A video showing the cultural roots of Darkwing Duck.
I wanted to like this show more than I actually did.
Maybe this kiddie show is too frantic.
I used to get home from working a night shift and relax by
watching some of this. I remember an episode in an art gallery
where there was a chase from painting to painting, where characters
in the painting took on the characteristics of
the painting. The episode where the man duck becomes a plant
villain struck me as better than average.
Jim Cummings lifts things up as the voice for the title character.
Dan Castellaneta (Homer Simpson) plays the Megavolt villain, with a voice that
sounds to me like downbeat depressed Jewish.
Marcia Wallace did an unremarkable voice of a school teacher.
She was later the school teacher in The Simpsons.
The video "NOT a Spin-Off of Ducktales: The History of Darkwing Duck"
from the toy-friendly Secret Galaxy also gets into the show,
particularly its origins.
I went to the Russian store to get Russia-area drinks, and sesame seed buns. Kvas, made from rye bread, is a drink which has an aquired taste. I find this Gira to have a good taste to it. Gira is from Lithuania, and gira is the Lithuanian word for kvas.
Lithuanians like it.
Well that explains things.
This business of Russia-area drinks gets tangled up with geopolitics.
China strangled trade with Lithuania after Lithuania let Taiwan open an
office using the name "Taiwan".
The Russian store I went to is Dobromarket Euro Food, which offered delights
from countries including Israel. The owner displays a Ukrainian flag
on the inner door. I tried to get the Russian Baikal drink, but this
was not available. I haven't seen a certain birch sap drink in a while
either. This is birch sap in a box from Ukraine (?), which I believe has a lesser amount
of sugar that lets the birch taste shine through.
If this mama juana alcoholic drink interests you, there is a list of
different websites that talk about it, each offering new information.
There is the cultural background of The Dominican Republic,
the drink's history, the many ingredients, the many possible ingredients,
alleged health benefits,
methods of preparation or purchase, consumption, and images.