homes of the future

Right now I am wishing that all of homes of the future could shield us from pollen. My allergies are kicking my butt. I have a burning sensation on the top of my head. My legs get tired walking about one short flight of stairs. Plus, I have been breathing out of my mouth for the last week. I can’t take this any more. I am going to have to drop in on Dr. Wu to see if he can get my chi circulating again. Right now it is calling my back to bed every chance it can.

I have had lots of exciting adventures this week (and it is only Wednesday), but sometimes you just need to veg out and recoup. When I saw this Czech video from the 1957 Paris Exhibition of the Future, I was on a mad hunt to find my favorite cartoon segment as a child – The House of Tomorrow.

I told Henry what I was looking for. I was sure that he would tell me that I was wasting time on the computer. Instead he said, I have been searching for that for years. Pretty soon, it became a race to see who could find it first. Henry found the artist, Tex Avery, who is best known for creating Droopy Dog and giving Bugs Bunny his catch phrase “What’s up, Doc?”

But my all-time favorite cartoons have to be his series on technology – The House of Tomorrow, The Car of Tomorrow, The Farm of Tomorrow and The TV of Tomorrow, with The House of Tomorrow ranking first place in my childhood memory. It almost feels like a little memory from my childhood was uncovered because as I watched it, I recognized every frame. I can’t say the same for the TV of Tomorrow. Although that video is pretty funny since so many of his ideas have come true.

The House of Tomorrow

The Car of Tomorrow

The Farm of Tomorrow

The TV of Tomorrow

I was pretty excited to find that there is a Tex Avery documentary available on YouTube as a five part series. I love learning about the artist! I haven’t watched them all yet, but plan to come back to them when I have a chance. “You know what? I’m happy.”

Tex Avery Documentary- Part 1 (of 5)

Tex Avery Documentary- Part 2 (of 5)

Tex Avery Documentary- Part 3 (of 5)

Tex Avery Documentary- Part 4 (of 5)

Tex Avery Documentary- Part 5 (of 5)

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