Archive for October, 2010

Kee-doodle!

Think of the number of things can go wrong in the creation of a cartoon: perhaps the sound timing is off, or the writing was bad from the get-go, or the whole concept is just abysmal. That’s what would make a bad cartoon. To make a cartoon like Sam Singer’s Bucky and Pepito, you have to have some sort of reverse-Midas touch. There is absolutely nothing right in what you are about to see. It is a perfect storm of terrible animation and for that reason alone needs to be witnessed. ...
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Oh Sombra!

I usually don’t give music I dislike a second shot, but I am glad I did this time. At first, I didn’t think much of Twin Shadow‘s album, but when Dave re-recommended it to me, I gave it another go. I was reminded of when I didn’t enjoy my first go-around with Boards of Canada — I was listening to the music, but spending the whole while anticipating a beat would drop. I originally heard Twin Shadow as a decent singer with a Casio default setting backing track, but...
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Your Narrative Has Become Tiresome

When I was a teenager, staying home from school meant one important thing: mid-90s SNL on the living room couch. Every afternoon, Comedy Central would air an unceasing amount of old SNL reruns, most of them firmly in the post-Dennis Miller and pre-Will Ferrell episodes. One of the best castmembers, at the time, was Mike Meyers. Now, considering The Love Guru and whatever other cinematic abortions he’s been responsible for lately, it may be hard to remember that he was absolutely brilliant...
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Will The Owner Of The Universe Next Door…

On a complete whim, I’ve recently started to read the early-90s Marvel crossover event Infinity Gauntlet. For video game fans who have never heard of the series, it was used as the storyline for the 1995 Capcom fighter Marvel Super Heroes. I’m not entirely sure what sparked my interest in that particular storyline, but so far I’ve been enjoying it. Early-90s Marvel was my entrance into comics, so it is a bit of a nostalgia trip as well. This one panel stood out to me,...
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Put It In “H”

I didn’t particularly care for Woody Allen’s Bananas, although the following nine second-long scene was one of his funniest short takes: