The Boondocks

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    Anybody else been watching this? The show's f-ing hilarious. It's the only thing I've ever seen about black people that doesn't take itself, in any way, seriously.

    PC bullcrap disclaimer: The Boondocks makes heavy use of the word "nigga." This word may be offensive to some, but it is used in the show by black people, and is technically ok. However, if you're offended by even satirical characters using the word "nigga" in any context, you just need to loosen that sphincter and get a life, nigga.

    Samuel L. Jackson was on last night, and will be on again Saturday (replay night).

    Some of the funnier quote from the series:

    White folk gave us jobs and roofs over our heads. They took us out of the jungle, gave us a sense of purpose, and what do we do in return? We go out and we VOTE!! Bunch o' ingrates.

    Jesus was black, Ronald Reagan was the devil, and the government is lying to you about 9/11.

    Nikes are like walking land mines. They look perfectly harmless, but step on one, and you'll have to deal with an explosion.

    You can't make me be something I'm not.
    The hell I can't!
     
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    I don't care for it. I've tried to watch two separate episodes and both really bored me.

    The animation style is sort of interesting, but the show seems to be nothing but "white people do THIS, black people do THIS". I didn't like the comic strip for the same reason.

    Frankly, I'm surprised you enjoy it, Hobbit. It seems to be pretty biased to the left, and its creator, Aaron McGruder, is one of the biggest liberals out there.

    I think I have a bit of a prejudice against shows like this on Adult Swim. When I first started watching Adult Swim, all they had was Aqua Teen, Sealab, Space Ghost, and The Brak Show, and the only shows I really like on there follow the same style as these (absurdist humor, terrible animation, etc.). I wish Cartoon Network would devote a separate night to shows like The Boondocks, Venture Brothers, Mission Hill, Home Movies, etc. I really like Mission Hill a lot, but I have trouble switching from "Aqua Teen" style humor into more reality-based humor like that.

    I'd say the most unique, and probably my favorite, Adult Swim show would be Tom Goes to the Mayor. Anything with Bob Odenkirk working on it and David Cross, Brian Posehn, and Patton Oswalt making guest appearances, is alright with me.

    My 2 favorite new shows are 12 Oz. Mouse and Squidbillies. 12 Oz. Mouse is a little hard to get into at first, but if you can get the pacing and all, it's pretty funny. Squidbillies is twisted as hell, but it's great, and I think it's got my favorite animation style on Adult Swim right now. Also, there was one show they ran for only one episode called Lucy, Daughter of the Devil that was really funny and had a very unique visual style. I think it was done by Loren Bouchard, who worked on Home Movies.
     
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    Dan, In honor of your mention (adult swim),
    I've changed my icon.
     
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    One time I hired a monkey to take notes for me in class and I would just sit with my mind a complete blank while the monkey would scribble on little pieces of paper.

    One day the teacher said "ok class, I want you to write a paper using your notes."

    I wrote, "Hello my name is Bango. I like to climb on things. Can I have a banana? eek eek."

    I got an F.

    I told my mom and she said "I told you never trust a mokey"
     
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    :wine:
    Drinking at work???
     
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    I agree with your assessment of the boondocks. My girlfriends nephew, 14 years of age, now says "thats the most fucked up thing since Ronald Reagan" as a catch phrase because the show said it. I got him to change that saying to "Jimmy Carter" instead of Reagan and told him the reason why but its the thought that many mindless kids go around with ideas of things based on what they hear for a brief moment in a cartoon.

    As for the new shows, squidbillies, 12 oz mouse and most recently perfect hair forever are just too absurd. I find aqua teen funny because the humor is somewhat based on people you know. Everyone knows a Carl or shake or meatwad in their lives. WTF is all this other shit though? Too much insanity at one time.
     
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    Well, I tried to change mine, too, but I can't find a pic of Brak or Dad or Tom or The Mayor that has the right dimensions.
     
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    Cut and paste into Microsoft paint.
    shrink to approximate size,
    use the image tab and click attributes.
    Set attributes, save as Jpeg.
    There ya go. Any pic you want as an avatar.
     
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    Don't you know where that's from?
     
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    I think Adult Swim and political humor shouldn't really have anything to do with each other. Hell, even American Dad is too political for Adult Swim, in my opinion.

    And, here's the problem with saying you don't like the Boondocks. Immediately, everyone jumps all over you because they think you disagree with the political views. Not really, I just disagree with jokes being stolen from In Living Color and dressed up as "new" and "controversial".

    I don't like Perfect Hair Forever at all. I get the joke, they're making fun of anime, but it's still not funny or entertaining. 12 Oz. Mouse is just sort of entertaining in a weird way, I don't really laugh my ass off when I watch it or anything, but it's entertaining enough.

    Now, Squidbillies, I might have to disagree with you. While they are certainly being caricaturized in a major way, I can think of plenty of people who act like Early and his son (Rusty?). But, yeah, they kind of did go off the deep end with this newest batch of shows.

    I have a theory as to why they did, though. Adult Swim has gone from being an underground thing that basically just college students watched to being this big huge corporation that's selling all kinds of tie-ins, making movies, etc. In many ways, the whole Adult Swim system has changed big-time. I remember back in the day (by which I mean 2003), when they'd announce a date when new shows were going to start airing, and the day would come and pass, and they'd just say "oops, we didn't finish them, sorry!" I couldn't see them doing that now, there's too much money, too many outside sources involved with AS now. So, I think they went out of their way to make the weirdest, most absurd shows they could just to say "see, we're still underground!" Don't get me wrong, I still love Adult Swim, but now when I see frat boys going around quoting Aqua Teen, it just kinda irritates me. Same think happened with Chappelle's Show. I'm just one of those people who's happier when me and my friends know of something that nobody else really cares about, and it's kind of "our" thing.
     

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