THE SAD SAD TRUTH ABOUT CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST
I've been thinking a lot about Casper lately and what a bad deal he's got. First of all, he's a ghost of a kid, which means he didn't get to live much of a life, probably dying before he turned 6. Instead of going to Heaven and playing around in the clouds, he has to live in a shack with 3 bastard uncles who want him to be mean. And nearly all of his attempts at friendship are met with people running away in terror. What is Casper's purpose on this earth? Will he ever make it to a more peaceful afterlife, or is this all there is? What horrible things could a 6 year old boy have done to justify such a punishment? Early appearances of Casper showed him hanging out by a tombstone, so he was clearly dead, but the morbid reality of that prompted Harvey Comics to wuss out and make him the ghost child of ghost parents (albeit really shitty parents who never seem to spend any time with him). Even that is crappy...there's already a dramatic ghost overpopulation problem, and they're still allowed to reproduce? What kind of soul does a ghost baby have? What encouragement is there for a ghost to live a good life? My brain is going to explode. Don't get me started on Baby Huey. I'm curious what your thoughts are on the matter. EMAIL ME ABOUT THEM.
You loved her in films like The Boy In The Plastic Bubble and The Ode to Billie Joe. The gorgeous girl next door grew up to star in many more films and hasn't stopped! retroCRUSH's own Retro Randy caught up with the lovely Miss O'Connor who graciously gave us a fun thorough retrospective.
MUSICAL RIPOFF ARTISTS
Hey hey hey! We've got a most excellent feature on musical plagiarism. From Vanilla Ice ripping off Bowie and Queen to some lesser known thefts, we have a great thorough look with side by side video comparisons so you can judge for yourself!
-I'm going to be at San Diego Comic-Con wandering about on Friday only, July 25th. Look for a big bald guy with a retroCRUSH shirt and say Hi. I'll have special gifts for anyone that stops me. I'll try and find a meeting place once the schedule is announced.
-What sort of online karaoke services have you tried?
I've been playing with The Sims Onstage (which keeps crapping out
when I try to save my song) and MySpace. I like how easy it is to get
started with MySpace, but the minimal song selection and the word
display lag is frustrating. If you'd like to hear me sing Amy
CLICK HERE. I've also trashed "Ruby
on My Mind".