I love things like this. These are from the late 70s. I use these glasses and others like them and leave regular adult glasses behind. Hey, I’m an adult now, I get to decide what that means.
Thanks to my wife, I think we have… five of these? Four?
Mickey’s Trailer (1938)
Personal Cannon: Mickey’s Trailer
As a Disney kid, there are a LOT of Disney cartoons that are in my canon. This one resonates especially hard with me. I’m not a hundred percent sure why. I used to see it on the Disney Channel a lot as a kid (back when the Disney Channel would just sort of randomly throw in a cartoon—and that was even outside of the time they allotted for blocks of cartoons!), and just the way Mickey, Donald and Goofy lived in this ramshackle, gadget-filled trailer really stuck with me. It just looked like a neat way to live.
It helps that they’re making breakfast, my favorite meal. Why does food always look so dang good in cartoons?
To this day, when I see a nice, big breakfast that looks good, I declare in my Goofy voice, “Mm-mm, am I hungry!”
Frank Mentzer’s Basic D&D Players Manual with Larry Elmore’s Red Dragon cover painting, TSR, 1983.
Commercial break: Star Wars Jedi Arena for Atari 2600.
Almost the first country music network, CMT beat the Nashville Network to the air by two days. TNN aired out of Opryland; its flagship program was Grand Ole Opry Live. TNN branched out from music during its first year and devoted itself to “country lifestyle” programming and game shows like Top Card.
Interesting trivia: TNN was originally owned by a subsidiary of National Life and Accident Insurance Company. Think about how much those cats must have been willing to pay out to their policy holders if they had the scratch to launch a basic cable network.
Glenn D. Daniels’ Country Music Television aired 24 hours of country music videos out of Hendersonville, Tennessee. They were country music’s answer to MTV—in fact, they originally aired as “CMTV” until a complaint by MTV forced Daniels to drop the “V.” The first video they aired was a 1971 clip of Faron Young’s “It’s Four in the Morning.”