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(Discovery)   Researchers discover that when you apply torchlight to the 30,000 year-old cave paintings in the south of France, they become the world's oldest cartoons   ( ) divider line 9
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2012-06-14 05:04:29 PM  
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I just got back from a preview of Mongo Bayatthemoon's sophomore feature Galloping Yak And I must say after his debut, the brilliant Sabre Tooth Tiger, Gonna Git You Sucka! I am thouroughly dissapointed.

Whereas Sabre Tooth drew us in with it's depth of character and enticing only glorious white tusk-like menace. Yak left me wanting more. Much much more.

Half the time I was watching the barely over an hour "Galloping Yak" (is it just me or are directors really skimping on torch-length nowadays). I wondered, what is that Yak's motivation? It's galloping but it doesn't seem to be galloping TOWARDS or AWAY from anything. Perhaps the introduction of a Sabre Tooth Tiger would have made it's fleeing believable, or perhaps some grass or a carrot, or a sexy she-Yak in heat could have been painted in front of the yak to convince us that it had something to hurry towards.

Unfortunately this woodenly painted yawner does nothing promised new beyond what we saw in last year's preview, which frankly gave the whole thing away. Yes there was a yak, and yes it appeared to gallop. But where were the laughs, the suspense, the intrigue?

Two knuckle drags down, way down.

Save your hides, bits of shiny stuff, and barterable goods and wait for what looks like a much more promising cave painting movie that's due to come out next week. "Freaky Furday" in which an immature and crazy acting young marmot finds itself magically exchanged into the body of its wiser and much more conservative mother and visa-versa. Finally a plot twist that will NEVER get old!
2012-06-14 08:01:55 PM  
3 votes:
Those were some cool exemples.
2012-06-14 10:18:44 PM  
2 votes:
Researchers discover that when you apply torchlight to the 30,000 year-old cave paintings in the south of France, they become the world's oldest cartoons

I'm not sure I see it, am I doing it wrong?
2012-06-14 07:50:19 PM  
2 votes:
Still better then Diablo 3.
2012-06-15 01:43:33 AM  
1 vote:

WhyteRaven74: Only thing is, with the painters of Flanders we have no idea who figured it out or when or how, unlike with the Italians.
2012-06-14 10:47:45 PM  
1 vote:

The inventor of moving wall pictures.
2012-06-14 09:48:05 PM  
1 vote:
They have since discovered that this was an animated gif site made by a group of pre-humans called "cavechan".
2012-06-14 09:08:33 PM  
1 vote:

limboslam: so Thak just draw over old ones! Thak thinks possibilities are multitudinous!"

I think you're just jealous that Thak MacFarlane's descendant is continuing this proud tradition thousands of years later.
2012-06-14 08:32:19 PM  
1 vote:

the interesting question being, if we understood how to make these inthe Paleolithic, how did we lose the tech until the late 18th century?

The tech always dies out right after the invention of the Reality genre. It remains lost until the previous Snooki iteration leaves the racial memory.
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