March 25, 2022

I’ve got the Oscar fever… hope you’ve got it too. This is the first year I’ve managed to watch all the Best Picture nominees. Drive My Car is my personal favorite, I found it moving (no pun intended) and beautifully shot. Really enjoyed Licorice Pizza as well. Did not care for Don’t Look Up or The Power of the Dog.

Official Oscar predictions:

  • Belfast will win Best Picture because voting for a movie about foreign white people in trouble could be seen as support for Ukraine.
  • Judi Dench’s character watching Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be in a montage about the magic of the cinema.

  • March 21, 2022

    RIP Tom Moody. He was a net art guy who was a big presence on the chatroom. I followed his blog for years and I’ll miss his posts regularly showing up in my feed. He was curmudgeonly a lot of the time – there used to be a tumblr blog making fun of him – but he had a discerning critical eye, possibly the only good writing on gifs and internet art, and an uncompromising distrust of big tech.

    Some posts I’d bookmarked over the years:

  • Highbrow Kitsch
  • turing complete user – notes for a guide
  • viewers must be informed
  • interview re: GIFs and internet art (as of 2021)

  • February 28, 2022

    Mallard Fillmore Watch

    A Mallard Fillmore strip in which the title character is annoyed with incessant TV coverage of CNN scandals, and switches to CNN which is covering Trump

    One of the problems with working two weeks ahead is that sometimes a war breaks out

    February 17, 2022

    I just wanted to see today’s jerkcity…

    February 14, 2022

    Here’s a valentine just for you, dear reader…

    January 17, 2022

    Mallard Fillmore Watch


    Doesn’t seem like the new guy fully understands the Mallard Fillmore mindset when it comes to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day… you’re supposed to ignore it, treat it as frivolous, or try to use King’s words to do an epic own on affirmative action

    January 12, 2022


    A little bit baffled by Carol Kane when I could only recall her in three movies, the same amount of movies I’d seen featuring Jason Momoa. Turns out I’d forgotten her cameo in The Muppet Movie. Speaking of which, I honestly thought there were more Muppet movies in the 80s, but nope, 1984’s Muppets Take Manhattan is it until 1992’s Muppet Christmas Carol.

    During the month of May I only watched animated films, an event I dubbed “Ani-May.” I don’t know if I’ll do it again this year. I’ve been watching the Disney animated “canon” at a rate of one a month and I’m tempted to power through some of it. Been doing the same with Studio Ghibli, which is nearly complete.

    Best film I saw in 2021: Tokyo Godfathers

    Best film I saw in 2021 that was released in 2021: Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    Worst film I saw in 2021: No. 7 Cherry Lane

    Films I saw in 2021 for the first time:

    1. The Godfather: Part II
    2. Monkeybone
    3. UHF
    4. American Factory
    5. Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero
    6. Fun & Fancy Free
    7. Stolen Kisses
    8. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
    9. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
    10. Los Lobos
    11. The Cameraman
    12. Pale Flower
    13. Hollow Man
    14. Dexter’s Laboratory: Ego Trip
    15. Seven Songs About Thunder (short)
    16. Tears Cannot Restore Her: Therefore, I Weep (short)
    17. A Million Miles Away (short)
    18. Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro
    19. The Little Things
    20. Captain Marvel
    21. The Naked Gun
    22. The Outlaw
    23. Earwig and the Witch
    24. Melody Time
    25. The Postman Always Rings Twice
    26. They Live
    27. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
    28. To All The Boys Always and Forever
    29. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
    30. HyperNormalisation
    31. Man of Steel
    32. Mean Streets
    33. The Tall Target
    34. Judas and the Black Messiah
    35. Hello, Dolly!
    36. Grave of the Fireflies
    37. One Week (short)
    38. Top Secret!
    39. The Black Hole
    40. Seven Samurai
    41. eXistenZ
    42. Of Human Bondage
    43. Pierrot le fou
    44. Justice League (1997)
    45. Zack Snyder’s Justice League
    46. Buck and the Preacher
    47. DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
    48. Song of the South
    49. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
    50. The Naked Gun 2 ½: The Smell of Fear
    51. Godzilla vs. Kong
    52. Holes
    53. Mayor
    54. The Prince of Tides
    55. Django Unchained
    56. Rocky
    57. Nomadland
    58. Yes-People (short)
    59. Go West
    60. Cinderella
    61. Minari
    62. Blood Simple
    63. A Star is Born (1937)
    64. Ocean Waves
    65. Thunderball
    66. Daisies
    67. Iron Man 3
    68. The Mitchells vs. the Machines
    69. Frankenweenie
    70. Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure
    71. I Lost My Body
    72. The Last Unicorn
    73. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
    74. Jetsons The Movie
    75. Dead Leaves
    76. The Addams Family (2019)
    77. Fist of the North Star
    78. Missing Link
    79. The Adventures of Tintin
    80. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
    81. An American Tail
    82. World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts (short)
    83. The Gumby Movie
    84. Princess Mononoke
    85. K-ON! The Movie
    86. You Only Live Twice
    87. Mission: Impossible
    88. Shadows
    89. The Muppet Movie
    90. Stand By Me
    91. Indiscreet
    92. Pink Flamingos
    93. Gremlins
    94. Patton
    95. My Neighbors the Yamadas
    96. Hulk
    97. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
    98. Dog Day Afternoon
    99. Luca
    100. The Terminator
    101. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend
    102. The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
    103. Space Jam: A New Legacy
    104. The Dark Knight Rises
    105. The High Sign (short)
    106. The Stranger
    107. The Flying Deuces
    108. American Movie
    109. Spirited Away
    110. Onward
    111. Thief
    112. Flight of the Navigator
    113. Beetlejuice
    114. The Suicide Squad
    115. Major League
    116. Annie (1982)
    117. Sleeping Beauty
    118. Howard the Duck
    119. Popeye
    120. Jules and Jim
    121. The Cat Returns
    122. Ace in the Hole
    123. Clifford
    124. Bugsy Malone
    125. Freejack
    126. Redline
    127. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
    128. No. 7 Cherry Lane
    129. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
    130. The Great Muppet Caper
    131. Howl’s Moving Castle
    132. The Road to El Dorado
    133. The Evil Dead
    134. The Spy Who Loved Me
    135. They Came Together
    136. Zodiac
    137. Dirty Harry
    138. The Sword in the Stone
    139. Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields
    140. Jennifer’s Body
    141. The Many Saints of Newark
    142. Camp Nowhere
    143. Office Killer
    144. Dune (2021)
    145. Tales From Earthsea
    146. Mr. Boogedy
    147. The Wolf Man
    148. Quai des Orfèvres
    149. Le Plaisir
    150. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    151. Nightmare Alley (1947)
    152. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
    153. Ponyo
    154. South Park: Post Covid
    155. A Face in the Crowd
    156. Vivre Sa Vie
    157. Detour
    158. The Conversation
    159. Strange Victory
    160. Aquaman
    161. Wakko’s Wish
    162. Tokyo Godfathers
    163. The Secret World of Arrietty
    164. South Park: Post Covid: The Return of Covid
    165. Black Narcissus

    January 4, 2022

    Couldn’t sleep last night and remembered they killed off the character “Momma” from the comic strip Momma and had other comic strip characters attending the funeral:

    What? Is Jeffy from The Family Circus taller than Cathy??? What if the cat from Mutts starts eating the tiny Sergio Aragones mariachi band?

    I wonder if Momma plays bridge in heaven with Maxine the cranky old lady from greeting cards…

    December 27, 2021


    Disney: Here’s an elaborate family tree featuring seven generations of Donald Duck’s relatives, as well as decades of detailed lore

    Also Disney: Yeah, uhhhh, I…. guess Mickey Mouse has a sister…?

    December 18, 2021

    I’ve run ads on for years and only just recently met the minimum threshold to actually receive a payment. I was hoping to get an actual, physical check in the mail but apparently they stopped doing that some time ago, ah well. Anyway, I’m taking this opportunity to remove all the ads. So much of the web these days is covered in ads and other cruft, and I’m happy that I’ll no longer be contributing to that upleasantness. This website has always been a labor of love and it shall remain that way. If you’d like to help support my silly endeavors, I’ve started a Ko-fi page. Thank you for reading.

    November 3, 2021


    Was looking to buy an hdmi switch for my TV and it’s kinda astonishing how terrible electronics look. Starting to understand why Steve Jobs was considered a radical visionary for saying “I think things should look good, instead of bad”

    October 18, 2021

    See you space cowboy…

    September 26, 2021

    I wrote a bit about the Simpsons Season 1 DVD (likely the second DVD I ever owned, with Spaceballs being the first) which gave me an excuse to scan the booklet. God damn I love this episode description:

    I suspect they might’ve been written by Matt Groening himself (he used to be a copywriter, he wrote the summaries of the Ullman shorts for the episode guide, he’s already writing the introduction for the set) but who knows, maybe that’s giving him too much credit. I feel like some guy at the DVD factory probably wouldn’t have the freedom to write so irreverently, though…

    August 28, 2021


    nobby's nuts


    • This Australian coin commemorating… Nobby’s Nuts? (↬ @punchhappiness)
    • I like this Oscars clip of the first time Best Animated Feature Film was a category… the concept of the animators having to make both winning/losing animations of their characters (will we ever see the animation of Jimmy Neutron winning?), Billy Crystal’s joke about a certain pair of producer brothers that’s only gotten better with age, Mike and Scully’s grimaces, the woman sitting next to Donkey just ecstatic over Shrek winning…
    • Some snobbish Hanna-Barbera expert declaring he shan’t be watching the cartoon Jellystone, not that he could anyway because he doesn’t even own a television (??? Then how is he watching all those classic cartoons???)
    • Simpsons conspiracy theories have been so prevalent that Reuters did a fact check of a TikTok video. Most of them I find funny but it always annoys me when I see “SIMPSONS PREDICTED EBOLA” in these things
    • Television Comics, the comic book about watching television


    August 16, 2021

    During the pandemic I’ve been making All Your Base memes on Twitter, which I’ve collected here.

    July 17, 2021

    Bruce Tinsley Watch


    Fascinating look into the mind of Mallard Fillmore. This must be that compassionate conservatism I’ve heard so much about.

    July 15, 2021

    Mallard Fillmore Watch


    Mallard looking at the crime statistics and seeing a 55% increase in knock out games