The Damonator

I am a 20-something-year old professional, living and working in the suburbs of Chicago.

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It’s not news that cartoons aren’t child’s play anymore: The Simpsons' dysfunctional family of five debuted way back in 1989. Then came Family Guy, also on the FOX network, and even darker and edgier.

But for four seasons now, Bob’s Burgers has found a home sandwiched between that bombastic and sarcastic duo. The cartoon — created by Loren Bouchard — revolves around life at the Belcher family’s struggling burger joint. The show’s oddball characters, their tendency to burst into song, and a dead-on depiction of the pitfalls of puberty have won it a cult following.

'Bob's Burgers' Serves Up Gently Savory Entertainment

Photo credit: Fox

My favorite animated show. Right up there with Archer.


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Featuring new music by King Tuff, Sarah Jaffe, The Gotobeds, LeXus and more.

When you grow up you, tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life.

Life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.

I think that’s very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you’ll want to change life and make it better, cause it’s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.


50 Years of Batman music blended together seamlessly using just a piano and cello. Pretty rad.


Gone Girl is Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ third soundtrack collaboration under the direction of David Fincher. 

Stream the Gone Girl soundtrack now from NPR Music’s First Listen

Charlee doing some serious rollover work.


Key & Peele - Gay Wedding Advice

Another sketch from the season premiere is online for your viewing enjoyment. This is one of my favorites this season, we had an amazing cast (Lance Reddick! Romany Malco! Gary Anthony Williams! Vernee Watson!) and everyone just knocked it out of the park from the very first take. I want to make a feature about this family. Tune in on Wednesday at 10:30p on Comedy Central to see even more great sketches.