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lordandrei

Gnostic Realizations always have to be posted, or....

Invader Zim is Matzo-brie

Please note, brie is a Jewish word and this is pronounced bry
(not brie like cheese, as many Jews are lactose intolerant and can't eat brie)

Let me explain... No there is too much, I will sum up...

I am having a nice night of tivo and Adult Swim at home with the jnanacandra. We watched The Gilligan's Island embarassment where we happily wished death upon the closed minded, homophobic, bitch of a poseur to the upper class. We then watched "Princess Bride" which explains my earlier comment. Next up we caught an episode of "Venture Brothers" on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.

Venture Brothers can only be described as "Johnny Quest" meets "Drawn Together" meets "Sealab 2121" Take it from there. Very f&#^ed up. But funny. The evil villianess mercenary was named Molotoff Cocktease.

Oh, yes... What the hell does this have to do with Invader Zim being Matzo-brie? (This question posed by jnanacandra when she saw how far off the topic I'd gotten already.

Years ago I introduced some friends to Matzo-Brie. This is a passover dish you make to delude yourself that you aren't really starving yourself for a week of starch. It is effectively a crushed matzo and egg pancake..err pie... err omlette...err... it's matzo-brie.

I served a piece to people and asked what they thought of the vaguely tasteless culinary threat. After one bite one person paused and said, "You know.. I honestly don't know. Let me take another bite." And then he finished the wedge. After the pie-like wedge I asked again. he still wasn't sure. So, I served another round to the unwitting fools..... to my sample audience.

And then another matzo-brie was made. After two of the unholy wheels of crushed meal, my less than satiated gourmands were still utterly perplexed. They neither hated it nor liked it. But they were continually willing to endure more.

And this dear readers was my realization as I started another episode about a little triangle-headed alien and its psychotically broken service robot. I looked at jnanacandra and said... I just don't know. There are parts I find very funny. There are parts that just don't work for me. And I can't put my finger on what either are.

Dear readers.... Invader Zim is Matzo-brie...

Have a taste and see for yourself.

Please note... jnanacandra just patted me on the head in that wonderfully condescending way that has become ironic humour in our household. This is only fitting as it occured in the episode of "Venture Brothers" causing us both to stop and guffaw. I now show the article to her for her pedantic thumbs-up of approval.

Good night and have a pleasant tomorr.... OH MY GODS! WHAT'S THAT?!?!?!?!?

Just kidding.


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I'm so glad you gave Venture Brothers a try. Its my favorite show on right now. It gets better as you watch it...the characters have arcs. It is seriously funny.

P.S. I love matzoh brie.

"Dear readers.... Invader Zim is Matzo-brie...

Have a taste and see for yourself."


I feel it is my responsibility to point out to all those who might be reading and unfamiliar with Zim, that you are the only persoin I know that feels this way.

I'm gonna chime in that Zim is teh bomb.

Doomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoomdoom

I like Invader Zim, and I love Gir.

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