You met a friend who can grant wishes at the cost of his life span, the greater the wish, the older he becomes. One day a 87 years old man claimed that he is your friend, who was 16 years old when you met him yesterday.
The man on the right is Bob Singer, who was the head of character design for Scooby-Doo, and also did numerous storyboards for the show. He’s 87 years old, still drawing, and is the long-time mentor of a wonderful illustrator (and SDM fan) Marilyn, on the left.
She showed him our post about the Klondike sign (which approaches 100k notes), and he told her all about the production of the show. How he drew 13 spreads a day even while managing character design, how amazingly fast Hannah-Barbera worked to make the show happen… and how, naturally, everyone didn’t always end up with their prop sheets due to time constraints.
And then, he drew the absolute most-amazing sketch of Shaggy for me.
This blog would not exist without Bob – and without Marilyn, he would never have known about its success. Never know about the ever-growing thousands that still love the show he worked so hard to bring into existence, 47 years ago.
We pick on Scooby-Doo a lot here – heck, the title is ScoobyDooMistakes, after all. At the end of the day, though, we’re all here because we love the timeless charm of the show… and that includes the funny faces and little errors that were accidentally made. In fact, we love the show all the more because of them.
So, a thank-you to Marilyn, with a lovely art blog that everyone needs to see, a thank-you to all you viewers, with a love for Scooby that’s lasted since 1969… and most importantly, a thank-you to Bob, who shaped far more childhoods than most men ever dream of doing. I, myself, am but one of many that you made smile.
‘Elder power:’ Seniors who couldn’t march hold own mini-protest Caitlin Gibson | 21 January 2017 (x)
They stood in the center of Thomas Circle in downtown Washington: more than a dozen 70-, 80- and 90-something retirees, huddled together in a cool mist and hoisting signs as honking cars and pink hat-clad pedestrians streamed past.
“Honk if you support health care for all!” shouted 87-year-old Tina Hobson, and a passing car answered with three emphatic horn blasts. Behind her, 93-year-old Marcie Simon clutched a sign emblazoned with the words “Hope Has No Age Limit.”
Hobson and Simon were among a couple dozen residents of a nearby retirement community who bundled up Saturday morning and came out to support the Women’s March. They couldn’t make it all the way down to the official march site, but they were determined to be seen and heard. So they decided to demonstrate in shifts, gathered around a bold-printed “Elder Power” sign.
“We’d hate to go back 20 years, 30 years, 40 years, when we marched for pro-choice rights, when we marched for Civil Rights,” said Hobson, who says she has been demonstrating for political causes all her life. “Now, because of our families, we are very invested in fighting climate change.”
The elderly DC residents came out to demonstrate despite the concerns of their retirement community, Hobson said.
“The people who take care of us, they didn’t want us to come. They worried we would get hurt,” Hobson said. “But we didn’t care. It was more important to be here.”
As she spoke, a crowd of young protesters passed by and started clapping and cheering their approval.
“Everybody stops and talks to us,” said 83-year-old Harriet Fulbright, grinning and waving back. “Everyone is so nice.”
It was the first time that Simon had ever participated in a protest. But Trump is “very frightening,” she said, so she felt it was necessary that she participate.
“It’s hard to come out when you’re 93,” she said. “I almost didn’t come. But I’m glad I did.”
On Christmas Eve of 1990, Thomas J. Grasso broke into the home of 87-year-old Hilda Johnson and strangled her to death with her own Christmas tree lights before stealing a measly $12 and her TV. Grasso then moved to New York with his wife, Lana, where he broke into the home of 81-year-old Leslie Holtz and strangled him to death and stole his Social Security check. Grasso was sentenced to death. After making a number of bizarre statements on the day of his execution, he had a last meal of steamed mussles, steamed clams,
a double cheeseburger from Burger King, a half-dozen barbecued spare ribs, two strawberry milkshakes, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, diced strawberries, and a 16-ounce can of spaghetti with meatballs which was served at room temperature. His last words before being executed by lethal injection were:
“I did not get my SpaghettiOs, I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this.“
87-year-old Gaston Glock didn’t inherit the polymer pistol empire, he built it. And you can’t build an empire without making a few enemies. In Glock’s case, it was his partner and close confidant, Charles Ewert. Back in 1999, Ewert embezzled millions of dollars from the company and, worried about getting caught, took the next logical step in the Iron Man villain’s business plan: kill your partner. So naturally, he hired a French ex-mercenary and professional wrestler nicknamed “Spartacus” to assassinate Gaston Glock – because why only go half-Goldfinger? Glock was 70 years old at the time and, surprisingly, didn’t carry a Glock, (where’s the faith in your product, Gaston?).
Ewert lured Glock into a parking garage in Luxembourg and told his business partner to “check out that cool sports car,” because he got his supervillain manual mixed up with a Scooby Doo script. But hey, it worked: As Glock bent over, Spartacus The Hitman jumped out – hopefully wearing nothing but a leather thong and a murderous grin – and started beating Glock on the head with a heavy rubber mallet. Which is an … interesting choice for a murder weapon?
But after being bashed seven times in the head, Glock managed to wrestle the hammer away from the hitman/pro-wrestler, punched him in the eye, knocked out several of his teeth, and rendered him unconscious.
The physical fight was over, but Glock wasn’t done.
An 87 year old woman said something very politically incorrect and instead of saying "that's mean" or "you can't say that" or something else that I probably would have sad under other circumstances, I said, "Mrs. Wellson, that is a very rude thing to say" and she apologized and asked what she should say instead. I was shocked at how well she responded; she has not responded well to this type of correction in the past. She hates PC culture, but because I framed it this way, she was more accepting
That’s really cool. It’s a great reminder to us all that thinking a little more about how we phrase something or how we approach people can make all the difference.
88-year-old Russell Dermond and 87-year-old Shirley Dermond had enjoyed 68 years of blissful marriage. They lived in a $1 million, 3,300-square-foot home in a gated community on the banks of Lake Ocenee, Georgia, and regularly attended church together. Before Russell, a U.S. Navy veteran, retired, he had owned a number of restaurants. The couple were nothing out of the ordinary - they enjoyed reading, playing golf, going to the movies, and lunching with friends. This uniformity is exactly why it was so shocking when Russell and Shirley were brutally murdered.
On 6 May, 2014, neighbours made the alarming discovery of Russell, laying deceased and decapitated in his garage. They immediately called police who came to search the house and investigate the shocking murder.
Russel’s head and Shirley were nowhere to be found during the initial search. It didn’t appear as though this was a robbery gone wrong as the house was not in disarray and nothing seemed to be stolen. The investigation uncovered that Russell had been bludgeoned to death before being grimly decapitated.
Shirley’s body was eventually discovered on 16 May, by two fishermen on Lake Oconee. She was just five miles from the house which she shared with her husband. She too had been killed by blunt force trauma. Police revealed that they believed the killer or killers came to their home via boat. This would explain why they weren’t spotted on the security camera footage from the entrance to the gated community. Russell’s head was never found, nor were the killer or killers. Police were never able to uncover a motive.
Here’s my final for my character design class (2016)! I managed to crank this out in under 2 weeks and I’m pretty happy with it. I was really trying to push shapes and design more in this project and I looked at Okami and Ni No Kuni for reference.
In this thrilling non existent RPG, you play as Grandma Mao (G-Mao) who goes on her first adventure at 87 years old!
A lot my friends are graduating and many are worried about not having a job right out of college. Our animation club (PMC) has brought it in A TON of amazing speakers from all over the industry. They’re all really inspiring and each story is different. I always feel inspired by the ones who got started much later in their life but managed to break in with a lot of hard work. They show that it’s never too late to do what you love (though it might be harder) and I really wanted to capture that with G-Mao.
Fashion model China Machado died on December 15, 2016. She was 86 or 87 years old. Machado became the first diverse model on the cover of a major magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, in 1959. She continued to model into her 80s, having appeared in a Cole Haan campaign in 2013.
what she means:
King Theoden of Rohan knew that Aragorn was old. Maybe he didn't know Aragorn was 87 years old Exactly but Theoden still Knew. Theoden saw Eowyn having a massive crush on Aragorn and Encouraged it. Theoden Is A Grandpa Kink Enabler and a Terrible Father Figure
Okay so it’s the new year and I’m drunk off me arse so I have the non-filterness to tell you some things about your boi Harold:
1. He’s 100% everything you think he is. Wildly awkward but you don’t care cos he’s Harry. This is equally annoying as it is endearing. His eye contact is out of control. You will feel like you are the center of the universe when talking to him. Don’t worry, this happens to everyone. Boy, girl, man, woman, plant, muppet, aluminium, banana… literally nothing is safe.
2. He’s got the humour of your grandad. Honestly. You think it’s cute? IT’S NAHT because he means it.
Which, FINE, can be endearing in its own weird way…but also, HARRY! LISSEN: you were born like two minutes ago… why you got the humour of an 87 year-old-man?
3. He loves attention. He humble AF cos the universe constantly humbling him, but also he loves this platform. He loves that you care. He loves that he makes a difference. And that truly is beautiful, Harry, cos lord knows he got what he always wanted and is doing good with it. He’s living his dream, He living his truth. And you feel compelled to live yours in his presence. And that’s respectable.
4. He smol. He tol, but also he smol. But you know it makes sense. And you hate him for being better and worse than you imagined and love him for being weirder than you gave him credit for.
The End. Happy New Year errbody. May 2017 be better for all of us, and may Harry’s summertime and butterflies all belonging to our creation be lit AF. 🙌🏼