:: First of all...well, I can't even come up with a lead-in to do this personal ad (I assume from Craigslist) justice.
(Seen on Tumblr).
:: If you were cognizant of reality during the 1980s and early 1990s, you recall Gary Larson's comic strip The Far Side. Which wasn't even really a 'strip' per se, since it was almost always a single panel of surreal, occasionally twisted, and sporadically incomprehensible humor. Well, apparently in 1994 there was actually an animated Far Side teevee special that aired a single time, not to be seen again except on a DVD that was markedly different from the broadcast version. I had no idea that the show existed until last night, when I saw it mentioned on MeFi. Details, with links to actually download the thing, here. I haven't watched it yet. You bet I will, though!
:: The other night on Twitter, one trending topic was "Rejected Peanuts Specials". Here are a few that I thought were pretty funny:
You're a horcrux, Charlie Brown
It's the Great Depression, Charlie Brown
Republicans fired your teacher, Charlie Brown
Snoopy Didin't Really Go To Live On A Farm, Charlie Brown
The World Is Run By Jews, Charlie Brown
And so we beat on, boats against the current borne ceaselessly back into the past, Charlie Brown
They're Burning a Cross On Franklin's Lawn Again, Charlie Brown
It's an Intervention, Charlie Brown
Your Teacher's Voice is Going to Keep Sounding Like a Muted Trumpet Until You Quit the Shrooms, Charlie Brown
The Difference in Size Between Your Enormous Head and Tiny Body Will Lead to Orthopaedic Problems, Charlie Brown
It's A Good Thing You Never Grow Up Because Corporations Gutted Our Economy and Left Us Jobless, Charlie Brown
Are You There, God? It's Me, Charlie Brown
It's Chinatown, Charlie Brown
Put the Lotion in the Basket, Charlie Brown
And of course, I had to submit a few of my own....
Meet Scott Norwood, Charlie Brown!
Blood Spatter and GSR at the Van Pelts' -- CSI: Charlie Brown
Here's Your Red Shirt, Ensign Brown! A Peanuts/Star Trek Crossover
I like the CSI: Charlie Brown notion, personally...I can totally see David Caruso in that.
"Quite the murder scene, Horatio."
"Yes, Frank. Six victims. All children with enormous heads. One of them, a girl, holding a football."
"Look at these little footprints all over. Almost like a little bird was flitting around the crime scene."
"Could be, Eric. And the bodies seem to have been riddled with...ammunition from a World War I biplane. Hey Calleigh? Take this green blanket down to the lab. There might be DNA on that."
"Sure, Horatio. I can't believe this crime scene. Do you think the killer is somewhere nearby?"
"I do, and when we find him, he's gonna say, [puts on sunglasses] 'Good Grief'."
[Smash cut to ROGER DALTREY SCREAM and opening credits]
More next week!