Category Archives: Cartoons

Steamed Hams, but Also Take On Me

I love a good Simpsons meme, especially the bit where the internet keeps remaking the Skinner/Chalmers steamed hams bit. It’s just so wonderfully chaotic. I shared this awesome LEGO version a month ago. And just the other day, I stumbled upon this version where YouTuber bad puns animates it into the classic A-ha music video for “Take On Me”.

Absurdist humor is a great kind of humor! The animation looks gorgeous, the music is as catchy as ever, and the steamed hams bit never gets old. What an age we live in.

No wait, the age we live in is terrible! Somebody free me from this quarantine nightmare!

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Drawfee is a Fun Thing!

Have you ever watched Drawfree? It’s this funny and charming drawing show/Twitch stream/a bunch of other stuff that I’ve been watching for a while now. And they’ve just announced that they’ve finally gone fully independent! And could therefore use more viewers!

Here’s a taste of their style.

So basically, Drawfee was created as part of College Humor that developed into a group of four artists who get together and do drawing challenges while bantering and having a good time. It’s a fun watch. Here’s their channel with just a metric ton of old episodes to watch.

Then College Humor went belly up in January and the Drawfee bunch has been flapping in the wind for months now, especially in light of the pandemic. Now it seems they’ve finally got some solid ground underneath them.

I’m just letting you readers know because I like sharing cool internet things, and the Drawfee bunch is definitely that sort of thing. And don’t we all need more and more entertaining YouTube channels to just lose ourselves in for hours upon end? Isn’t that what your lockdown is like too?

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6 Thoughts on the Second Season of Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn is the best DC animated series since Justice League Unlimited. That’s not hyperbole. I know people enjoy the deep bench of Young Justice, and I’m sure those non-BTAS cartoons have their fans, but none of them are the complete masterpiece that is Harley Quinn.

TV Rating: 10/10 – Fantastic!

I have loved this show from the first minutes of the first episode. Harley Quinn burst to life with sharp humor, hilarious violence and a chef’s kiss perfect use of raunch. I loved Season 1, and Season 2 is just as good, if not better. Even though the two seasons were written and produced back-to-back, Season 2 shows a clear confidence that raises this cartoon to new heights. This is a show unafraid to mess with the status quo, while also displaying a deep and loving adoration for all of DC canon.

It’s also a show that knows exactly the story it wants to tell and uses its time, its pacing and its writing to tell that story masterfully. Join me after the jump for my thoughts on the second season of Harley Quinn! Expect FULL SPOILERS for the entire show.

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Here’s a Bunch of Netflix Movie Trailers

Look, I’m off from work today, slept in a little bit and am generally feeling kind of lazy. It’s super hot and humid here in the northeast and sometimes a fella’s just got to make a lazy blog post. So here’s a bunch of Netflix trailers I’ve been sitting on for a lazy day!

First up is a brand new film that I just heard about, which prompted this lazy post. It’s Over the Moon! An animated film set to release in the fall.

Next up is Old Guard starring Charlize Theron as an ancient comic book badass, along with her whole crew. It comes out on July 10. If Netflix is snatching up any comic book it can find in these pandemic times, I’ve got something they might be interested in!

Lastly is Warrior Nun, which is actually a series, not a movie. It’s based on a manga, so similar to a comic! This comes out on July 2, so not very far off at all.

All of these look pretty good. Especially what with this being the Year Without Movies!

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I Love a Good Simpsons Meme, Especially in LEGO

I love the fact that the “steamed hams” bit from The Simpsons became this weird meme. It’s the perfect kind of insane.

Apparently it’s still a thing, because here’s the entire scene done in amazing LEGO by Chuwawa on YouTube!

I mean, that’s absolutely perfect, right? The animation is gorgeous and flows like butter! The jokes are just as funny today as they were all those years ago. This is memedom to perfection!

If this Chuwawa fellow is looking to get hired somewhere as an animator, I’d say this definitely makes the highlight reel.

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