Monday, September 18, 2023

Since I Met you Baby, My Whole Life has Changed

Slowpoke Rodriguez
September is Hispanic Heritage Month and I decided to honor one of my favorite cartoon characters, Slow poke Rodriguez.  Yes, he was a stereotype but with a twist.  He came to visit his cousin Speedy Gonzalez on occasion.  He was the opposite of Speedy, not running around but deemed the slowest mouse in all of Mexico. They hailed from Guadalajara. He had the lazy drawl accent, yet he always outsmarted the gringos in the end.  In Looney Tunes world, that meant the cats.   When I say always, apparently even though I have such a fond memory of this character, he only appeared in two episodes.  Thank goodness for reruns and poor memory.  However, I do recall watching the episode with my dad and him laughing so hard when Slowpoke pulled out a gun.  A hilarious unexpected ending, however we were far less triggered back then and realized this was a cartoon.  In honor of him, I bought a shirt that so far, no one seems to appreciate as much as me.  But in reality, these depictions were so very comforting to see in popular culture, especially way back in the 60's, when diversity was limited to say the least. 
Deer in my sister's yard now on the regular. Gorgeous!
Still riding solo in Brooklyn while my husband cats around on the road somewhere.  I'm nothing if not predictable, so I had to make myself a nice tomatoey pot of spaghetti.  

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