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Love Is in the Hare…

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"Hand kissing.  This is something I took up when I realized its character and intent.  A girl is a continuous thing, and it isn't because the hand-bone is connected to the arm-bone, the arm-bone is connected to the head-bone.  The skin of a girl's hand is connected by direct route and direct wire to her lips, the hand is like holding the end of a lariat, the business part is at the end.  So when the continental gallant kisses a girl's hand he is in effect saying what every sane woman wants to hear: "I'd like to kiss your lips." Shaking hands is just silly, whoever heard of shaking lips?"   

"The purpose of making films is to delight.  The purpose of making films is to excite.  The purpose of making films is to have fun. Not a bad set of rules for marriage–which needs some sensible rules.  Do these rules apply only to your expected audience? No, they only apply to you."

"The weaker sex is actually the stronger sex because of the stronger sex's weakness for the weaker sex."

–Chuck Jones, "Stroke of Genius: A Collection of Paintings and Musings on Love, Life, and Art"

Image of the Day: Gee Whiz-z-z-z — Road Runner

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"Here are the rules we obeyed in the Coyote–Road Runner series:

"RULE 1.  THE ROAD RUNNER CANNOT HARM THE COYOTE EXCEPT BY GOING "BEEP BEEP!"

"RULE 2.  NO OUTSIDE FORCE CAN HARM THE COYOTE–ONLY HIS OWN INEPTITUDE OR THE FAILURE OF THE ACME PRODUCTS.

"RULE 3.  THE COYOTE COULD STOP ANYTIME–IF HE WERE NOT A FANATIC.  (REPEAT: "A FANATIC IS ONE WHO REDOUBLES HIS EFFORT WHEN HE HAS FORGOTTEN HIS AIM."–GEORGE SANTAYANA)

"RULE 4.  NO DIALOGUE EVER, EXCEPT "BEEP-BEEP!"

"RULE 5.  THE ROAD RUNNER MUST STAY ON THE ROAD–OTHERWISE, LOGICALLY, HE WOULD NOT BE CALLED ROAD RUNNER.

"RULE 6.  ALL ACTION MUST BE CONFINED TO THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE TWO CHARACTERS–THE SOUTHWEST AMERICAN DESERT.

"RULE 7.  ALL MATERIALS, TOOLS, WEAPONS, OR MECHANICAL CONVENIENCES MUST BE OBTAINED FROM THE ACME CORPORATION.

"RULE 8.  WHENEVER POSSIBLE, MAKE GRAVITY THE COYOTE'S GREATEST ENEMY.

"RULE 9.  THE COYOTE IS ALWAYS MORE HUMILIATED THAN HARMED BY HIS FAILURES."

–Chuck Jones, writing in Chuck Amuck