It’s not news that cartoons aren’t child’s play anymore: The Simpsons' dysfunctional family of five debuted way back in 1989. Then came Family Guy, also on the FOX network, and even darker and edgier.
But for four seasons now, Bob’s Burgers has found a home sandwiched between that bombastic and sarcastic duo. The cartoon — created by Loren Bouchard — revolves around life at the Belcher family’s struggling burger joint. The show’s oddball characters, their tendency to burst into song, and a dead-on depiction of the pitfalls of puberty have won it a cult following.
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Animator and independent filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt creates the Simpsons Couch Gag for the Season 26 premiere episode “Clown in the Dumps.”
ST LUKE’S MEWS
It will come as no surprise to those who have followed the Files for some time for me to acknowledge that I have a ‘thing’ about mews living. When I re-launched the Files back in March with a new design and feel, I chose to do so with a strikingly redesigned mews property, which remains one of my favourite houses of 2014. That wasn’t happenchance - I wanted to nail my colours to the mast, if you like. As someone who lives in the city centre, I’m always inspired by clever compact design, and by houses that punch above their weight in terms of what the owners or architects have achieved with a tight floor plan.