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30 Things About Famous Works of Art People Misunderstand
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This issue is about Russell Brand, Space Ghost, sucky movies, misunderstood art, dumb customers, and much more.
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After The U.K. Times, The Sunday Times and U.K. network Channel 4’s Dispatches released the results of a joint investigative report with four women accusing Russell Brand of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse, a competing narrative emerged, driven by Brand himself. Sure, I had plenty of sex, Brand said, but it was all consensual. The real story behind the accusations? It’s all part of a larger plot to punish Brand, the theory went, for “telling the truth” about the COVID vaccine on venues like Bill Maher’s Club Random. Righteous fellows like Alex Jones are defending Brand against the globalists’ scheme as well.
In the 1960s, Space Ghost was a cheesy cartoon set in outer space about a superhero with unclear powers who kinda, sorta looked like a Batman toy variant. Astonishingly, in the mid-1990s, Hanna-Barbera allowed producer Mike Lazzo to take this mostly forgotten character and turn him into a moronic talk show host who kept his villains as prisoners and asked celebrities amazingly bizarre questions. Space Ghost: Coast to Coast ran from 1994 until 2008, and it blazed the trail for the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block, forever changing the landscape of adult animated series.