Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Yesterday, June 10, was Donald Duck’s 80th birthday. DD is the only Disney-created character who has a middle name. What is it? Thursday, is George H. W. (41) Bush’s birthday too. He will be 90 years old. Sock it to ‘em, 41! Did you know that both Donald Duck and George H. W. served in the Navy? Donald was initially drafted into the Army in Donald Duck Gets Drafted produced in 1942. It was in Duck Tales though, that Donald joins the Navy and pretty much swims away from the big screen leaving his three nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, in the care of Uncle Scrooge McDuck. Of course Donald Duck would go on to entertain us all on Saturday mornings on the little screen in our living rooms. However, it was the Der Fuehrer’s Face that would win the Academy Award for Best Animated Short in 1942. In this anti-Nazi propaganda (like who needs propaganda to not like Nazis?) the world sees Germany through Donald’s eyes during Hitler’s Third Reich. Meanwhile George H. W. Bush was really helping to win the real war. The Bush Library is having a 90th birthday party on Thursday. Free cake! And Blue Bell ice cream! Neither George H. W. nor his lovely, bride, Barbara will attend. However, one is encouraged to wear crazy socks. If one does not have any crazy socks, you may purchase a pair at the library for $41.00. I am glad I purchased a pair of red shorts, should I choose to attend. On Donald’s Selective Service Draft Card in DD Gets Drafted, one learns his middle name is Fauntleroy. Donald Fauntleroy Duck. George H.W. is seen more and more with crazy socks. I bet if Donald Duck wore pants, we could wear Fauntleroy Slacks.