All the stars just marshmallows in a mug of cocoa

I wish I could replace all the Paul Anka songs in this cartoon with tunes written by pretty much any other Canadian musician. Other than that, this is a decent way to spend 23 minutes the Saturday before Christmas.

Christmas on Mars

This past weekend I witnessed the triumphant return of Robolights, Kenny Irwin’s holiday tribute to something-or-other that had been on hiatus for a couple of years. It’s not really something you would expect to see in Palm Springs. Truth be told, it’s not really something you would expect to see anywhere except maybe in a hallucination brought on by too much Pepto-Bismol. There is no way I can convey the magnitude of the display, but I’ll share some photos with you anyway.

It started off reasonably enough…

santa
maybemary
Oh, what am I talking about? This is actually the first thing that greeted me:

pinkykrampus
and things just, you know…

pinkfrosty
got really weird. And pink:

pinkstocking
And robots. And lights.

googlypurple
Robolights. This is the last guy I remember seeing before I had a seizure:

gingerbread
Okay, it wasn’t really a seizure. More of just a neurological attack. It probably won’t happen to you if you go see Robolights.

De-activate

Apparently I have to take my computer in for a consultation with a “genius.” Please stand by.

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Dressed up like a nut

I will not make a pun about udders here

I was doing a little cartoon research this morning, and while I was reading about the popularity of robot cartoons in the ’30s, I came across this in a book called Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald:

“There was also a sub-cycle of robot cow cartoons…”

Robot cow cartoons. I of course went straight to youtube to further investigate. I wasn’t able to find the cartoons noted in the book, but I did find a ’20s precursor to the genre.

One thing I’m finding about ’20s cartoons is that they don’t seem as racist as cartoons from the ’30s. They’re so weird that there’s no room for stupid racist gags. Hey wait – does this cartoon hold the solution to a societal ill? If people were weirder they wouldn’t be as racist? Someone should work on this. I would myself, but I’m a little busy at the moment tracking down some milk for my cereal. I may need rollerskates.

I also believe this cartoon may hold the secret to defeating the smoke monster on Lost, but I’m not sure. I can’t think straight until I’ve had my cereal.

Still waiting for the future

Nope. It’s nearly 2009 and I still don’t have my robot beautician.

You can fit 49 pounds of candy in a pillowcase if you try hard enough

Happy Halloween! Stop carving your pumpkin and put on your costume already. What?!? You still don’t have your costume figured out? Lord. Here. Put on these boxes. You look fine. Now let’s get out there and get some candy before it’s all gone.

Photo of scary ghost and sexy cat by Anne Herndon circa 1972

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