funny…

     Posted on Sun ,22/01/2017 by candybowl

welcome to the next four years – Trump will be ‘writing’ more than half the material on SNL and late night generally, i’m sure…..at least someone’s ‘happy’ about it…..

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The Legend of Korra.

     Posted on Sat ,21/01/2017 by candybowl

Finished this animated series a few nights ago. I have to say, this was overall a very good series. There were a few minor flaws, but for the most part it was very good on character development, creating real conflicts in and around the variety of personalities they present, and not being above injecting humor throughout, but not in a completely ‘kids’ way (Superfriends, i’m talking to YOU).

To me, there are essentially 3 kinds of animated shows.

1) Those that are pure, straight kids entertainment – i would throw in nearly all early cartoons in this realm (Mickey Mouse, Tom & Jerry, most of Flintstones, most of Hanna-Barbera’s other output, most of Bugs Bunny and his era, and of course Speed Racer), most the 70s Saturday am stuff I grew up on, SpongeBob, etc.;

2) Animation that masks itself as kids stuff but tries to also play to adults either directly or indirectly, sometimes even as a smirky way to increase viewership – I’d put nearly all Pixar’s output in this realm, even though a few of their movies of late have really lowered the bar (anything with *cars* in them comes to mind); a lot of modern anime is also here; and more ‘serious’ stuff like Samurai Jack, TRON:Uprising, etc.

3) Animation that obviously intends to be for adults directly – either because of certain subject matter (we really, really don’t have to go there, but sadly it exists) or because the show in the end is actually the same as a live-action show would be, but for whatever reason (set in the future, deals with fantasy, horror, unrealistic or science-fiction type stories and/or technology – even production cost) is an animated show.

I’m not going to count animation that is essentially glorified commercials for toys (TMNT, much of Transformers, and the list goes on) – not.

The Legend of Korra is squarely set in (2). While it’s effectively a sequel series to Avatar:The Last Airbender, it goes in its own way to try to entertain and teach at the same time – but despite the fact that there may be slightly *too* many crises throughout the four Books of the series, it never talks down to its audience, and I was pleasantly surprised time and again with the way it handled the characters and dialogue. And unlike many recent comic book movies or similar multiyear series – it really doesn’t have glaring plot holes that take the viewer out of the story due to simple logic failure. It’s definitely a long series (52 episodes) but in the end, it’s definitely worth it. I only wish other equally good or better series (TRON:Uprising and Sym-Bionic Titan) had received an equal level of network support and promotion (both only had one season). And the far quirkier earlier Invader Zim – same deal.

but watch it – you won’t be disappointed.

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yep.

     Posted on Sat ,21/01/2017 by candybowl

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Ha!

     Posted on Sat ,14/01/2017 by candybowl

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Funny….

     Posted on Sat ,07/01/2017 by candybowl

I wasn’t aware ‘uglification’ was a word – but too funny….!

I’ve been there….

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From one curmudgeon to another….

     Posted on Mon ,02/01/2017 by candybowl

Well stated, sir! :)

America’s perfect curmudgeon runs sweet bookstore, is like totally awesome

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We’re about to find out…

     Posted on Sat ,31/12/2016 by candybowl

best wishes to all of us…..

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too funny….

     Posted on Thu ,29/12/2016 by candybowl

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drool…….

     Posted on Sat ,24/12/2016 by candybowl

The Lancia Stratos Was Born to Rally

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Still one of the best….

     Posted on Thu ,22/12/2016 by candybowl

even when she’s not laugh out loud funny, she’s still so creative (and funny anyway)….

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