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28th-Apr-2007 05:58 pm(no subject)
als das kind kind war

I think Maria should bring Gumby to school more often. Bio and Calc aren't the same without him.
Oh, he is so beautiful and green. Beautifully green. Greenly beautiful.

Uh, don't mind me. I just don't want to do that Economics project yet.
Apple has gone up, Dell has gone up, Microsoft has gone up and Yahoo WENT DOWN.

Rock star!!
15th-Mar-2007 11:00 pm - Blasphemy =D
27th-Feb-2007 11:13 pm - green green green
YES! An S2 layout!!! Credit goes to [info]thefulcrum.

Pictures under cut.

Rating: G.

27th-Feb-2007 10:01 pm - two google finds:
als das kind kind war
These are really cute.

Hey, other (two? three?) people, won't you give us a comment?
Gumby and Pokey: Air Pollution: It's about Your Health
 English | Español
Created by:
  Chris Johnston, Blacktop Films
  Tom Gasek and Byars Cole, Suspended Animation
Special Thanks to: Art Clokey
25th-Feb-2007 06:37 pm - I'm Gumby, damnit!
25th-Feb-2007 04:16 pm - Gumby's Name and Personality
Gumby's name comes from what farmers in Michigan used to call the roads during the rainy season before they were paved. At that time all the roads were dirt, and there was a lot of clay in it, and the rains turned the dirt into slippery, muddy clay. Art's father used to call the mud "gumbo," as in, "Well, I went out for a drive to the store and got stuck in the gumbo."

Art's first film, Gumbasia, got its name when Art combined "gumbo" with "fantasia."

Now, if you know that Art went to a seminary in Connecticut for a while to become an Episcopal minister, you also know that he studied Latin for seven years. You also know that Art has a great sense of humor. So he took the word "gumbo" and worked it through all of its forms in Latin as a noun, including the male, female, and diminutive for a child. In Latin, male forms end in "o," female forms end in "a," and diminutives end in "ino." That gives us "Gumbo," "Gumba," and "Gumbino." "Gumby" is the shortened form of "Gumbino." "Gumbo" became the name for Gumby's father. "Gumba" became the name for Gumby's mother.

Art attributes his ability as a writer to his studies in Latin. "It gave me an interesting command of the English language. I understood the English language a lot better." Latin helped Art see the many meanings of words, and gave him the ability to express his value-oriented messages with greater clarity at many levels of meaning. As for personality, Gumby has both feet on the ground, but his head is in the clouds. His focus is on doing what is right and good. Because of his faith in following his heart, everything always works out for him in the end, whether that means a triumph, or learning a lesson. You can see this in "Motor Mania", when he wins the go-cart race against the stuck-up rich kid on the block, and in "Mystic Magic", when he thinks he can easily get coconut palms to grow in winter, and ends up with palms that grow watermelons instead.

Gumby has been compared to many historic and religious figures around the world. Art is always surprised when he hears about this. "I was astonished when I read that Gumby is a lot like the young boy Krishna; it's amazing. Of course, Krishna and Jesus, the boy Jesus, they are all the same. It all comes down to unconditional love, I think. Gumby represents the inner soul of everybody, all children and adults. I think it must be because that's the way people react to him."

Credit: gumbyworld
25th-Feb-2007 03:41 pm - Gumby/Pokey: OTP
Rating: R

'Kay, we started a project revolving around Gumby. We basically photograph Gumby [and Pokey] in various environments [and positions]. Cloud from FFVII makes an guest appearance in some of these.

Warning: Some are quite graphic.


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