Wednesday, February 13, 2008
john kricfalusi, the beautiful demented mind behind The Ren & Stimpy Show, has an excellent blog. i highly recomment visiting it frequently -- not only is he a brilliant animator and wickedly funny, but he's also very strange. and rad. (my favorite ren & stimpy episode: space madness!!!!) today boingboing alerts us to a fascinating and deeply depressing kricfalusi post that allows you to witness the decline and fall of western civilization ... before your very eyes! sweet!
so it turns out that yogi the bear is a pretty good prism through which to view our culture. hey, booboo! watch as the deterioration of his likeness unfolds in lock-step with that of our modern world. mmm, metaphoralicious.
actually, this all reminds me of r. crumb's masterful A Short History of America:
(not seen: the last panel, wherein depressed beyond recovery, you commence drinking yourself to death.)