Category Archives: Miscellaneous
Here’s that Sweet Mario Kart Parody Trailer from SNL
I don’t have much to share this Monday, with no new movie trailers or anything of that nature to talk about. So how about we just watch that sweet, gritty Mario Kart parody trailer from Saturday Night Live this past weekend. Does anybody still watch that show live on Saturday nights?
This is fun stuff. Great work by the graphics department at SNL, for sure. And Pedro Pascal kills it as gritty Mario. I’m loving The Last of Us on HBO, like everybody else. And this was a great parody for pull off for Pascal’s guest appearance on SNL. Obviously, this isn’t the first gritty, post-apocalyptic Mario re-imagining on the internet, but it’s fun when some actual work goes into it from a major media outlet.
Tell Venom Animated
Our boy at Tell It Animated is back with Venom! Between all the man Spider-Man cartoons over the years, and those couple of movie appearances, we have all the looks of Venom!
Tell It Animated has now opened itself up to Spider-Man villains, based on the end of the video. That should be a fun one. Again, Spider-Man has had like a dozen different cartoons over the past decade at least. So there’s lots of options. Doctor Octopus definitely has a bunch of different looks, especially considering his reappearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home in a couple weeks. So he gets my vote.
And, as always, I recommend Robin! You’ve already got the Batman episode, and Joker, so definitely Robin. There are the original black and white serials, the 1960s show, Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, then all the different animated versions of Robin. Plenty of options! Especially if you go for different Robins under the mask.
Everybody Should Enjoy the McElroy Brothers
I don’t know if I’ve talked about this on the blog yet, but I really got into the McElroy Brothers this pandemic. They’re a trio of funny podcasters who are branching out all over the place, from DnD podcasts to other podcasts to graphic novels based on their DnD podcast. They’re funny guys!
To help ease you into checking them out, they’ve got a ton of animatics on YouTube, where animators take some funny bits from their podcast and set it to animation. This gorgeous piece of work comes to us from animator Christian Dobbins.
They’re funny guys, I’m tellin’ ya! Go ahead and search around YouTube for some more of the animatics.
They’re main podcast is called My Brother, My Brother and Me. And they’ve got a bunch of other work out there. They had a 6-episode TV show on Seeso that’s now available to watch if you make a temporary account on VRV. I did and the show is great!
But yeah, this is just me sharing some excellent comedy and that great animated video that Mr. Dobbins just put out!
Sessions with Stan Lee
This cartoon is making the rounds and it’s pretty fun! It’s a speech by Stan the Man about the power of cuss words, recorded by collaborator Aron Fromm. And it’s animated by Richard Plata, among others. Pretty fun stuff.
And it’s the perfect sort of easy thing to share on this, the day after Thanksgiving. I’m relaxing at home and trying to decide how soon is too soon to watch the new episode of The Mandalorian…
What’s Laina Up To?
In my random internet watching this past weekend, I stumbled upon a new video series from Buzzfeed that catches up with meme stars to learn their story. And I watched a lovely interview with Laina, the Overly Attached Girlfriend.
She’s always seemed pretty cool! And her story is pretty neat! So I think that’s a fine way to start this week end spend a Monday.