Things We Saw Today: Neil Gaiman Gifts Us With Good Omens Series Pictures and a Lot of Terry Pratchett Emotions
Author Neil Gaiman shared pictures from the upcoming Good Omens BBC/Amazon miniseries and also paid homage to his co-author, the late, great word wizard Terry Pratchett.Read More
If Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and South Park have always been better than almost anyone in the business at exactly one thing, it’s preventative self-defense. So it was with an ever-optimistic sense of “maybe they’re building to something I just don’t see yet” that I watched as the show’s most recent season play out with something feeling consistently … “off.” The characters, the creators (speaking through them), the philosophy, and the voice of the show suddenly sound so very old.Read More
I can't wait to be New Kid.
It's been delayed, but March 4th is quickly approaching and it looks like South Park: The Stick of Truth is actually coming out for real this time you guys. The developers have said they want the game to feel like watching an episode of South Park, and from this footage that's exactly what it looks like.Read More
We got an early look at South Park: The Stick of Truth at this year's New York Comic Con and we were looking forward to its December release, but that's no longer happening. The game's been delayed until 2014, but it's not all bad news. The new seven-minute "Giggling Donkey" gameplay trailer is pretty great.Read More
On whose authorituh was this allowed to happen?
Anyone who's seen the documentary Six Days to Air can tell you that South Park's development schedule is notoriously tight; they often deliver episodes at the very last minute to keep them as current as possible. After 17 seasons it finally backfired on them for the first time, and last night's planned episode had to be postponed.Read More
old gods do new jobs
Things We Saw Today
A blogger running a site called Shakesyear, where he blogs about reading every single work of Shakespeare and the book he's writing about it, seems to have come across a possible turn towards toilet humor. While the Bard was not shy about making sexual humor, was there evidence that he resorted to a fart joke? He might have -- in Hamlet. Yes, "the" Hamlet:
POLONIUS: The actors are come hither, my lord. HAMLET: Buzz, buzz. POLONIUS: Upon mine honour -- HAMLET: Then came each actor on his ass. Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii, lines 388–391Is "Buzz, buzz" an Elizabethan raspberry sound? Immediately preceding a line about someone's "ass"? Let's explore this, shall we? Read More
Things We Saw Today
We called it: Though it's a few months after Inceptionmania swept the Internet and our personal lives, the Inception TV plot is now a thing, as we saw on last night's episode of South Park. Come for the South Park-style Cobb, Arthur, Yusuf, et al.: Stay for the randomly beatboxed Hans Zimmer Inception theme.Read More
You know that old South Park gag about how people who are really good at Guitar Hero tend not to be any good at playing actual guitars, and vice versa? Well, the latest confirmed changes in Rock Band 3 indicate that the game is moving closer and closer to a test of the sort of competence that we associate with real-world musicians. While you'll still be able to noodle away on your five-button guitar and hear Megadeth or Rush songs blasting from your screen in all their glory, the two new instrument additions are a good deal more complicated: A 22-button MIDI keyboard, and a 102-button fully functional guitar for "Rock Band Pro" mode.Read More
In response to the controversy over the most recent South Park episode, #201 -- in which Comedy Central heavily censored the content of the episode that screened on-air and refused to broadcast it online due to death threats South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone received over their depiction of Muhammed in a bear suit -- Bart's chalkboard read "South Park - We'd Stand Beside You If We Weren't So Scared."
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