And to add insult to injury you were also in an amazing animation groove that you’ve now lost.
Black & White Kills
What I think is lost on a lot of people is that what they see to be little more than “dudebro toilet humor” is actually a nostalgic nod to the 80’s childhoods of the people creating many of today’s cartoons.
We grew up with MAD magazine, Garbage Pail Kids, and the over-the-top excesses of 80’s genre cinema. When you look at shows like Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, Uncle Grandpa, Regular Show, Adventure Time, and Gravity Falls, and say things like:
"What are the creators smoking??”
You’re forgetting that they grew up during one of the most pop-culture-saturated, outrageous periods in American history. Not only was there political turmoil, but creators of all mediums were pushing their boundaries to see just what they could get past the censor boards. Nickelodeon was in its infancy, still airing programs like You Can’t Do That on Television, which first established the network’s long-running association with green slime. Cartoons from the 80’s were often surreal and outlandish, while music branched out in numerous directions, and fashion gorged itself on neon colors, taffeta, and an overabundance of large, tacky jewelry.
So, before you try to diminish the value of a show, try to consider the roots from which it grew. What’s “stupid and gross” to you might bring back fond memories of childhood to someone else.
Wildlife photographer Dale Morris created this multiple exposure photo of a lemur scampering across the ground in Madagascar, Africa Picture: Dale Morris / Barcroft Media
that is some fantastic animation reference right there
1968 Volvo P1800 ES Rocket (Frua)
These people think all animated movies are by Disney… Sigh…
yup. but luckily i have the next 2 days off.