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Cold But Not Freezing [Jan. 14th, 2017|03:51 pm]
Tony Grist
My mother didn't want to get up when I tried rousing her at 9.30ish so I left it an hour and tried again- by which time she was more amenable. Why get up so early if she doesn't want to? It 's not as if she had a job to go to.

By the time she's spent a night sleeping on it her chic haircut has rearranged itself into something like a Tin-Tin quiff. I pointed this out to the carer and she'd never heard of Tin-Tin- so I explained. And then she explained how if you grew up (as she did) in Bulgaria before glasnost kicked in all the popular culture that came your way originated in the USSR. There was, for example, a cartoon series about a layabout, bohemian wolf and the clean living hare he is always trying to catch. The name of the show is Nu Pogodi- which translates as Just You Wait

Here are wolf and hare on a Soviet era stamp.

1988 CPA 5918

The temperature must be just above zero. The hose that feeds the horses' water butts was frozen first thing but became operative by mid-morning and the snow has disappeared from such areas as the sun can reach.

[User Picture]From: topum
2017-01-14 04:00 pm (UTC)
One Russian friend of ours told us that this wolf vs rabbit cartoon series was an attempt to copy Tom & Jerry.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-01-14 05:13 pm (UTC)
It's certainly similar. Perhaps even more like Road Runner.
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[User Picture]From: matrixmann
2017-01-14 04:35 pm (UTC)
Seems to be like this was a show that everyone knew all over the Soviet block. The GDR also imported it, didn't even need to be subbed 'cause except for wolf's phrase it didn't use any language.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-01-14 05:15 pm (UTC)
Silent comedy is universal- and timeless.
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[User Picture]From: faunhaert
2017-01-14 05:25 pm (UTC)
love the stamp

didn't know about tin tin till after high school graduation
when we saw it as cartoons.

think time around the world ,
would be great for every kid.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-01-14 06:24 pm (UTC)
I missed out on Tin-Tin. He was around and I was aware of him but I never really engaged with either the books or the films.
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[User Picture]From: qatsi
2017-01-14 07:17 pm (UTC)
Some of my younger British co-workers didn't even know about The Magic Roundabout.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-01-14 07:49 pm (UTC)
Sad. But, then again, why should they?
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[User Picture]From: lora_diary
2017-01-16 05:16 pm (UTC)

I've never heard about tin-tin. But Nu Pogodi - is the one of the best cartoon of soviet time, and my chaildhood.  Thank you for sharing.

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