Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Old Ways: Part 1

I like the old way of things. Whether it be in my music or some of my choices in terms of the culture I accept or reject. I believe in being a man of the past who lives in the present with an eye on the future. Yet, it seems like so many things are watered down in the present, and those things from the past have what I would call that cool factor. So for the next few weeks I am going to explore the old ways that I love, I like in my life, or that I miss.

One area I feel this in the most is with popular entertainment. As a kid I loved cartoons, and as a man I still do. Yet, I only liked certain types of cartoons. Now a days I don't care for much of what is out there. Ever since I went to Japan when I was 10 I was hooked on many elements of Japanese cartoon style of drama. Below are the intros to my favorite old school cartoons.

#1 Thundercats

#2 Transformers Intro 2

#3 C.O.P.S.

#4 Robotech

#5 G.I. Joe

#6 Visionaries

#7 Bravestar

#8 Pole Position


lisa said...

I am more of a Popeye the sailor man, Bugs Bunny, and the Smurfs - Papa Smurf was the wisest man ever!!! I think the "classics" you picked can be classifed as 'dude toons'. . . (smile)

Ehav Ever said...

Hey Lisa,

You got that right in terms of these being dude toons. I remember how me and my friends hated when the girly cartoons would come on. Like She-Ra, Rainbow Bright, Jem, etc. To me these were the greatest intro's.

Miriam said...

Hey Ehav,

I enjoyed that! I really miss ThunderCats.

Also, I was a bit disappointed that the movie Transformers didn't use the theme song at all for any of its parts.

Ah well. thanks for that.

Bohemian Hippie Chick said...

Dag, I must've been a tomboy! Because I loved Thundercats, G.I Joe, and The Transformers. I also loved Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, Jem, Voltron, Spiderman, Ultraman (not a cartoon but it counts I guess!), Superfriends, Johnny Quest and Speed Racer.

Actually I think I liked the dude toons because I used to watch them with my little brother...he always beat me to the TV so I watched whatever he was watching. Then again, I read Marvel comics all the time too...I was a weird kid I think. :-)

Ehav Ever said...

Miriam - Thundercats is truly a classic. Did you know that Earle Hyman was the voice of Panthro? He played Bill Cosby's father Russell Huxtable in the Cosby Show.

I also was disappointed that they didn't use of the original theme songs from the cartoon for the Transformer's movie. I wish I could find all of these intros on a CD. I also wouldn't mind making this my ring tone.

BHC - You watched all of those cartoons, including Untraman and you read comic books. You are my kind of woman, I think I am in love. (smile)

Bohemian Hippie Chick said...

Awww, thank you kindly sir! *grin* I've actually graduated from comic books to manga and graphic novels. Alan Moore's graphic novels are my favorite (for the moment). Do you read manga?

Ehav Ever said...

Hey BHC,

Never read Manga. I have watched a lot of it. When I was 10 my family went to Japan and I was hooked. One of my favorites was Battle Angel and Big O.

I stopped buying anything like comic books because I was to easily hooked. Once when I was younger I stopped collecting X-Men and then they introduced Bishop and Cable. Just when I thought I was out they pulled me back in. I haven't seen any comic book or manga stores here in Israel. I know that they exist, but I don't know where. I just go to Wikipedia to keep up with what's going on.

Bohemian Hippie Chick said...

Hi Ehav, I saw one episode of Big O. LOL I used to watch Wolf's Rain and Cowboy Bebop, gave them up because they were becoming habitual. I don't like watching tv, I think I watched too much as a kid, so I could never stick with any of those shows.

I gave up on comic books because they were too watching a tv show, they keep you hooked with the cliffhangers. I guess I like graphic novels because everything's wrapped up in one book, they also usually make pretty good movies.

Ehav Ever said...

Hey BHC,

I loved Cowboy Beebop. I wished I had bought the series before I left the US. Did you see the last episode of CB? It was an interesting ending.

I agree with you in terms of the episodic methods that keep you coming back to find out what happened next. That is why I check Wikipedia. I also had a coworker at my last job who was still collecting. He would keep me informed of what was happening.

Bohemian Hippie Chick said...

I missed the last episode of Cowboy Bebop...might have to get the DVD and check it out.

I loved that Spike used Bruce Lee's fighting style, that's why I started watching it initially.

Ehav Ever said...

Hey BHC,

You gotta to see that last episode it will shock you. When I first saw it I didn't know it was the last episode and I was in shock.

Are you into martial arts?

Bohemian Hippie Chick said...

I'm watching it this ready to discuss! LOL

I am totally into martial arts Ehave, never got to take classes like I wanted to but I still love it.

Bohemian Hippie Chick said...

Oops...I misspelled your name in my previous comment. I'm sorry Ehav! Spelled it right that time! (I think faster than I type sometimes)