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Monthly Archive: November 2006
Every time I buy bananas, I end up looking them over tentatively. Why? A beautiful bunch of ripe ba-na-na (daylight come and me wanna go ho-ome) hide de deadly BLACK TARONCHLA! (daylight come and me wanna go home) i know, I know, it’s a goofy song and tarantulas aren’t even deadly, but I think of …
[WARNING: Angry, angry rant follows. If you want to skip over the screaming and find out where this impacts you, just scroll down to the bold part.] Spam is getting to be far more than just an annoyance. Here on Monitor Duy, our comments get spammed all the time. Our trackbacks get spammed. Our message …
These people made a Non-Newtonian Fluid from water and cornstarch. Result? It’s a liquid, but if you hit it with enough force it’s solid. You can run across the surface of the fluid as if it’s a sheet of Jell-o, even when someone else is floating in it like it’s a swimming pool. Just water …
Watch Intro Clips of 1980s Cartoons This guy’s linked to YouTube hosted videos of the openings from many Saturday morning cartoons. Some of these are my favorites… like…
Scott Kurtz announced today the 2007 launch of “PvP: The Series”, a hand-drawn animated cartoon that will be viewable on the web for subscribers only. Subscriptions are $19.95 for the next month, after which they will be $29.95.
This has been a tragic weekend for comic book fans. At age 63, Dave Cockrum, the man who was so influential to the worlds of the X-Men, the Avengers, Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes, passed away. It has been know for years that Mr. Cockrum has been in poor health due to complications from …
Jerry Bails, universally acknowledged as the Father of Comic Book Fandom, passed away on November 23. http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2006_11_23.html#012470
Pop Art Inspired by Lichtenstein – Online Tutorial at Melissa Clifton This is a “simple” tutorial for using Photoshop to convert your photos into comic books (or “pop art” as it says here; same diff!).
According to this story in Yahoo! news, the Cleveland house used in the filming of A Christmas Story has been bought by a fan. It is his hope to open it as a tourist attraction. Yes, he’s already put the leg lamp in the window. A slide show of the house accompanies the story.
This hardly seems fair. Michael McKean of Spinal Tap is playing on Celebrity Jeopardy and they have an entire category on Stonehenge? How is that fair? I never understood why Saturday Night Live was insinuating that Jeopardy dumbs down the questions when celebs are on the show, but I guess it’s true. Fore more on …
New Line Cinema informs Peter Jackson his services aren’t required for “The Hobbit” It sounds like this is directly the result of a lawsuit which Jackson brought against New Line regarding the reported profits for “Fellowship of the Ring.” It’s sad that Jackson will not be involved since LOTR was his baby and while any …
Director Robert Altman dead at age 81
Christmas Vacation re-enacted in 30 seconds by Bunnies.
As Monitor Duty’s Official Marvel Contributor, it occurs to me that I should, perhaps, write something about Marvel Comics. For decades, there was a weird kind of brand loyalty among comic book fans, and people would get into heated discussions as to which universe was better, Marvel or DC. This reached its apex, I think, …
A few years ago, Adult Swim did these short bits called “Not For Air” which played during commercial breaks. They consist of real cartoon footage that are either edited or redubbed. Here is one of them. I wish I could find the other one I’ve seen, where Fred Flintstone is arguing with Wilma. UPDATE: I …
Someone call Bartlett’s: “On the other hand, if you can’t say something nice, welcome to the internet!” – Posted on Dixonverse November 14, 2006 I had to preserve it for posterity, since the Dixon board drops posts after a week.
I dare you to not love this! This is one of the beauties of YouTube. How could this guy NOT get a job with Pixar (if he wants it) after doing this cartoon? Thanks to Tony Cranfield!
An alternate, unfinished (but confirmed to be genuine) Spider-Man 3 trailer was illegally leaked onto the web. YouTube had it before Sony stepped in and yanked it from them. Now the only site I know of that still has it is HERE. The biggest difference is that this trailer features more dialogue from Topher Grace’s …