"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Oct 11, 2010

"The Simpsons" Grows A Beard

Growing the beard.

(relevant portion: 0 - 1:38 mins)

Obviously, the producers of "The Simpsons" don't employ pandas and unicorns, but if ever there was a case of the lie that told a truth...


JM said...

I heard the animation conditions are good..the product factories on the other hand... Did you ever like the show before?

Jack Crow said...

South Korean animators make good money. I know that.

It's not about whether I like the Simpsons, or not. I don't really have strong opinions about entertainment, except to note that even the best shows are produced and broadcast in order to showcase commercials which sell soap, diapers and pharmaceuticals to people who might not be bothered to care about brand, otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Did Oxtrot get writing credit fot this? Any coin?

Jack Crow said...

Anon @ 11:44 pm:

Credit for what? The Simpsons episode, or for the sentence I wrote as minimalist commentary?

Anonymous said...

the character from yale seems borrowed from the staff and/or guests of 'progressive reports now.'

Jack Crow said...

Ahah. Stock in trade characterizations have some merit, I think, because they model actual types of persons.

It's not difficult to stumble across common usages, because people sort of filter into common types.

Anonymous said...

I got no coin in this, though it does seem Groening has been watching PRN cartoons.

Fucker imitates Amber Milgram for the Yalie wench.