Pulitzer prize winning flash animation
April 17, 2007 6:06 PM   Subscribe

Walt Handelsman's cartoons are sort of funny. I like this one.
posted by anotherpanacea (22 comments total)
Christ, that Hillary thing was horrid. This crap won a Pulitzer Prize?
posted by delmoi at 6:17 PM on April 17, 2007

My mom sent these to me two years ago. My 76 year old mother. The woman is a dear but she can't tell the difference between Emma Thompson and Christen Scott Thomas. In her mind Jim Carey is turning our children into "little fart noise monsters" and she wrote president Clinton to have him banned from making movies.

So. My mother is Mr. Handelman's audience. He is therefor powered by social security humor.
posted by tkchrist at 6:26 PM on April 17, 2007

I hate folk who chime in on a thread just to say "meh," but it's hard to come up with a more appropriate summation of my feelings.
posted by jonson at 6:35 PM on April 17, 2007

There's a trend in Quebecois comedians to have a nasal voice as part of their comedy routine. I had always hoped it wouldn't cross over to English humour. sigh...
posted by furtive at 6:40 PM on April 17, 2007

There IS something worse than CNN.com's Cartoon Clicks!
posted by katillathehun at 6:44 PM on April 17, 2007

The internet is over, the thin blue line has failed.
posted by KingoftheWhales at 6:46 PM on April 17, 2007

I didn't like that one.
posted by parki at 6:46 PM on April 17, 2007

I guess editorial cartoons have to be topical, but I still think Flash reached its apex with killfrog's Ultimate Survivor.
posted by anotherpanacea at 6:55 PM on April 17, 2007

The odd vibration of the NSA listeners was kind of funny, but other then that, there's not much here to like.
posted by delmoi at 6:55 PM on April 17, 2007

I'm going to guess he made an animation of an eagle crying shortly after 9/11 and has been reminding everyone that he won the Pyoo-litzah ever since.
posted by katillathehun at 7:13 PM on April 17, 2007

hm.. . .yes. Did he do hillary's voice himself?
posted by gorgor_balabala at 9:14 PM on April 17, 2007

Holy fuck those're awful.
posted by mrnutty at 9:38 PM on April 17, 2007

If you could, anotherpanacea, in future posts involving Flash, show that Flash is required for the post with something like [Flash] or such at the end?

Some of us are in situations we have to do funky stuff to bypass filtering and firewalls and don't have access to Flash. Thus, unflagged posts turn out to be a disappointing waste of time.


(No snark intended, BTW.)
posted by Samizdata at 10:07 PM on April 17, 2007

Similarly if you had marked it [Not very good] those of us with flash could have avoided a disappointing waste of time.
posted by aubilenon at 11:15 PM on April 17, 2007 [2 favorites]

I was going to snark but 14 people beat me to it.
posted by dreamsign at 1:56 AM on April 18, 2007

"...are sort of funny".

I got to say, if it doesn't even pass the "I think these are really funny" test, you pretty much shouldn't bother.

You shouldn't have bothered.

I know, I should take my own advice and not bother to say "meh", but there you go...
posted by qwip at 3:06 AM on April 18, 2007

Well, it passed the Pulitzer test, so I figured it was worthwhile, even if bad. And I do like the singing NSA one. I guess I'm a little closer to the social security set than I'd like to think....
posted by anotherpanacea at 5:47 AM on April 18, 2007

This is the problem with technology. It makes people stupid. Would this song have won a pulitzer on its own? Would it have won anything more than contempt if it had appeared on television? But put it in a flash cartoon and suddenly it wins a pulitzer. Fugh.
posted by Deathalicious at 6:02 AM on April 18, 2007

And it's not even that optimized for the web. A long-ish sbemail takes max 10 seconds to load. This thing takes like 30 seconds and is smaller with less visuals. What the?
posted by Deathalicious at 6:04 AM on April 18, 2007

Holy fuck those're awful.

Indeed. I only peeked because I'd confused him with this Handelsman. That one's clever and draws good pictures. The other one, no.
posted by kmennie at 8:26 AM on April 18, 2007

a Pulitzer, you say? a P.U.!-litzer is more like it, am I right?

(kicks his stack of Mad and Cracked under the bed)
posted by the sobsister at 10:08 AM on April 18, 2007

I didn't like that one, or the other one. Yich.

Personally, I'm a fan of Mark Fiore's flash-animated pieces (you can find them on Working For Change, but overall I find political comics work best in panel format.
posted by davejay at 4:00 PM on April 18, 2007

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