I’ve been a big fan of Liam Lynch since his Sifl and Olly days, but only recently discovered his awesome podcast, Lynchland. Here a few choice clips to entertain those of you who are celebrating this New Year’s Eve indoors and alone.
Hello? Is there anyone else on the internet this week? See you in the new year. Hopefully some fun things will be going on in the Big Fat Whale universe in 2008.
Next Week: Ask an Iowan
Here’s a Christmas cartoon. I’m going to congratulate myself for not doing another Rankin-Bass parody. Beyond that, meh. I’ve got a date with Dewey Cox.
Next Week: 2008 Headline Wishlist.
I grew up in the Boston ‘burbs and will hopefully be excused for not knowing who the heck Dapper O’Neil was until he kicked the bucket today. But Christ! What a nickname! I call dibs on it for the rest of the 21st century.
Brian “Dapper” McFadden
AKA: McFadden, Little Brian, Shitty McGee, Who Invited That Asshole?, Bowel Movement (BM)
A couple weeks ago, back when internet-research time was something I took for granted, I became obsessed with Scopitones. Thanks almost entirely through this site. Here are a few of my favorites:
It’s snowing. I have nothing else to say.
Next Week: The War on Christmas Needs You!
Amazingly, this cartoon was already in the papers before this post appeared on Cute Overload. I love googly eyes. I even put them on my shoes in high school.
I try not to do too many recurring bits in a row, but several early holiday deadlines might force my hand. We’ll shall see.
Next Week: Boost Your Confidence!
I’m listening to the Democratic debate on NPR and every time Gravel chimes in, it’s as cringe-inducing as when your grandpa is at a restaurant babbling about how the peas are out to get him. Will I have more substantial political opinions before the caucus? Probably not. I have shit to buy and things to draw. Also, too much politics combined with the bleak New England winter weather will give me a frown no clown can turn upside down.
This happened because I watched La Vie En Rose and The Elephant Man in the same week. However, the basic arc of the cartoon could apply to almost any biopic.
While I was drawing this, I began to recall a disturbing made-for-TV movie I saw (or dreamt up) as a kid. It was about a nurse who was in a car accident, or maybe a fire, and she ended up with her mouth being fused shut, or at least horribly contorted. A gold star to anyone who can dig up a clip on YouTube.
Next Week: I don’t know yet.
I haven’t seen any commercials for this, but then again, thanks to the strike, I haven’t been watching much TV. Just thought some of you would like to know the first of four feature length Futurama DVDs is out now.
I’ve already watched it and they haven’t missed a beat. There are two or three musical bits that fall flat, but over 80 minutes awesomeness and The Chanukah Zombie more than make up for it.
Since most of your favorite shows are on indefinite hiatus, this could be the perfect solution for the strike comedy doldrums. Buy it from this link, and I get a couple bucks. Or don’t. You don’t owe me. It’s not like I give you free cartoons or anything.