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  • Curious George Escaped the Nazi Invasion

    03/25/2010 10:37:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 441+ views
    NBC Chicago ^ | AIXA VELEZ | AIXA VELEZ
    The mischievous traveling monkey that became a childhood favorite, Curious George, might never have become an American curiosity had it not been for the Nazi invasion of France. His creators escaped oppression, and he eventually became an icon. Now the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie is honoring thier achievement in a new exhibit that shares the story of the husband-and-wife creators of the “good little monkey,” reports the Sun-Times H.A. and Margret Reys were German Jews living in Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion. During their five-month escape in 1940, they fled on bicycles with...
  • Sometimes a president is just a president (BARF)

    02/10/2009 2:54:39 AM PST · by television is just wrong · 9 replies · 440+ views
    Sometimes a President Is Just a President The other night I dreamt of Barack Obama. He was taking a shower right when I needed to get into the bathroom to shave my legs, and then he was being yelled at by my husband, Max, for smoking in the house. It was not clear whether Max was feeling protective of the president’s health or jealous because of the cigarette. The other day a friend of mine confided that in the weeks leading up to the election, the Obamas’ apparent joy as a couple had made her just miserable. Their marriage looked...
  • Black Group Offended by Delivery of T-Shirt

    06/07/2008 5:02:36 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 89 replies · 303+ views
    Washington Post Blog ^ | 06/06/2008 | Mary Ann Akers
    The president of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is disturbed by an offensive t-shirt the group received in the mail Wednesday, the day after Barack Obama claimed his party's presidential nomination. The shirt has a cartoon image of Curious George, the beloved children's character, with a paper bag over his head holding a sign that says "A Truth We Can Believe in '08!!!" written underneath. CBCF President Elsie Scott says she believes the timing of the package was no coincidence. "We received it as a reaction to Obama winning the nomination," she tells the Sleuth. The t-shirt was made by...
  • Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread - Friday 2/29/08

    02/29/2008 8:38:45 AM PST · by TSchmereL · 281 replies · 217+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | February 29, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, with talent on loan from G-d, at the cutting-edge of societal evolution, with half his brain tied behind his back — just to make it fair, the all-knowing, all-caring, all-sensing, all-feeling,...
  • Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread - Monday 3/3/08

    03/03/2008 8:27:26 AM PST · by TSchmereL · 365 replies · 1,174+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | March 3, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, with talent on loan from G-d, at the cutting-edge of societal evolution, with half his brain tied behind his back — just to make it fair, the all-knowing, all-caring, all-sensing, all-feeling,...
  • Witness says Curious George creator was targeted through ad in gay magazine

    06/19/2007 9:36:24 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 84 replies · 2,894+ views
    Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 19 2007 | Missy Diaz
    The night he met his violent end, Alan Shalleck, the creator of Curious George children's books, had planned an evening of sex with two men he met through a gay magazine ad, according to a taped confession from Vincent Puglisi, who with co-defendant Rex Ditto is charged with Shalleck's February 2006 slaying.
  • By George, monkey movie finds itself fodder for cultural wars

    02/20/2006 9:39:42 AM PST · by finnman69 · 40 replies · 1,416+ views
    SF chronicle ^ | 2/10/06 | Joe Garofoli
    For the politically correct Bay Area parent, the "Curious George" children's books are a minefield of cultural horrors through which to tiptoe. Imperialism. Animal abuse. Bad parenting.
  • Curiously, new monkey movie lands in middle of cultural battle

    02/11/2006 9:33:48 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies · 1,006+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, February 10, 2006 | Joe Garofoli
    Curiously, new monkey movie lands in middle of cultural battle - Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff Writer Friday, February 10, 2006 For the politically correct Bay Area parent, the "Curious George" children's books are a minefield of cultural horrors through which to tiptoe. Imperialism. Animal abuse. Bad parenting. Puh-leeeeze, George's defenders say. They're children's books, whose charm has not dimmed -- 25 million books and countless swag sold -- even if ideas about political correctness have evolved since the first George adventure was published in 1941. Sometimes a speechless, mischievous monkey is just that -- a monkey, not a metaphor. Besides,...
  • Curiously, new monkey movie lands in middle of cultural battle

    02/10/2006 12:57:53 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 331+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/10/6 | Joe Garofoli
    For the politically correct Bay Area parent, the "Curious George" children's books are a minefield of cultural horrors through which to tiptoe. Imperialism. Animal abuse. Bad parenting. Puh-leeeeze, George's defenders say. They're children's books, whose charm has not dimmed -- 25 million books and countless swag sold -- even if ideas about political correctness have evolved since the first George adventure was published in 1941. Sometimes a speechless, mischievous monkey is just that -- a monkey, not a metaphor. Besides, George's tales are no more un-PC than those of that royalist warmonger, Babar. Both camps are wondering how "Curious...
  • 'Curious George' Collaborator Dead

    02/08/2006 1:09:46 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies · 838+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb.8, 2006
    BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Alan Shalleck, who collaborated with the co-creator of "Curious George" to bring the mischievous monkey to television and a series of book sequels, was found dead outside his home, and police were treating the death as a possible homicide. The bloodied body of Shalleck, 76, was found Tuesday covered in garbage bags in the driveway of his mobile home. Police said it was there for at least a day before a maintenance man discovered it. "I went to drag it this morning and said, 'This is a body, this isn't garbage,'" maintenance supervisor Burt Venturelli said....
  • Curious George’ collaborator found dead (Payback by owners of museum George trashed?)

    02/08/2006 7:47:07 AM PST · by Airborne1986 · 67 replies · 1,974+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | 2/8/06 | MSNBC News Services
    BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - A collaborator on the children’s book series Curious George has been found dead on the driveway of his mobile home in Florida. Police say Allen Shalleck’s body was covered in black garbage bags. Neighbors had passed by for a least a day, thinking it was just trash. Investigators haven’t released any details of the death. But the timing is an odd curiosity, as a Universal Pictures animated movie about the mischievous monkey opens in theaters Friday, with Will Ferrell as the voice of the Man in the Yellow Hat, George's amiable owner and friend.