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Oh hey also: look who made an appearance over at The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob! I can neither confirm nor deny that it is Mr. Science.
Mr. Science will be back with another science question on Science Friday! Be sure to tune in!
CALLBACKS: Anime: The Mainstreamening
I’ve never seen Welcome to the N.H.K., but honestly it sounds like anime deconstructing its own fanbase.
Tune in tomorrow for an extra-special comic concluding this stupid anime thread! Those of you who were hoping for a punchline in this comic may turn your attention to the second panel.
Be sure to check the blog from time to time! Sometimes I post stuff like this.
Matt Talamini may be distinguished from me by his tallness, nose, dirty blond hair, and lack of Giga Sideburns.
Get a Santa Howard shirt for the holidays! Get one with a custom personalized message for all your friends! Get two custom shirts so they won’t have to share!
You know I love My Little Pony: Frienship is Magic, but on more than one occasion Twilight’s been the butt of a joke about her overattention to detail. In Season 2, you could count on just about any Twilight-centered episode to exaggerate her bookishness to Straw-Vulcan proportions (“Lesson Zero” or “It’s About Time”), showing an overblown obsession with thoroughness that no sane person would ever exhibit. In “Lesson Zero,” she attempts to manufacture problems just to be able to solve them! Maybe I’m oversensitive to these things as an intellectual myself, and to their credit, the writers gave her a few opportunities to put her practical intellect to work, such as when she took Pinkie Pie to mystery-solving school “MMMystery on the Friendship Express.”
This is how we express our love at Sketch Comedy: by talking smack about the things we enjoy. In kindergarten we threw rocks at girls we liked.
What did you think of Season 2 as a whole? Did you enjoy the finale? If you’re Dwight, could you even care less?
This comic features Dwight Knoll of DwightK.com! The “K” is not silent. It also features Rene Descartes, of philosophy, and algebra.
Okay, I promise that’s the last of the football comics. At least until the actual season starts.
CALLBACKS: Hot Tub Nostalgia Machine
The story thus far: Rebecca Black’s parents hired vanity recording label ARK Music Factory to produce a song and accompanying music video for her. When Black posted her song on Youtube, the infectiously insipid track “Friday” catapulted her to internet infamy. After suffering through internet insults, receiving death threats, making a guest appearance in a Katy Perry music video, and attending various entertainment industry events, Rebecca Black is poised to release a new song on July 18th, titled “My Moment.” The topic of the song? Her rise to fame as a result of “Friday.” We are not making this up.
If you haven’t heard the song yourself, it’s available via iTunes (and not too hard to find with Google either), but be forewarned that its lyrics are profoundly banal and it’s a bit of an earworm. Lyrics such as “Yesterday was Thursday… / Tomorrow is Saturday / And Sunday comes afterwards” are not going to break any ground with their depth, but they are a vast repository of of comedic potential. UK-based Youtube Comedy Duo Cup of Team has created not only this video analyzing the lyrics to “Friday”, but also has analyzed the lyrics of other lesser-known tracks produced by ARK Music Factory. Their analyses are as trenchant as they are hilarious.
What’s most impressive to me, however, is Rebecca Black’s self-parody, posted on Funny or Die. With tongue in cheek, she probes the levels of significance in her song, analyzing its political and socio-economic messages and how it speaks to the human condition. There are a number of Rebecca Black humor videos on Funny or Die (the site was even rechristened “Friday or Die” for an April Fools Day gag), but in my estimation this one tops them all.
Enjoy the comedy, and I’ll be back with a new hit comic on Thursday.