Saturday, September 15, 2007

Ebay tinkers with Ren and Stimpy Creator

When I always thought about the Ren and Stimpy show as a kid, the only name that would stick out was Bob Camp. But underneath his name was always co-creator Jim Smith, whose name was always in a standard arial font (not visually appealing to a child).

My inner child says, "MMM, no sir, I don't like it." to this auction, but, my exterior college student wishes to place a bid on some of this memorabilia. It is still, to this day, a favorite past time of mine to sing the "LOG!" song when I see a new catchy theme songed commercial on tv, for whatever cacamamey new japanese animation inspired change-a-tron robot its trying to make me remember.

I mean honestly, do we have any of this Monty Python based Kafkaesque slapstick running gag humor on tv anymore? The closest thing we have is Family guy, but I recall Ren and Stimpy on Nickelodeon pushing the envelope with the old timer character. How he'd refer to "crap" this and "crap" that. It was like he was from Freehold, NJ or something. I would honestly place a bid on eBay for one of those hard colored oil stills that usually would appear in some episodes as a slow tilt up or pan across when it was something of particular importance.

I think Jim Smith has noble reasons to attempt to raise the funds via eBay's worldwide auction system. "Animation production ain't cheap, It takes a lot of time and manly man power." said Jim Smith in an interview with the Asylum Press, of whom is hosting the auction. You can view the auction here, and place a bid, you steeewwwwpid, feeeellttthhyyy, eeeeeediioot.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go dress up my "Ms. Log!" and shave my "Mr. Logs" beard, for he is mossy and green with envy.