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Starting Off a Monday With Some South Park Video Gaming

After a pretty busy week between trial coverage, a hospital stay, mailing the Gamer Girl & Vixen graphic novel and taking my parents to the train station super early Saturday morning, this is finally my week to just kick back and relax and get back to some normal routines. To that end, how about a lazy Monday morning where I just share a new trailer for South Park: The Fractured But Whole?

Yep, still can’t wait for this game to come out! And it looks like it’s coming out on Oct. 17! Neat.


My 6 Favorite Cartoons of All Time (This Week)

I have watched cartoons for my entire life. As a child in the 1980s, I was the perfect target for the glut of toy commercial cartoons that filled the airwaves (and now our movie screens). The ’90s saw not only the rise of Fox Kids and after school cartoons, but also the coming of The Simpsons and prime time animated entertainment. I sat through Nicktoons, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, and now I’m basking in a golden age of smart, intelligent and often amazing cartoons like BoJack Horseman and Steven Universe.

So through all these long years, which ones are my all-time favorites?

Oh man, remember Dinosaucers?

Oh man, remember Dinosaucers?

By popular demand, I’ve finally sat down and figured out my six favorite cartoon shows of all time — at least for this week. This list is subject to change on a whim, but I think it’s pretty rooted in solid cartoon enjoyment. I had to dig deep on this one, and it pained me to cast some of my favorites into the ‘Honorable Mentions’ at the bottom. But these six are truly some of the greats.

For the sake of my sanity and memory, we’re sticking to television cartoon shows. There are plenty of animated movies and web cartoons that are genius, but we’ll save those for another day, perhaps. And please feel free to share your own favorites in the comments below!

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My 6 Favorite Animated Movies of All Time (This Week)

I went and saw Kubo and the Two Strings last weekend, excited by the captivating trailers. It was a fine film and quite enjoyable, but not the epic adventure I was hoping to see. A student of art craft would probably love it a lot more, considering all the work that LAIKA studios put into the stop-motion animation. But I’m not very good at marveling at that sort of thing. I just enjoyed a nice movie.

Spoiler Alert: He actually has three strings

And seeing a quality animated film on the big screen has me wondering about all the animated films I’ve loved in the past! I’m a huge fan of cartoons and have watched so many in my lifetime that I’ve probably forgotten a few. Right now, BoJack Horseman and Steven Universe are probably the two best TV shows on the air. And films like Finding Dory and The Secret Lives of Pets are two of the hottest films of an otherwise disappointing summer. Loving cartoons is just who am I.

So join me after the jump for my six favorite cartoon movies of all time — at least right now. Whims and memories could change these at any moment! And feel free to share your own favorites in the comments.

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Mintberry Crunch! And Other Cool Video Game Announcements!

E3 was held this weekend, the big video game foofarah where everything is announced and all our dreams come true. I heard there’s going to be a new Gears of War, a remake of Final Fantasy VII and a bunch of other cool stuff. Since I still haven’t upgraded my graphics card on my computer, I’m likely going to be very behind on all of these new games. But I decided to collect some of the trailers, because they look neat, and because it’s a Tuesday.

First up, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, a sequel to The Stick of Truth.

Then we’ve got a new trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight, which comes out next week…and which…and which I won’t be able to play yet. Oh…oh god…

Then we’ve got two trailers for the new Star Wars Battlefront.

There were tons of other video games announced this weekend, but I think these three were the tops for me! Now I just need to sell a kidney…


Hello! How ‘Bout a Fun Broadway Song!

It took the geniuses of the Internet long enough to mash-up The Book of Mormon with South Park, but the results are just as wonderful as we could have hoped.

As we all know, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the geniuses behind both, so it was only a matter of time before someone put the two shows together. Why we don’t have a full Book of Mormon cartoon in the South Park style is anyone’s guess. I also still need to go see the show on Broadway one of these days.

This mash-up was made by Simon Chong.

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