Any event that has a Meatwad tent has got to be a rager. (Coachella didn't have one of those!) It's springtime, so the touring entertainment season has started, and Cartoon Network is on the road with the Adult Swim Block Party and Ragbag of Jollification. (That really is a word, by the way, defined in Monty Python-esque terms as "a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity.") Since I don't live anywhere near Athens, Ga., Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kan., West Lafayette, Ind., or a handful of other small towns, I won't be listening to the live music, winning Aqua Teen Hunger Force swag or playing carnival-themed games. Sometime life's just not fair. But anyway, this tour is all about the college kids—guys, mostly, who make Adult Swim one of the highest-rated blocks of programming on late-night TV. Capcom and T-Mobile, smartly getting in front of that elusive demo, are sponsoring. Video game marketer Capcom is setting up new releases like Super Street Fighter and Dead Rising 2 at kiosks in the aforementioned Meatwad tent. T-Mobile will show off its new touch-screen smartphone with access to Adult Swim content. The fun continues through the end of the month. And the fanboys rejoice.
—Posted by T.L. Stanley