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Check out Dexter's skull

by Adam Finley, posted Jun 27th 2006 12:31PM
betty boop skullCartoon characters are, basically, exaggerations or mutations of the human body, so it stands to reason that their skeletons, if they had one, would look a lot different than ours. Okay, maybe you never thought of that, but if your artist Michael Paulus you not only think about it, but you actually draw what the skeletal system animated folk such as the Powerpuff Girls, Marvin the Martian, and Betty Boop might look like. This idea isn't entirely new. The late artists Jack Rickard drew very similar cartoon skeletons back in the early days of Mad Magazine. Nevertheless, it's both fun and creepy to gape at the grotesque insides of these usually adorable characters. I think the Powerpuff Girls may be the most disturbing. Those gigantic eye sockets make them look like something out of a Tim Burton movie.

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The Olympics: Day 8

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 17th 2006 10:23AM
ice dancing belbin agostoOh joy. Ice dancing begins tonight on NBC. That's one event that I just can't watch because it looks too much like high-school-drama-club-on-ice to me. They can't jump or do lifts, so they wear weird costumes and look longingly into each other's eyes. This is much more of an artistic event than a sport. Why is this still in the Olympics?

If you can stomach the ice dancing, there are some other interesting events on television tonight, including the premiere of women's snowboardcross. I saw the men's race last night and it was pretty darn cool. It's like motorcross on snow. Once again, the American women are the favorites.

As usual, there is plenty of hockey and curling on NBC's other stations:

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The Olympics: Day 7

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 16th 2006 9:35AM
olympics day 7Hmmm. CSI or Men's Figure Skating gold medal finals? Russian favorite, and Tom Jones fan, Yevgeny Plushenko is the leader after the short program and he goes into tonight's competition with the expectation that he will win.

A lot of people will probably put up with the figure skating in order to watch a new event in this year's Olympic games, the Snowboarding Cross. Think of it as Freestyle Skiing, but on a snowboard. Snowboarders will have to navigate a course against a clock, but also pull some nifty maneuvers out to impress the judges. American men and women are favored in these races.

If none of that interests you, MSNBC has hockey all day long:

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