African sculptures dance in contemporary rhythms, and Socrates has a cell phone. The tour guide, Jasmin Singer, is on the mark, witty and faux esoteric. The actors personify these visual characters from the art world with nuance and texture.
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King Of The Hill is a fantastic show with a ton of episodes over 13 seasons! Bobby Hill, the lone child of Peggy and Hank Hill, is a deceptively fascinating character. He often makes extremely stupid decisions, but he's also compassionate and vulnerable in a way that often throws off Hank and Peggy, even in their efforts to be supportive of him. In the Season 4 episode "Transnational Amusements Presents: Peggy's Magic Sex Feet," when Peggy is obsessing over her unusually large feet, Bobby takes her side with a rousing bit of body positivity.
He proclaims: "Mom, I'm fat. But big deal.
I don't feel bad about it, and you never made me feel bad about it. And just because there are people out there who want me to feel bad about it doesn't mean I have to. So Bobby Hill's fat. He's also funny, he's nice, he's got a lot of friends, a girlfriend. And if you don't mind, I think I'll go outside right now and squirt her with water. What are you going to do? It's simultaneously profound yet emotionally believable for a vulnerable, well-meaning child to help his idol during her own moment of vulnerability.
Who couldn't use a Bobby pep talk every now and then? BoJack Horseman isn't a straight-up goofy comedy , in the sense that it frequently deep dives into subjects like depression, drug addiction, and loveless marriages. But it is also a show about talking Hollywood animals, so it's not not a goofy comedy. As yet another of BoJack's failed romantic relationships comes to a close, he tells his girlfriend Wanda that people are usually driven off once they get to know the real him.
Wanda, suddenly realizing how many obvious signs she's overlooked in the hopes of making the relationship work, exclaims, "You know, it's funny. When you look at someone through rose-colored glasses, all the red flags just look like flags. It's a deeply digestible quote in that direct context -- wanting to be in love with someone so much that you excuse highly questionable behavior -- but it also has a far more universal application.
It may sound defeatist, but it's just straight-up good advice to remind people not to overly lionize politicians or celebrities or our comedy heroes, or really anyone. It doesn't necessarily mean to enter into every human relationship with unflinching cynicism, but making sure to not overlook the fact that everyone is highly fallible and imperfect certainly equips us to not be blindsided by it.
Gary Larson's single-panel comic The Far Side , which ran in newspapers from to , remains one of the most under-discussed influences on contemporary comedy. It was light years ahead of so many of its antiseptic newspaper contemporaries from an "actually funny" perspective, and holds up shockingly well today. Though Larson's retirement in and subsequent vigilance about keeping his content off the internet has kept the strip from having a much-deserved viral second life.
One Far Side comic in particular has wedged itself in the back of my brain for my entire adult life, and I've thought about it probably once a week at every job I've ever had.
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- The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War.
- A Prisoner of War - Justified Vengeance;
- City of Fairhope, AL.
- The Book of The Animals - Mr. Croaky (The Book of The Animals - Who Are You? 1);
It's so simple, but sums up human existence in one panel more accurately than most novels could ever dream of:. FarWorks, Inc. A professional zookeeper, who's been at this job for presumably many years, finally admits that he hates animals, the sole focus of his professional life.
Why is he doing this job? Was he forced into it by financial circumstances?
Did he develop the hatred for animals only after taking the job? Why does he hate animals? Does he even know? Does he even plan on quitting? It sure doesn't sound like it. The fact is, none of these things matter. Because this man, at this time, has found himself in a position where the entire purpose of his life is dedicated to something that, in that moment, offers him no joy. And he doesn't seem that bothered by it; he's just resigned to his fate, as if his animal-hating is some small side detail, and he's gonna keep grinding through, because that's what everyone does.
Deriving any degree of happiness or professional satisfaction from his job is entirely secondary.
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Also, the straight-facing incredibly bored expressions of the animals kills me every time. Every organism in this panel absolutely could not care less about anything. Also, we'd love to know more about you and your interesting lives, dear readers. If you spend your days doing cool stuff, drop us a line at iDoCoolStuff at Cracked dot com, and maybe we can share your story with the entire internet. Follow us on Facebook. If you like jokes and stuff. Sometimes the follow-up is worse than original headline-grabbing story.
Don't make me do this again.
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