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Spare 11 minutes of your life to watch Sealab

I am too tired to write anything of vague interest now, and am going to go to bed while it’s still light outside. As a result, this blog will require you to use your eyes to watch rather than read.

This is Sealab 2021, and I honestly believe if I was ever allowed to make a TV show it would be pretty much exactly the same as this. Watch it and love it. And if you don’t love it, we’re going to have to break up. Either that or you’re just an idiot, in which case we don’t have to break up – you just have to shut up. Forever:

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Nothing to do with that shit Danish band

Much like wrestling, I never ‘grew out’ of cartoons like I was apparently supposed to. From the whoosh-banging toy adverts of the 80s, through to the Cow and Chicken and Dexter’s Laboratory’s of the 90s I just didn’t ever stop. Even though I was actively told to by my dad. Not sure what he expected me to watch (I am sure – it was things like A Touch Of Frost or Sharpe). And I still love cartoons/animation/whatever you want to call it to this day. Even if Family Guy is an uninterrupted stream of faecal matter these days.

I watched Dragon Ball Z every day after getting back from school, immune to the comments made by my brother that it was just half an hour of people going “ohhhhhh”. I never did see the end of it. Or the Cell Games, for that matter. I think I went to uni. Yes, I was 17 years old watching DBZ and loving it. So? I actually bought them all on DVD the other year, got halfway through the first saga then got so bored I had to sell them all on. They aren’t as good when you don’t have Mike’s enthusiasm pushing you on/you’re 0.4% less pathetic than you used to be.

Anyway, I wasn’t put off by this, but from this point the era of animation moved onto the more adult-oriented things. No, not tentacle porn. I happened to discover in a period of being home for about five months I would stumble in late, drunk, and find myself watching weird and wonderful shows on something called ‘adult swim’, which took over from Cartoon Network late at night.

It was there I discovered the glory that is Sealab 2021, The Brak Show and many others that I don’t love as much as those two. See:

and:

Then, of course, I was introduced to one of the best things that has ever happened (by Theo, I think), which then went on to (eventually) be turned into a series (of which I’ve only watched one, brilliant, episode). Adventure Time:

So yeah, cartoons/animation. Whatever. I fucking love that Adventure Time pilot. Genuinely one of my favourite things I’ve ever seen.

Also South Park, Futurama, The Simpsons, etc etc I can’t be bothered here.

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