The internet is us

Man, what a crappy couple of days. I’m sitting trying to focus on something, anything, and I just can’t do it.

So browsing more sites, partly for inspiration and partly to kill time.

There really are common things running through many websites. Like, when given the opportunity to create our own space, our own little home where we can invite others to (which is kind of what websites are, whether trying to hawk products, services or just discuss things or whatever), we seem to do things in similar ways. And we seem to be drawn more to certain websites.

Of all of these similarities, there is one thing that seems more common and more prevalent than anything else. I kind of picture moving through the internet like the end of 2001 (the film, not the year) and seeing only that one thing.

And now, if an alien being were to ask me, “what is human?” I would answer just one word. What is it? Well, it would be no fun if I told you now but I’d love to see if anyone comes to the same conclusion.

I’ll tell you tomorrow. How crappy is at? Stretching one post out for two days? Man, I’d be pissed. And not even a picture? Worst blog ever.

Stop, Diego, Stop: Cartoon doll gets man carpool path ticket

diegoTo be clear, State Patrol troopers say, kids do count for the carpool lane tally. Just not fake one.
On Thursday, the State Patrol detailed a stop in which a man late for work put his daughter’s doll in the front passenger seat and tried to glide by in the carpool lane.

The doll was Diego, cousin of Dora the Explorer.

Diego got his own show, a spinoff of the Nickelodeon pre-school-age series, in 2005: “Go Diego, Go.”

Luckily for him, fake kids don’t get tickets from troopers.

dora-diegoThe incident happened Nov. 29 on the northbound state Route 167 ramp to northbound Interstate 405. The driver was one of 21 people stopped for carpool lane violations that dawn.

“As cars moved past in the HOV lane the trooper observed a vehicle whose passenger had enormous unblinking eyes,” Trooper Julie Startup said in a statement. “Realizing it was a doll in the front seat the vehicle was stopped.”

But at least the driver was careful with his daughter’s doll. Diego was wearing his seatbelt.

New Children’s TV Show – The Bosco and Zoe Show

Bosco and Zoe are rapidly moving from the toy fair to the TV: Pacific Dragon Holdings, Inc. has recently acquired the rights to the animated characters, and is raising a children’s show in both English and Spanish.

Pacific Dragon Holdings will enter into a joint undertaking with Brothers Victory Cartoon Animation Fabrication Co., Ltd., the company that shaped the characters, to manage global licensing for the show. There are at present 130 completed episodes of “The Bosco and Zoe Show,” with 40 more in production.

The company plans to air the show for two years, at which time they will begin work on a film. Jeff Myers, president of Pacific Dragon Holdings, said he is already writing an draw round for the script.

The complicated animation has been done by four studios in the Huai’an City area, part of mainland China. Myers is in talks with larger animation houses about working together on the Bosco and Zoe project.

“Bosco and Zoe are intended to become main characters in the preschool market,” Myers said. “The sweet, innocent wisdom that each of these characters possess is amazing that is not very often seen.”

Myers first met the characters while at the International Hong Kong Toy Fair in January 2011, where he found a small booth that was displaying a poster of a character called Alafa. The company representative’s organization the booth explained that Alafa was accepted in one province in China, and they wanted to bring in the show to the Western market.

Myers was conspiracy, and in February began meeting with Brothers Victory Cartoon Animation Fabrication Company. Despite significant language barriers, the two companies agreed on a agreement. Pacific Dragon Holdings obtained the North American, South American and Japanese rights to the character. The company had the rights to re-name the characters, redub the show and produce new western version of the television show.

“It all started with a casual fleeting look, a change meeting in a foreign country and two foreign groups coming together in agreement, creating a new international joint venture,” he said. So get ready to welcome this wonderful new children’s animation, “The Bosco and Zoe Show” as it gains contact worldwide.