June 27th, 2005

Halloween Cat

Unusual fates

How odd is it that the original voices of BOTH Tigger and Piglet pass away on the same weekend? I don't know why I never realized that John Fiedler was the voice of Piglet; as soon as I heard that it clicked perfectly (if you don't know his name, you know his face--he's been in nearly everything, including being the last fellow "RedJack" possessed in the STC episode "Wolf in the Fold").

I figure Disney will be making Faux-Pooh movies until the end of time; Paul Winchell was replaced by talented voice actor Jim Cummings some while back (he also plays Pooh since the death of Sterling Holloway), so I'm sure they'll find a reasonable voice replacement... but in my mind, they're NEVER the same. Someone else is voicing Dexter (Dexter's Laboratory) these days, and I couldn't even watch an entire episode, 'cause it just wasn't RIGHT.

Today I read some of the NY Times before work, and as usual, whenever I read national news, I get depressed. It took a few hours to shake it off, and I'm not even sure why, since I thought I'd pretty much become resigned to overall American stupidity and narrow-minded bigotry here... and then yet another good article from Frank Rich. Also a little depressing, since he's likely right. BUT... I was cheered by NPR's "All Things Considered" on the way home, as one of the commentators said Bush was gearing up to give a speech which has to assure Americans that the troops will NOT be in Iraq indefinitely, while at the same time assuring Iraqis that the troops WILL be in Iraq indefinitely.

I figure everyone who supports Bush will think he pulls this interesting task off admirably.
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