September 05, 2011


I was channel-surfing and caught Popeye. The plot: his baby's trying to sleep but a harpist who looks like Harpo is playing loudly. So Popeye punches him to death and then sings a lullaby while the brat smokes dad's pipe, gets sick and passes out. Popeye, desperate to keep things quiet, punches out a whole music school. But he needs his spinach to have the strength to punch out honking 10 cars. The end. NUTS!

And I wonder where that whole spinach thing which gives him strength came from? Do sailors really eat spinach or was this a trick to get kids to eat their vegetables to be strong like Popeye? And does canned spinach even have nutrients? The things that keep you up at night!