Alec Baldwin Vs. John Krasinski in a new series of ads for hat maker New Era. Baldwin plays himself as an insanely competitive Yankees fan with a crazy streak — half real life, half Jack Donaghy, all Awesome.
Andrew Kolb’s poster for The Walking Dead is something I’d expect to find on Grain Edit (and imagine we’ll see it there sometime soon) but is a testament to the fact that even—or rather especially—in the digital age, there is need and want for those classic, organic animation styles we grew up with or that make us feel safe and nostalgic.
The cover is of a warm, sunny day, but even those memories are starting to feel frosty around the edges these days. This Mixcast is for every dark-far-too-early afternoon; for every shivery, lifeless shuffle to a warm mug of something delicious. You need a beat to shuffle too, think of this as that. Also, check out more Little Jungles.
Easily one of my favorite shows, I found Look Around You quite by accident back in 2007 when I was looking for actual 1970s and 1980s educational films for nostalgic purpose. In the first series, the “modules” satirise and pay homage to period educational films and school programmes in which a different scientific subject is covered in each episode.
The humour is both patent nonsense and faithful references and homages. For instance, fictional items that have a passing resemblance to everyday objects are shown and discussed. Such items include a pile of iron disappearing while its image appears some distance away, and “Garry Gum”, a performance-enhancing chewing gum which has the unfortunate side-effect of inducing diarrhoea, necessitating the consumption of “Anti-Garry Gum”.
I’d imagine the show still remaining entertaining even to those who didn’t grow up watching shows like this on PBS and in school before Bill Nye became more mainstream, while some of the references may slip by. It always retained an Adult Swim feel which seems makes it all rather fitting that re-runs started airing on the network in January 2009.
Topics ranged from Maths to Ghosts, Brain to Sulpher… there were only two series completed with a total of 15 episodes, but the creators have been in talk with Adult Swim to create a new show for them.