Where All The Yellow Women At?

Hello Blog-Peruser,

I’ve written this for a spiffing on-line magazine called Standard Issue. Lots of my favorite comics write for it and I’m super pleased with myself that they’ve published some of my writing.

In this particular essay, I wonder why cartoons are such a sausage party.  I hope you like it.

Animation Representation

Talk Soon,

Kate

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British Periodicals

There are some terrible tabloids and periodicals here in the UK. I don’t know why that surprised me.  I guess, like a lot of Americans, I just assumed that everyone here was super fancy and that there wouldn’t be any dum-dums.  But, that was wrong of me.

Here’s my impression of pretty much every magazine in our reception area at work.

Innit

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Bumford & Rons

Had some fun with Photoshop today.

I don’t HATE Mumford & Sons. Sure, I think they are a bit sucky…but this isn’t a blood feud. I just think bums are funny and Ron Weasley is also amusing.

Mumford and Sons

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I Believe I Can Fly

Memes. Oh how I love you so.  You take a clever idea and then make it better and better (and then eventually boring and worse).

A new take on the motivational poster is all over the show. Lots of people are taking the quotes of famous film or television characters and inserting them into the inspiring, typically office-bound, prints.  I’ve seen all sorts…Karen from WILL & GRACE, Jenna from 30 ROCK, Malcolm from THE THICK OF IT, etc…

It’s cute.  But once you get the joke, you get it.

Or DO you?

Let’s see what Clarence J. Boddicker has to say about that.

Poster 1

Poster 1

Poster 2

Poster 2

Poster 3

Poster 3

Poster 4

Poster 4

I hope these have inspired you. Contribute your own in the comments.  And have a great day.

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Campaign Surfing

The elections are coming up here in Great Britain and, as it is with most countries, there are parties who represent every shade of the political spectrum.

Some of the more conservative outfits are using Immigration as a wedge issue and engaging in some successful fear-mongering.

Hitting back at this campaign of misinformation, Movement Against Xenophobia has unleashed a promotional campaign which features a variety of immigrants who contribute in essential ways to like in the UK.

Here is the website: http://www.noxenophobia.org/

The posters they’ve created, I think, are effective. Here’s a sampling:

1 of 2

1 of 2

2 of 2

2 of 2

Anyway, I thought I’d use this new progressive meme to help further my own selfish aims.  So, I’ve done my own. I hope you like it and think I’m super clever and good at Photo Shop

Please To Have All The Gigs?.

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Dinner Attire.

Had Sunday off.  Put onesie on.  Wife cooked brilliant meal.  Didn’t change for the table.

I’m so lucky, you guys.

Dress code.

Dress code.

* Farmed sea bass withhomemade  puttanesca sauce, chipped potatoes, salad and a nice chenin blanc.  Soon, back to playing Far Cry 4.  I love Sundays.

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Is Nothing Sacred?

We’ve all heard the complaints about be-quiffed British crooner Sam Smith’s dirge of a song “Stay With Me” more or less directly ripping off American folk-rock scarecrow Tom Petty’s terrible ode to perseverence”I Won’t Back Down”.

Here’s the video proof:

AV Club

But, the other day, I was eating a bowl of Golden Grahams and noticed even MORE intellectual theft. Check out the similarities between these two tracks:

And…

You can hear it now, can’t you?  I’m youurrr Jean Grey toooniiiight.  Argh, sentinels!

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