September 7th, 2012
by Wayno & Piraro
Bizarro is brought to you today by Celebrity Riffraff.
Lots of people really enjoyed this “Disney on Ice” cartoon. It’s a collaboration with my known associate, Wayno of Pittsburgh, who can be a very entertaining fellow. His blog about it says some interesting things, so check it out.
As you may know, there is an urban legend about Walt Disney having had his body (or was it just his head?) frozen for future use. The truth is, however, that is was not Walt Disney at all, but Dick Clark, and he did it back in the 90s, many years before we knew he was dead.
As a person trying for the last couple of years to get a TV show of some kind, it always amazes me how much utter crap there is on television. Of course, any random viewer can notice that, you don’t have to be “in the business” to see it. I’m not being petulant, it’s always been tough to get a show on the air and I never thought it would be easy, or even likely. Still, one can’t help but wonder why with so many talented people creating potentially terrific shows, they end up with the things they do. Oh well, no one ever said life was a meritocracy.
Even more amazing is how so many people in the modern world–in 21st century America–still deny that evolution is the process by which the creatures of the earth got to where they are and will get to where they are going. I just saw the classic film, “Inherit the Wind” again this week and in addition to being a terrific film, it is just as salient today as it was in 1925 when the event upon which it was based actually happened. The irony of all of this is that the stranglehold that mythology has on the human mind is a direct result of evolution. Predictably–and perhaps worst of all–those who would seek power in human government routinely use this knowledge to sway the masses with fear and superstition. This has nothing to do with cartoon soup, of course, but it was on my mind.
By the way, “archaea” is a word referring to the first kinds of micro-critters that developed in the sea billions of years ago. As it turns out, I used the wrong tense in this cartoon. “Archaea” is plural and I’m using it as singular. Wikipedia says I should have used “archaeon.” Damn.
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