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Friday, December 26, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008


In case any one cares, Big Train IS available in the US Region 1 DVD format. It's been out since 2000. I apparently live under a rock.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Various Cartoon Incarnations of Scrooge

A Christmas Carol is one of the best Christmas stories because it has ghosts in it, and there is a very real threat of death, which kids love. Plus it teaches you that you shouldn't hate poor people, even though poor people suck.

Mickey's Christmas Carol
Here's Disney's take on Dickens' classic, with Scrooge McDuck as, you guessed it, Scrooge. I liked it because Jimminy Cricket played the ghost of Christmas past. The little Mickeys are cute, too. I think they are his nephews or some shit.

Muppet Christmas Carol
Here's the Muppet Christmas Carol. Sadly, this one came out right after Henson died. Michael Caine plays a great Scrooge, though. I was obsessed with this one as a kid. I used to watch it in the summer.

Flinstone's Christmas Carol
All right, I'm willing to suspend my disbelief for Mickey Mouse and the Muppets, but the fucking Flinstones? Um, they're cavemen. Jesus wasn't even born yet, let alone Dickens. Fred Flinstone is starring in Bedrock's version of A Christmas Carol as Eb-bone-ezer Scrooge. I don't mean to be biased here, but I really don't like the Flintstones, I never have. I thought the cartoon was boring when I was a kid. I guess it's because it's for "adults" or something, because it was based on the Honeymooners. Seriously, how can something that has dinosaurs in it be so lame?
That's why Harvey Birdman rules, because they turned Fred into a mob boss like Tony Soprano. That's my kind of "adult" cartoon.

The trusty sidebar window on youtube revealed that there is an All Dogs Go To Heaven Christmas Carol and Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol. What they are forgetting is that the story is supposed to be SCARY, like the Rich Little Christmas Carol.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Dicking Around with Monty Python

Youtube has started an official Monty Python page, where the actual troupe, or whoever owns them, has uploaded quality sketches and interviews. One of the features is called "from the vault" and its old Super 8 footage of the dudes traveling around Canada in 1972. It's a neat little peak into their weird, weird world.

Eric Idle's hair looks like mine. Yay!