Electronic election machine nightmare

This leaked clip from an upcoming episode of The Simpsons features Homer Simpson attempting to cast a vote for presidential candidate Barack Obama using an electronic machine. After switching his vote repeatedly to Republican nominee John McCain, the machine devours Homer. Executive producer Al Jean told reporters in late September that the episode wasn’t an […]

Time for some campaignin’

In conservative heartland USA, folks, it’s time for some campaignin’! A new original by the JibJab brothers:

Goodbye, red marble

I hear NASA has found water on Mars (BBC).”This is the first time Martian water has been touched and tasted,” says William Boynton, mission scientist. That’s progress: Pretty marbles become habitats. Are we really gearing up to go to Mars? When my dad was a boy in the 1920s, children still thought the moon was […]


700 years into the future, mankind has left Earth to live in outer space. But before leaving we built and left behind a robot to clean up after us. WALL-E stands for Waste Allocation Load Lifter – Earthglass, as the advertisement by the (fictional) Buy-n-Large Corporation, the producer of the handy robot, explains. “So sit […]

Animating girls

Two very different scenes – street theater and pixels – and yet somehow they are mirror worlds inhabited by the same kinds of dreams. We love puppets of all kinds, don’t we, especially those who seem to really come alive when we pull the strings. Who’s controlling whom? A little creepy (unheimlich) and wierd – […]

Art is…

For laughs: Aardman of Creature Comforts collects comments on art from the artistes and connaisseurs on the street. As he has his Hawaiian chameleon say, “If you can bring laughter into this world, that’s a form of art.”

Flying with the Penguins

“Last winter, I found a penguin,” explains the storyteller. He says that the penguin knew how to fly until “he met some other birds. They said, ‘Penguins can’t fly.’ And he thought, ‘They’re right.’ That’s when he crashed.” Lots of coaching follows, but the penguin just can’t do it. Then, incredibly, he sees a flock […]