“I ain’t no clock watcher!”

Click here or on the image below if you are looking for material for debates over the whole “how the Civil War is remembered” thing . . . or just want a few good laughs on a Friday afternoon.


Comments (3) to ““I ain’t no clock watcher!””

  1. Ethan,

    I am a huge fan of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons, so I’ve been collecting the “Looney Tunes Golden Collection” series, up to five volumes now. If I recall correctly, this particular cartoon was one of several depicting Bugs Bunny in blackface which have come out uncut and restored on the Golden Collection. After a quick check at wikipedia, both “Southern Fried Rabbit” and “Mississippi Hare” are on the Bugs Bunny disc on Volume 4. Warner Bros. of course recognizes some of the material in their catologue of classic cartoons is offensive, and they have had conspicuous warnings in text on Volumes 1,2,4, and 5, and a Whoopi Goldberg video warning on Volume 3.

    By the way, it looks like you’ve got the Civil Warriors URL in front of the Youtube URL.

  2. Offensive, but funny. It is usually hard to be the latter without being the former, but there is a line that can be crossed. Moreover, I can’t help but wonder if neo-Confederates have a problem with it, for no one comes off worse than Yosemite Sam here. I find it interesting that the cartoon explicitly dates itself with the newspaper and reference to it being almost 90 years since the “War Between the States” ended. 1952 was of course before Emmitt Till, before the Brown decision, before Montgomery, and before Little Rock.

  3. Ethan, you got this from my CW2 post