The problem is that he’s too normal
This is probably the best late night show right now although I’m getting kinda tired of it
I have never watched this dude’s show but I bet it sucks!!!
A list of my demands: 1. Cut down on the monologue 2. Bring back the short sketch between the first and second guests 3. More characters 4. Let Andy sit on the couch 5. S&M Lincoln 6. Bring back the “weird cable channels” sketch 7. Bring back the dance
If my demands are not met I will destroy the Eisenhower mug
DAVID LETTERMAN IS A BAD MAN
I have been been trying to figure out a way to get Jay Leno into Anthropomorphic Republican Talking Duck so I can do a gag where his chin is three times the height of the comic and extends past the panel borders. I had an idea for a story arc where Anthropomorphic Republican Talking Duck is kicked out of his comic strip and replaced by “Rachel Meadowlark” and in one comic he commiserates in a bar about being replaced by a cocky young upstart, and Jay Leno & George W. Bush (each with a big glass of beer) say something like “You’re telling me!!!” but I abandoned it. Someday, Leno…. someday.
As you may know, Geocities closed down on October 26th, taking along with it a decade or so of internet history. Frankly, the idea that kids today might grow up without the knowledge of Netscape, marquee tags, or embedded midis frightens me. Taking swift action, I managed to save a handful of great Geocities sites before the big closure, which I am preserving on a new subdomain – hosted.rubbercat.net – so that the humble, tacky and wonderfully sublime world of 1990s web design may be saved for future generations.
Here’s what I managed to save:
- Morph Zone (from Jake’s Animorph Site, formerly located here) – Remember Animorphs? They were the books that everybody read after Goosebumps and before Harry Potter that was also a TV show at one point. Check all these sick-ass morphin gifs!!!
- Charles Bukowski Ate My Balls! (formerly located here) – Before All Your Base, Chuck Norris and lolcats, “ Ate My Balls!” was the big internet phenomenon/meme/whatever-you-call-it-now on the scene. Here is an example of a typical “ate my balls” site, starring famous writer Charles Bukowski.
- THE REALM OF THE CITADEL – Jonathan Taylor Thomas Chamber (formerly here) – JTT!!! This tween (?) heartthrob was the crush of every girl until his mysterious disappaearance flying over the central Pacific Ocean. Come relive the JTT dynasty with this fansite featuring billion pictures of him and an embedded midi!
- THE REALM OF THE CITADEL – Joseph Gordon-Levitt Chamber (formerly here) – Sure, you know him from Brick and 500 Days of Summer, but did you know that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was once a sitcom teen heartthrob? It’s true!
- Dominic’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien Shrine (formerly here) – It’s cool that Conan and Andy are back together on The Tonight Show but it’s good to remember where it all began
- Magic Pat’s Tricks (formerly here) – I have no idea who this Pat guy is, but his tricks are amazing!
More to come….???
On November 8th, The Simpsons will be replaced by an episode of Family Guy, which will then be followed by a 30-minute “variety special” starring Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and featuring integrated advertisements for the upcoming Windows 7 operating system. [Variety via A.V. Club]
Microsoft’s decided to pull out of its co-sponsoring of “Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex’s Almost Live Comedy Show” after execs attending the taping came to the sudden conclusion that Family Guy-caliber jokes were to be told, tackling such topics as “deaf people, the Holocaust, feminine hygiene and incest.”
Results 1 – 10 of about 455 for the-Holocaust-feminine-hygiene. (0.04 seconds)
…does anyone find it weird and perverse that we equate vagina jokes with Holocaust jokes?
Your favorite Simpsons fansite, rubbercat.net/simpsons, has been updated a little bit. Speaking of The Simpsons (see how seamless that transistion was??), 2009’s been a surprisingly good year for Simpsons-related products:
- Simpsons stamps: I like these so much that I liberally borrowed the color scheme for rubbercat.net/simpsons’s header image thing. They’re actually drawn by Matt Groening (even though they’re pretty much the only piece of Simpsons merchandise that doesn’t have his signature on it) and they have a lot of spunk and liveliness, unlike most official Simpsons drawings these days where there’s a lot of shadows and shit that makes everything look soulless and plastic.
- The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History by John Ortved: This is a great book to read if you’re the kind of Simpsons dork who listens to all the DVD audio commentaries. It’s a tell-all book, so it gets pretty catty at points, plus it kinda skimps out on everything post-Season 3, but it’s got some amazingly hilarious anecdotes, like this one about classic writer John Swartzwelder (told by former writer Jennifer Crittenden):
He told me he got his exercise by running from wherever he was to wherever he needed to go. I guess just sort of integrate random bursts of sweaty cardio into his day. Anyway, when I was on Seinfeld, I pitched that as a Kramer story, a few times actually, and no one ever liked it. They always thought it was too crazy, no one would ever do that.
- Treehouse of Horror #15: Not sure if this is still out, since it’s after Halloween and all, but if you can find this comic book you should most definitely buy it. It’s guest-edited by Sammy Harkham, editor of the avant garde comics anthology Kramer’s Ergot (the latest volume of which was a huge monstrosity), and he brought along with him a bunch of cool, hip alt-comics people like Ben Jones of Paper Rad, Jordan Crane, C.F., Kevin Huizenga, and Jeffrey Brown. Lots of great art and creative stories, definitely the best Simpsons thing in at least a decade. My favorite one is “Boo-tleg” by Ben Jones (pictured, above), which is insane and other-worldly but somehow still Simpsons-y.