The newest addition to the post-South Park/Family Guy pool of equal opportunity offending cartoons is "Minoriteam" from the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.
Occasionally you have breakout books such as Maus and Persepolis that draw mainstream acceptance, achieve must-read status and break the perceptions people have of comic books.
Minoriteam is not that.
The premise of this shit sounded so ridiculous that I had to give it some shine.
It's closer the four-color Jack Kirby comics of the 1960's than to an actual cartoon. It's a really just a moving comic book.
Consisting of a wheelchair bound Asian, a bulletproof Indian clerk, a super fast Black man, a Jewish guy and a hard-working Mexican, Minoriteam battles a secret organization called "The White Shadow" and fights villains such as Corporate Ladder, Racist Frankenstein and the Standardized Test.
I don't know what the lifespan of a potential one-trick pony like this is but it has to be funnier than the Boondocks.
Watch it in all of it's copyright infringing glory here.
If all that wasn't weird enough for you, peep this quote from Alan Moore, the mad loner genius responsible for "V for Vendetta" and "The Incredibles" (he didn't write The Incredibles, but the Incredibles was highly inspired by one of his works.) who was interviewed by The NY Times.
'If I had raped and murdered a schoolbus full of retarded children after selling them heroin,'' he said, ''I doubt that I would have been cross-examined for 10 hours.''
Early candidate for Quote of the year?
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