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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

The Simpsons: Brought to You by the Ümlaut (and Katy Perry?)

The best part about The SimpsonsThe Fight Before Christmas” holiday special wasn’t the Treehouse of Horror -style format. Nor Katy Perry outdoing her “shocking” Sesame Street appearance through an oral sex joke with a Muppet Mo. Nope, it was how the entire episode was brought to you by the Ümlaut. (Thanks, Brookelynn!)

Mërry Christmas!

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WATCH THE SIMPSONS “THE FIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS” HERE: See the rest »

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Venture Bros: Action Figures and Season 4.5 Trailer

SERIES 1 – Peep the unboxing pics of first round Venture Bros. Mego action figures at the Venture Bros Blog. Dig the 70s stylings.

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SERIES 2 – The new figs of Dr. Girlfriend, Hank VentureDr. Orpheus, and Phantom Limb were unveiled at Comic-Con in all their glory. See the pics.

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SEASON 4.5 COMIC-CON TRAILER

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You’ve waited long enough. At least, I have. The Venture Bros. return to Adult Swim Sunday, September 12 at 11:30p ET/PT.

We promise you old characters, new characters and maybe even dead characters. And genital formal wear!

Yes, genital formal wear. Cannot wait.

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Remix: Kanye Tweets as New Yorker Cartoons

Much like the existential effect Garfield remixes had, Kanye West tweets done as New Yorker Cartoons are bizarro improvements. The difference is Garfield cartoons are funny to begin with. Kanye tweets are like Garfield The Movie. Sorry, Bill Murray.

Thanks, MattO!

More at #kanyenewyorkertweets.

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Classic Toons: Droopy Leprechaun & Double Trouble by Tex Avery

Droopy Leprechaun from 1958

Double Trouble from 1951. Go to 6:03 for “Quit Hittin Me With That Shilialey” or here for the MP3. Classic.

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Classic Toons: Tex Avery’s Car Of Tomorrow & Farm Of Tomorrow

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Classic Toons: Tex Avery’s Car Of Tomorrow & Farm Of Tomorrow

Remember these? The car with the way-way-back section for the Mother-In-Law. Or the glass bottom to see if you ran over any friends. Good stuff. ‘Cars’ and ‘Farm’ always ran together. At least in my memories. Enjoy the trip.

Hang in there for the pun-tastic finale, “Reject Barn” … What do you get when you cross an owl with a billy goat?

MORE TEX AVERY TOONAGE:
The TV of Tomorrow
The House of Tomorrow

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Pixar: Cars’ Tokyo Mater

See Mater go all Tokyo Drift in this Cars short. (via Fatlace)

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Garfield: Missing, Lost In Translation

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Remove Garfield from Garfield and things get heady.
See Garfield Minus Garfield (Thanks, Fang)

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Take Garfield cartoons that’ve been translated into Japanese and translate them back into English and … whoa.
See Garfield: Lost In Translation

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Video: Disney Retraces Their Steps, Again, and Again

While it’s no secret animators re-use assets to save time (especially Pixar), this video’s just too much. See it big.
The two biggest culprits are my least fac Disney pics ever, the Rescuers and Robin Hood. The latter giving birth to one of the first memes I can remember. (Thanks Fang.)

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InfoGraphics: Periodic Tables of Schtüff

Updated 08.15.10 The Periodic Table of Swearing
It’s from the UK so you’ll need a metric/swearing converter.

See it large. (via Kottke)

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Added 05.26.10 The Periodic Elements of a Super-Hero
See it large. (Thanks, Phridaze)

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Added 05.25.10 –> The Periodic Table of Controllers (Thanks, Fang)

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Geek out on more Periodic Tables of Schtüff collected since March of 2009 …

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