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The Human Show

In much the same spirit as Too Many Cooks, The Human Show takes a warm, fuzzy childhood trope and turns it into a walking nightmare. Congratulations are in order for Sethward Allison, and the other talented LA-area improvisors and clown-folk who assembled this skin-toned abomination.

Too Many Cooks – A Tour De Force of 80s Sitcom Surrealism

Casper Kelly is the Salvador Dali of uncomfortably long 80s trope-fests.  His masterwork, Too Many Cooks, is a sewn together series of shorts that aired on stoner cartoon haven, Adult Swim.  The video’s references are vast, covering the gamut from Family Matters, The Brady Bunch, Married with Children, Step By Step, Law & Order, Battlestar Galactica, Roseanne, The Cosby Show, Thundercats and GI Joe.  The video is haunted by a serial killer who, as some reviewers have noted, bears a resemblance to Slavoj Zizek.  I will say no more, and simply allow Too Many Cooks to mindworm its way into your brain and lay eggs deep in your subconscious.

 

Cultural Capitalism

Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizzek argues here that acts of charity within corrupted capitalist societies do nothing but perpetuate harmful economic systems. Only the allowance of unabashed cruelty can accelerate the demise of such systems.

Civilization

You blew it all up, you damned dirty buffalo!

First

As efficient and functional as one can be alone, sometimes you just need someone else’s help to break through.

Paper Cutout Ultra-Violence

Tremendous old school South Park-style samurai epic.

She Loves You, Mep, Mep, Mep (Mep Report #126)

Give a Man a Quarter and He Can Play One Game, Teach Him to Write in Basic and He Can Feed a Village (Really), They Don’t Make Video Games the Way They Used To (and Get Off My Lawn!), Russ Can’t Help Falling In Love…Again…, Is This the Text That Launched a Thousand Ships?, How Rabbits From Certain Places Can Help You Recover Your Voice, How Many Meppers Does It Take to Get One Mepper a Date, Angry Pictures are Angry, and Chemistry = Not Fat.

Download Mep Report #126

 

Das Pop: The Game

I’m going to award an early Emu Peck of the Week to this righteous AMV that seems to draw its coloring and alienness from the 1981 classic Heavy Metal. It hits me directly in the center of my sci-fi erogenous zone.

Das Pop: The Game from Big Active on Vimeo.

Three Big Pigs

Watch closely. This is the only Mep reference you’re likely to see to the Angry Birds smartphone gaming phenomenon. It’s so artfully done, though, that I can’t deny it entry.

Role Playas

Fridays have more of a typical significance these days, in the life of this Mepper. That being the case, this animated piece screams Mep Friday, despite the fact that I uninstalled World of Warcraft last night. Oh noes, the Alliance is doomed!