Apropos of absolutely nothing - or maybe because I need some light relief from the double-onslaught of existential climate and election wars - I thought I'd mention one of my fave cartoon characters.
Yakkity Yak is an Australian–Canadian animated television series....that ran on Teletoon in Canada and on Nickelodeon in Australia from November 9, 2002 to December 12, 2003. The series was known for its surreal humor and featured animation incongruous with Nickelodeon's typical style.
'Incongruous' definitely, or maybe just 'weird'. The cartoon was designed and executed by Australian Mark Gravas who now runs Kapow Pictures with his partner. This guy does some pretty weird stuff and I relate to his weirdness. Judge for yourself:
Yakkity Yak relates the adventures of a teenage yak (12 year old) whose life dream is to be a comedian. His best friend is a hyper-intelligent kid with a pineapple for a head, and he lives with Granny Yak, who rents a room to a mad scientist with crazy hair who actually looks remarkably like a pineapple himself. Each 30-minute episode consists of two short segments, in which Yakkity tries to achieve something in the dumbest way possible, his friend Keo tries to rescue him, and both of them usually end up suffering for their schemes in one way or another. The day is never saved, and lessons are never learned.
The last sentence of that abstract summarises all that is exceedingly frustrating yet very amusing in regards to the human condition - 'The day is never saved, and lessons are never learned'.
I love the graphics so much I made my own Facebook header in the Nickelodeon style.
Note: I'm breaking with academic protocol by not referencing this post. If you want to know more just Google it.