What do you get when you take a 5 year old writer, and a 29 year old animator and put them together? You get Axe Cop, the ultimate super hero. What are his powers, you ask? How’s a “Perfect Fireman’s Axe” for you?! I’m glad Flute Cop eventually changed, because I can’t imagine that’s too useful…
I say failed, but I eventually want to resurrect this puppy if I can find someone to animate it. Jeff managed to do the first one, but it was a huge ordeal and he didn’t enjoy it one bit. If any of The 300 has some experience with flash, we still have all the animation files for it. A man can dream…
Quite possibly my favorite Adult Swim cartoon of all time. The minds behind the Venture Brothers are insanely talented; Doc ( Ed) Hammer is about the closest thing we have to a Renaissance genius in these modern times. He’s a self taught painter, actor, musician, and writer. His partner in crime, ‘Jackson Publick‘, was a comedic protege nursed in the loving arms of Ben Edlund, the creator of the Tick. It was during his time working with Edlund that he met Patrick Warbuton who would eventually provide the voice of the mother-bear of the series, Brock Samson.
Do not be surprised if I post up a great deal of their shit, since many of you are painfully unaware of the brilliance on display here.
Apparently the Internet found a few more precious moments of what is generally considered to be one of the greatest memes of all time. The notoriety of slamming his face into the ground eventually led to a lighthearted, if somewhat pointless, movie: Afro Ninja
It took some time for these two to find their rhythm (I recommend you skip their earlier series, That Mitchell and Webb Situation), but by the time this series came out, they were on the top of their form. Their movie, Magicians, is also quite funny and is filled with in-jokes and cameos by famous performers.
Also, whatever you do, don’t watch Peep Show. I know some people seem to think it was the height of comedy, but in my opinion, it’s simply awful.
As some of you may already know, I’m a Sinistral: that is to say, I prefer the use of my left hand to my right one. The word comes from the Latin ‘sinister’ (meaning ‘left’), and as you might have guessed, it’s come to mean something a little bit different than the preference for which hand we like to flush the toilet with. Hatred for left-handed people hasn’t only been limited to the Romans. In French, the word is also synonymous with clumsy (‘gauche’), so as you can see, we poor left handed people have been demonized for quite some time. So, what better way to celebrate being marginalized by society than by celebrating our own holiday!
In case you might be wondering why there are left handed people in the first place, you might be intrigued with a theory that suggests it’s because we’ve evolved to be mostly co-operative, but with some room for being independent jerks who refuse to play ball. The problem, of course, is that we tend to live fewer years due mostly to the stress of living in a right-handers world, as much as a whole decade! Now you know why we need a day to celebrate our shortened lives!
I could spend all day describing what’s awesome about this short series: could it be the incredible voice-work of Steven Colbert, Gary Cole, Peter McNichol, John Michael Higgins, and other illustrious alumni? What about the fact that the series pokes fun at all the cheap Hannah-Barbera cartoons you used to watch? Is it perhaps the amazing intro song that sets the tone? Regardless, if you haven’t watched this entire series on repeat, I don’t want to know you.