The Theory Of Weird Alvolution!

"Hitchin' up the buggy, churnin' lots of butter,
Raised a barn on Monday, soon I'll raise another."

Weird Al Yankovic was one of my earliest introductions to parody, a pivotal moment for me. Seems it may have been for Miranda Dressler as well, as evidenced by her piece for Gallery 1988's show Is This Thing On 2 - hosted by none other than Weird Al! And because it was in my head the moment I saw the suspenders, here's Amish Paradise.

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Princess Leia & Han Solo In Their Golden Years

Princess Leia: I love you.
Han Solo: I know.

James Hance closes the book on the Star Wars with Someone Who Loves You, a touching UP mashup.

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The Dude Is In

"I hate the fuckin' Beagles, man."

Dave MacDowell's Charles Lebowski brings The Dude to Peanuts with his latest for the Gag Me With A Toon 4 show at the WWA Gallery.

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Rocking The Yellow Brick Road

A musical vision of Oz. Loving the Tin Man's axe and Dorothy's "ruby red Chuck T's." (Oz Fest by Garth Graham)

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The Daleks Last Supper

I don't know my Dr. Who well enough to know the significance of the Dalek Christ figure, but I can guess which one gets exterminated! (The Last Supper of the Daleks by The Daily Dalek; H/T John Farrier)

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Suddenly Last Supper
Many More Last Suppers
Harry Potter And The Dalmentor's Kiss

Pixar Wars

If George Lucas is going to keep messing with Star Wars, this wouldn't be such a terrible idea. (Pixar Wars by Andrew Chesworth; thanks to Zac Leck)

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8-Bit Gary Oldman

For the longest time I thought Gary Oldman wouldn't play a role where the character didn't die at the end. (Gary Oldman iotacons by Andy Rash)

TOP ROW: Sid Vicious, Rosencrantz, Lee Harvey Oswald, Dracula
MIDDLE ROW: Drexl Spivey, Ludwig van Beethoven, Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, Dr. Zachary Smith
BOTTOM ROW: Mason Verger, Sirius Black, Jim Gordon, George Smiley

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Drive 2: Mario Kart

You give me a time and a place. I give you a five minute window. Anything happens in that five minutes and I'm your. No matter what. (Dan Hipp)

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Great Scott! Lots of Lloyds

Christopher Lloyd is all kinds of crazy but it is Judge Doom that still freaks me out. That final scene when his bugging out and his screeching is still stuck in my head. Nice work, Sam. (Lots of Lloyds by Sam Carter)

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Why Am I Mr. Pink?

This is a poster for a live reading of Reservoir Dogs, hosted by director Jason Reitman. Sounds like an awesome show, and I love Matt Owen's interpretation of the movie poster. (Matt Owen via Gallery 1988)

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Raiders of the Lost Community

I must admit that Community is pop culture blind spot for me, but I know it has a dedicated audience, so this one is for you. (Indy Community by Otis Frampton)

On My Command, Unleash Hell

I love the odd combinations that come up at draw2d2. Also Mini Maximus would be fun to watch - so cute and belligerent! (Andy Hunter)

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Born To Full Metal Jacket

Colonel: You write "Born to Kill" on your helmet and you wear a peace button. What's that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke?
Private Joker: No, sir.

Augmented to Kill by Adam Howlett

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Richard Scarry's Busy Development

Arrested Development fever is in the air - witness Matt Kaufenberg's take on the Bluth's banana stand, as manned by Richard Scarry's Bananas Gorilla and Lowly Worm.

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The Driver: Paper Doll

Hey girl, now you can dress up Ryan Gosling in his less-than-extensive, bloody wardrobe from Drive. (Kyle Hilton)

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The Avengers Breakfast Club

I'm pretty much a sucker for any characters in the Breakfast Club pose, even though Tony Stark would be a better John Bender, at least in terms of attitude. But I suppose he's Brain Johnson, as the brains. (From ninjaink)

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Wolverchu: Gotta Pet 'Em All

Ah, look at the cute little Wolverine! Of course when they get bigger they are hard to keep in the house. (Benjamin Ang via Comics Alliance)

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Mo' Bunnies Mo' Problems

A more succinct title for Beatrix Potter's The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies from Better Book Titles, a blog for "people who do not have thousands of hours to read book reviews or blurbs or first sentences. I will cut through all the cryptic crap, and give you the meat of the story in one condensed image."

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10 Cents Gets You Nuts

Another piece from Tim Doyle's show Unreal Estate, debuting at Spoke Art tonight. The previews have been amazing - can't wait to see what other shows/locations he tackles.

And you can't go wrong with the Bluths, especially with the confirmation they are retuning next year!

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