The Destruction of Neo-Tokyo,Akira (アキラ)
By Andy Khouri
One of the coolest traditions in American television animation is of course the Simpsons “couch gag,” whereby Matt Groening’s famous family of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie perform some sort of skit before properly settling in to watch the names of their show’s creators appear on television. Over the years the gags have developed from something amusing but relatively mundane to hugely ambitious productions that sometimes eclipse the very episodes they’re intended to introduce.
Guest directors push the envelope further, with some including filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, street artist Banksy, and legendary animators Bill Plympton and John Kricfalusi, who create what amount to animated cover versions in their own idiosyncratic styles. It’s a glorious thing to behold.
This week, The Simpsons adds another auspicious guest director to its list of achievements with this latest couch gag by French animator Sylvain Chomet, the Academy Award-winning director of The Triplets of Belleville.
this year in Vancouver they painted rainbow crosswalks for PRIDE, turns out the city loved them so much they are keeping them permanently!
I found out about this and thought it was so cool I had to upload a picture
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correct me if im wrong but is that a straight couple walking on it?? like… u could have gotten an LGBTQ+ couple for the photo………. if im wrong correct me like i said but
Any fucking sexuality can walk on it does it matter who was on the camera at the time?
Things I did not know, but should.
This is a post that might save a life.
My mom worked for 25 years as an ER nurse and is convinced that a lot of women die simply because folks only know heart attack symptoms that occur in males.
it’s funny when people think high school students take things seriously because this is what we do
WHY IS THIS A THING
my friend did this last year and the principle saw him but instead of yelling at him he actually just laughed
THIS IS FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE. I did it and i got floor burns on my side and I could never make it…
Can you imagine someone casting their first successful corporeal Patronus, but it comes out enormous and unidentifiable and it just keeps emerging out of their wand… everyone turns to watch, confused and concerned, and the caster just stares blankly at the Patronus until some nerd recognizes the shape and shouts, “Good lord, it’s a Blue Whale!”