Experimental hippie LeChuck music from 1969.
Experimental hippie LeChuck music from 1969.
I just got one of those scam calls with a guy telling me that people were trying to hack my computer. I pretended to go along with him, until the part where he wanted me to open up a DOS window. He told me to type a command, hit enter, and tell him what I could see.
I said, “Oh, it says here someone is trying to scam me over the phone.”
He said, “Yes, sir. That’s exactly correct. We are scamming 3 million dollars a year just from people in the US. From your lack of knowledge, your unintelligence. We are taking 3 million from the US every year.”
"That’s impressive," I said.
"Take care," he said.
This is a bit tough!!! I guess I’ve seen really bad, low-budget stuff but I actually find some “higher quality” stuff much more offensive.
Like, in terms of failure on a technical level, I’d probably go with Defenders of Space, which is a dubbed Korean anime originally called Phoenix-bot Phoenix-king, apparently). But that has a bunch of funny scenes and stupid charm.
The stuff that’s MADE ME FEEL INSULTED and/or TURNED MY STOMACH would be:
Archer!!!!! I really do despise Archer quite a bit. I wrote about that at much too great a length once before… But basically I have many of the problems with it that I do with Family Guy. It’s forever mean-spirited and looks and feels lazy and cheap to me. But I admit part of the reason I hate it so much is because it’s been so accepted by so much of the public and I very much think it should not have been.
Dipping back into anime, Berserk is one of the most offensive goddamn things I’ve ever watched. A friend showed it to me back when I really didn’t watch anime and it nearly turned me off of all anime. I was basically FINE with it, though not blown away, for the whole thing. Just a dude running around chopping everybody up with ease. But then it ended with like all the main characters getting raped by monsters?? And I just felt like I’d been made a fool of? Like, why’d you make me watch this whole thing if everyone was just going to get raped to madness at the finale? What a great ending!!
Incidentally, I know Berserk is a manga that’s like 8000 volumes long, but if you’re going to adapt something to a shorter length, it should complete a satisfying, standalone arc, not end with a bunch of insane rape of all the characters you got to know up until that point. Also, from what I’ve seen, the comic just keeps going with Guts dragging Casca around as a shell-shocked rape victim. Seems cool and fun!!!
I also saw one episode of Shigurui, which I’d say is also one of the worst. It is incredibly boring and gross. Just old men talking about honor for 10 hours and then someone yanks out their intestines.
As for American animation, I guess there are loads of bad kids’ shows that don’t even try that hard to be any good. Just kind of go through the motions and try to sell kids garbage. Like Ben 10 or whatever. But I’ve never seen any of those. I would say the worst I can think of that I’ve watched is, sadly, almost anything by John K. that isn’t the original Ren & Stimpy series (which I think is great).
The Ripping Friends is SOOO boring. It feels like every moment in that show is dragged out so, so, so far past the point of any enjoyment. And I think his short “Boo Boo Runs Wild” might be one of the most uncomfortable, gross, boring, weird things I’ve ever seen. I just don’t even understand what I’m supposed to get out of it. It was just a thoroughly unenjoyable experience. I know we’re all supposed to champion creatives getting to do whatever they want, but John K. is one of those people who seems like he really benefited from an evil corporation telling him to rein it in a little bit.
FINALLY, something that’s technically bad and not even charming is The Karate Kid Cartoon (which, last I checked, was available to watch on Netflix). I only watched one episode. It had terrible animation and drawings and all that but somehow had none of the charm of other low-budget garbage. It was just boring. A half-hour felt like forever. None of The Karate Kid movies are actually that good (SORRY, it’s the TRUTH) so maybe it’s not too surprising.
SECOND SEASON OF LEGEND OF KORRA MADE ME PUKE MY GUTS TILL I FELL INTO THE DEEPEST SLUMBER TOO (maybe it’s not actually bad enough to be considered among the WORST though… I dunno).
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Furious about this.
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Family Guy?! I loOoOoOoOooove Family Guy! What a glorious paragon of humor and jokes! Such finesse! Such splendor! Such gorgeous animation! Ah! Family Guy! To think on you gives me the most sublime of erections that nothing can sate except a sweet Stewie one-liner or ten ingenious pop-culture gag cutaways! Agh! Oof! The best!What are your thoughts on Family Guy?
On an unrelated note, I am at work and no one is expecting ANYTHING from me currently. I wish I had my laptop here and could work on Simpsums but NO DICE.
Do you want me to tell you why your favorite TV show sucks or something? Feel free to ask me! I am doing NOTHING. I am BORED. <3