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Life according to Popeye

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"That's all I can stands, and I can't stands no more," if you know what I mean—and I think you do.

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nodressrehersal
May. 4th, 2013 11:44 pm (UTC)
A-gah-gah-gah-gah-gah-gah...(another Popeye quote) Laugh, and the world laughs with you.
patrick_vecchio
May. 5th, 2013 12:11 am (UTC)
I like the old Popeye cartoons the best—the ones where you couldn't understand what Popeye and Bluto were saying half the time because all they did was mumble.
nodressrehersal
May. 5th, 2013 12:14 am (UTC)
Me, too! All that under-the-breath muttering - I wonder if we could better understand it now, and whether it was commentary geared more towards adults.
(Anonymous)
May. 5th, 2013 09:38 am (UTC)
Popeye changed when they modernized him. out with the captain's uniform and Bluto...in with the sailor suit and Brutus...I remember begging my mom to make me spinach... one bite and I was convinced that indeed Popeye was "Strong to the finish because he ate his spinach...To quote Neuman from Seinfeld,"Vile Weed!""
patrick_vecchio
May. 6th, 2013 09:33 pm (UTC)
You were one misguided yute if you begged to eat spinach. I hope you got counseling.
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