A bunch of writers from The Onion along with Adult Swim’s brass recently announced the launched of Thing X.com, a new site that is out to bring satire of the internet but also provide us with a bunch of interesting shit that the internet is so lovingly known for like podcasts, blogs, polls, and the like. Aqua Teen creator Dave Willis actually told us a smidgen of what he was working on when we interviewed way back when, but we have some ideas of our own.
5) Let’s not involve any of the A.V. Club writers as ThingX.com bloggers….deal??
The A.V. Club is basically The Onion’s stab at trying to be competitive against terrible sites like the now for sale IGN.com and what I’d hate to see is any of their shit writers coming over and already ruining what looks to be a great thing. No shitty reviews from wannabe writers, or stupid recaps of shows no one cares about, The A.V. club doesn’t need to come here and muck anything up as instead we’d love to see some satirical writing similar to what Joe Garden and Chris Karwowski have already done for their opening pieces. The rest of the articles do look a bit The Onion inspired, but as long as its not shit A.V. I think I can handle it.
4) We don’t need ANOTHER Funnyordie.com!
We have a Funnyordie.com, we seriously don’t need a second one. That’s not to say we don’t like FOD, we LOVE IT! But, we don’t need ThingX.com being EXACTLY like it. Adult Swim has a pool of awesome talent and with a bunch of writers from The Onion are coming over so we don’t need a take on Between Two Ferns or a bunch of asshole celebrities like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Linday Lohan trying to be funny in terribly written video bits. I think a light on some of the best in underground comedy would more than suffice! Let’s get some shit written by guys that never get any limelight on FOD but are still funny like Bill Burr or Janeane Garofalo. There are a lot of funny people out there that don’t get the chance to show their chops more often, and ThingX could do this area justice.
3) Please don’t talk about sports with Onion SportsDome or try and bring back the Onion News Network in any way shape or form.
Both of these shows were absolutely horrid experiences if you had ever seen them. For everyone except the nine people that used to watch these shows, Onion had TWO different TV shows premier on television, one called the SportsDome and the other called Onion News Network. Basically, they were both cheap and unfunny knock offs of The Daily Show but the Sportsdome did it with sports and News Network did it with whatever was relevant at the time. In any case, neither could hold a candle to the outstanding writing staff or exceptional on-air talent that Jon Stewart had brought together and we don’t want to see any derivations of that shit on ThingX.com
2) Share some brands with Adult Swim!
ThingX.com would be a great spot for the Aqua Teen inspired “Carl’s picks” or the NTSF web shows, mainly because it would be major brands attracting their fans to a site not a lot of people know about yet, and as such give ample opportunity to bring to life NEW content! Wouldn’t it be swell if some shit from ThingX.com got SO big it would just BEG for some of its original content to fill up some time slots on Adult Swim??? Hell, ThingX.com might be a great place to showcase a few new pilots akin to what Adult Swim gave us for Black Dynamite.
1) Cartoons maybe??
As great as its live-action programming is, Adult Swim’s bread and butter has always been the toons and as such have built up quite a collection of some of the best animated programming on Earth. Shows like Metalocalypse, Superjail, and Squidbillies have built up Adult Swim into being a powerhouse and ThingX.com would be a great way to find some new and fresh talent plus provide some competition for Youtube channels like Shut Up Cartoons and Mondo Mini. Might be something to look into, eh?? Plus cartoons are typically funny.Tweet