Awesomesauce- Mashup Tumblrs
We all know Arrested Development was:
a) ahead of its time,
b) cancelled too soon, and
c) one of the funniest shows on television.
Since its untimely demise (except, of course, for a brief stint on Netflix) I’ve been searching for something that’s similarly cutting, witty, and sarcastic with just the right amount of cheeky humor. I regret to say that I’ve had to turn to the Internet to get my laughs in since the demise of my beloved AD. In the process, I’ve stumbled across my new favorite thing: mashup Tumblrs.
The premise is to take some element of pop culture, and layer it with anothe pop culture element; the more incongruous the pairing the better. Here are a few of my current favorites, to give you a taste:
FlyArtProductions takes classic and/or famous paintings and sets them against rap lyrics. Can’t picture it? See for yourself- here’s one with Iggy Azalea and Charlie XCX’s “Fancy.” The rest of them are over here on their Tumblr, or you can find them on Facebook and Instagram. I only hope that one day they’ll branch out into t-shirts- I’d pay good money for that Matisse mashup…
This one is a Hunger Games/Mean Girls hybrid, and it’s as funny as you’d expect (God, Tina Fey is such a genius!) The juxtaposition of superficial plastic quotes with images of young kids fighting for their survival makes for pretty good entertainment.
Mad Men scenes, with Arrested Development quotes- this one works a LOT better than you’d expect. Betty and Sally Draper snipping at each other in a scene using the words of Lindsay and Lucille Bluth is almost too much to take.
BONUS: KanyeWesAnderson. You’re welcome.