In light of recent news, let us set aside our silly podcasts and Ninja Turtle appraisal and take a moment to celebrate the human spirit. Let’s not delude ourselves with nihilistic doomsday predictions, humanity: we are pretty darn-tootin’ great.
And for only $10.99, this greatness can be yours to cherish forever! From the Earth to the Moon, Tom Hanks’ brilliant 12-part love letter to the Apollo missions, is now sickeningly cheap on Amazon.com. If you’ve ever found yourself staring wistfully at the full moon, marvelling, as the honking drivers behind you shout “GREEN LIGHT, MORON”, that our little species could get so far, you owe it to yourself to watch this uplifting, heartbreaking and occasionally hilarious series. My friends assure me it is officially on the list of Pop-Culture Moments In Which A Grown Man Is Permitted To Cry, right between The Time Traveller’s Wife and the ending of Terminator 2.
We now return to our regularly scheduled discussion topic: donatello from tmnt or the professor from honey i shrunk the kids who is the better mechanic???Please leave your replies below.
Neil, Buzz, Michael, if any of you choose to celebrate your accomplishment with a quiet night indoors reading an obscure Australian/Canadian comedy page: we salute you.
Against all reason, many readers (myself included) still appear to hold a soft spot for the crude animations that kicked off the website back at the turn of the century. Today we revisit that world in five frames per second with The Last Huzzah. It’s the season finale – dare I say, the swan song – of The Rubber Chicken’s GIF Jamboree, and I assure you we are barring no holds.
Few bands (some would say none at all) have made as big a contribution to the music scene as Popular Musical Group *NSYNC. With a distinguished song library spanning Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), Like a Rolling Stone and the theme from Murder, She Wrote, the group is nothing short of a heaven-sent treasure to the undeserving mortal realm.
Unfortuantely, this burdens any *NSYNC merchandise with a lot to live up to. Can this tie-in PC game, with its promises of “five funny games”, “EXCLUSVIE! voice and video clips” and the chance to “learn the secrets of the boys”, do justice to the *NSYNC legacy? As a member of the twentysomething male target demographic, I vowed to find out. Continue Reading »
JJ McCullough‘s political webcomic Filibuster Cartoons (which is well-regarded as an informed and humorous source of conservative commentary) requested a guest strip from his friend Scott McQuaig, artist for The Rubber Chicken (which is… not).
The following scathing satire ensued.