Posts Tagged ‘philosophy’
Of course, the real Descartes would not have his worldview threatened in the least by the existence of a robot, nor would he entertain Aristotle’s view of souls for even a minute, but sometimes we must make sacrifices for the sake of the joke.
CALLBACKS: Contract Negotiations
We can no longer guarantee holiday delivery for Santa Howard shirts, but they’ll still be available through December 25th. Get one now and give it to a friend for the Fourth of July!
We’ve also got some other sweet holiday deals in the Sketch Comedy Store, so swing by and have a look around.
Matt Talamini may be distinguished from me by his tallness, nose, dirty blond hair, and lack of Giga Sideburns.
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RELEVANT READING: the review in question
To be fair, Plugged In is generally pretty good about this. Since making the jump to an online-only publication, they’ve actually gotten better: if, in the reviewer’s estimation, a movie delves unnecessarily into harsh content in order to say something profound about the human condition, or if a flick is suitable for all audiences only by virtue of its unredeemably insipid childishness, they’ll call it like they see it; even when I disagree with them, they generally give me an informative, multi-dimensional rundown and some points to consider. I was a little hesitant to go through with this strip, due to the risk that James’ views might be mistaken for my own by those readers who do not read the notes for the strip (unlike you, you savvy Sketch Comedy reader you!). But then I posted it.
Coming from that vantage point, I of course found their review of “Good Time” so anomalous. Reviewer Adam Holz ends with the observation that the song is “a whole lot better than what we usually hear on the radio these days,” and it’s baffling to me that the tenor of his rundown would be so positive. But enough wall of text! Let’s end with a boldfaced question, as is the custom of numerous bloggers:
Can aesthetics and morality operate independently of each other in a single work? What do you think of “Good Time?”
CALLBACKS: Big O Parody Week: Showtime
No Big O Parody Week would be complete without poking fun at the bizarre philosophical conceits found in the series. For all the fun, slam-bang mecha action and noir intrigue, it’s still got that anime tendency to turn into a total mishmash of incomprehensible plot twists and weird symbolism. The final two episodes really make you feel sympathy for the characters–robbed of their memories and living in a city that makes no sense whatsoever.
The original artwork for this strip is available for purchase in the Sketch Comedy Store.
Intellectual property is intellectual theft! Okay, not really.
I’ve been invited to exhibit at Envision Skate Collective’s upcoming slalom race for charity! If you’ll be at the race, stop by my table and say hey; after all, nothing goes together quite like skateboarding and webcomics.
Here are some alternate endings to Friday’s comic, in which the Mall Information Attendant can give as good as she gets.
I’ve got a guest strip up today at LukeSurl.com! And it’s in color!
Luke Surl is an exceptionally clever cartoonist, and his comics feature fun and witty standalone gags. You should read his stuff!