Thursday, May 14th, 2009
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He Resides In A Subaquatic Tropical Fruit

Goes great with drugsIf you're like me, one of your favorite ways to unwind in the evening is to get super-high and watch Nickelodeon cartoons. (I think "Fairly OddParents" is nothing short of genius, but I am generally stoned out of my gourd when I watch it, so who knows.) A friend of mine is a gigantic fan of SpongeBob SquarePants, the absorbent and porous fast-food employee whose booty was so recently admired by Sir Mix-a-Lot. "He's just so happy," she says, and it's true. The sheer joy contained within that iconic yellow frame is indeed infectious, especially if you are baked to oblivion. Anyway, James Parker offers an appreciation in The Atlantic which provides a slightly more highbrow take on the character's appeal and should convince you, if such approval is necessary, that it's totally okay to enjoy the show. Particularly if you're really blazed.

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gonzosmom (#471)

Stoned or not, Balk, "Fairly Odd Parents" is brilliant! Of course, I'm usually wrecked also, but through the haze I recognize genius.

Tuna Surprise (#573)

I try not to get too drunk on Friday night so I can get up early enough on Saturday morning to sit on the couch and watch the 2 hour SpongeBob marathon while nursing a pot of coffee. It's what makes Monday through Friday tolerable.

Clare (#516)

Watching Spongebob on Sunday morning is one of my two favorite ways of riding out a hangover. (The other is really sweaty athletic sex.)

Moff (#28)

Yo, whatchoo doin' on Sunday?

Abe Sauer (#148)

How great is James Parker's gig, covering (dorm room philosophizing about) Sponge Bob, slasher films, guitar hero, Battlestar Galactica? All the gravitas of writing for the Atlantic without any of the zzzzzzzzzzz.

MadrasSoup (#167)

Normally I agree, but this one had plenty of zzzz in my view. Maybe because I was opposed to the premise, since I'd only find it remarkable that Spongebob has some nuance if it were actually written by a sponge rather than a thinking human being.

Moff (#28)

"Gary! We're finally huge!"

NatashaVC (#464)

YES! Sometimes this site is like a benevolent parking attendant. I walk up and ask "do you validate?" and the answering is a welcoming "yes".

ALSO: Motorhead!

Moff (#28)

WHOA THAT WAS SPOOKY I JUST CLICKED BACK AND WAS READING YOUR COMMENT AND THEN MOTORHEAD CAME ON MY ITUNES, WHICH IS ON SHUFFLE

I'm just saying.

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