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April 21, 2018

Mallard Fillmore Watch

In the Hall of the Mountain King was just the soundtrack in an ad for the billionth time! And the Grieg family STILL didn't get a dime.

04/21/2018

The subject of today’s outrage is… a song from 1875 having entered the public domain. I wonder what he thinks about reparations for slavery.

April 20, 2018
homer on ice
source: santoroland
April 14, 2018

dune spice scout

CULTURE CORNER

  • Everything I’ve heard about the upcoming relaunch of Mad Magazine, now under the stewardship of longtime Bongo Comics editor Bill Morrison, sounds intriguing.
     
  • Cautiously optimistic about Nancy, which is now being drawn by a female webcomics artist instead of some baby boomer. Keeping an ancient strip around long after the death of its creator instead of making way for a new strip is not ideal, but sometimes it can lead to cool stuff like Weird Heathcliff. The blog post announcing the change absurdly treats it like it’s a rebuke of Harvey Weinstein somehow?!?
     
  • Got around to seeing Dune and now I finally understand the context for a bunch of internet jokes I’ve seen over the years. I couldn’t get to sleep that night because I couldn’t stop thinking about the wonderful imagery: folding space, those dudes with the big microphone, the blocky boxing, Kyle MacLachlan’s amazing hair. The story on the other hand is ehhh. I think the problem with a lot of sci-fi stuff is that you have to spend a lot of time on exposition explaining the politics and status quo of the world. I suppose one advantage of doing a hundred Star Wars movies is that you can pretty much just jump right into the story: “Look, it’s Star Wars, there’s lightsabers, you know what’s up”


April 11, 2018
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March 26, 2018
principal skinner giving a thumbs updale cooper giving a thumbs up
March 18, 2018
Credits to Vixen featuring three creator credits for Gerry Conway

The “Arrowverse” should really be called the “Gerryverse”

March 11, 2018

Mallard Fillmore Watch

preferred prounouns

03/11/2018

libertarian conservatives

03/03/2018

Boy, it sucks when people refuse to acknowledge your identity, doesn’t it

March 6, 2018


I’ve been watching Taxi lately and it’s pretty good, but seemingly every other episode isn’t available on legitimate streaming services, including the second half of a two-parter, I assume to protect DVD profits. “Reverend Jim: A Space Odyssey” is apparently considered one of the greatest TV episodes of all time but good luck finding it online because it’s not on Hulu or the CBS app, and illegimate sources put the title on the wrong episode.

Speaking of old shows, I recommend Burns and Allen. Sure, it’s a domestic sitcom where the story usually revolves around misunderstandings, but it also had an interesting “meta” element, decades before “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” where George Burns has a television in his study, which he can turn on to watch the show and spy on scenes he’s not in. Sometimes he’ll mention something he learned to one of the characters and they’ll be spooked by his inexplicable omniscience. There’s one episode where he tells the audience that westerns are overtaking sitcoms in popularity, so he keeps trying to get the other characters to go with him to the ranch. Also, you’ll hear the name “Harry von Zell” a lot which is one of the coolest old-timey names. Unfortunately I think the only way to watch it is at weird times on MeTV.


February 18, 2018

I read this interview with a famous blog guy where he bemoans that blogs have lost their individuality so I checked out his blog and the first few posts I saw were written by some other guy???

February 12, 2018
boston dynamics robot tripping

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I dunno why Photoshop tends to ignore whatever I put for the frame delay

February 5, 2018
that man is new in town
05/04/1955
January 28, 2018
private petey

Beetle Bailey sucked shit but I have respect for the late Mort Walker’s dedication to the artform: developing a taxonomy of cartoon symbols, founding the National Cartoon Museum, and goofing around with Tom Gammill. Here’s a parody I drew circa 2007 for a zine I never got around to finishing.

January 21, 2018

WEEKLY FONT ANNOUNCEMENT

Coca-Cola has released an app describing the company’s new “bespoke” typeface, TCCC Unity. It also features bios of the creative directors.

December 17, 2017

I never really used Miiverse that much but I liked the idea of having this niche social space dedicated solely to games. So, I made a separate game blog to archive my Miiverse posts and serve as a quasi-replacement where I can share screenshots, progress updates, videos and whatever else comes to mind.

The drawing feature will definitely be missed. Here’s four that I saved from other people, lest they be lost forever to the sands of time:


Leonerep

Leonerep

dril

dril
December 15, 2017

The last message I’ll ever send on AOL Instant Messenger

Thanks for all the good times

November 12, 2017
daredevil hot wheels car

Sorry if this is ableist but I don’t think Daredevil should be driving a car

November 8, 2017

Was not expecting Ralph Northam to win by such a large margin. One of his first general election ads was basically “Ed Gillespie says I haven’t attended 90% of meetings… well that’s because I was too busy being AN ARMY DOCTOR, A VMI GRADUATE…!” Just a weirdly defensive non-excuse over an issue nobody really cares about despite having a huge lead, which seemed like a bad omen as the race became about MS-13 and sanctuary cities and his lead shrank.