you please, please, shut the FUCK up already?
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?! Taunting Bush?
GODDAMNIT. They were comin' ANYWAY assholes. They've
been setting this up for YEARS. You were
ALWAYS Part 3 of this equation, but now even
I think you need to be taken out. You're making
this cartoon COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT. Because no
one is gonna disagree with us now. You can't have a
cartoon about how the Bush Administration is pullin'
the wool over everyone's eyes when everyone's says
"GO AHEAD! We'll HELP!"
please, please, please just shut up. I'm working so
goddamn hard on this. I'm already under enough
pressure thinking they're gonna bomb you before
I finish this, and the last thing I need is
the world to BACK us. Christ.
I mean really.
Goddamnit. I read that "Harm
last week and nearly shit myself. I honestly said
to myself as I read the first paragraph:
"Oh please, please just shut up already". I was
already borderline with this cartoon 'cause just as I
started workin' on it Iran came into the news. It
should've been out in December... but then this.
The timing of this
is really everything. If it hits the email of say,
"The Late Show with David Letterman" on the right
day... it's the counter to Leno premiering Jib-Jab's
stuff. If the nutjobs in Iran don't shut the hell
up...it's completely worthless and irrelevant. It's
the flip of a coin, and it's stressful as
Now in reality,
we're still a long ways away from bombing them. The
problem is, the process has started. The diplomatic
stuff (that Bush just haaaaaaaaaates) is under way, as
it should be, but we're making the descent up the
roller coaster (hmmm, can you make a descent UP?).
There's no way this ends peacefully...although
wouldn't that be ironic. A situation that
actually IS serious enough to warrant something
pre-emptive and we DON'T do it. LOL.
Riiiiiiiiight. Who am I kidding.
The only angle
I can really think of here is...why isn't Iran
allowed to pursue alternative fuels? Because we think
they maaaaaaaay be up to no good? Then again, if the
entire United Nations is saying: "WHOOOOOA"
there's good reason for that. It's hard to ignore the
UN as a concept. I know they've been involved in
scandals in the past, but on certain issues - it makes
sense to have a consensus of the GLOBE before taking
action. Which makes what we did with Iraq even more
heinous. I swear to you the Democrats are the
biggest pussies on the planet if they can't get an
impeachment based on what that man did to get us
there. It's mind blowing. We're approaching 2500
US dead for what again? The day we surpass the
9/11 death totals will be a big moment man. I don't
see how his approval ratings won't rival Nixon's high
Anyway, the video.
Whew, the video. It's hard guys. It's really, really
hard. I have google searched more images in the
past week than in my entire life. I have easily
put 40-50 hours into this already and so much of that
is just finding pictures and photoshopping them. Oddly
enough, finding the "hypnotist
produced some interesting results. By the way, most of
you will see nothing when you click that unless you
have "search safe" off. Then again, what
self-respecting American wants to censor their
searches? ;-) But really, you can't imagine how much
inadvertent porn I've came across. It's such a
weird phenomenon when you're not in "porn mode". It's
like flippin through a Sears Catalog and all the
sudden seeing some guy's dick. Google Search is
juuuuuuust like that. LOL.
things are definitely comin' along and
I have about double
what I had last time. I also
changed a lot of what I showed you
before, so that video is like an
"outtake". Heh. I've also got the opening
skit worked out, but not animated. It's
gonna be Bush playing a game of "Risk".
I'm sure you all can imagine. :-)... But
it just takes...HOURS. And I'm just not
"playing with a full deck" as it
I'm totally at the
mercy of what's available from internet search
engines. While that is a lot, and this would never be
possible without 'em, it's like finding a needle in a
hay stack. For example, go find a soldier hugging his
family, without showing their faces. Or, how 'bout a
guy in a grey suit with either hand being raised, but
with a resolution above 800x1000. Good times.
officially given up on changing the song to make it
easier to understand. I've re-mixed it so many
times...and the bottom line is - it sounds like the
beach boys right now. It's perfect. The second
I take voices away or change how it's mixed it
sounds like bad karaoke. So the video is gonna have to
provide the lyrics for people. I mean, when I say
"They've got the nukes you know it's true" - you see
I mean, shit.
What more can I do. I TRIIIIIED putting the
text on the screen during the verses but it's just too
goddamn busy. And also, I love the fact that no one
can catch all the little shit on first viewing. You
really gotta watch it multiple times. ALso please be
aware, that the final cartoon will be full screen
resolution, and the same audio quality as this
- I have to assume that with those two upgrades
in quality - people will be able to understand it all
As well, this
isn't Jib-Jab. This isn't mainstream. It isn't
bi-partisan, and will never have the type of "life"
that Jib-Jab's first cartoon did...which is fine by
me. You really can't have a bi-partisan song about
bombing Iran. The only comedic angle you can take, is
the one I'm taking. If it were an election cartoon, of
course - you can go right down the middle. But here,
you've just gotta jump. I mean as seemingly
"obvious" as it is for us to deal with Iran...the
nation HAS to be thinking: "When the fuck does
this stop? What are we doing?" And if we elect another
Republican in '08, will this whole neo-con bullshit
just keep going? You could "make a case" for unending
world war for the rest of our lives. You really could.
At what point do you...I dunno, feed the hungry?
LOL. Fix up some houses, build some more schools, give
more money to teachers, provide PRE-EMPTIVE health
care instead of PRE-EMPTIVE war? Man I sound like
a bleeding heart sometimes (I'll dis-prove that in the
next entry), but if you support this president at SOME
point you'll ask yourself: "When are we
There's just no
good answer. And I really don't know how we get
OUT of this spiral. Every politician is watching his
own back. They just want to get to a place of power,
so no one stands up for what's right. If the Democrats
or Republicans stand-up against the war now, it's only
because the polls tell 'em to. So how does this all