“Down the Batpole Robin! And up! And down! And up!” I admit I didn’t get the joke the first time I heard it when I was a kid.
Where is Elizabeth “Connie” Converse? Before Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell there was Connie Converse, the Emily Dickinson of singer-songwriters. Thanks to animator Gene Deitch, who was responsible for some of the TV cartoons I watched as a kid, Connie’s voice and songs were recorded for posterity.
Connie disappeared over 40 years ago, like D.B. Cooper, and she was never heard from again. Converse was born five days before Deitch, who is 90 and still living.
Doctor Doom explains the zero sum game of Nash Equilibrium.