Tag Archives: he-man

If JW theology was a He-Man cartoon

There are some doubts about the origins of this cartoon (found at Scotteriology) – said to have been produced by the Jehovah’s Witnesses to explain their faith. The sword and fireballs are my favourite He-Man-esque scenes.

This serves alongside the South Park Mormon episode, and this other video, as a bit of a primer on the difference between these Cultic offshoots from Christianity and the rest of the flock.

Power to the people

David Thorne didn’t like his latest electricity bill. Which involved an inexplicable $600ish increase. He tried his best to come up with reasons for the jump in a series of emails with his electricity company. In these emails he claimed to have been experimenting on alternative sources for energy.

He seems like a funny guy.

“As every meter reading for the last two years at this address has been under two hundred dollars, rather than pay you $766.05, I would prefer to spend that amount on thirty eight pizzas, ensuring sufficient fat reserves to survive having the heat turned off, or have my apartment lined with polyester socks and wear a suit made out of carpet – possibly generating enough power to start my own grid company. I would then construct a number, calculate an amount based on this and send out accounts stating that the amount is based on a number and is therefore mathematically correct. If anyone questioned the basis of the number the amount is calculated from, I would simply declare “I have the power” and point out the scientific implausibility of their experiments, forcing them to investigate other, more viable, designs.”

But we already knew that.

Down time at Castle Grayskull

Ever wondered what He-Man gets up to when he’s not protecting the empire from Skeletor? Or what Skeletor himself does in his down time? Simple. They lead normal everyday lives doing normal everyday stuff – like getting haircuts and root canals.

HeMan_bowlcut

Skeletor_rootcanal

These are both from here.

Bohemian like youse

It seems that everybody on the Internet wants to be known for a unique version of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

Here are a few different videos for your prog-rock listening pleasure.

There are more where that came from

Fleshed out fiction

Have you ever wondered what Skeletor looked like before all the skin disappeared from his face? Had I paid more attention to the underlying metanarrative of He-Man as a child, rather than just appreciating it for the awesome sword and cool battle cat, I probably would have asked the question much earlier.

In fact. I didn’t ask the question. I didn’t need to. Someone else did it for me. Along with a couple of others…

Ironic Sans has a couple more.