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A cartoon about the internet, as recommened by Alan Moore on Infinite Monkey Cage.
posted by Artw (53 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
that is brilliant.
posted by shmegegge at 10:31 AM on June 30, 2010


No, I'm the Internet!
posted by paisley henosis at 10:33 AM on June 30, 2010


For some reason it reminds me (perhaps intentionally!) of the Wandering Jew in A Canitcle for Leibowitz, who, being the last of the tribe, existed as the state of Israel.
posted by griphus at 10:35 AM on June 30, 2010 [3 favorites]


I liked that so much I shall proclaim it out loud henceforth

I am the Internet


*looks around quickly*

*checks available usernames*
posted by infini at 10:36 AM on June 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Cats?

I ♥ my hot sheep.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:37 AM on June 30, 2010


Slightly NSFW?
posted by reductiondesign at 10:37 AM on June 30, 2010


"Just one more thing..."
posted by heyho at 10:41 AM on June 30, 2010


Now go away before I taunt you a second time.
posted by Omon Ra at 10:45 AM on June 30, 2010


I haven't trusted Alan Moore's opinion since he dissed Watchmen... he was wrong about the movie, he was wrong about this cartoon...
posted by HuronBob at 10:49 AM on June 30, 2010


lol, but: I was just at my library's website because I was looking for an electronic science poster. They have an online science DB subscription that I can supposedly use. Except the auto-login is temporarily broken, so I was presented with a query for a fee.

Can you imagine the horrors that an for-pay, Encarta-like, locked-down internet experience we *could* be having? I'll take incorrect predictions of cat-shaped water bottles and angry-child opinions over that any day.
posted by DU at 10:58 AM on June 30, 2010 [3 favorites]




And the podcast itself is a lot of fun!
posted by MelanieL at 11:00 AM on June 30, 2010


Moore's just pushing this cartoon because they cast him as The Internet.

I haven't trusted Alan Moore's opinion since he dissed Watchmen... he was wrong about the movie

I'm certain Moore liked the movie less than I did, and given his history of dissatisfaction with film treatments of his work that's not really a surprise, and I like the book a great deal and also thought the movie was pretty good, but all that being said you might, might, suffer from a lack of objectivity on this particular subject.

posted by cortex at 11:04 AM on June 30, 2010 [4 favorites]


Juggernaut
posted by yoyoceramic at 11:11 AM on June 30, 2010


Other Stuff Alan Moore Likes
posted by hydrophonic at 11:36 AM on June 30, 2010 [7 favorites]




Well there's another podcast I have to check out...thanks!!!
posted by GavinR at 11:42 AM on June 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Unfortunate missed opportunity to reference Rammstein box set, there.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 11:43 AM on June 30, 2010


The first time I read it I thought the recommendation was "Colombo bot sex."
posted by Reverend John at 11:43 AM on June 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Who's the artist? This is great.
posted by ocherdraco at 11:47 AM on June 30, 2010


The art style is really familiar. It's gonna bug me until I find out who it is. It reminds me of someone drawing outside their usual style in a way that I've seen before. Kazu Kibuishi, maybe? Or Aaron Diaz?
posted by gurple at 11:54 AM on June 30, 2010


Stephen Collins, per filthy light thief.
posted by Artw at 11:56 AM on June 30, 2010


Who's the artist?

Stephen Collins.
posted by cortex at 11:57 AM on June 30, 2010


I was not expecting to actually laugh out loud at that.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 12:07 PM on June 30, 2010


" ...but all that being said you might, might, suffer from a lack of objectivity on this particular subject."

ya think?

Don't get me talking about George Romero's opinion about running zombies!
posted by HuronBob at 12:11 PM on June 30, 2010


The first time I read it I thought the recommendation was "Colombo bot sex."

Ah, so you're one of those "modern" reverends, eh?
posted by hell toupee at 12:14 PM on June 30, 2010


Is this noteworthy because Alan Moore pointed at it?
posted by Theta States at 12:15 PM on June 30, 2010


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posted by Artw at 12:24 PM on June 30, 2010 [4 favorites]


cortex: “... but all that being said you might, might, suffer from a lack of objectivity on this particular subject.”

Indeed. Actually, I was going to say that Alan Moore should probably be forgiven a lack of objectivity when it comes to movies made based on his own books.

posted by koeselitz at 12:34 PM on June 30, 2010


Koeselitz... I was the one not being objective...but then, I've both read the book AND seen the movie... I don't think an opinion based on something you've not experienced, could be considered either subjective OR objective....

See...now I'm wondering if Alan even saw that cartoon.. :)
posted by HuronBob at 12:48 PM on June 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Is this noteworthy because Alan Moore pointed at it?

Just pray he never points at you
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:06 PM on June 30, 2010


incorrect predictions

i was under the impression that the internet dude guessed right, and that is why they let him into the city. perhaps i am wrong, but if so, this is a lot less clever of a joke.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:28 PM on June 30, 2010


Oooh, it's the podcast that's the treasure here, not the comic.
posted by painquale at 1:30 PM on June 30, 2010


Indeed. Actually, I was going to say that Alan Moore should probably be forgiven a lack of objectivity when it comes to movies made based on his own books.

I would say Moore should be forgiven a lack of objectivity considering how supremely awful From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen turned out.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:38 PM on June 30, 2010


AFAIK he's not seen Watchmen and has no interest in doing so, and so is not to knwo that this one was merely average and forgettable.
posted by Artw at 1:41 PM on June 30, 2010


Alan Moore writes on a Mac laptop about Lady Gaga. The blue implodes, turns into a singularity and disappears.
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:56 PM on June 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


other things AM recommends
posted by rollick at 2:12 PM on June 30, 2010


perhaps i am wrong, but if so, this is a lot less clever of a joke.

You are worng. Depicted is a post-multiplicity world, that man is the internet, and this is funny because the guard is using illicit knowledge gleaned from books he should not be reading.
posted by bdc34 at 3:01 PM on June 30, 2010


Is this noteworthy because Alan Moore pointed at it?

It's a funny cartoon and a cool podcast with an Alan Moore hook, what's the problem? I'm pretty sure Artw has the hang of posting FPPs by now; if you have an issue, please take it to MetaTalk, or better yet, work on your own posts.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 4:05 PM on June 30, 2010


Stephen Collins.
posted by Evilspork at 4:36 PM on June 30, 2010


I love the middle class Christmas one.
posted by Artw at 4:50 PM on June 30, 2010


Metafilter: The writings of angry children
posted by The Whelk at 7:03 PM on June 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


That took a while.
posted by Artw at 7:40 PM on June 30, 2010


Some of us where on planes all day.
posted by The Whelk at 7:45 PM on June 30, 2010


A Quietus Interview With Alan Moore
Does this 'traditionalism' tie in with your mistrust of the internet? I find it slightly odd that someone who is renowned for working in speculative fiction and near-future writing isn't interested in a tool with such potential.

AM: I'm practically Amish when it comes down to it. I practically mistrust any technology that came after the buggy. What I tend to think is that the internet is fine for everyone else in the world. I can see that it may have some disadvantages. In fact, I can see a few problems arising from it, but, by and large... everybody in the entire world apart from me uses the internet and seems to get on quite well with it. For my part, I don't want to be connected to that all-pervasive kind of cyber culture any more than I want to be connected to the physical world that is around me, more than I can help it [laughs]. I'm largely a solitary creature, just by nature and by my work. That said, I venture out into town, but I very seldom leave Northampton.
posted by homunculus at 2:25 PM on July 12, 2010


I recently had cause to pass an email on to Alan Moore. So I forwarded it to Alex Musson, who forwarded it to the staff at Dodgem Logic, who will aparently print out and show emails to him. So yeah, he's pretty disconnected from the internet.

Of course, in the event of a hideous Internet mediated mindvirus it means that the brain of Englands premier comic writer will be kept safe... Warren Ellis and Neil Gaiman are pretty much fucked.
posted by Artw at 2:50 PM on July 12, 2010 [2 favorites]


re: brains being consumed by the internet, we lost Ellis a long time ago.
posted by shmegegge at 3:17 PM on July 12, 2010


See? These kinds of safety measures are important!
posted by Artw at 3:19 PM on July 12, 2010


who will aparently print out and show emails to him.

That's awesome... presumably you'll have a weird dream tonight and speak his reply when you wake.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:40 PM on July 12, 2010


Well, obviously it would be a talking snake that would give me a reply in a dream.
posted by Artw at 5:32 PM on July 12, 2010


Man, if I was Alan Moore I would hire an intern to sign up for a twitter account called "alanmooresintern" and have that poor kid read all the tweets it gets on any given day and pick out the ten best and read them to me in front of the fire.

Those that I liked, the intern would copy out longhand into a ledger titled Tweets: Being A Record Of Ephemeral Comments I Have Enjoyed; those I disliked, the intern would make a note of and return the next day to reply e.g. "@moorefan352 I regret to inform you that Alan did not much enjoy this tweet, but don't let it bring you down, there's a lad".
posted by cortex at 7:07 PM on July 12, 2010 [3 favorites]


I think the intern would be better off with @shitalanmooresays . He might even get a sitcom deal out of it starring, I don't know, John Goodman maybe?
posted by griphus at 8:54 PM on July 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Man, if I was Alan Moore I would hire an intern to sign up for a twitter account called "alanmooresintern" and have that poor kid read all the tweets it gets on any given day and pick out the ten best and read them to me in front of the fire.

Or you could follow the old ways, like old Hob, and actually put the intern into the flames so the voice of the fire itself speaks through him to reveal the true tweet-gleaning while you mark it in the dirt with a stick, later to be transcribed to the ledger titled Tweets of the Fire.

The problem with that is you would go through a lot of interns.
posted by homunculus at 12:33 AM on July 13, 2010


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