They do great videogame comics, don't get me wrong, but their tangents are funnier than most proper lines of artistry in any given field.
I think ranking comics is a bit gauche, especially since my brother and I are learning and trying to be funnier and funnier with ours, but I will say there probably aren't more brilliant online comics out there in terms of funny than White Ninja and Perry Bible Fellowship.
You know it's slow summer going for a TV columnist when they have to rehash a season of Desperate Housewives that ended almost two months ago. Maybe you should have saved this for a second-season DVD review, dude.
As you probably already know, in monkey cultures, poo is a rich, deep, brown vein of humor, going back to the Vaudeville-like days of the Shitlin' Circuit, when impoverished monkeys went on the road supporting themselves by performing in human-face for, literally, peanuts. Said peanuts went right back in, digestively, as materials for props in their shows.
It's been a tumultuous time in Mexico this year. Our neighbor to the south (which many run toward inadvertently by consuming fast-food burritos and tacos) had a presidential election, which it has once every six years. Because of the language barrier and because Americans barely care about their own presidential election, it's not easy to make sense of the event. But I'm going to share my recently acquired knowledge of the election with my online friends, many of whom are big honkeys.
Here is everything you need to know about the Mexico election.
Who won: The winner of the election, as decided on July 2 (sorta) is Felipe "Phil" Calderón, a conservative who looks so stiff in press photos that children often try to pick him up and use him to whack piñatas in his native country. Calderón is from the party "PAN," National Action Party, which in Spanish forms a reverse-acronym that blows translators away. PAN's primary platform is the promise that, if elected, Calderón will personally deliver a loaf of bread and a butterknife with which to slice it, to every family in the country. Of course, very few citizens believe it.
Who lost: Calderón won the election against leftist firebrand Andres Manuel "Andy" Chuy Espinoza Martinez Alfonzo "El Pirrú" Cabeza de Vaca López Obrador, whose name necesitated the introduction of a whole new balloting system, which, ironically, may have cost him the decimal point he might have needed to win the presidency. Shortly after the election, AMLO, as his supporters call him to avoid asphyxiation, called "Do over!" and asked that the votes be recounted based on his accusation that there were massive irregularities and fraud. AMLO, the former mayor of Mexico City, called for a rally in the capital of his supporters and 100,000 people showed up, which sounds like a lot until you learn that 42 million people voted in the election. In a stunning move, AMLO showed a video purporting to be a smoking gun of the fraud. When he popped in the DVD, though, it was License to Drive starring Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. Most disappointly, the film had not been dubbed or subtitled into Spanish, leaving election official confused and angry.
Who really lost: Mexico's current ruling party, PRI (pronounced "Pri"), which translates into "the party that came before" got so few votes that sympathetic voters added to their to-do list a self promise to send PRI at least a little Valentine's Day card next year or something because, damn, they really lost.
What happens now: AMLO shows no signs of giving up the fight to win the narrowly contested presidency even as his own party, PRD (Party of the Raging Donkey) seems to have accepted defeat. Many expect that the bad feelings and legal contests against the results will drag on for months while speculation rages over who should really be the president. Americans can chuckle and sigh, secure in the knowledge that something so silly and fucked up would ever happen in their country.
I don't know if it's because most of our shows are in summer reruns and the TiVo is empyting out at a rapid pace, but we sat and watched all 11 minutes of this crazy-ass video of cats trying to carry off progressively larger fish.
At one point, we wondered why the cats would always run into the woods with their fish. The answer, of course, is that it tastes better over there. (Via Cute Overload.)