Monday, January 21, 2008

The Linear Sex

La Linea ("The Line") is an Italian animated series of about 150 episodes created by Osvaldo Cavandoli in 1969. Due to its short duration (usually 2 minutes 30 seconds), it is often used as an interstitial program.
The cartoon features a man (known as "Mr. Linea" or, in some parts of Europe, "Balou", as well as "Linus på linjen" (Linus on the Line) in Sweden, "Złośniczek" in Poland, "Menő Manó" in Hungary, "Mar Kav" in Israel, "Streken" in Norway, "Bay Meraklı" in Turkey and "Lineman" in the U.S.), drawn as a single outline around his silhouette, walking on an infinite line of which he is a part

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