caused by the chyrid fungus, known as Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. For something that is so common and deadly, scientists know almost nothing  about it.

Stimpy Picking a Booger

Stimpy Picking a Booger
Stimpy Picking a Booger

I love Stimpy. What he lacks in IQ he makes up for in positivity. He is triumphantly displaying a nose goblin that he picked while sitting at his desk at work. The dry dusty air seems to make his bulbous blue nose produce nose goblins at an alarming rate. If he doesn’t keep them in check they will take over the world in short order. Boog patrol is his favorite duty. He sometimes imagines that he is a great hunter on a boog safari. He takes pride in his great courage and skill. Simpy picking a booger.

Axolotl Cartoon

Axolotl_cartoon
Axolotl white salamander cartoon

Axolotls are happy salamander looking critters with tiny friendly eyes and a big smile. They are famous for having these large protruding pink gill stalks on the side of their head. They look like little kids floating and paddling around in the water having fun. They are called Mexican Walking Fish and they are endangered. They exist as an example of evolution by natural selection. they are a living link between fish and walking land animals. The Pokemon Mudkip is based on these cute little water monsters. This critter is named Brad. He hates most things but he gets sparkly pink fuzzy waves of joy when playing Pokémon Go.