Santa 8000 is the star of an animated web series, in which he must kill
hordes of mutants in order to survive a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Ho ho ho! Greetings, boys and girls. My name is Infinite Santa, and I
am visiting you from the year 8000. My world isn't as jolly as it used
to be -- in fact, I live in a vast, post-apocalyptic wasteland filled
with mutants and a few scattered robo-people. Everyone must kill to
survive -- even me.But enough about my dreary existence! For the next 15 days, I'll be sharing the best weird, creepy, and horror-ific
Christmas videos that I can find.
We always knew Sasha Frere-Jones would eventually produce something worthwhile; it was only a matter of time. This morning, the New Yorker's fancy-schmancy "Pop Critic" introduced the Twitterverse to the heretofore untapped musical potential of Google Translate: When
using the program's voice function, sequences of strategically placed
consonants result in a beatboxish effect.
The cartoonish faux-violence of pro wrestling and the cartoonish
faux sexuality of burlesque make such an obvious combo, it's a cultural
travesty that there aren't hundreds of traveling variety-show extravaganzas
like LAs' Lucha Vavoom. In theory, such an all-wrestling, all-dancing
spectacular would turn fans away at the door in every city they visited.
Ok, I have this rule for science fiction television: if your aliens/robots don't use contractions, I can't be bothered to watch your show. I have simply seen enough nonhumans asking "What is this love of which you speak?" to last me a lifetime.
That's why watching Caprica has been such a pleasure. The complexity of the characters, the sheer beauty of the cinematography and editing, the worldbuilding, the clever and evocative scores by Bear McCreary - it was a relief to watch something so well-made, especially after trying to prop my eyes open during shit like The Event.
Go ahead, pick any character, any person (even this guy); put them in a post-apocalyptic dystopia, and you've got a recipe for serious badassery. Case in point: Infinite Santa 8000.This weekly web series by a crew of Boston-based artists, animators, musicians, and voice actors (including occasional Phoenix contributor Mike Neel) tells the story of a renegade Santa Claus (not this one) who, in order to survive the desert wasteland that is earth in the year 8000, must brutally butcher deformed mutants for food
Okay, everybody, gather up your battle shovels and cans of baked beans. You know that impending zombie apocalypse the past 75 years or so of pop culture have been preparing us for? Well it's coming. Tomorrow. Here.Let it be known that we at the Phoenix
foresaw this uprising of the previously dead.
know what's missing from your comic book collection? A biographical
account of the rip-roarin', Boss Hogg foilin' younger years of
everybody's favorite bag of hot air (and former Phoenix contributor),
Bill O'Reilly. Well, thanks to writer Jerome Maida (comic-chronicler of
such cuddly characters as Mark Zuckerberg and Al Franken) and artist
Aleksandar Bozic, that empty spot on your shelf will no longer remain
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