Hero 108 – Jumpy Ghost Face

That guy right there? Know what his name is? His name is Jumpy Ghost Face and I love him. I love him so much. So, very, much. Also, I’ve had a whole lot of coffee again this morning, so please forgive me…

So, there’s this new…ish (March 2010)  show, Hero 108 on Cartoon Network and that’s where this little guy is from. Generally speaking, the show is about humans and animals trying to live in peace in the Hidden Kingdom, loosely inspired by the Chinese novel, Water Margin. It’s really not my kind of show, but I love Jumpy Ghost Face SO MUCH! SO MUCH IT KIND OF HURTS!

Voiced by Mark Drummond (GARU ON PUCCA! ZOMG! And more famously, I suppose, Vegeta from Dragonball Z), Jumpy Ghost Face is a badass ninja bunny with shuriken carrots and hand grenades and a bit of a daydreaming problem. He is my long lost child and fraternal twin of Turnip. I’m convinced. Plus, his name is Jumpy Ghost Face. Seriously.

And yes, that’s right, he’ll also beat you silly with a jump rope:


RIP: The Remix Manifesto

So I saw this on the Documentary Channel last night and it absolutely blew my mind. RIP: A Remix Manifesto, an open source documentary directed by Brett Gaylor, is two and a half hours of battling copyrights. It touches on medical equipment, music, art, bloggers, DJs, music piracy and more.

What I thought was incredibly funny was Girl Talk appearing in this. This guy went to my high school and now he’s out there face-fucking the RIAA. It’s pretty awesome. Also, totally didn’t know that he was a biomedical engineer. Also, pretty awesome. I was just having the conversation with my husband the other day of why I think it’s bullshit that you can patent medical equipment. Have we really become that greedy and paranoid that we would rather patent potentially life changing medical advances and make a buck than to improve the quality of life for millions of people?

Like the Brazilians. They’ve just said a big ‘ol “Fuck You” to the music industry and started doing their own thing. And what makes it all the better is that this revolution was started by their Minister of Cultural Affairs at the time, Giberto Gil. Some of the mixes being created down there are simply phenomenal. Things that you would never expected to be mashed up…well, there they are. I can’t remember who said it or what the exact quote was but it was something along the lines of the fact that there is not originality anymore. Originality is mixing two things that have never been mixed before.

Dan O’Neill is a fucking madman and I love him for it. The cartoonist and and founder of the Air Pirates, a group sued by the Walt Disney Corporation in the 70’s, still just can’t stop drawing that mouse doing decidedly un-Disney-like things, including dealing drugs and going down on a female companion. It’s hysterical actually, and it’s amazing what they’ve done to keep that mouse under wraps, but The Mouse Liberation Front lives on, 40 years later.

Also included was Jammie Thomas. Remember her? The single mother who made less than $4,000 annually, but the RIAA decided it would be okay to fine her $222,220 for uploading 24 songs to Kazaa? Yeah, that Jammie Thomas. It would take her the rest of her life to pay that off if she gave them every penny that ever came to her name. It’s ridiculous.

Copyrighting ideas is slowly ruining the creative future of the world. Check out this documentary. Watch it. Remix it. Share it. Enjoy it.

You can buy the DVD here, or you can find a torrent. Your choice. 😉 Also, you can find the entire documentary in eleven-ish parts over on YouTube.

The end credits cracked me right the fuck up last night. Here they are:

Check out this Girl Talk madness:

Crazy Brazilian DJs:

Dan O’Neill:

Sheep in the Big City

Sheep In the Big CityOh, Sheep In the Big City, how I miss you. While it ran for only two seasons, this was one of the greatest shows ever. At the time, it was the highest rated premier of a Cartoon Network original series.

Created by Mo Willems, Sheep In the Big City is exactly that…a Sheep in the big city. Fed up with Farmer John and rural life, Sheep goes to the big city! The lights! The buildings! The sounds! The…poodles? In the big city, Sheep meets Swanky, an upperclass poodle with a coat simply to die for.

Sheep In the Big City 2Amongst trying to track down his canine love, Sheep is being hunted by The Secret Military Organization’s henchmen, Angry Scientist, Private Public and General Specific, for their sheep-powered ray gun. (If I were to build a ray gun, it would be sheep-powered, no doubt.)

This show is absolutely bizarre and I really don’t think it was made for children. So much humor lost on those young ones. Sheep In the Big City regularly breaks down the fourth wall by making numerous references to the show’s script, structure, and premise.

Sheep In the Big City 3Example: After finally catching Sheep, General Specific brings him to the lab to be hooked up to the sheep-powered ray gun. Angry Scientists then admits that the ray gun is actually not ready because he never thought that they would actually capture Sheep, with it “being so contrary to the set-up of the show”.

I miss the good old days of Cartoon Network, with their snarky attitude and mischievously inappropriate content…and Sheep In the Big City. They never even put out a DVD. I am forced the watch the same episode featured on a Powerpuff Girls DVD that I picked up at the Record Exchange, FOR A DOLLAR! (Gotta love that place.)

Some Sheep In the Big City for your enjoyment:


(See pictures for links on Sheep In the Big City!)
And to see what Mo Willems is up to these days, check out his site, here.

The League of Super Evil

League of Super Evil Be afraid, be slightly afraid!

The League of Super Evil is SUPER AWESOME! This brand spanking new cartoon started on Cartoon Network about a month ago and it’s freaking hysterical.

The League of Super Evil (or L.O.S.E. for short) consists of four main dysfunctionally evil characters:

Voltar: Like a cross between Invader Zim and GIR, Voltar is hell bent on world domination and is incredibly, incredibly stupid. I must say that he does have a great evil-villain laugh, though. Voltar is the leader of L.O.S.E. and does most of the evil plot making, I’m not saying SUCCESSFUL evil plots, but evil plots nonetheless. Also, he wears a helmet and pees purple. Why? I don’t know, but I like it.

Doktor Frog: Dr. Frog is the mad scientist of the crew and seems to have some deep seeded fucked-up-ness about him. Perhaps it’s from having badly functioning 3-fingered robotic hands. I bet it’s really frustrating to pick up a penny with those bad boys. He’s the dark, mysterious, and possibly homicidal one of the group. Bonus: slightly foreign accent…key to being an evil supervillain!

Red Menace: Once a Siberian Farmboy, Red is now the muscled henchman of L.O.S.E. Don’t be afraid though, Red only uses his “anvil-sized fists of judgement” on truly evil people. How Red really fits into L.O.S.E., I’m not so sure. Perhaps he’ll develop a little more evilness as the series progresses.

Doomageddon: Once I get a new pet, it’s name will be Doomageddon, end of story. Doomageddon is a partially retarded hellhound. While he can shrink, teleport, grow, and turn invisible, he’s incredibly clumsy and drools a lot.

Then, there’s the henchbots…
Named 17 and 32, the henchbots of L.O.S.E. frequently malfunction and fall apart. They’re kind of like the Kenny’s of L.O.S.E….they die ALL THE DAMN TIME. They do have the super awesome job of providing Voltar’s evil theme music. However, most of the time, they just play what they want to play. They seem to have an odd fondness for polka.

I love this show. I have a severely twisted sense of humor.
You should check it out!

The League of SUPER EVIL!!!!!

Making Fiends

So, I’m terribly into this cartoon right now.
Amy Winfrey is a damn funny woman.
Making Fiends is the life of Vendetta, an evil little child who has the ability to make fiends which she then uses to terrorize the town of Clamburg. Then Charlotte moves in. Stupid, stupid Charlotte (teehee!).
It started out as a webcartoon on these here intertubes in 2003, and in 2008 became a cartoon on Nickelodeon. I fear for this cartoon, like I feared for Invader Zim when it got popular, but nevertheless, it’s still good, macabre fun!

I’m particularly fond of this one:

“Eat vegetables with every meal,
Or your lips will start to peel,
And your eyeballs will fall out,
And your feet will smell like trout”

And this one:

Amy Winfrey
Making Fiends