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Travel Bug Dog Tag Comics-Roadrunner & Coyote TB

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Friday, 03 March 2017
Texas, United States
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In Luckie Find

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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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About This Item

My youth was in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  Drawing from that period, this is one of a series of travel bugs made to commemorate favorite characters from comic books, comic strips, movie cartoons, B-movies and animated feature-length movies.  Some of the characters had only a brief existence, some survived as radio and early TV programs and some have been digitally-modernized into some of the blockbuster movies of today.  There were many other characters, but these are the ones on which I was willing to spend my dimes (comic books) and quarters (movie and popcorn).  However, I didn’t pay for the daily comic strips or Sunday funnies that came with the newspaper.

Wile E. Coyote (also known simply as "The Coyote") and The Road Runner are a duo of characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. In the cartoons, Coyote repeatedly attempts to catch and subsequently eat the Road Runner, a fast-running ground bird, but is never successful. Coyote, instead of his species' animal instincts, uses absurdly complex contraptions (sometimes in the manner of Rube Goldberg) and elaborate plans to pursue his prey, which always comically backfire with Wile normally getting injured by the slapstick humor.

The characters were created by animation director Chuck Jones in 1948 for Warner Bros., while the template for their adventures was the work of writer Michael Maltese. The characters star in a long-running series of theatrical cartoon shorts (the first 16 of which were written by Maltese) and occasional made-for-television cartoons. It was originally meant to parody chase cartoons like Tom and Jerry, but became popular in its own right.

The Coyote appears separately as an occasional antagonist of Bugs Bunny in five shorts from 1952 to 1963: Operation: Rabbit, To Hare Is Human, Rabbit's Feat, Compressed Hare, and Hare-Breadth Hurry. While he is generally silent in the Coyote-Road Runner shorts, he speaks with a refined accent in these solo outings (except for Hare-Breadth Hurry), introducing himself as "Wile E. Coyote — super genius", voiced with an upper-class accent by Mel Blanc. The Road Runner vocalizes only with a signature sound, "Beep, Beep", recorded by Paul Julian, and an occasional "popping-cork" tongue noise.

To date, 48 cartoons have been made featuring these characters (including the three CGI shorts), the majority by Chuck Jones. TV Guide included Wile E. Coyote in their 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time.

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Tracking History (1596.9mi) View Map

Dropped Off 10/26/2018 Linewifenmomma placed it in Luckie Find Idaho - 59.7 miles  Visit Log

Dropped in grand jean Idaho. Gorgeous view of the saw tooth’s from here and very rural

Retrieve It from a Cache 10/14/2018 Linewifenmomma retrieved it from Make it a pole cache! Idaho   Visit Log

Rescuing this one from a rural cache I dropped it in last winter. Will move it on with me to Minnesota and try to add on some miles for it

Dropped Off 12/27/2017 Linewifenmomma placed it in Make it a pole cache! Idaho - 8.13 miles  Visit Log

Saw a coyote not far from here this morning. Thought it was a fitting place to leave this TB. Just look at that view!

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Visited 12/27/2017 Linewifenmomma took it to Rest In Peace Idaho - 5.95 miles  Visit Log

Welcome to Brownlee, Idaho

Visited 12/26/2017 Linewifenmomma took it to Guns And Roses Idaho - 23.05 miles  Visit Log

Dipped in a very cool cache in Sweet, Idaho. Here I found the graves of a murderer, a horse thief and a young boy of mixed colors. They were each buried quite a distance from the cemetery (that the rest of the community shared) in 1910. Sad but true and a great little history lesson to be had here.

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Visited 12/23/2017 Linewifenmomma took it to G-man's Groovy Hotel Cache Idaho - 688.29 miles  Visit Log

Just a quick visit to a groovy TB hotel in Meridian, Idaho

Visited 12/21/2017 Linewifenmomma took it to West End Route 66 New Mexico - 406.17 miles  Visit Log

3am, driving all night. I Had to get some fresh air on our road trip to Vegas. This one was just the ticket! off the freeway and away from cars and people, but not so far that it was impractical as a quick stop on a road trip. A little dip in Gallup, NM and back on the road again.

Visited 12/17/2017 Linewifenmomma took it to Rose Hill Texas - 53.52 miles  Visit Log

Spent the day in Plainview, TX hometown of Jimmy Dean! Hit this cache in Tulia in our way home

Visited 12/15/2017 Linewifenmomma took it to Owned By The Farmers Texas   Visit Log

Welcome to Wildorado, TX!

Visited 12/15/2017 Linewifenmomma took it to Owned By The Farmers Texas - 90.39 miles  Visit Log

Welcome to Wildorado, TX

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