Discussion in 'The Locker Room Bar & Grill' started by PhotonGuy, Jan 28, 2019.
Yep... Scooby Doo is intense... truly does get you thinking. One of the best whodunnits
I got my 8 and 6 year old daughters into The Roadrunner. We watch old episodes on YouTube. Holds up quite well. There’s new ones, but they don’t like them. Either do I. After a good hour of it one day, my 8 year old asked if the coyote ever catches the roadrunner.
There's a seth mcfarlane video short on it. The coyote just kinda gets depressed, not knowing what to do with his life now.
There was a series (books and TV) back in the late-70's or early 80's that would basically run through a mystery giving clues along the way. At the end of the show, there was a break and when they came back they'd tell you what the clues were and what the solution was. The whole idea was to solve the crime yourself. I think it was called "Ellery Queen" or somesuch.
The Encyclopedia Brown kids’ books had that, too. You had to go to the back to look up the solution to each case.
I remember one of his cases there was a road race after a blueberry pie eating contest. The boy that won was suspected of cheating. It was solved by the fact his teeth weren't stained, after eating the pie. It turns out, he had a twin brother and they switched places at some blind spot.
Anyway, my teeth don't get blueberry pie stains. So, I started looking at those stories as twisting some facts; to make them work.
Oh, some of the logic was definitely strained. I remember arguing with the book more than once.
Who is old enough to remember the Ant and the Aardvark? I found that one on-line for my son when he was the right age. There's a cartoon that DEFINITELY holds up.
The one from Pink Panther? The aardvark was blue, I think? Good stuff.
My 9th grade english teacher did this thing where at the beginning of each class, he gave us all a story from one of those cheap detective story books, with the ending removed. We had to solve it, and whoever solved it first got something (cant remember what). Normally was the first 5 minutes while everyone was filling in, so it rewarded both critical thinking/reading and timeliness.
Anyway, one day the story was about this guy calling the police about his store, which had been ransacked...money stolen, glass broken, tables turned, phone ripped out the wall, etc. And the cops figured out he did all that stuff himself.
None of us could figure out how they figured it out, and 15 minutes in we gave up and he told us. He told us that since the phone was ripped off, how had the guy called the police, so he must have called to report the robbery then ripped the phone off. Because it didnt make more sense that he just called from a cell phone (which were by that point in time a thing), or gone to the shop next door to call...
Caller ID was a thing long before cell phones.
That was actually one of the arguments my teacher made. But nowhere in the story did it mention where they got the call from, the phrasing was something like "The police got a call about X store being robbed, and when they got there, the store owner informed them he called, which was when they cuffed him.
That argument/story is one of those things I remember weirdly well. I dont remember any of the other stories, I couldnt tell you what books I read that year, and I couldnt tell you what the rewards were. But I remember that story.
Yeah, the Aardvark was voiced as Jackie Mason and the Ant as Dean Martin.
Yeah, that's the kind of thing I used to yell at the books about.
I loved those books.123
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