The blog of Richard Thompson, caricaturist, creator of "Cul de Sac," and winner of the 2011 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Car Trip!

Like most people trapped in a car for an extended period, we listen to books on CD during our car trips. We've done all of Harry Potter, the Hobbit, some Jane Austen (my wife's favorite), some Terry Pratchett (the Wee Free Men was especially good) and a hilarious series for girls from England called the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson. And we'll sometimes toss in a musical, most often Monty Python & the Holy Grail, the Producers, Sweeny Todd and Candide (if my daughters become antisocial misfits it may be traceable to these). In years gone by we went through lots of Sesame Street and Disney and an inscrutable series called "Dinosaur Mysteries", over and over and over.
When I was a kid we were lucky if we could get a station on the car radio that lasted for more than ten miles.


Rob said...

This looks like a wonderful product, but I was really hoping that it contained the two hits, "He looked at me!", and "He started it!" They're both classics, at least of New Jersey car travel in the 60s.

Rex Immensae Majestatis Chapman said...

Also "You're On My Side of the Car," an I-70 classic for my family that I presume was popular on many other road vacations.

Also: Do you let your impressionable children hear the sketch on the "Holy Grail" soundtrack in which John Cleese plays a lusty logician? Listening to that with my parents would have scarred me for life.