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Pitching Ziggy
April 23, 2008 9:44 PM   Subscribe

Pitching Ziggy the Movie "Maybe the complaints department is part of the conspiracy to keep Ziggy down..."
posted by Del Far (31 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Sorry, lost interest - someone's crazy rambling podcast, not my idea of fun.
posted by pupdog at 9:48 PM on April 23, 2008


Oh man. I just got a huge pack of Ziggy return address labels with some junk mail and thought "Ziggy? really? Is he still around?"
posted by gofargogo at 10:15 PM on April 23, 2008


I'd only see it if Bowie gets the title role.
posted by o0o0o at 10:20 PM on April 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Doesn't he play guitar?

on preview: damn you, o0o0o.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:37 PM on April 23, 2008


MetaFilter: we don't know.
posted by not_on_display at 11:16 PM on April 23, 2008


Some charlatan has stolen a Ziggy and passed it off as his own!
posted by dhammond at 11:48 PM on April 23, 2008


I won't rest until we get the Cathy network series. Of course, they'll have to CGI in that halo of sweat beads.
posted by sourwookie at 12:07 AM on April 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Why do Weird and Gilly never get the credit they deserve?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:35 AM on April 24, 2008


Ziggy is the only cartoon character more flavorless than Garfield.

I mean, hell, at least Garfield has Mondays and Lasagna. What the hell does Ziggy have, besides a big nose?
posted by Afroblanco at 1:36 AM on April 24, 2008


Ziggy was the Anticipation of Jack Handley. In staring off into numerous sunsets, or cradling a flower in his hand, the Zig served as both a compliment and lighthearted parody of Desiderata.

Over the years, the distinction became harder to discern, as Ziggy pursued the garden path to merchandising; known to generations afterward as "the faded t-shirt and refrigerator magnet guy", the Zig has since languished in the same realm of morbid obscurity that was otherwise reserved for Kim and Stefano Casali's "Love Is..." strip and tie-ins.
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:08 AM on April 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Take off every Ziggy. For great justice!
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:15 AM on April 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Anybody else ever feel like the visual style of Ziggy is remarkably similar to that of Gahan Wilson, perhaps on a sunny day? And both artists are named Wilson ... hmm ...

Also: Ziggy haters should totally check out the Christmas special "Ziggy's Gift," which is remarkably sublime and artful.
posted by jbickers at 3:48 AM on April 24, 2008


The link seems to be broken, so here's Joe Mathlete Draws a Nipple on Ziggy's Nose So That His Nose Looks Like A Titty in the meantime.
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 4:14 AM on April 24, 2008


Weird grammar in the FPP. I came in anticipating a movie about pitching Ziggy, maybe by trebuchet?
posted by lyam at 5:18 AM on April 24, 2008


I won't rest until we get the Cathy network series.

They already made Will and Grace.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 5:40 AM on April 24, 2008 [2 favorites]


Ziggy is everyman, and to hate him is to hate the very essence that made this nation great. If you've got a problem with that you can take it to the complaint department.

Quit sippin' the hateraide Metafilter.
posted by drezdn at 6:30 AM on April 24, 2008


Sourwookie: "I won't rest until we get the Cathy network series."

You may now rest, weary friend.
posted by Kibbutz at 6:43 AM on April 24, 2008


Ack!
posted by ND¢ at 7:06 AM on April 24, 2008


Thppppt!
posted by Afroblanco at 8:02 AM on April 24, 2008


I'm still waiting on the Howard Huge movie.
posted by 1 at 11:15 AM on April 24, 2008


"Sorry, lost interest - someone's crazy rambling podcast, not my idea of fun."

Hey, that's MY crazy rambling podcast that you're referring to. (Although the guy talking is my friend Elliott.) To be fair, it's pretty rambling (though I edited it down from the original 10 minute version). On the other hand, to be fair to us, it was supposed to be both tossed off and silly. Then Gawker picked it up, and we all wished it was a little more polished. But who knows what the Internet will choose to press to its cyber-bosom.
posted by dkirk78 at 12:28 PM on April 24, 2008


(Looks around awkwardly, clears throat)
posted by The corpse in the library at 1:55 PM on April 24, 2008


Awww, I misread that as Zippy, and immediately began looking forward to the movie.
posted by zoinks at 3:31 PM on April 24, 2008


You know what I miss? Text. Quiet, skimmable, scannable, unobtrusive text.

Instead, I get a link to a web page which has a flash object in it, according to FlashBlock, rather than text. Oh, there's text there, but the text is telling you how to access the content. Why not just put the content there in the text?
posted by Eideteker at 5:59 AM on April 25, 2008


You know what has too much text? Damn Cathy. I'm reading the funnies, not a damn book. Get to the punchline already.
posted by ND¢ at 7:14 AM on April 25, 2008


This Cathy, would you say she is chatty?
posted by borkencode at 1:04 PM on April 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Eldeteker, there's text leading you to a downloadable, non-flash, MP3 option. Also, the flash player was met with overwhelming positive response. Unfortunately, the Internet is filled with plenty of non tech-savvy people, who like just being able to hit a giant "play" button. I can understand your frustration in general, but this is hardly some flash-happy official movie website or crappy web designer page. It's a clean blog layout with some audio players plugged in.
posted by dkirk78 at 7:57 AM on April 26, 2008


I also don't want to download an mp3! I want to skim the content so that I can judge whether or not to read it top to bottom. So much harder to do that with audio.
posted by Eideteker at 8:31 AM on April 26, 2008


Well, the thing is, it's a podcast. So... audio is pretty much what it is. The website is a supplement to the audio, not the other way around. We didn't expect this particular episode (not even a full episode, actually-- just a supplement for a week that we couldn't put out a full one) to take off. There's text on the page explaining the basic concept of the podcast, so if the premise seems like something you might like, then you can give it a listen. There's not a full description of that individual episode, because, as I said, it's a supplement. Full episodes do have show notes. Ultimately, though, the content IS the audio. So-- respectfully-- you're perfectly welcome not to listen to the show. We were happily surprised when this one took off. But don't glance at it for a few seconds, then complain that an audio podcast doesn't have enough text.
posted by dkirk78 at 8:33 PM on April 26, 2008


You know what has too much text? Damn Cathy. I'm reading the funnies, not a damn book. Get to the punchline already Ack.

ftfy
posted by cortex at 8:37 AM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


apt end to this thread
posted by not_on_display at 3:42 PM on May 3, 2008


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