I have a crush on a cartoon.
But it’s not some dumb Looney Tunes character. It’s one of those crazy Charles Schwab commercials. They took what must’ve once been a real guy and then cartoonized him. He looks cute! Why can’t we get the real version? Why do they do that?
Apparently this is the work of none other than Bob Sabiston, who used the same technique on the film Waking Life. This is also the same process used in the forever-awesome A-Ha music video “Take on Me.” It’s called interpolated rotoscoping, and you can see how it’s done here.
But who cares. And who cares about whatever it is Charles Schwab sells . . . investments? finances? 401K? I can’t possibly be bothered with these matters when there are cute cartoon men out there.
Here’s the video of my animated crush (and back off, he’s mine!)
So, tell me. Is this more disturbing or less disturbing than my crush on Jason Castro of American Idol fame (or, “Dreadlock Boy,” as Schmuckie calls him)?
The thing is, Jason looks like a pretty, pretty girl. And the last time I checked, I like strapping male men. Dreadlock Boy doesn’t even pass the “Kiss Test”; in other words, there’s no WAY I can imagine myself kissing this girl-boy-child person. But, oh, I do love to look at him.
And I’m in good company. Here’s what some of Jason’s fans on the American Idol message boards have to say. Somehow, these thoughtful, well-written comments validate my confusing feelings:
your eyes r like so pretty!!!!
love them i am so going to steel them???
LOVVVVVE THE EYES!!!!
WHERE DID YOU GET THEM???
I LOVE THEM!!!!!
My goal in life is to meet this guy!!!
Wow . . .he is osoooooo amazing.
Me and Him Are gna get Married . . .
for sure . . .
he loves me . . . he just doesnt kno it yet . . .
aaaaaaaa YR SO FREAKEN BEAUTIFUL!!! BAK OFF PPL HEZ MY BLEEP!!! HA JASON? AHAHAHA LOL JK IM A GIRL ZO DONT WORRY!!! UM DOOD I LUV U SOOOOOOO FREAKIN MUCH!!! JASON ROX MY SOX!!! O I DONT HAV ANY ON LOL JK JK YUP YUP YUP U SING B- U-OO-IBUL!!!
See? I’m in good company. But no amount of ellipses or all-caps will win you Dreadlock Boy, my friends. Just wait till he gets a load of the cartoonized JD.
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