January 28, 2010
salinger

r.i.p.

January 25, 2010
late night wars

Jay Leno, much like Adolf Hitler,

I'm not fond of Jay Leno, but geez!

January 22, 2010
conan bye
January 21, 2010
democratic convention

WELP, the republicans got a 41-seat majority, time to abandon everything

January 19, 2010
late night wars

Jeff Zucker, the NBC executive who masterminded the whole Tonight Show succession plan, was on Charlie Rose the other day:

JEFF ZUCKER: People calling me names in the big scheme of things and people delivering death threats over a program moving back a half-hour is really incredibly out of context when you think about what you were just talking about.

CHARLIE ROSE: Death threats over moving the program back?

JEFF ZUCKER: Yes. It's been crazy. But that's OK.

boo hoo baby got a death threat wah wah wah

you don't want to know what i had to do to get those futurama movies greenlit

January 18, 2010
late night wars

team coco
team mussolini

Hey let's all pretend this isn't weird

January 16, 2010
late night wars

CONAN’S $40 MILLION NBC GOODBYE: SETTLEMENT NOT DONE BUT CLOSE; MAYBE SATURDAY; Zucker Threatened To Ice Conan! Said ’’I’ll Keep You Off The Air For 3 1/2 Years’’; Team Conan Counters: ’’This Will End Up In Front Of A Judge If NBC Doesn’t Wise Up’’; NBC Boasts O’Brien’s Ratings Up; Secret Negotiator

Does Nikki Finke understand how headlines are supposed to work???

January 15, 2010
late night wars

Whoa hey check out this New York Times article from 1992, when NBC was debating whether to drop Jay Leno from The Tonight Show after only six months and replace him with David Letterman:

Jay Leno, expressing what he called "surprise and disappointment" with NBC executives, said yesterday that he believed his performance as the host of the "Tonight" show should have more than satisfied the network and that he did not deserve to be threatened with losing the leading show in late-night television to David Letterman.
"I am disappointed," Mr. Leno said. "I feel like a guy who has bought a car from somebody, painted it, fixed it up and made it look nice and then the guy comes back and says he promised to sell the car to his brother-in-law."

Mr. Leno said he would "obviously leave NBC immediately" if the network decided to give the "Tonight" show to Mr. Letterman. He said he would absolutely refuse to do a show in the 12:30 A.M. spot now occupied by Mr. Letterman's show, "Late Night," and would indeed consider creating the same problem for NBC that Mr. Letterman's proposed deal with CBS caused.

"Would I go to CBS if they asked me?" Mr. Leno said. "Of course. I'm not going to do some little happy hour from Omaha at 12:30."

Beyond the $16 million to Mr. Letterman, NBC would have to pay Mr. Leno about $10 million if it breaks its commitment to him to be the host of "Tonight." NBC now pays Mr. Leno $3 million a year as the host of "Tonight."

"NBC is like a guy with two girlfriends who doesn't know which one he's going to marry on Jan. 15," Mr. Leno said. "And the longer you wait, the madder they both get."

January 11, 2010
WEEKLY FONT ANNOUNCEMENT

ATTN: everybody - the simpsons font should  only be used for the simpsons title, simpsons credits, and life in hell comics. NOTHING ELSE. thank you.

January 10, 2010
3d landscapeI don't intend on ever seeing JAMES CAMERON'S AVATAR. I'm a little perplexed by how many people are saying "oh yeah, the story and characters were terrible but it looked so beautiful!!!" From what I've seen it looks like one of those TRIPPY 3D LANDSCAPE folders that everyone had in middle school
January 8, 2010

lookin at the dates on here is kinda givin me the willies, like they're numbers that shouldn't exist or something

will we ever get used to 2010? only time will tell....

January 4, 2010
holiday blues
Anthropomorphic Republican Talking Duck Christmas Special!!!
January 3, 2010
2 days ago I wrote this
"you can't handle the tooth!!!" - line from my upcoming comedy about a rookie tooth fairy

and then earlier today I saw a commercial for a new The Rock movie where he plays a rookie tooth fairy

weird

January 2, 2010
quasiOne of my all-time favorite cartoons, Quasi at the Quackadero, has been chosen to be preserved forever by the National Film Registry, thus ensuring that it will one of the few remaining films to be spared when the robots rise up and eradicate all human culture in the year 2107. I first saw it when Sally Cruikshank gave a screening/talk-thing in July 2004 and it's held a special place in my heart ever since. YOU MUST WATCH NOW.
January 1, 2010
TOP 1 THINGS OF 2009
Hey it's that time when websites post a top 10 list of the best posts/articles/whatever from the past year and pat themselves on the back. Wait, that was last month, wasn't it? Shit. Well anyway since I know you're a busy man (or woman) (probably a man though) and we're in a recession, I'm scaling mine back to a top 1 list

TOP 1 RUBBERCAT.NET POSTS

THE WORST POLITICAL CARTOON OF ALL TIME
This is positively quaint: there was once a time when the belief that health care reform is a secret Nazi plot to kill the elderly was restrained to a single fringe political cartoon, a more innocent time when the very idea was so completely unthinkable that my only reaction was utter revulsion and disgust instead of the usual mockery or ironic appreciation. Then, thanks to Sarah Palin and a bunch of tea party meatheads, it somehow became a semi-mainstream talking point and the President of the United States had to address it several times. Memories!

TOP 1 RUBBERCAT.NET FEATURES

Names For Newspapers
OK, I don't ask for much attention, but I was sorta hoping this would be a minor internet sensation (by which I mean a few twitterfolk retweeting it, a couple bloggerheads linking it, etc.). It's not as hilarious to me now as it was when I wrote it, but it's still funny, goddammit.

TOP 1 RUBBERCAT.NET/SIMPSONS NEWS ITEMS

Bongo Comics Turns A Blind Eye To Copyright Infringement!!!
After three years, I still haven't figured out the right tone for the mostly-real news section of my mostly-fake Simpsons fansite, but faux outrage seems to be a fruitful avenue.

TOP 1 ANIMEJIHAD POSTS

A FOND FAREWELL TO "KING OF THE HILL"
It is surprisingly difficult to find anime renditions of King of the Hill characters.

TOP 1 TWITTER TWEETS

what would you do if i sang autotune