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Old September 26 2013, 06:37 PM   #61
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so this is kinda a variation on the theme

but years ago I was watching the old Arsenio Hall show and he told one of the audience members to shut the f*** up. I could never watch the show again. I tried to watch his new show and still can't do it.
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Old September 26 2013, 07:13 PM   #62
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How can anybody not love Zoidberg? Poor Zoidberg.
I love Zoidberg.
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Old September 26 2013, 08:17 PM   #63
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I get the impression that cartoon styles get uglier and uglier. You don't get anything near the quality of old Disney or Looney Tunes cartoons. Modern cartoons look just nasty.

I think there was a Family Guy episode where they actually get into a Disney style universe. And all I could think of was how much better the drawings looked.
Yes, it does seem like the newer animation isn't as visually appealing. But then again, Futurama (aside from the previously mentioned icky Zoidberg!) is very lovely to look at.

I think The Simpson's does a great job of portraying unattractive things is a way that isn't visually repulsive. For example, you get the idea that Homer or Moe are not attractive guys, but the animation itself is still nice, doesn't make you want to look away.
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Old September 26 2013, 08:34 PM   #64
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Dear world: Enough with the cartoons and super heroes.

That is all.
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Old September 26 2013, 10:31 PM   #65
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Eh?

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I get the impression that cartoon styles get uglier and uglier. You don't get anything near the quality of old Disney or Looney Tunes cartoons. Modern cartoons look just nasty.
Nonsense. Look at the Avatar:TLA or The Legend of Korra, look at Young Justice, just try and tell me modern animation is "nasty."

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Old September 26 2013, 10:56 PM   #66
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How can anybody not love Zoidberg? Poor Zoidberg.
I love Zoidberg.
This. Love Zoidberg
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Old September 27 2013, 01:15 AM   #67
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Old September 27 2013, 02:26 AM   #68
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Nonsense. Look at the Avatar:TLA or The Legend of Korra, look at Young Justice, just try and tell me modern animation is "nasty."
I think they're talking about comedic cartoons, though.
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Old September 29 2013, 09:03 PM   #69
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I think Phineas & Ferb is a great example of very attractive modern-day animation.

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I don't mind strong green filters/color schemes at times, but even if Superman Returns weren't such a blah movie, I think I'd have trouble watching it again on looks alone. I guess Singer was going for some sort of classic feel on top of the sets, costumes, and general production design, but the result is downright garish. And while I haven't seen the full fan edit itself, this color-corrected preview by one Booshman is a huge improvement over the official film.
You've got a point there. I really like Superman Returns but I admit that the visuals are sometimes a bit too dingy for my tastes. I suspect some of that had something to do with Jon Peters. He'd always had problems with Superman's red & blue suit. Perhaps he was trying to downplay that as much as possible without actually changing the colors alltogether.

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Big Bang Theory seems too much to me like 'Geekdom from the perspective of non-geeks' for me to get into it. Like, they know the sort of thing geeks like but they have no real understanding of why they like it, not like Community or Chuck.
I will always agree with this. Leonard is by far the show's worst offender. Between the voice & the supremely godawful fashion sense, he's like a white Urkel.

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Have you ever seen Last Man Standing, this Depression-era crime drama starring Bruce Willis? Good God, I still remember how brown that movie was . . . .
Haha! It totally was. It's like they filmed it in a sand storm.
I really had the feeling the director wanted to shoot it in black and white, but the studio balked, so he went for drab instead.

I think it would look much better in black and white.
Didn't the same thing happen with Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow? I had a pretty hard time dealing with that movie's drab color palette.
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Old September 29 2013, 09:38 PM   #70
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Dear world: Enough with the cartoons and super heroes.

That is all.
But . . but you have super-babes as your avatar? I'm confused.
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Old September 29 2013, 10:03 PM   #71
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Has the pedophile gramps from Family Guy been mentioned? I just can't tolerate that character. Maybe it has something to do with his pedophilia.
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Old September 29 2013, 11:52 PM   #72
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Has the pedophile gramps from Family Guy been mentioned? I just can't tolerate that character. Maybe it has something to do with his pedophilia.
Stay away from tonight's episode then
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Old September 29 2013, 11:58 PM   #73
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I think the reason they get away with the pedophile gramps thing is that he's too frail to actually rape anyone, so while he's disgusting he's actually harmless.

But what Stewie has turned into bugs me more than that. It's like, they ran out of ideas for 'The evil overlord baby' angle and said 'Hey let's just make gay jokes with him'. And every time they go there I cringe.
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Old September 30 2013, 12:45 AM   #74
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Before the show got cancelled they were going to do an episode where Stewie comes out. Once they returned though they decided to just make him ambiguously gay instead.
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Old September 30 2013, 01:55 AM   #75
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When's he going to come out as terribly written?

He's 1, how's his sexuality relevant? Maybe if it were funny, at all, but it's just a bunch of weird uncomfortable grabbiness. Another Family Guy character who was funny in 1999 but turned into something monotonous and cheesy.
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