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Samurai Jack

Foolish Samurai Warrior

Power Puff Girls, Dexter’s Lab, Samurai Jack, Johnny Bravo Comics to Surf Wave of ’90s Baby Nostalgia

It’s a glorious age for 20-30 somethings: the moment that the culture starts to realize that it’s not just your adult tastes that it can cater to, but the tastes that you left behind in childhood and might wish to return to. IDW Comics, they of the absurdly best selling My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic have caught a taste of that nostalgia (okay, so the selling power of that comic can’t be placed solely at the feet of nostalgia) and they want more of that sweet, (bitter)sweet memory money.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Batman and Catwoman Star in Ghost

This is how Marco D’Alfonso wished DC Women Kicking Ass a happy birthday yesterday, and we had to show you. This picture alone is better than the Broadway musical will ever be, and won’t someone please make an animated fan film out of this? Without Batman dying? (via Geek Trooper)

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Essay

The Fall of Cartoon Network

Have you noticed anything different about the programming on Cartoon Network? How about the fact that there’s a dramatic decrease in actual good, quality cartoons?

Before we get right down to the problem, I would like you to jump into my time machine, back to 1994 when Cartoon Network Studios was born. I’m not going to bore you with too many details, but what made Cartoon Network so great was its original programming — overseen by the president of the network, Jim Samples. The What-A-Cartoon! Show premiered in 1995 and showcased a slew of new cartoon ideas, many of which eventually got their own series including Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, The Powerpuff Girls, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and so on.

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Buckle Buckle Swash Swash

If You Give A Robot A Lightsaber, He’s Probably Going to Want a Partner To Spar With

Okay, so I’ve seen faster more passionate duels out of seven year olds with cardboard tubes making their own sound effects, and these guys don’t even have eyes to worry about poking out. And you know that when you give robots swords, it’s only a matter of time before Samurai Jack shows up and gets oil everywhere.

But you know what? Rock on, lightsaber fighting robot arms. You’re still cooler than movie!General Grievous.

Foolish Samurai Warrior

Samurai Jack IRL

Well, maybe not exactly “Samurai Jack IRL.”  But if they ever made a theatrical production of the hit Cartoon Network show, it could do worse than to look like this.

The performer, Taichi Saotome, is an actor of classical Japanese theater, and has made a name for himself playing the roles of women and bishonen (young, graceful, attractive men).  You don’t need to know that to enjoy the video, but I thought it was super interesting, so I subjected you to it.

(via Neatorama.)