I recently got to go hang out with my Motorcycle Buddy. (The same one who helped me with the horrifyingly bad idea that was adopting a broken television to take apart.)
We got together (which meant that I got thoroughly defeated by the San Antonio Public Transit system and somehow managed to spend over three hours traveling about six fucking miles.
Dear San Antonio. Your public Transport system is *terrible*.)
When I finally got there, though, I was introduced to the world of Rick & Morty.
…Maybe there was a while when I wasn’t paying attention to cartoons, or I was just watching the wrong ones. (Or maybe when they were on I wasn’t in a place to understand all of the levels that were being poked at.)
I feel like there are a great many cartoons happening right now that are… really deep.
Some of them have deep, fundamental levels of metaphor.
Some of them have throw-away comments that casually toss out the kind of ideas that philosophy students get drunk over.
Rick and Morty. It…might fall into the first category? (I feel like marathoning something isn’t always the best way to see that though.) but it *definitely* falls into the second category.
It’s the kind of show that people could probably write dissertations on.
I don’t know if I can something like ‘IT’S SO GOOD, EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH IT!!!!’
But I can say…