November 18, 2008, - 12:15 pm

Happy B-Day, Mickey: My Favorite American Icon Turns 80

By Debbie Schlussel
Mickey Mouse, to me, symbolizes everything great, light, and funny about America. He’s one of my favorite symbols of America and American kitsch. The animated Disney character turns 80, today, and still has a spring in his step, even if he was defamed and appropriated by Hezbollah in the last couple of years. My favorite Mickey appearance is as the sorceror’s apprentice in “Fantasia.”


It’s also auspicious that in the same year Mickey Mouse turns 80, 63 million plus Mickey Mice chose Barack Obama as President. Below is the “new and improved” hip-hop Mickey and terrorist keffiyeh-wearing Mickey, in honor of the occasion.

**** UPDATE: Jimmy Lewis of Rouge Revival has a lot of great stuff on Mickey Mouse’s 80th. Check it out.

5 Responses

From Steamboat Willie to Gangstah Mickey. Mickey Mouse is almost like our own country’s cartoon mascot. Why do people want to dress him like some knuckle-dragging Looney Tunes Character like you find at a Six Flags, where all the scum-bag gangstahs and their minions of wanna-be’s are always found?!

Yiddish Steel on November 18, 2008 at 1:46 pm

Hi Debbie …
Loved the reference to “Mickey Mice!”
I utilized my blog today, as well, to mark the 80th birthday of the world’s most famous mouse. Just wanted to share my article with you and your followers.
Keep The Faith,
Jimmy Lewis
SCS, Michigan

Jimmy Lewis on November 18, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Mickey Mouse is a no no. He is a soldier of satan:,7340,L-3597638,00.html

I_am_me on November 18, 2008 at 3:55 pm

If Mickey was considered “Satan”, then that meant Farfour would be Judas in a rat suit … with a bunch of little Hitler zombies phoning in to request their Top Five favorite hits of all time (i.e.: the 1972 Olympic Games, Pan Am 103, the USS Cole, the Achille Lauro, and September 11th).
Jimmy Lewis
SCS, Michigan

Jimmy Lewis on November 18, 2008 at 4:47 pm

More good news — thousands of the old Dell & Gold Key comics, many of which featured Mickey Mouse, are now available on DVD.

c f on November 18, 2008 at 5:00 pm

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