I’m interested about what the reaction was like for this film back in 1919. Personally, I found the film very funny and enjoyed the overall layout of it. It had a nice cross-section of both text and animation going on throughout it. I could only imagine the outcry there would be in today’s society if this were something that just came out. People today would be outraged by a cartoon cat “taking the gas pipe” because of his bastard kittens. The FCC or MPAA would be all over Pat Sullivan. It would be featured every night for weeks on Bill O’Reilly or Glenn Beck (avoiding real news, as usual), talking about how its things like this that destroys the ideals of yesterday and youth of today. Maybe we all could learn something from the people of 1919.