Friday, May 23, 2014

Cartoon violence, "The Other F Word" (video)

Pat Macpherson, Pfc. Sandoval, Seth Auberon, Seven, Wisdom Quarterly; The Other F
A mighty devil (mara) says to a lesser demon (rakshasa, asura, or yaksha): "For all this talk of innate Buddha-nature, business is still humming right along." (

Go to your room, Lisa. Feelin' lucky, punk?
(FOX, Rated X for extreme) Cartoons precede our feature presentation. Isn't it funny living in a society that thinks nothing of showing violence on TV, but slip in some side boob? Oh 'ell no, the U.S. will not stand for it! "Think of the children!" Marge Simpson and a million MADD busybodies are heard to say. Then you become a father and, suddenly, hypocrisy sets in. Not my daughter's cleavage! Not my wife's amateur movie appearance. Have a son. Maybe he'll be partially gay, and will the same worries apply? Maybe. Maybe a whole set of new ones.

You're a good monkey. Stay out of Chris' closet.
"Men love porn," Quagmire and a million S.A.D. lazybodies are overheard to whisper. We need a spurt of dopamine, androgens, epinephrine, and maybe even a drop of oxytocin. Self soothing. Women can worry. Men can choke something. Look at that "Brass Monkey," the Buddhist band the Beastie Boys likes to say. He's a funky monkey. Sooner or later, punk rock boys become punk rock dads and discover the meaning of the other F word:

The Simpsons (Matt Groening) meet Family Guy (Seth Macfarlane); Gustavo Macana (mash up)

"The Other F Word"
A movie of quotable quotes: "A little ANARCHY can be a life-changing experience"

"The Other F Word" is a doc directed by Andrea Blaugrund Nevins, executive produced by Morgan Spurlock of "Supersize Me" fame (Rolling Stone). The film explores the world of punk musicians getting older and becoming parents. How can they maintain the contrast between an anti-authoritarian ethos and the responsibilities of F?

Other F-word? Fatherhood
It features interviews with more than 20 dads running the gamut of "punk" styles from Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 to Fat Mike of NOFX. It also includes professional skater Tony Hawk, who was part of a related subculture. Punks like skateboards. Other fathers featured: Jim Lindberg (Pennywise), Tony Adolescent (The Adolescents), Art Alexakis (Everclear), Rob Chaos (Total Chaos), Joe Escalante (The Vandals), Josh Freese (session drummer), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Lars Frederiksen (Rancid), Matt Freeman (Operation Ivy), Jack Grisham (TSOL), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion), Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks), Mike McDermott (Bouncing Souls), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Duane Peters (U.S. Bombs), Joe Sib, Ron Chavo Reyes (Black Flag), and Rick Thorne (BMX biker). Additional music by FEAR, Dead Kennedys, Against Me!, Good Guys in Black, and the Black Pacific.
D'oh, I'll rip your head off and spit down your neck! - I'll tear ya limb from limb, fat chicken!

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