There's something distinctly off about the Wikia for Doug. For starters, I doubt the veracity of these 'extended universe' books.
And, maybe I'm wrong, but I think the "theories" section on Mr. Dink is in desperate need of citation. The Hamburger Boy
article is, frankly, a mess of half-cooked conjecture, the This Doug Live page
is filled with spurious information... a whole page for Lardy the Fat Cell?
... don't even get me started on the editorializing in the Chalky Studebaker article
. The culprit appears to be Skeeter Valentines Day Massacre
, the rapscallion. Other users
have noticed this problem, and the effect it's having on the credibility of the Doug Wikia community. If you want to get your facts straight, you can check out some real info
over at the Doug (previously
) Wikipedia page.
posted by codacorolla
on Sep 28, 2012 -
"For Iron Man 2, there was a massive set built for the Stark Expo. It was the largest blue screen ever used in a film. It was so funny being there and having Jon explaining that to me, realizing we had done the same thing years before." A comprehensive behind the scenes interview with the creators of Nick Arcade
posted by yellowbinder
on Jul 26, 2012 -
composed Circus Galop
for the player piano. Performing it is impossible for a mere pair of human hands, but two people have tried to fake it until they make it
. Another has transcribed it
(or half of it, perhaps) for one player
. Often, people will run it through a MIDI sequencer of their choice, to make a lively animation
. Some have built Arduino robots
that perform it
. But, in the end, the best medium for a work this insane is the humble, yet manic player piano
(less manic, but clearer-sounding performance here
). Hamelin himself
has run his composition through one, managing to get his television host to start dancing as the closing credits fade out...
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Jan 3, 2012 -
Two and a half years ago, we explored the early history of Cartoon Network
... but it wasn't the only player in the youth television game.
As a matter of fact, Fred Seibert
-- the man responsible for the most inventive projects discussed in that post -- first stretched his creative legs at the network's truly
venerable forerunner: Nickelodeon
Founded as Pinwheel, a six-hour block on Warner Cable's innovative QUBE
system, this humble channel struggled for years before Seibert's innovative branding work transformed it into a national icon and capstone of a media empire.
Much has changed since then, from the mascots and game shows to the versatile orange "splat."
But starting tonight in response to popular demand, the network is looking back
with a summer programming block dedicated to the greatest hits of the 1990s
, including Hey Arnold!, Rocko's Modern Life, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Double Dare, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Legends of the Hidden Temple
, and All That
To celebrate, look inside for the complete story of the early days of the network that incensed the religious right, brought doo-wop to television, and slimed a million fans -- the golden age of Nickelodeon. (warning: monster post inside) [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Jul 25, 2011 -
“He’s courageous, he’s optimistic, he’s representing everything that Mickey Mouse should have represented but never did. There’s even something Jesus-like about him
—a 9-year-old Jesus after 15 packets of Junior Mints.” SpongeBob SquarePants at ten years old.
posted by ColdChef
on May 13, 2009 -
Jack's Big Music Show features Nuttin' But Stringz
, an extremely talented duo featuring Damien and Tourie Escobar
, Julliard-school violinists and brothers who kick out some amazing Hip-hop/R&B tracks. They're most recently featured as an interstitial musical performance on Jack's Big Music Show
, my daughter's favorite show on Noggin
, a cable channel from Nickelodeon
aimed specifically at preschoolers. N.B.S joins other Jack's favorites like Laurie Berkner
and the Flaming Lips
(who tear up the dance floor with guest singer-songwriter Steve Burns, who you may or may not remember as Steve from Blue's Clues
). You don't have to be a preschooler to enjoy the show or the music. N.B.S., in particular, were recently featured on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Ellen Show, as well as making an appearance at the Apollo Theater. Amazon has some listen links
if you want to check them out. The track featured on Noggin is "Thunder".
posted by thanotopsis
on Feb 18, 2007 -
Classic Nick Homepage.
The Adventures of Pete and Pete! Welcome Freshman! Mr. Wizard! David the Gnome! Pinwheel! Eureka's Castle! Count Duckula! Danger Mouse! Salute your Shorts! Hey Dude! They're all here!
Relive your childhood by perusing the pages at the Classic Nick Homepage. Remember whole subplots for shows you can't remember ever having watched! Go that extra step and demand the shows be put back on the air--sign the Petition
! Already 5961 signatures strong, maybe there's a chance that MeFi could help the 80's Nick generation to once again experience the majesty of Artie... "The strongest man in the world!
posted by Hammerikaner
on Jul 17, 2002 -
Nickelodeon is airing a special tonight on families that have same-sex parents.
The concern of some is that this show: "proves that this network has been co-opted by homosexual activists who are targeting children. Sodomy is not a family value. Nickelodeon has now lost the trust of parents."
My issue with it is that it appears that they are not publicizing the fact that they are showing this to the parents to allow them to decide if their children should watch it or not... I couldn't find anything on their website, except the listing in the schedule
for "Nick News Special Edition" (MORE INSIDE)
posted by darian
on Jun 18, 2002 -