are indubitably America's first family, and since I'm spending my unemployed Friday afternoon looking for fun instead of looking for work, I thought I'd share. Find a favorite! "See my vest...." to "Ay, Caramba!" Have they lost their zing? Is it time to end (troll) the best TV show of all time
posted by BitterOldPunk
on Jun 28, 2002 -
has taken some heat lately
for being too P.C., even here on MetaFilter
. Well, here's their chance to redeem the network. Sunday evening, 9:00 - 10:00 PM Eastern/Pacific, ToonHeads Goes To War
, including four rarely-seen wartime cartoons in their entirety: "Blitz Wolf"
where the three little pigs face off against a treaty-breaking, German-speaking wolf; "Scrap Happy Daffy"
featuring Daffy promoting the recycling of scrap metal and butting heads with a goat that bears a striking resemblance to Adolf Hitler; "Herr Meets Hare,"
where Bugs Bunny tangles with Nazi minister Hermann Goering; and in "Russian Rhapsody"
, a plane full of "gremlins from the Kremlin" attack a bomber piloted by the Nazi leader himself.
posted by mr_crash_davis
on May 24, 2002 -
Which Jerkcity Character are you?
The personality test to end all others. PLUS: although it only has a few entries so far, rands' blog is looking really great
. In case you didn't know, Jerkcity
is a daily comic strip enjoyed by all the cool people on the internet, similar to the weekly Hotendotey
(a comic strip by Ecco the cat, who "does anal") but with more mechanical production, more Perl/TCL jokes, and more references to hlauaghaghgah. Please note that you cannot be 1337 if you like RedMeat. This post is dedicated to Quonsar The Magnificent and all other truly 1337 mefiers willing to stand up for what is right. Remember: argument's are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
posted by Settle
on Apr 17, 2002 -
The Death of Saturday Morning Cartoons
. Old news? Kind of, as the decline of Big Network cartoons has been happening for a while. However, as a Generation X-er, I'm wondering if it's possible to have a comparable shared-common-experience these days as digital cable and the internet widen our options into smaller, hyper-specific choices. Roots
, Shooting JR, the last MASH
, Live Aid
: would these still have the same impact today?
posted by FreezBoy
on Apr 4, 2002 -
Speedy Gonzales Censored? Cartoon Network officials have banished Speedy Gonzales from their day and prime time lineups for fear of offending Mexican Americans, but fans of the Mexican mouse hero are fighting back.
posted by Iberaband
on Mar 25, 2002 -
An editorial cartoon that ridicules widows of World Trade Center victims as greedy and shallow publicity hounds drew instant outrage last night from the grieving survivors. One widow was shown with a pile of cash in her lap and telling a reporter, 'I keep waiting for Kevin to come home, but I know he never will. Fortunately, the $3.2 million I collected from the Red Cross keeps me warm at night.'
The NYTimes pulled the strip from its Website.
posted by matteo
on Mar 6, 2002 -
Save "The Tick" Petition
A true travesty of justice was the cancelling of the Fox series "The Tick." In a world where naked statues are veiled at public expense, can we afford to miss out on original programming?
posted by Samizdata
on Jan 29, 2002 -
the uproariously funny and at times controversial Fox cartoon, has apparently been cancelled
as of this season. A petition
is presently circulating. Many others are writing letters. For me, I'm just sobbing quietly in a dark corner.
posted by nickd
on Jan 28, 2002 -
Batman vs. Superman.
Tonight we find out who wins at the end of the seven hour marathon which started a few minutes back on Cartoon Network. All week long the fans have been voting for their favourites, and from the last two hours of this marathon will be dedicated to the winner. [It's on Cartoon Network in the US.]
posted by riffola
on Jan 26, 2002 -
Insane Collection of 555 phone numbers from TV-Movies-cartoons.
555-6542 Rev. Lovejoy The Simpsons
555-4044 Tanners residence ALF
posted by Niahmas
on Jan 12, 2002 -
Apparently Newsday and NY's Daily News has pulled 'The Boondocks' cartoons because they may be... eh... too controversial? Perhaps "unamerican" to some? I understand these are difficult times where everyone feels vulnerable and suspicious, but nonetheless, the issues are worth addressing. Does expressing one's views and dissatisfaction with the government make you automatically unsymapthetic and unpatriotic? I can't pretend to understand what it's like to be a New Yorker over this last month, but I do think I would like to hear all perspectives, regardless of how potentially offensive or analytically critical they were.
posted by eclectic glamazon
on Oct 12, 2001 -
Osama Bart Laden
This is from the Simpsons Folder
, simply the best of its kind, in my opinion, and home of my favorite wallpaper
. The Bert Is Evil post has inspired me: What I'd like to see are your links to any and all the other post 9/11 cartoons, jpegs, gifs and so forth.
posted by y2karl
on Oct 9, 2001 -
Dr. Seuss Went to War
This page has many of the comics that show up in the book of the same name. WWII era political cartoons from Dr. Seuss.
posted by alan
on Oct 7, 2001 -
The Tragedy in Cartoons.
One of the more interesting effects of a national tragedy is that it always somehow causes the nation's editorial cartoonists to suffer massive, collective brain damage. Across the country, they rush to their easels and whip up cheesy, embarrassing caricatures of Uncle Sam crying. Or the Founding Fathers crying. Or - in this case - a comparison to Pearl Harbor. Or - if your local cartoonist is feeling particularly creative - the always crowd-pleasing weeping Statue of Liberty
. As Cagle notes, "Fully half the nation's cartoonists drew the same cartoon on the same day." Including Cagle himself. A tragedy in cartoons indeed. Some psychiatrist really ought to study this phenomenon.
posted by aaron
on Sep 14, 2001 -
Rice Ball Guy
is my new favorite superhero. He's like, cool an' stuff. (The link is messed up, but have a go anyway. Really. Rice Ball Guy is cool, I'm tellin' ya.)
posted by Bixby23
on Sep 5, 2001 -
New Calvin and Hobbes book!
"Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995" will reprint the 35 sunday strips that are being featured at the 2001 Festival Of Cartoon Art at the Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library. While not really a 'new' book, it will include "an essay by Mr. Watterson about his work on the strip, plus his comments on each of the strips in the display."
This is a treat for fans because Mr. Watterson is an extremely private individual, and has given no interviews or produced any new work since Calvin and Hobbes left us, December 31, 1995.
posted by o2b
on Aug 23, 2001 -
There are a couple of animations on this site, but this one rocks my socks.
posted by o2b
on Aug 21, 2001 -
(of "Little Nemo in Slumberland" fame) and George Herriman
(of "Krazy Kat" and "Archie & Mehitabel") weren't just innovative, influential cartoonists; they were also pioneering animators. The Library of Congress' Origins of American Animation
project has downloadable short films by McKay (including his celebrated Gertie the Dinosaur
) and Herriman as well as others from the early, early days of animated film.
posted by snarkout
on Jul 26, 2001 -
Radiohead to appear on South Park!
Insert unfunny South Park quote here. Suggestions: "Looks like Thom Yorke got sand in his vagina." "Why hello, children. Allow me to sing you a chilling apolcalyptic ballad about the future when we'll all be robots." However, anyone who mentions "Oh my god, they killed Thom Yorke!" will be kicked in the balls. I'm serious. None of that.
posted by tweebiscuit
on Jul 5, 2001 -
This has to be one of the coolest sites ever.
Can't remember of the details of the 1973 saturday morning schedule, the one that turned you into a media junkie. It's here! And now TV Party seems to have partnered with YesterdayLand
, "a new entertainment company that produces retro-themed entertainment and merchandise based on classic television, movies, music, toys, snack food, and fashion." What's up with that?
posted by tranquileye
on Feb 9, 2001 -
Will Radiskull's evil helpmate, Devil Doll, tempt sweet Candy Angel into hell with him? Also: What better way to display that you're cooler than your compatriots than a Devil Doll doll
for your desktop? What's next, "Must See Radiskull" on NBC?
posted by honkzilla
on Oct 9, 2000 -
Should I be flattered?
Or am I just overly paranoid? I used to cover my page with a cartoon dabitch
ranting about ads, and huge "mail me" buttons (well huge buttons everywhere). It was some kind of faze I was going through last fall - In January this year BrandEra opened it's door - and they have the ad gal
. This is kind of funny. :)
posted by dabitch
on Sep 27, 2000 -
The IE 5 for Mac cartoons
actually showcase some of the better flash animation I've seen on the web. Imagine that, a fun Microsoft PR site. If you're in hell right now, I'd unpack that snow shovel.
posted by geoff
on Mar 30, 2000 -
Space Ghost is old news. Brak is the new king.
His variety show "Brak Presents The Brak Show Starring Brak" on The Cartoon Network the other night was the surreal highlight of my TV year. Another episode comes along March 16th--miss it if you dare! And please, please, please let the mentioned CD of songs be real. My girlfriend called me at work today and played Brak's rendition of "Highway 40" to cheer me up!
posted by austinspace
on Feb 23, 2000 -