Lord. Doctor Sam Beckett is currently pretending to be mentally handicapped in the TV show Quantum Leap, and honestly it’s getting me down. “Interesting” side-note: the end of the last episode of QL showed him leaping in and getting called “retarded” by his older brother. Now, from my bourgeois, liberal, post millennium standpoint, I was assuming that the brother was just being 1960s ignorant. But no, Sam Beckett, obviously distressed and confused, looks his mentally-handicapped reflection in the eye and says “I’m retarded?” You’re supposed to be from the post-Clinton, PC future Sam, show some fucking respect for the leapee.
God has there ever been a tackier, clammier more offensively pseudo-liberal piece of shit than Quantum Leap? I’m not going to get into it now because by Christ I think I may explode, but suffice to say: it stinks. It’s dimwitted, humourless, faux-pally Christian propaganda of the worst kind, and the fact that I used to be such a huge, huge fan fills me with horror (though to my credit, I was just waiting for Doctor Who to come back on the television - and anything remotely time travel-related would have to do. See also Crime Traveller).
On a mostly unrelated point, this is Frankenstein’s monster. I’ve just realised I love drawing Frankenstein’s monster, and I’m really, really digging Grant Morrison’s take on DC’s take on the character (although issue 2 was a beautifully made mess - appropriate I guess). Anyway, I don’t wanna bore you all with comics stuff, so here’s a drawing: