Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"INTERLUDE" with WTF? Mouse & Duck



18 comments:

david gemmill said...

hahhhhahahaahaha. i complain about those types of people all the time. i'm glad i'm not the only one. awesome drawings!

Hacky Crapper said...

I'm completely with you on this one.
I luuuuuvs my Grishams!

Amir Avni said...

That's great! Good observations of character types and their perceptions. I also like the one where they talk about "Transformers", subtle and really effective satire.

Uncle Phil said...

I'm 2.5 of those... I guess that's not toooo bad

Rich T. said...

Actually, they're not so bad: They're the people who take their children and grandchildren to see Disney films.

Personally, I don't read Grisham or watch 24, but the next Potter movie's gonna kick eight kinds of butt! :)

chrisallison said...

HAHAHAHAHHAA great gag! I'm with you and David. That duck's tooth and design are AWESOME. Please animate him walking. Please please please!

Rick Roberts said...

LOL ! Car Talk ! Eh, they're harmless compared to Rush Limbaugh.

Austin "oppo" Papageorge said...

So I take it you didn't watch the Click and Clack show?

Wasn't too good really. You'd think with a team of Tom Sito, Bill Kroyer, Tom Minton, and Floyd Norman, it would have been better.

Oh well...

Will Finn said...

Car Talk is indeed harmless, (all these things are) but i am a little tired of people presuming i love it because i like humor. More power to 'em but it's a whistle i just don't hear. i'm usually off giggling at something written 50 to 120 years ago, which i can imagine most people would find pathetic.

Jorge Garrido said...

Hahaha, it's so true. Those people suck.

Will Finn said...

I don't try to be contrary but the list of Things Generally Enjoyable to Normal People Which I am Immune To is very long indeed. Nearly as long is the list of Things I Adore Which Normal People Find Odd, Boring or Stupid.

On a similar note: I may be the only person I know who hates pickles. Everyone else seems to love them and there is never a shortage of them around for me to try to ignore or refuse. I have certainly learned that no one who works in the food service industry believes you don't really want one, no matter how many times you ask them to leave it out of things they would normally include pickles in. I got used to peeling them off hamburgers easily enough but the 'side' pickle is more daunting--it's always huge and dripping with pickle juice to spread all over the bread of whatever decent sandwich you ask for. And there you are, with a container mainly reeking of vinegar and a useless beleaguered sandwich inside.

I have such a hard life.

Rick Roberts said...

"I may be the only person I know who hates pickles."

Ever had those pickles that taste like sea water ? I swear to god, it's like the cucumbers were pickled right in sea water. This Diner down to street from me serves them. Yeah, I am really bored. :P

Tim said...

I hate pickles, too.

Pete Emslie said...

I too can relate to your WTF Mouse, as I generally don't like anything that passes for contemporary entertainment. Sadly, I've held this view for about the last 25 to 30 years! Though I didn't arrive on planet earth until 1960, my taste in music has always run from about 1950 through the 60s, fading out gradually throughout the 70s; TV shows from 1960 through the early 80s; and movies maybe on a wider spectrum, but there's not much I rush out to see on the big screen anymore.

Will, I'll wager you're probably a big TCM fan like me, right? I could watch classic movies all the time and never get tired of them. I love the melodramatic acting, the lush Technicolour (or dramatically lit B & W), the artful cinematography, and the memorable music scores of the past. Today's films are so hell bent on "realistic" acting and a drab look, almost devoid of actual colour. Contemporary comedies are largely witless and unsophisticated, and my beloved musicals are almost nonexistent, leaving only mediocre pop/rock pretenders in their wake. And don't even get me started on today's TV shows... (grumble, grumble...)

Rick Roberts said...

I am 21 years old and I feel like I am 45. I don't relate to "youth", I honestly never did. I hate teen comedies, I hate all the alledged "music" channels on cable, I hate alot of modern "anime" and cartoons, and I really don't play many new video games.

I want to get into the last one a little bit. The reason why I don't like modern games that much is because they have become so tedious and boring I can't understand why anyone would spend anymore then 30 minutes a day on them. It's actually like Pete's complaint for so much "realistic" acting in films, I really hate these "realistic games". They have too many realistic physics. I could barely finish level 1 of these new Metal Gear games because I always had to be stealthy and crap, it was SO BORING. Resident Evil again, just plain boring. IMO, games should be straight forward with a serious challenge along the way.cAnd forget about the collection of all these stupid items that alot of these platformers do, the backtracking is just, ugh. Okay, rant over. ;)

Will Finn said...

Tim thanks. i feel less alone now, although when i re-read my pickle rant i am depressed to realize it sounds like and old Andy Rooney piece...

Pete, to be honest although i was once an avid TV watcher now i literally never watch actual television at all. I love Netflix tho and mostly see dvds on my computer, usually while working on something. as much as i like my old favorites i am always on the prowl for something new and wonderful. last year most of the things i'd put in that category were semi-recent documentaries. One on Charles Bukowski (BORN INTO THIS) and several by Adam Curtis.

Rick unfortunately i don't know enough about games to fully understand but in general i think most entertainment has become too literal and not as imaginative as it could be....

Rick Roberts said...

Will: Yes that is exactly what I mean. I think the problem lies with the fact that people have become so dull. They don't want to expand their minds and I don't just mean entertainment wise. I think the best thing one could do improve one's art to expand one's point of view of life. When you do that, your potential is limitless.

Jorge Garrido said...

You know what's REALLY incredible? Is that people who have NO idea what is going on in pop culture or what is popular or trendy USUALLY think they do. I've never met a 30 year old who didn't think they were hip to what was popular, but they think what is popular is stuff they liked when they were 18 and so, and they usually assume other people like it too.

Another weird thing is how quickly you lose touch with pop culture when you leave high school. I'm been done with school for only two years now, and I'm already completely ignortant with what people like nowadays. When I was in high school, for example, the most popular show was "The OC" and now the most popular show is "The Hills," which I had never heard of until a few months ago. I used to watch the awards shows and knew every name, now I don't recognize anyone anymore.

I know I don't know what the hell is popular in mainstream anymore, and I kind of don't give a damn, but I do know enough to know that nobody else my age does anymore either. Yet people love to delude themselves into thinking they do and that they're hip, hip enough to listen to Papa Roach (which is a band that was popular in 2001.)

Of course, the exact opposite of this is the worst human beings in existence, those cultural and economic leeches, the HIPSTERS. People like us, Will, who like old culture and the classic period, are stuck between being hipsters and being mainstream. It sucks being caught in the middle.