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EDIT: Thank you Tom and Wade for the front page!!

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Olympic Torchure!

The Olympic Torch comes to BopBop Land! But will the monks of Tibet stand a chance?

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Reviews


tp2k12tp2k12

Rated 4 / 5 stars April 16, 2008

fucking nice

oi, shut the fuck up. it's just a bit of comedy for fun for the viewers and the author.

but anyway, alright cartoon, i'd say the other ones were so much better. keep going with the series. it's really really great



Colonel-SwordmanColonel-Swordman

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars April 16, 2008

It's indeed genocide, my friend.

To be honest with everyone here, I had never heard of the "WeRBopBop" series before this short went onto Newgrounds front page. Of course, I did take the opportunity to watch a few of other episodes (although only to be staggered by the South Park-like scat-fest that some people somehow managed to mistake as humour), but since this review is meant to only discuss Episode 8, I'll try not to mention the eye sore resulted from this bad decision.

In the first scene we are greeted with a supposed Buddhist monk, who has an Olympic torch stabbed right through his chest. Oblivious to the gory ongoing, the crowd decides to express to their anger on the Olympic flame being put out to the hapless victim of whatever tragedy befallen upon him. Now here is something I do not quite understand - when that cat character says the Olympic flame represents "freedom", does it mean that the torch somehow has the US Declaration of Independence or perhaps 3 litres of Diet Coke hidden somewhere that can only be recovered using some fanciful gadget developed by Ben Franklin? Prometheus stole the knowledge of fire from Zeus, only to be discovered by Og the caveman. That's freedom - I guess. And the relay? Last time I checked the Olympic flame relay was introduced by Nazi Germany in the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a symbol of Aryan supremacy. Yes, the death of 6 million Jews! It's indeed genocide, my friend.

The Olympic Games don't stop wars. Wars, on the other hand, stop the Games almost every time. It's never about Tibet, never about Iraq, never about Afghanistan, never about Zimbabwe, and, of course, never about the casualties resulted from acts of war or genocide every day. So, as the world population beholds this supposed symbol of peace with Big Macs in hands and sweatshop-made commemorative buttons on chests and athletes running around in their high-tech, sponsored gear, there is the Olympic spirit for everyone - two bottles at the price of one, Visa accepted.

Conclusion: The given message is shallow and underwhelming at best. The short isn't too bad as a South Park wannabe, but the problems remain that I don't even like South Park to begin with.

7/10



elmagiqueelmagique

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 16, 2008

lol

I love the fact it looks so childish but so gruesome at the same time, this could be on tv!

good luck on your next ones



FlameyoLiliyFlameyoLiliy

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars April 16, 2008

lol

First kinda reminds me of thoes little kind shows on PBS Kids or something, well atleast until all the voilence and swearing lol, then it seemed like something you would of seen on Adult swim :P And all the monks reminded me of Aang from Avatar....lol

The artwork was original, pretty good, i like it.
As for humor, it was funny, had a good laugh.
Good job and keep up the good work!


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masterdan1masterdan1

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 15, 2008

Political Satire is not = Racism

Good flash though!