Saturday, April 30, 2016

Blank Eyed Girls

For several years, Cartoon Network has aired an animated series called "Adventure Time."

It's a popular show that's received numerous awards.  It has also inspired a wide range of related merchandise including video games, comic books and even clothing.

The show follows two main characters, Finn, a human, and Jake, a dog with magical powers, who travel around the Land of Ooo.

I'd never seen the show before, but a recent episode was called to my attention so I checked it out online.

The episode is titled "The Blank Eyed Girls."  It features the two main characters having an encounter with a group of black, er, excuse me, "blank" eyed kids who first show up at the front door and then mysteriously appear inside the house.  Finn and Jake panic and out of desperation, call late night radio host "Starchy" for advice.

Starchy, has a thick mustache and runs a popular nighttime talk show discussing conspiracies, ghosts, aliens and a wide variety of strange phenomena.  Hmmm sounds vaguely familiar.  He suggests several possibilities to explain what the girls are and how to deal with them.  Nothing quite works out however. 

The episode is just over eleven minutes long and somehow manages to throw in a whole range of things related to the black eyed kids along with theories ranging from fairies to tulpas.  It's an interesting example of how much the awareness of this weird phenomena has moved into pop culture.

Check out the show at the link below.

1 comment:

  1. Adventure Time Rock's. I've heard the Cia have an interest in adventure time, but not sure if they're just "watching " what the shows creator's msgs are or the CIA are involved with the subliminal messaging that's crammed into it...