Third Grumpiversary – The Pebble and the Penguin (and some whizzing too)

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marc: Pebble and the Penguin right?
john: http://www.hulu.com/the-pebble-and-the-penguin
they have secret of nimh? :O
maybe magus would wanna watch that instead
unless he really wants the SHITTY factor
marc: I havent seen that either
john: we’ll ask
cuz pebble and the penguin’s shit
as you can see by the art
marc: I thought that was the point though? :3
john: i know!
but nimh’s not beyond reproach
it’s got like one segment i remember being awesome
the rest i can’t remember

sirtmagus has entered the room.

john: his wihizzes are like fifteen minutes long, the hell
;3
tim: so i weighed myself before i whizzed
134
and i weighed myself after… 133
john: lol
did you?
tim: a whole pppoooouuund of whiz~
john: god you are so thin
marc: 133? seriously?
john: anyways
it seems hulu also has secret of nimh
tim: oh god.
nightmare fuel.
john: so i was asking you which you think would make better third grumpiversary fodder
tim: hmmm.
whichever one’s shorter |:VVVV
john: PEBBLE IT IS
i got it paused at the start
so just say when

tim: oh i gotta
queue it up
john: PEE AGAIN?
oh :3
if you pee much more, there won’t be a magus left~
tim: ok i’m ready
john: also i threw up a little in my mouth seeing that MHFU was your favorite game of 2009
ALL RIGHT, SAY WHEEEEEEEEEEEN
tim: LET’S GO, HUNTERS :3
john: GO
marc: RAWR
john: >:3
marc: *sploosh*
john: already with the ooh-ing Land Before Time music
tim: narration. i’m already weary!
marc: oh dear~
tim: WAIT A MINUTE
DON BLUTH?!
AUGGHHH
marc: DUH
john: YEP
AND the big Disney book
marc: So. a kids movie about mating huh?
john: it’s a song book!
yes!
marc: mating for life too?
HMMM
I smell a hidden agenda~
tim: MARTIN SHORT?!
john: YEP
You picked Pebble and the Penguin, Magus
now lie in it
OH MY
JIM BELUSHI
tim: Why did I do this to myseeeeelf
john: Who is that gay penguin with the pink scarf
tim: Why don’t these penguins just go to Kay’s or something
john: AUGH
tim: Lady Penguins got dem hips.

john: CREEPY BIRD TEETH
Name a Bluth lady who isn’t sexy in some creepy way
marc: NOT EVERY ANIMAL NEEDS TEETH DON
tim: gah. musicals. Let’s talk casually in the middle of the song!
marc: Annie Goldeen? Who the hell is that
tim: GOLDEEN?
john: ROMANCE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT
You said it, sister
tim: Barry Manilow, huh :V
john: BRUCE SUSSMAN
I wonder which one this is :B
marc: THE SUSS
tim: Hubie, you’d get more tail if you had a less dorky hat.
marc: and if he trimmed his eyelashes
john: AUGH
Hubie
don’t make DAT FACE no more
tim: He should concentrate on building up a talent or working out first!
well this is one way
to open your movie, i guess
john: Now now, let’s not turn this into a 4chan topic. ;3
This is like
a stylistic crapshoot.
marc: Manilow also supervised
supervised = wasnt around when they made this garbage~
john: TERRIBLE KIDS ALREADY
marc: why are these birds here!?
tim: 2D animation. I wonder why it died?
john: Why would a penguin play nice with normal birds?!
tim: or wear a scarf
john: Hubie, if you tell a girl she’s fabulous she will think you’re gay.
marc: and why doesnt a seal just pop up and eat all of them right now
john: GOODNESS GLACIERS
tim: I think Goldeen/Marina might actually be a Pokemon. Why does she have a flower growing out of her head?
marc: S-S-S-S-S-Stuttering~
john: drake
an evil penguin!
with huge muscles and tiny feet for some reason
marc: with annoying lackeys in tow
john: So how ’bout that Tim Curry? :V
I stutter too, it’s not funny or charming. :c
LOL
Even the bird kid knows this is bullshit, too
tim: marina… get out of there… fast
john: A musical with Martin Short. I wonder why it didn’t catch on more.
THERE’S Barry
Can anyone get past Martin Short singing to listen to the actual lyrics?
Cuz I can’t.
tim: Well, hey. This is better than Aristocats.
john: Is it?
{:\
marc: maybe?
tim: The animation is at least. :|
john: These penguin teeth, goddammit
tim: so Marina looks pretty convinced already
john: Yup!
tim: what a nice short movie~
john: Short movie, huh :V
Whenever I hear “rookery” I think Gargoyles. :\ h
tim: ROOKERY BROTHERS
What a sad existence. Don’t these guys have hobbies?
john: gathering worthless rocks
marc: they’re… singing penguins
of course they dont
john: UGH
Hubie looks like a GIRL
An ugly girl.

marc: Butterfaced Penguin
tim: James Butterworth.
john: Hubie doesn’t even have a good body, Marc.
tim: Need to pad out your musical? Try a reprise.
john: Or five.
Don’t give her kryptonite, Hubie!
She’ll get RADIATION.
marc: Butterbody too~
just a big ‘ole slab of melting butter
john: Well now he just sounds delicious.
tim: Yeah, I’m getting kinda hungry.
john: A TINIER MARINA TRAPPED IN THE STONE.
tim: SHAKE SHAKE
SHAKE SHAKE
john: OH NO
marc: THAT BULLY
john: Evil Tim Curry steroid penguin again.
tim: Dr. Robotnik shows up after that thing…
Oh god, sad Hubie face
john: HUGEST FRIGGIN’ TEETH EVER
Where do they get all these capes and hats and scarves. All the other penguins looked naked!
tim: Wasn’t Tim Curry in like 500 of these second-string animated things around this time?
john: Tim Curry’s just in everything, deal with it.
A SEAL!
And he’s… not cute?!
tim: Is that… oil?
What disgusting water.
marc: looks like OIL to me!
john: It’s Earth.
What do you expect/ :V
tim: Oil Ocean Zone.
john: Part 3~
MISERY
marc: the SS MISERY
wait
he got captured already!?
john: uh
I guess we won’t explain how he got there, then.
tim: Oh hey, I didn’t expect envrionmental human hating in an animated movie starring animals, whaddya know :V
john: You’ve never seen Once Upon a Forest, then.
tim: or anything. ever.
john: WHY IS HER BIG BUTT OUT OF THE BARS
tim: SHE COULD JUST ESCAPE
marc: they all could!
john: SERIOUSLY
tim: oh gosh, this music. Sandman from Spider-Man 3 is nearby.
john: This song.
It’s singing about Ohio.
tim: It’s pretty accurate.
I’m miserable!
First honest thing about this flick.
Hey that penguin is that owl from that other thing.
marc: where did he get that hawaiian shirt?
john: Why is a Hawaiian PENGUIN talking with a SCOTTISH accent?
lol
the scottish guy wasn’t even animated in the last frame
tim: i can’t even keep track of who you’re talking about
john: The Hawaiian Scottish penguin.
With the beard.

tim: You…If.. yeah, okay.
Here comes the POOPS?
john: WHY ARE ALL THESE SCOTTISH PEOPLE IN ANTARCTICA
marc: FIST IN THE BEAK
tim: whoa, it’s so weird to see people.
marc: ROCKO THE MUTHAFUCKIN’ ROCKHOPPER~
man, what a dick
john: With eyebrows more sentient than he is.
tim: oh. this is jim belushi.
john: Yep.
marc: D:}
you can hear the suck in his voice~
john: I dunno.
I like him more than Martin Short.
tim: Suckin’ on somethin’ alright. Look at those red eyes.
john: SHE’S TRAPPED IN THE STONE AGAIN.
tim: I WANT MY CHAOS EMERALDS
marc: Gandalf needs to show up and slap that outta his hand
tim: pfft even penguins have girl talk
john: So is this magic or what.
marc: wha- are they inside a whale’s stomach or something?
tim: It’s like Ren & Stimpy.
Gotta rearrange the guts~
john: Gah.
Enormous Tim Curry pecs.
tim: It must be nice to have a stone that shows you the script.
john: That’s what I was taaaaaaalkin’ about~
tim: And Tim Curry Penguin drowns and dies. The end.
marc: whew, glad thats over
john: “YOU’RE TOO DUMB”
I agree!
How is it possible anything is that clumsy
Part 4~
tim: Watch. My beak.
marc: all of these penguins are fucking dirty hipsters: scarves, bandanas, wool hats…
tim: Soon they’re gonna break out the Nintendo and joke about taking the Census.
No, the ATARI.
john: Smoke clove cigarettes.
marc: “SLOPPIEST SLOP”
now thats a different kind of movie all together~ ;3
john: Is this fisher just Jim Belushi AGAIN?
tim: The older and shittier, the hipsterierier.
Forget the flaccid pebble?!
marc: why even capture penguins? I see no viable use for them
john: Me neither.
Is that something people actually do?
marc: they’ll just fuck you up
and refuse to eat your slop
tim: Won’t eat my slop, will yaaaa
OH SO they’re escaping I guess
john: So they’re just leaving all those other penguins to their fates, eh
tim: It’s like Taken.
john: The penguins were gonna be bought by Middle Eastern tycoons to have sex with?
tim: A WHOLE BUILDING OF KIDNAPPED GIRLS? …Fuck ’em where’s my DAUGHTER
john: THESE PENGUINS ARE GONNA DIE IN THE TROPICS
tim: A crawdad tourist?!
Then Hubie’s hanged leg loses all circulation, gets gangrene and he dies. The end~
john: Not so lucky, Magus~
marc: what is this bug doing here?
he’s just sorta… there
tim: IS THAT AN ENGAGING PEBBLE OR WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT
:VVVVVVVVVVV
This bug wants none of this shit.
Just wants to take his green cube and GTFO.
john: That tree
Looks like a penis

marc: very phallic ;3
that pebble
is actually the Horadric Cube
john: Also Bluth looooooooves to have creatures wrapped up in string or whatever.
marc: Bluth’s Bondage Animals: The Movie
john: It turns out
Rocko gives the penguin to a guy penguin~
tim: THE PENGUIN TO THE GUY PENGUIN?
marc:  {:VV
john: And the Mormons bust in to ruin everyone’s day
:VVVVVV
we’ll fix that in post~
tim: no i like it
and I like Belushi Penguin. He’s got a noble goal.
john: trade ‘im for some cigarettes~
marc: OUR ANCESTORS FLEW
are you sure about that Bluth?
tim: Dino penguins.
For me to hunt with my longsword~~
john: So Hubie’s just wasting time on the beach, huh
tim: Seriously. Should be a Corona commercial.
marc: WHERES WALDO!?
tim: Where’s Bev Bighead
john: You ARE a blabbermouth, Hubie.
SHUT IT
tim: Anyone see that giantass rainbow?
john: Yeah.
marc: :vvvv
and that pink bandana~!
tim: HMMMMMMM.
Whoa, backgrounds just got really, really cheap.
john: It’s a Lisa Frank trapper keeper.
tim: OUTSIDE THIS FENCE
EVERY LAST CREATURE WANTS TO KEEEL YEEWWW
john: “You get me and Waldo together~~~”
Is it time for a villain son?!

song?!?!?
tim: Pe-pah-peh-penguin.
marc: DOS TEETH
he’s like a Penguin-Dog
john: AUGH, THESE TEETH
tim: DEM TEETH
john: I’ll never get past them

tim: Homeward Bound!
Another classic 90s talking animal movie.
john: dolphins!
Yup, Lisa Frank, all right.
tim: CLASSIC. :V
john: That is the least efficient route.
Part 5~
marc: OMINOUS
tim: These characters are awfully one-note, huh
marc: what storm? it seems fairly calm~
john: Maybe Marina can get a penguin divorce or annulment.
tim: Sigh.
Just let him go, Hubie.
marc: WUT
AIRSTRIP!?
how fucking convienient
john: Seriously
tim: Belushiguin wants to kill himself, that’s his business.
KILLER WHALE, alright
marc: PEBBLE BRAIN~ :3
john: All these movies did was rear boys who would get the shit bullied out of them.
tim: Not like Lion King!
HELL YEAHHH
john: Lion King can suck it
tim: I was pouncin’ on Nalas all over the Savannah
Ignoring Zazu’s fussy orders
marc: awwww yeah~
john: You perverted furry.
WHY IS HUBIE CONVINCED THIS GUY LIKES HIM
tim: He’s so socially retarded. :C
marc: THAT IS NOT HOW LIGHTNING WORKS
tim: Tim Curry, what are you DOING WITH YOUR VOICE
He has like 800 clams stuffed up his nose
john: yeah, Curry’s voice is allllll over the place.
marc: How is a pebble OFFICIAL :VVV
DONT MAKE ME LAAAAAUUUUGGGH
john: But yeah, this character’s strange as hell.
tim: Don’t mess with DRICK….?!!
Tim Curry ate it up, of course.
john: Don’t be a COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD, babe!
tim: ……Huh.
john: Steroid-abusing yuppie penguin king?!
tim: He’s like a big jock.
Who… dances.
john: This song is just
odd.
But don’t girls generally like jocks?!
What is this movie teaching kids?!
tim: I’m no HYENA, so MARINA… FFFFFFFUUUUUU
marc: this song
is totally dripping with misogyny :VVVV
tim: Yeahh, throw her on the snow bed.
marc: and BANG HER
till she likes it
tim:
She loves it.
john: He treats her so bad~
SO SHE’LL MARRY HIM, OF COURSE

tim: I dunno, Belushi Bird. DOES it look better than a killer whale?
marc: its… just a glacier :|
john: Srsly
tim: uh-oh confession time
marc: LYING IS BAD KIDS
john: ugh
if only
all movies could CUT OUT having characters confess lies at the end of the third act
er
second act ;3
tim: Prince Ali~
marc: YOU TOLD THE ROCKHOPPER A LIEEEEEE!?
cute little penguin? uuuuuh
john: Mud wrestling~
tim: Oh man, I’d love a down-and-out brutal fight scene in this.
Penguin teeth flying all over
marc: and now with the laughing :VV
tim: Penis rock.
marc: PHALLUS POINT
john: jeez
another Lisa Frank creation
tim: James Cameron taking notes…
john: This was the start of a process that ended in Titanic.
At least he kept the icebergs~
tim: I haven’t seen animated snow look this good since… ANASTASIA :VVV
So, guys
What do we know about Marina?
marc: she’s… a penguin broad?
and she likes fat losers?
john: She seems to have really low standards.
And is nearly obsessively fixed on Hubie.
And she likes being choked by that choker.
marc: and she has a flower on her head… WHY IS THERE A FLOWER THERE?!
tim: SHE’S A POKEMON
marc: MARINA! USE VINE WHIP!
tim: Razor Leaf!!!
marc: PEBBLE TOSS!!!
tim: INSIPID SONG
Not very effective…
john: It’s hard to imagine any kid liking a song like this.
tim: BelushiBird is just trolling poor Hubie.
marc: Why are they walking? Penguins sliiiiiid on their tummys
john: It’s like Tiger learning how to bark.
marc: and the sky just sort of changes colors at will
tim: Isn’t that Aurora Bore…borey… boring… ass… movie.
john: You proud of that one? |:3
marc: THATS THE NORTH POLE!
THIS IS THE SOUTH POLE DAMN IT
tim: I’m pumping my first with glee.
…my fist, too.
john: lol
TMI, Magus.
TMI
tim: KILLER SEAL
marc: and radioactive fish
john: fish that look like this    030
Why don’t they show the seal hunting penguins to feed her starving pups~
tim: Hmm. Pretty sure Don Bluth does this chasing thing chomping stuff a lot too.
john: He also loves creaky, wobbly ships
marc: and ROCKING DUDES
tim: We got this guy PINNED.
so is this a road movie?
marc: I guess???
john: They’ve visited
two places.
or three
tim: It has so many exotic locales, I know!
marc: and Rocko is totally bi-polar :VV
BUDDY SONG TIME~
john: AUGH, you’re right.
Or he’s borderline.
tim: Couldn’t he just be… tsundere~~
john: I prefer yandere~
marc: DOKI DOKI HUBIE-SAMA~
tim: TAKE IT, ROCKO
john: Hubie this is the gayest show of friendship ever.

tim: TAAAAAAAAAAAAKE IIIIIIIIIIIIT
AUGH MARTIN SHORT
stop… assaulting meeeee
john: Has he ever listened?
This is the hokiest Vaudeville act
tim: I see Rocko’s point of view.
john: Me too.
marc: TAKE THAT SHIT ROCKO~
tim: I dunno how much more of this I could take.
marc: GOD HUBIE
YOU FUCKING CARD
tim: He’s a HAM.
marc: again with the changing sunlight for no reason :VV
john: He’s WASTING TIME
tim: Yeah this should be like
the Count of Monte Cristo of penguin movies.
But alas.
john: “SAYYYYYYYY IIIIIIIIIIIIIIT”
reminds me of green goblin
marc: FINISH ITTTTTT
tim: oh i was thinking Two-Face.
RACHEEELLLLLL
marc: ITS NOT FAAIIIRR
tim: Narration stitching together the plot :VVVVV
marc: this… this is fighting?
uuuuuhhh
tim: On the Red October.
marc: WHERE DID THAT SUB COME FROM
john:
Did ALL of Bluth’s movies suffer from awful post-facto editing?
THIS IS MAKING NO SENSE
tim: This movie is really about male friendship. :3
john: okay, waste time on songs and mindless patter, but breeze past FIGHTING SEALS ON SUBMARINES
marc: Goodness Glacier Count: 3
OMINOUS ICE ISLE
tim: LET’S GO TO THE EVIL FISH HEAD GLACIER
Oh my god, put that pebble in a POCKET or something.
marc: OR IN HIS HAT
john: So, 90s Movies
do we like whales or hate them?!
Between this and Free Willy, I’m confused!
tim: Whales never convinced me, man.
marc: did Willy come out after this?
john: Pretty sure it was before.
tim: Let’s ask Michael Madsen.
marc: This movie was retaliation by the Anti-Willy Groups
tim: Black water. RED WATER. Black again. Red…
marc: PIRATES OF BLACK WATER
john: Bluth also loves changing color palettes willy-nilly
MINGA MELONS~
tim: They’re swimming in a dry rose… Rose-ay. Wine. :V
john: Least threatening squeak ever, whale.
tim: Oh shit, that rock formation is an actual nightmarish hellbeast.
Hubie unleashed Zalgo. {:c
john: Worse… that thing from Fantasia :x
marc: Rocko’s big gay scarf
is all thats left behind~
john: So it fell off!
It’s not that big a deal, Hubie!
WHY CAN’T WE SHOW RATHER THAN TELL, MOVIE
tim: Get SMART, Marina.
marc: Drake’s lair is
HIDEOUS
tim: Yeah, why don’t the other penguins complain about that?
marc: WHA-
did they skip a whole scene here or something?
john: Hubie is George McFly
tim: Heyy. Get your damn hands off herrrr
john: So
who wants to bet that Drake dies by falling
marc: count me in
tim: Same.
marc: how about… Falling into a killer whales mouth?
tim: Oooh.
john: THESE THREE PUTZES
What USE are they
marc: “GO KNOCK HIS BLOCK OFF”~
tim: Hubie, where did you get this newfound strength?!
john: Maybe he found Drake’s steroid stash
marc: he shoved Rocko’s gay scarf up his butt to give himself power :VVV
DRAKE SMAAAASSSHH!
tim: Huh.
This is a little… stupid!
marc: FALLING
tim: I dunno! He was clearly PUNCHED off!
Hubie KILLED him.
john: So this is all just so Drake won’t drag Marina down to his rape den?
tim: OOPS
ROUND TWO
marc: GOODNESS GLACIERS count – 4
john: ROCKO GOT A NEW SCARF???
tim: I dunno, I’m riveted! Anyone else?!
marc: Death by… massive block of stone huh?
john: jeez
Hulk Penguin
I guess Drake got…
smashed?
marc: yeah, where the fuck did he get that scarf?
is there like a boat nearby that sells this shit to penguins?
tim: Uniqlo.
THE FLYING ROCKO :VVVV
john: …He’s flying?
marc: the Pebble is actually Element Zero :VVVV
john: really, i don’t get it
tim: So, do we cut to a live-action family reading a storybook together…?
john: WE BETTER NOT
marc: GOODNESS GLACIERS!!!!! – 5
john: Why are all these other penguins fuckin’ riveted
tim: Whoooaa. They certainly didn’t waste time.
With Hubie’s inferior seed.
marc: seriously – this penguin couple is not that interesting :VVV
john: “Feature Length”
Now generations of weaker penguin breed is assured~
Also Rocko doesn’t get a mate because he’s a filthy outsider.
tim: The penguins don’t believe in eugenics.
marc: WELL
john: Sappy ballad ending~
marc: LOL
only 1 3D computer guy?
those were the days~
john: There was only 1 3D scene!
and it was pretty tame!
tim: The days leading up to 2D animation’s death!
R.I.P. Snow White – Iron Giant
john: So
Approximately how responsible is Don Bluth for 2D’s demise?
marc: about 80% id say
john: Hey, didn’t 2D technically die with Home on the Range?
tim: Disney did its fair share of damage.
john: with the aforementioned movie ;3
tim: I guess, but was anyone paying attention by then?
marc: but they sorta just stopped trying before then
where as Bluth just kept making this trash
john: and hey, Princess and the Frog was dynamite~
Yeah, Bluth doesn’t seem like a really notable talent, looking back on most of his content.
tim: well hopefully we’re at the start of a new renaissance, yeah.
john: I think people mostly made a fuss about Bluth because he was the only one making non-Disney productions.
tim: By… copying Disney.
Really badly.
john: Yeah.
Did horny penguins really merit a whole movie?
marc: Manilow and Sussman… you should be ashamed of yourselves :VVV
NO
this was
paper thin
john: I still don’t understand what the pebble WAS.
marc: they even left out whole scenes it seemed!
some sort of magic ore? Element Zero?
but they just said “WHATEVER, END THE MOVIE NOW”
john: That happened in Rock-a-Doodle, too.
I don’t remember Fievel or Land Before Time being so sloppy.
tim: Fievel Goes West is a fine confection~
john: but that wasn’t Bluth
it was just under his house
tim: Which was Spielberg’s house, right
He relegated Bluth to the laundry room.
marc: 90% of this movie was made in that very laundry room :VV
john: huh
apparently Adelie penguins are friggin’ popular subjects for media.
tim: …Spielberg produced Fievel/West. |:C
Happy Feet!
john: There’s been…
a children’s book
four movies
a webcomic!
One of them was a John Hurt movie!
tim: HUH
marc: Penguins are cool and all
but they are kinda BORING
john: Also this movie was bullshit: the penguins build NESTS out of pebbles to attract mates.
Not like engagement rings or shit.
tim: That’s a good point.
The visuals were preeeetty bland.
john: Also they breed on ice-free land.
So there’s another KNOCK against it.
marc: and…
the TEETH
:VVVV
tim: :B
marc: Drake was like a fucking Doberman
john: God, those teeth.
tim: Drake was juicin’ for sure.
john: Why didn’t anyone say no?
As a kid I remember seeing art for this movie and thinking about how ugly it was.
Just… how ugly.
And yeah, Drake’s massive breast meat.
Made me think of a KFC double down sandwich.
slap some cheese and sauce between~
tim: Bluth knows how to make a tasty sandwich.
marc: also he seemed to be a different species of penguin! what gives?
why was he even there!
john: And Rocko having no story before meeting up with Hubie.
Doesn’t he have a home to get back to?!
tim: He seemed to be homeless.
john: He has to have a story!
marc: a dirty gay homeless hipster
like most of the penguins in this movie
john: oh god
now i don’t wanna hear it :x
Also, why did Drake have cronies
tim: Cronies who disappeared.
john: It takes effort to draw them and write dialogue for them, maaaaaaan
marc: they didnt even do anything!
they were in the first scene he was in…
and then he had different bird cronies later
and then… no cronies at all
john: And then he moved to a lair.
tim: Really, those penguins should’ve complained about the zoning violations or something.
“Whoa, what? What’s this giant skull cave doing here?”
marc: or the fact that he didnt care about the whole Pebble-Engagement thing they had going on
john: It was very fragile, too.
And… I didn’t understand what was at the bottom of it, anyways.
Drake’s water bed?
tim: A basement with a TV and an Atari.
marc: his roid-infused jacuzzi
john: And his VOICE
Curry couldn’t decide what he was doing with it.
marc: I cant belive that was even Curry
tim: I could hear Curry doing a nasally jock most of the time.
Other times… I dunno.
john: He needed money.
Money for the drugs.
tim: The voice acting drugs.
he was all OVER the animation scene in the 90s.
john: So…
Let’s see what wikipedia has to say about it.
Oh gosh, I’m surprised they were able to squeeze out two paragraphs for the plot.
marc: FAMILY FUN EDITION huh?
john: LOL
Rotten Tomatoes has a 0% for it.
tim: !!!
I almost feel… bad!
john: Preeeeetty bad!
It grossed under $4 mill.
marc: a 28 Million Budget and only 3.9 mill gross :VVV
tim: 28 mil on THAT?!
marc: I KNOW
what the fuck did they spend it all on
tim: How much was Aladdin or Lion King??
john: That’s how much they spent on Ghost in the Shell.
Oh, Aladdin was MORE.
Guaranteed.
Same with Lion King.
tim: OHHH my GOOOOOOOOOD.
john: oh wait
my bad
marc: Aladin was also 28 Mil :3
tim: *OBNOXIOUS SPIT-TAKE*
john: Lion King was $45 mill though :O
It’s like looking at the budget for X-Men III.
You wonder if it all went up the director’s nose.
tim: What other explanation IS there?
That’s just madness.
john: Just…
squandering time and money on mediocre talent.
I mean…
Bluth’s production company in IRELAND?
What great animated features has Ireland pumped out?
tim: Uhhh.
marc: *cricket*

john: So, moving on…
It’s been 3 years. :3~~
tim: Oh god. SO MUCH HAS CHANGED, HUH.
john: Has it? :o
Well.
I guess it has!
The year we started the blog was the BEST YEAR FOR MOVIES EVER.
tim: 2007… i miss it so much. ;-;
john: Now I can’t even think of five movies I wanna see the rest of the year.
It’s taking its toll in terms of blog content, at least!
No drive to see anything means less frequent articles.
tim: Really. It’s like… if it’s not a video game, I don’t give a shit.
john: If it’s not Monster Hunter, you don’t give a shit. ;V
tim: Otherwise it’s some 3D piece of shit!
3D – the new singing animal musical.
john: Robin Hood?
{{{:\
marc: BAH
john: I didn’t even know that was coming out until recently
like a few days ago
tim: It looks like Gladiator with more bows and more arrows.
john: Ridley Scott just keeps Russell Crowe in a trunk somewhere until he needs him.
marc: thats because it is just Gladiator :VVV
john: hey HEY
Ridley needs more money for the Alien prequel!
marc: GLADIATOR 2: SHERWOOD BOOGALOO
tim: …Alien prequel that will be in… 3D.
So that’s it.
Movies are over.
john: Hey, I don’t hate 3D :3
I NEVER SAID I HATE THREE DEEEEEEEEE
marc: I hate the drain on my wallet~
tim: Well good! you’re set for LIFE.
cuz 3D is IT. FOREVER.
john: It’s the movies themselves that are fucking jokes.
A-Team?
JUST
STOP
MINING
OLD
PROPERTIES
tim: And yeah, seeing a movie a week is a wallet drain.
It’s more worth it to buy one video game a month that will last you MONTHS.
john: Not in my neck of the woods ;3
And then there’s anime.
Poor, poor dying anime~
tim: which is free. :3
john: IF YOU’RE A THIEF
…sometimes :3
tim: Things are certainly dire.
john: I’m not sure anime companies can win with such a small niche audience that’s so technologically savvy.
And the fact that they’re hamstrung by Japanese licensors not wanting the Japanese to reverse-import.
I mean… I wanna see Gundam Unicorn, but not $40 wanna see it. {:\
tim: I’m not sure the content is really worth saving either. It’s like how many moeblob shows can you produce before the audience yells ENOUGH?
marc: having 70% of their output be pandering crap isn’t exactly helping them~
tim: Exactly.
john: Yeah, the moeblobs are disheartening.
But there’s gems hidden!
tim: Sure. FMA: Brotherhood is such a blast.
john: I’ve been watching Kaiba, which is just… strange.
And Eden of the East was a thrill.
And Gundam 00 was a Gundam show that finally wasn’t poop.
tim: ‘Twas! I hope Kenji Kamiyama continues to work for sure.
*Kenji Kamiyama, director of Eden of the East and Stand Alone Complex :VVVV
john: Just gimme another Stand Alone Complex, man.
tim: I’m getting withdrawal symptoms too.
john: That would INVIGORATE all aspects of my life.
With BSG gone, LOST ending and SAC a fading memory…
I don’t know what’ll be left to care about in life!
tim: …Monster Hunter? :3
john: D:<
SO
What’s your favorite article from the past year? :3
tim: Oh, let me look. meanwhile, marc, I wanna hear your thoughts!
Our featured guest~
marc: :VVV
john: Our most regular third-party contributor~
marc: on this Pebble nonsense or the Factory?
tim: How about one then the other?
Or whatever you like? there are no rules, man.
marc: No rules, just like on Drakes Penguin Rape Island :VVV
john: Drake’s Fortune
marc: Mora’s in depth Phantasy Star articles are a highlight for sure
very… INFORMATIVE and expansive~
tim: Yeah, Mora owned this year.
john: Oh man, I don’t feel like I owned much lately~
2010’s been a decreased output I’m very sorry for~
marc: and there are 4 of them! thats like a whole damn book right there
tim: Ooh, a book, eh?
marc: and I did quite enjoy our Power Rangers grump :3
that was a blast
john: I really like the Phantasy Star stuff I did, Phantasy Star II especially, but I feel like for the stuff I really wanted to reach out to people with, I was shouting into a void.
and yeah, i did, too :3
But man.
Virtuality
Moon
Sky Crawlers
tim: The year serious sci-fi died.
john: No one gave a shiiiiiiiiit.
tim: Thanks, Avatar.
Oh. Avatar. :3
john: Don’t you pin this on Avatar!
No one cared about Solaris back then, either.
I was really hoping Suspiria would pique more interest, too.
I tried hard to screencap that one.
marc: those Argento films
I just dont know
they unsettle me~
john: {{{:c
Also I love how mean my (500) Days of Summer grump is.
I regularly repost our Apple a Day stuff on 4chan and it gets a response. :3
tim: Lulz
Doing it for the lulz.
Yeah, that shit was great.
I mean. That… piece. Was. Well-written. Old chum.
I’m a good fake journalist.
john: And it seems doing a performance review before the actual review on Heavy Rain drained all the interest. By the time I pushed out my hemming and hawing, no one cared. :V
tim: But your piece was full of heart! And it showed.
john: But hopefully Grump Talk will be the birth of more back and forth between us and our readers~
tim: Amidst all the bashing and trolling, your review kind of convinced! Not $60 convinced, but… still…
john: I’m through waving the Heavy Rain banner by now ;3
either my piece did its job or it didn’t~
You can stop trolling me about it, DO YOU HEAR ME, TOASTER
tim: I gotta thank Marc for his contributions this year. When i was too busy doing… whatever. Starcraft, let’s say, you pulled through with some fine material. inFamous in particular.
marc: that game
still love it
tim: I still gotta do the Evil Side.
john: I feel like our powers are only GROWING, chums.
Maybe not in readership, but in fine crafting of words~
tim: For you, yeah! I’m getting more boorish.
Finesse just takes too loooong.
john: Boorishness is fun, too. ;3
Well.
Three years is about two and three-fourths years more than I thought we’d make it :V

marc: before we end this
id like to point out
that the Wiki page for Pebble is pretty… baffling
tim: Baffling?
marc: not only are the character descriptions so… doctored up
but there is no mention of the origin of the pebble itself!
tim: oh, SPACE?
marc: like, why even have the fucking pebble?
Marina didnt even want the thing!
and Drake is a “Hunky dark-hearted penguin”!?
come on: he was a date-raper :VVV
tim: A date…wrapper.
john: Without even the courtesy to use drugs. :V
tim: Common courtesy.
Yeah he was doing a lot of work. More work than he had to do.
john: So hopefully crappy Bluth movies don’t become a tradition!
or maybe hopefully they do!
I dunno!
marc: they are a good source of spite at least
tim: Man, we still got Anastasia, Troll in Central Park, Rover Dangerfield…
marc: GOD
even in death Bluth screws us
tim: He’s DEAD?
marc: DEAD TO ME ~ }:3
tim: *laugh track*
john: I don’t think he did Rover Dangerfield.
But that can be on the plate for next time. :3
tim: I meant Thumbelina. :V
marc: GOODNESS GLACIERS!

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10 Responses to “Third Grumpiversary – The Pebble and the Penguin (and some whizzing too)”

  1. Rick Says:

    I’m glad you guys took the time to make a Grumpiversary, since you’re not doing anything else. =V

    I’m looking forward to the summer months this year. Or at least Iron Man 2. And Prince of Persia. I guess I’m looking forward to May?

    But those are the ones I feel certain you guys will grump. ~

  2. John Mora Says:

    Certainly will! It’s at least more likely to lure me into the theater than Death at a Funeral: THE BLACK VERSION.

  3. Terry Says:

    I remember in grade school this girl was having a birthday and she went around asking people, “Would you wanna go and see The Pebble and the Penguin or A Goofy Movie?”

    She came to her sense and we all saw A Goofy Movie. I think the reason I’ve continued to like it so much is because I’m continually comparing it to The Pebble and the Penguin.

    I certainly think most humans feel a lot more sympathy for Max than Hubie.

    • John Mora Says:

      I was a stupid idiot for my sixth birthday party and forced my guests to watch The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

      I didn’t have any friends after that.

  4. Brian B Says:

    ….133 pounds!?

  5. Sean Says:

    I dunno what sort of responses you’re getting from your base (how big are we talking about anyway?), but for my part I would have ignored Moon, but for Mora’s review. Likewise, I’m playing inFamous now, horribly late, but I wouldn’t be if not for Marc’s write-up.

    There are other things I’d like to get around to, but time management is a bitch these days. Suspiria was one of those.

    I’m hoping Prince of Persia fulfills its potential, and REALLY hoping Inception does too.

    • John Mora Says:

      We haven’t been getting much of any responses at all!

      • Rick Says:

        It’s cause you guys aren’t regular. When you go two months without a post and then flood with a few in a row it takes a little time for people to write you back into their schedules. Half the time they simply won’t put the effort into getting back into your blog at all. =V

        All that said, I support this factory and everything it stands for, and I make a point of coming here at least once a week just in case. =3

  6. John Mora Says:

    Yeah, but we cross-post everything at the Pavilion when we do update, which is where 99% of our audience comes from, anyways. :V

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