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Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace to Toonami, the greatest programing block in the universe.
Toonami is responsible for a lot of the anime fans out there now. It is also responsible for Adult Swim, the spiritual successor of Toonami Midnight Run.

I remember Toonami for being the only programming block where I cared what happened to the characters who were presenting the shows. I wanted Tom to defeat “The Intruder.” And I was worried about Tom and Sara during “The Lockdown.”

And it wasn’t just their special events. All of their promos were awesome. Like this one for Advanced Robotics.

By the way, that’s Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime, you’re hearing in those videos.

Watching a Toonami promo made you excited for shows you’ve never would’ve watched before. A political drama with giant robots. No thanks. But after watching this promo for Gundam Wing, I want to see this. Immediately! When is it on!?

Or a Samurai who doesn’t kill and hangs out with some girl and two brats at a swordfighting school. Snore! Wait, that’s what Rurouni Kenshin is like!? I’m there!!

Toonami actually managed to drag quite a few series out of cancellation, like Sailor Moon, ReBoot, and my personal favorite, Dragon Ball Z.

It was screwed over by Cartoon Network when they replaced it with Miguzi, shoved Tom into a Saturday night time slot, reduced it’s run time and saddled it with Naruto episodes and reruns of… something else, I’m not even sure. I won’t even mention what they did to Tom and the Absolution with this move.

I caught the last broadcast two years ago completely by accident and it was genuinely sad to see it end. Does anyone miss Stick Stickly? I don’t. But I miss Tom and Sara and the Absolution.

There are a few websites devoted to keeping Toonami’s spirit alive, like NeoToonami or Toonami Aftermath.

And here’s a ton more links to Toonami promos and music videos on YouTube. Binge!

Ronin Warriors Intro
Tom On Anger
Gundam Promo
Samurai Jack Intro
Toonami Promo 2003
2003 Opening
Naruto Hundo Promo
Justice League Unlimited
JLU Season 2
Batman Promo
Batman Opening

Can’t believe I forgot:
Outlaw Star
And Sailor Moon!

Red Hot Cosplay

A wild Charizard appeared.
Fight? Pokémon? Item? Run?

I would be excited about Pokémon Black and White coming out soon, but I’m still on the fence about SoulSilver. I guess we’ll see how it does when it comes out.

Look out! It’s a cameo from one of our top commentators, Royal. Good to see you, buddy!
Check out some of Royal’s work at his Royal Entertainment page on Facebook.

We’ll be doing this occasionally, so leave some comments or shoot us an email at finalboss@shotglassescomic.com if you’d like to visit the bar one day.

Last, but not least, the site looks different. You can expect more changes as we’re getting ready to attend New York Comic Con and Big Apple Comic Con.

A Rough Time, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Those Death Stars don’t pay for themselves, you know.

If anyone hasn’t seen the news story about Darth Vader robbing a bank, click here. If you have seen it, click there anyway. It’s still ridiculous.
And for another hilarious, but less illegal, example of Star Wars cosplay click here for Improv Everywhere’s subway rendition of Star Wars.

You might’ve noticed that Shot Glasses is now being updated on Mondays. Sorry for the lack of warning. You might also notice other changes to the site in upcoming weeks, including a new logo(!).


Boss Door

“Like the moon over
The day, my genius and brawn
Are lost on these fools.”
-Haiku by Bowser, King of the Koopas.

Much like Gary’s office, there are going to be some big changes to the Shot Glasses website in the upcoming weeks. Starting Monday. Stay tuned.

By the way, this is our first Cheap Shot, which is just a Short and Sweet comic. Keep an eye out for these from time to time, you never know when we may post one.


The Last Err Bender

Okay, this is the last comic we’ll do about The Last Airbender. We promise!

Well… Last one until we think of something else.

News has it that M. Night has already planned out the second and third movies. Has he read any of the reviews for this one yet?

If they green light a sequel, hopefully he would’ve learned from his mistakes. Assuming, of course, that he realizes that he made mistakes to begin with.


Put Your Movie Where Your Mouth Is

Rob’s just trying to get out of his end of the bet. He doesn’t really think it was a good movie. No one does.

“The laws of chance suggest that something should have gone right. Not here.”
-Roger Ebert

The Last Airbender is so bad, it borders on vindictive. I honestly believe that Avatar: The Last Airbender angered M. Night somehow (maybe one of his kids said it was better than Lady in the Water?) and he made this movie solely to get his revenge by maliciously ripping all of the humor and character and suspense and tension and romance and drama and epic action out of the franchise, leaving it a soulless shell of its former self. In 3D.

At least, I hope that’s the reason behind this. I’d hate to think something like this was created with good intentions.