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Weekend Meme: The Simpsons Aren't Catholic, Ms. Maddow Loves Ugly Ties and Will the "Glee" Boys Show More Skin Than the Girls?

Out triple threat Michael Patrick King, who brought us the Sex and the City films is turning his attention to a concept built around the behind the scenes action at a home shopping network. Attached to star are Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock and Oprah Winfrey. I’m guessing it’s something like Soapdish maybe. With that kind of pedigree, it’s either going to be amazing, or a total disaster. Nothing in between is possible.

The largest newspaper in New Hampshire is refusing to publish a wedding announcement for a gay couple, despite the fact that gay marriage is legal in the state. Their logic sounds like it was written by Maggie Gallagher, saying they’re not anti-gay, but are against redefining marriage, and that the people didn’t get to vote to make gay marriage legal, so they don’t recognize it.

Shock in the UK as Sir Cliff Richard
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Comics in Context #231: Killing Katnip

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#231 (Vol. 2 #3): Killing Katnip

During my lengthy leave of absence from writing “Comics in Context,” the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York City and the Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco jointly held a traveling exhibition on the art of Harvey Comics, many of whose most celebrated characters, such as Casper the Friendly Ghost, originated in animated cartoons produced by Paramount’s Famous Studios. I’m not that interested in Casper or Richie Rich, but the exhibit did reawaken my interest in some of the less famous animated stars of the Famous cartoons.

Towards the end of 2009, character actor Arnold Stang passed away, and I decided to write columns about two of the most memorable characters he voiced in animated cartoons. The first, starting in 1944, was Famous Studios’ Herman the mouse, who was eventually teamed with perennial antagonist Katnip the cat, voiced by the late Sid Raymond,
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