Adult Swim’s Dana Snyder and FRED’s Ken Plume set out to have a literate conversation between two pals, but inevitably devolve into a verbal, and funny, free-for-all full of bickering, infighting, and the special kind of male bonding that comes from conflict expressed through the podcast medium. This, dear friends, is the online experience!
The conversation involves a cel art dealer Dana saw at a convention.
Ken asked if he had artwork from "The Littles":
Here is a cel from that show:
Normally they don't have website addresses on them.
If you are unfamiliar with cel art here is a definition from wiki:
A cel, short for celluloid, is a transparent sheet on which objects are drawn or painted for traditional, hand-drawn animation. Actual celluloid (consisting of cellulose nitrate and camphor) was used during the first half of the 20th century, but since it was flammable and dimensionally unstable it was largely replaced by cellulose acetate. With the advent of computer assisted animation production, the use of cels has been practically abandoned in major productions. Disney studios stopped using cels in 1990 when Computer Animation Production System (CAPS) replaced this element in their animation process.
Ken says he prefers production art because they were done by the actual artist (where as the colored cels were traced by the art department.)
Here is a piece of production art from a Laurel and Hardy cartoon:
Animation cel art is a rather inexpensive hobby to get started on. Go ahead and get some today!
Last night Ken and I had a brief discussion of Ted Healy, creator of the Three Stooges:
First, Ken's funny comment about the GOP candidates linked to this video:
Ken had a funny take on a decades old joke. In fact I wouldn't be surprisded if every single politician since the 1930s has been compared to The Three Stooges.
Here's Obama, Pelosi & Harry Reid:
Here's McCain, Palin and George W. Bush:
And here's Bill Clinton, Ross Perot and George H. Bush:
Regardless, Ted Healy was the man who started the Three Stooges along with Moe, Shemp & Curly Howard and Larry Fine.
Ted parted ways with the Stooges in 1934 and had a successful solo career until his death in 1937.
Of course the Stooges reached their greatest success after Ted left the group.
Here are some of the YouTube clips I have found featuring Ted and the Stooges:
Ken joins Brian Fitzpatrick and Aaron Poole for a long episode that transitions from topic to topic but spends a good amount of time talking about leprechauns and THIS SITE specifically.
On that site, irelandseye.com, you can look at "The leprechaun fairy watch webcam is in a hidden location in the field in Tipperary, Ireland. This is an enchanted area, well known for magical associations. There is fairy ring close-by and you may see leprechauns and other Irish fairies such as pookas, banshees and merrows."
It looks like this:
It kinda looks like that all the time. It does get darker at night.
They also talk about this video where you can see a leprechaun can't see a damned thing.
Ken is also amused by this anti-climactic video described as "This video was taken over the period of one day using a time-lapse camera at the site of the leprechaun watch. During this period various creatures put in an appearance. None of them is thought to be a leprechaun."
Also Ken mentions you can get your own Leprechaun Watching certificate at this site:
On Ken PD Snydecast #45: Danercise Dana wants Ken to put a link up on the Snydecast page over at asitecalledfred.com. Dana: I feel we should pimp a website that I like very much. Ken: Of course you do. Dana: There is an excellent website that I guess... can we put a link on the page? Ken: It depends. Dana: No, it's nothing dirty. Ken: Still, it depends. Dana: Depends on what? Ken: Whether I care or not. Dana: So what it depends on is whether he's a douchebag or not. Ken: I guess we'll see, won't we. Dana: So it won't be on there, but send Ken emails and tell him to put it up. The site in question is Garfield Minus Garfield. Here is the site description Dana reads: Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic strip about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against methamphetamine addiction in a quiet American suburb.
The two strips that Dana describes are here:
Ken mentions really liking the one from May 10, 2008. Here it is:
I get a list of search keywords that draw people to this site. Among the obvious searches for "snydecast:" and "Ken Plume" etc there are lots of odd stuff like "bad childrens teeth" and "yeti concrete damage".
Also on there is always "Master Shake Tattoo".
They are probably looking for this picture:
It's gotta be fake, right?
God, I hope so.
Anyway, below are some of the Master Shake tattoos I have found on the internet. All copyrights are of the original photographer or the person featured... except they are taking a photo of a copyrighted character (they don't own) yet they have it permanently etched on to their bodies (that I hope they do own).