This is my tribute to the black cartoon characters I grew up watching. Happy Black History Month.

1. Gerald - Hey Arnold
2. Keesha - The Magic School Bus
3. Huey & Riley Freeman - The Boondocks
4. Fillmore - Fillmore
5. Storm - X-Men
6. Sunny Bridges - Class of 3000
7. C Bear and Jamal - C Bear and Jamal
8. The Browns - The Cleveland Show
9. Kwame - Captain Planet
10. Brock - Pokemon
11. Susie - The Rugrats
12. Franklin - Peanuts
13. Little Bill - Little Bill
14. The Junkyard Gang - Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids
15. John Stewart - Justice League
16. Gary Coleman - The Gary Coleman Show
17. Static Shock - Static Shock
18. Skeeter - Doug (yes Skeeter is black… Don’t question it)
19. Chef - South Park
20. The Harlem Globetrotters - The Super Globetrotters
21. Miranda - As Told By Ginger
22. Vince - Recess
23. The Prouds - The Proud Family
24. Uniqua - The Backyardigans (her name is Uniqua… Don’t question it)
25. The Tenants of the Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs Projects - The Pjs
26. Afro Samurai - Afro Samurai
27. Damey Wayne - Waynehead
28. Cyborg - Teen Titans
29. Mr. Popo - Dragonball Z (let me have this one)
30. Numbuh 5 - Kids Next Door

anonymous asked:

can u tell me when winn duffy and the winnebago first showed up? thx!

We first saw Duffy in season one, episode nine, Hatless. The Winnebago’s first appearance was season two, episode seven, Save My Love.

What’s funny to me is that of the two people involved in that first land scheme, Gary Hawkins and Wynn Duffy, Raylan is happy it’s Duffy who’s still kicking.

(Aren’t we all.)

finally watched the original fright night

it took me half the movie to figure out that charley was GARY FUCKING HAWKINS. and then all i could think about was that scene where gary is all, I HATE MY LIFE I JUST WANTED TO BUILD A THEME PARK GUYS~ and i just kept waiting for raylan to bust through the door and be like no probs gare, i got this like always


Art’s Answer to the Inundation of BS

Joe is a masterful work that imbues you to it through its realism. It is a perfect movie for Nicolas Cage to be in at this point in his career. While he has continued to put in world class performances and appear in uniquely great films, the actor has developed a reputation as a set-up joke. The interesting part is that there is no true punch line. He is one of the world’s supreme artistic talents and he does more serious work than possibly any other movie star. With this culture of ignorance in the Information Age persisting fed by the corporate media, Cage has appeared in one of his best films yet, and in one that brings humanity down to its root nature.

Joe is a blue collar boss doing questionable work in the South who takes a teenage boy, Gary, that is at a pivotal point in his life under his wing. The kid’s real father, Wade, is a disturbed alcoholic. Joe is not a perfect man himself, but he gives off the feeling that he wants to do right. The movie is a character study of him, and it is delivered in a type of full force by David Gordon Green and Nicolas Cage that is rare today.

It is not the restrained performance that the critics have described. Cage is in a fit the entire time. What the “professionals” are seeing is how DGG was able to make the moments seem almost like a documentary. While there is some strong personality being displayed, it is done in a way that is truthful to human nature. There is a real duality to all the characters. Joe brings death and life. Gary honors his family and judges them. Wade commits cruelty and shows his strong desire for empathy.

The “restraint” isn’t done by Cage, but Joe. He is working to keep himself from emerging under the pressure of a backwards country. Cage is able to show that Joe isn’t being two different people, but one man forced to go against his heart if he wants to survive, in a measured performance. He strikes a rhythm with his role and it combined with the entertainment of a drama that feels real, makes the movie go at a nice pace.

All the characters struggle against the system that has also perpetuated the falsehoods about the star leading the project, though it is best embodied by Cage’s Joe. There is his fisticuffs back and forward with those who claim to work for justice, but an even better example is his job, which seems necessary but is criminal. The trains can’t be stopped and their incessant movement brings about reactive forces.

Tye Sheridan does a remarkable job as Gary, however it is Gary Poulter’s execution of Wade, or G-Daawg, that along with Cage’s takes the film up a notch. His sullen moments where he stares down another character are deeply moving despite the dark nature of the person he is playing. It is a legendary performance, that will long be remembered.

The Old Media will tell you that this is a comeback for both Cage and DGG, but don’t let them brainwash you. Most people just want to give everything lip now, thinking that this endless determination makes them a higher being, and the system needs to feed on its own BS borne out of greed’s simplicity. Truth isn’t found there. In Joe, it is.

Nicolas Cage has been roundly criticized since winning his Oscar for taking action and fantasy roles as well as playing “dark” and “unrelatable” characters, but he is simply being himself. He has always had a taste for the peculiar. If he were to do the projects “we” wanted rather than the ones he did, then he wouldn’t be a true artist, and we would not have the profound work that we find in this film, with a character needing to do the “wrong” thing to be the good person others think he is. Cage was made to play Joe, and DGG, who has received similar criticisms for his “naughtiness,” was made to direct him. They have both stayed themselves, and therefore have a better understanding of what is real. That this particular movie has come at this point in both their filmographies, is poetic. It is a reminder to the diseased audience not to let the system think for you both in terms of the story and who is telling it.



Even though home is no longer where the Hawkins is™ (RIP forever, Gary), Lexington real estate is still changing hands. It’s the property of Gary’s pal Malik Yoba getting trashed by Raylan’s and Randall’s new best friend Joey.

In other words, still the home of some bloodbath fights, just with Duffy’s muscle cut out of the action.

(Man, remember Duffy’s first muscle? The guy really took a step up with Mike. Even if Mike’s version of guarding a door is letting everyone inside.)


Trailer: ’Joe - April 11

Directed by David Gordon Green, written by Gary Hawkins, starring Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan amd Sue Rock.