Here's a quick mid-day pickmeup that'll make you smile: the clever minds at Slate have organized some classic, interestingly-hued cartoon characters into an interactive color wheel. "In the interactive graphic below you'll find the complete rainbow of cartoon characters, from Pink Panthers to Grape Apes to red, well, whatever Zoidberg is. You'll notice a few fleshy humanoids, too. Of course not every iconic character could be included—the cartooniverse is too vast for us to completely chronicle here—but we've handpicked beloved creatures of every hue. Why are the Smurfs blue? Why is Doug's Beebe Bluff purple? Our aim is not to answer these existential questions."
A rainbow-filled trip down nostalgia lane. Good times, Slate. Good times.