What do you get when you cross animated cats with radical politics, philosophy, and just general awesomeness?
The Pinky Show.
The show was a web series produced by a non-profit (Assoicated Animals Inc) that explored a variety of political and social issues, starting in 2005, and running until 2014.
Over that time, The Pinky Show produced comics, short-form videos, and longer-form videos addressing topics and subject matter that delved into topics deeper than the animations appearance may suggest.
The show produced many great, amazing works, but a few stand out the most to me…
This episode finds Pinky sidekick, Kim, reading a report they wrote on museums, and how they function in culture.
This episode has Pinky asking us why we spend so much money, to bomb people? It’s a simple question, rarely framed as such.
And thats what made the Pinky Show so interesting. It was a show where questions were framed outside of the status-quo understanding of the context, and appropriateness of such questions. It seems kid-like, these cats, because kids have not learned the contextual, status quo, basis for why some questions are not asked. And it’s in this innocence, that the question is explored.
This episode has Pinky interviewing Daisy, who has claimed to be able to solve ‘illegal’ immigration, quickly.