Ben Jones from Paper Rad just sent over his latest cartoon. It’s a new episode of PROBLEM SOLVERZ! Horace, Alfe, and Roba are back to stop a nefarious Mayan ice cream mind control plot. I love the homage to Saturday morning cartoons where every gang has a secret headquarters and every episode is just a problem to be solved.
Just think, this could’ve been a new Adult Swim series if they hadn’t left the decision in the hands of Burger King customers… I read somewhere that it may end up as a Cartoon Network series. Whose french fries do I gotta eat to make that a reality?
UPDATE: Problem solved. We can look forward to a 13 episode season of THE PROBLEM SOLVERS coming soon to Cartoon Network.
DECEMBER 31 —JOHN WYCLIFFE
Leader of the dangerous Lollards, 13th century English spiritual revolutionaries.
DECEMBER 31, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
NEW YEAR’S EVE. ANNUAL WORLD PEACE MEDITATION. In Germany, prowling demons & spirits of darkness must be routed this night by mummery & lots of noise. People used to dress in straw clothing with deerskin masks of animals & run through the streets, clanging bells & dragging chains.
Mobile, Alabama: COWBELLION HERD ESCAPADE & REVEL honors Michael Krafft, who founded mystic society, “Cowbellion de Rakin” in 1830 first of all the mystic societies and krewes which stage the Mardi Gras extravaganzas in Mobile and New Orleans.
JAPAN: NAMAHAGE. Men dressed as devils go door-to-door screaming “Any good-for-nothings here about?”
ALSO ON DECEMBER 31 IN HISTORY…
1320 —British religious radical reformer John Wycliffe born, Yorkshire, England.
1384 — Religious radical reformer John Wycliffe Dies, Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
1877 — French radical painter Gustave Courbet dies, Vevey, France.
1996 — Mayan shaman Lacandonista Chan k’in Viejo dies, Chiapas, Mexico.