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the marvelous misadventures of flapjack


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As a child, show creator Van Orman spent three years living near a bayou, where he was forbidden to socialize with a local fisherman. Disobeying his parents, Van Orman would visit the fisherman, who would tell tales of the sea. When he was 13, his family moved to Utah, but he was able to convince his parents to allow him to go back to Florida and stay with some family friends. During this time, Van Orman found a boat, and took it out in the middle of the night. Eventually getting lost, it took him three days to finally return. When he related these stories to his friends, they were more interested in the "adventure" aspects rather than the surmised failure of getting lost.[3] Later, after trying to live in the jungles of Mexico and eating out of dumpsters, Van Orman decided that to call these bad circumstances adventures.[2]

Van Orman also was fascinated by Dairy Queen commercials, which depicts landscapes made of ice-cream. He wanted to explore those fantasy lands, not so much to eat the ice-cream, but just for sheer exploration.[4]

So in other words "Adventure!" = epic failure.

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