Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Bland Leading the Bland

John Kricfalusi (pronounced Chris Fah Loosy) has been posting a lot lately on his hatred of blandness. To wit:
Do All Bland Movies Make Profits?
Live Action Bland
Who Are The Bland Leads?
Popeye is NOT Bland!
Solving the Bland Problem

After reading these posts I was suddenly struck by a revelation! I saw the light! I finally got it! That revelation is, JOHN K NEEDS A THESAURUS! I mean it starts to get a little monotonous to keep reading the same repetitive word over and over, again and again, redundantly.

He obviously has a dictionary since he provides the definition for the word bland in one of his posts, but a thesaurus would really be a boon for his writing since it would provide variety and interest. After all, if you promote the theory that cartoons should be written by cartoonists, then you should learn to write eloquently, too.

So in order to help my idol, I shall list for him some alternatives for bland:

average, banal, banausic, big yawn, blah, bloodless, boilerplate, boring, bromidic, characterless, clich├ęd, cloying, colorless, common, commonplace, corn, corn-fed, cornball, corny, conventional, dead, deadsville, diluted, dim, dismal, drab, drag, draggy, dreary, driveling, drudging, dry, dull, dullsville, everyday, familiar, featureless, feeble, flat, flavorless, fuddy-duddy, garden variety, general, generic, hackneyed, halfhearted, heavy, hoary, ho-hum, hokey, hokum, humdrum, inane, inferior, insipid, interminable, irksome, jejune, lackluster, laid back, leaden, lifeless, limp, literal, lusterless, mainstream, matter-of-fact, mediocre, middling, mild, milk-and-water, moderate, monotone, monotonous, moth-eaten, mundane, muted, namby-pamby, nerdy, neutral, nondescript, no place, nothing, nowhere, oft-repeated, old chestnut, old hat, ordinary, pablum, pedantic, pedestrian, phoned in, plain, platitudinous, played out, plebeian, plodding, pointless, ponderous, prolix, prosaic, quotidian, regular, repetitious, repetitive, routine, run-of-the-mill, sapless, spiritless, square, squaresville, soporific, so-so, spiritless, stale, staid, standard, stereotyped, stock, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tasteless, tedious, tepid, threadbare, tired, tiresome, tiring, tripe, trite, typical, undistinguished, uneventful, unexceptional, unexciting, unexpressive, unimaginative, uninspired, uninspiring, uninteresting, unoriginal, unremarkable, unseasoned, unstimulating, unvaried, usual, usual thing, vacuous, vanilla, vapid, waterish, watery, weak, wearisome, well-worn, wimpy, wishy-washy, white bread, workaday, worn out, wuss, yawn, zero

May these words come in handy to Mr. K’s future polemics against the creeping blandness of modern animated cartoons.

(Image stolen from

Monday, May 7, 2007

Trouble with the Writers Guild...

(Image stolen from Bob Warren, and he's awful sore about it.)

John K is always mentioning the suffering animation cartoonists go through in regards to animation scriptwriters. Most of the writers create very bad scripts that the cartoonists then have to use word for word whether it works or not.

Maybe this bit of bad news screenwriters have been experiencing from their own union (Writers Guild of America, West) of late will gladden the cockles of Kricfalusi's cold, cold heart...

The article is from the free LA Weekly. Enjoy the spite!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Separated at Birth?

Is my idol John Kricfalusi (pronounced crick-fah-loosey) the illegitimate offspring of actor Martin Milner (pronounce mill-ner)? The stills of Milner are from the episode of "Murder By The Book" from the first season of the Columbo series. Somehow Milner traveled through time into the future to copy John K's iconic look. (cue ominous music) Or it could just be a coincidence.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I forsake Jesus for John K.

Hello everybody!

Golly gosh, this is so exciting (for me that is!). I finally get to tell the world about my unabiding, and likely clinically insane, love for all things John Kricfalusi (pronounced Chris Fah Lucy). I follow all his posts on his golden blog (at religiously and espouse his opinions blindly. WORSHIP HIM, FOOLS! Oops, forgive me. I didn't mean to get so dogmatic, but one can't help it when one joins the "Cult of Kricfalusi!" Maybe you can join too, as long as you don't brook any disagreements with my Lord God John. THEY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!!

(I assume you already know that John K creates animated cartoons. If not, I pity you.)

-- Heck L.