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2012-11-29 09:58:47 AM  
So basically 'Swipe no swiping' is an exorcism, swiper the fox is the devil and the baby jesus needs our money or he'll cry. It sounds like we have finally found one of the mythical 'true' christians in their native habit: scare-mongering kids and bravely defending the lord from the evils of dora and her illegal immigrant rhethoric.
 
2012-11-29 10:04:48 AM  
TFA so much reminds me of this...

i76.photobucket.com


/anyone else have their childhood ruined by this garbage?
 
2012-11-29 10:59:58 AM  
My friends' daughter is a Dora The Explorer fanatic and is generally watching it when I come over for dinner or to hang out.  Last time she was watching it I said, "If you ever are hiking and come across a pit full of six giant pythons like Dora just did, you probably shouldn't befriend them."
 
That got the dagger glare.  Three year old's dagger glares cut deep, I tell you what.
 
2012-11-29 11:23:30 AM  
To me, a professor and scholar of the history of Christianity

"Hehe, what a waste of time."

.Bill, Groundhog Day
 
2012-11-29 11:27:08 AM  
Dora the Explorer, exposed? Rule 34 takes another victim.
 
2012-11-29 11:42:20 AM  

Mugato: To me, a professor and scholar of the history of Christianity

"Hehe, what a waste of time."

.Bill, Groundhog Day


I snerked when I read that in the article too. Pratchett-like witch series typing detected...
 
2012-11-29 11:47:22 AM  
1 July 2008

People have known about this for 4 years and didn't say anything?!

CSB:

My next door neighbor was really into the Pokemon trading cards. I never really liked them (played Magic myself), but he spent all his money on buying more and more cards. Now, his family was super religious, to the point where the mom home-schooled them to keep them away from the devil that was public school.

Anyway, he comes over one day with this box, and he's just bawling his eyes out. I asked him what's wrong and he says "My sister and I got in a big fight. She went on the internet and found this article proving that Pokemon were a creation by the devil to distract kids from God. My mom is making me give away all my cards!" I asked him what he wanted me to do and he just yells "get rid of them I don't care!" and throws the box down and runs home. Well I took the box, brought it down to the trading card store a few days later and ended up selling the lot for about $700 (this was back when those holo ones could go for $100 each). I was like 12-13 at the time so that was a shiat-ton of money.

Went to his house the next day and handed him $400 in cash and told him to go buy a Playstation 2. I took mine and bought an Xbox. He bought the sports/racing/non-violent games, and I took care of the gory, M-rated games. Worked out well for both of us.

/CSB
 
2012-11-29 11:48:53 AM  
I feel bad for having clicked and read any of that garbage. That being said, when my daughter was born, i told my wife that she will not even know Dora is a thing until she starts interacting with other kids. 6+ months on and I am still winning that battle.

//Still have a sneaking suspicion that my wife is better at picking battles than I am though.
 
2012-11-29 12:03:57 PM  
I can only imagine the horror that must be Sesame Street to this rigid scholar...
 
2012-11-29 12:21:11 PM  
Sad thing is, I would normally swear an article like that was satire, except that I know for a fact certain evangelicals take it to that level of insanity with total, serious conviction.

When I was a kid, me and my brother had to throw away all of our He-Man and Thundercat toys after our parents were made aware that said shows promote witchcraft. As a rule of thumb (for evangelicals), "witchcraft" was any sort of supernatural power that was explicitly stated as coming from our Lord God.
 
2012-11-29 12:27:43 PM  
"Swiper! No swiping" = "The power of Christ compels you!"

Also, I never viewed Dora as sexy until Jessica Alba did this:

assets.flavorwire.com
 
2012-11-29 01:02:25 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: "Swiper! No swiping" = "The power of Christ compels you!"

Also, I never viewed Dora as sexy until Jessica Alba did this:

[assets.flavorwire.com image 435x580]


So, what you're saying is you'd like to take Boots the Monkey exploring in her cave?
 
2012-11-29 01:09:16 PM  
I read the first two paragraphs before I came to the conclusion that TFA has too much time on their hands.
 
2012-11-29 01:36:44 PM  

Snarfangel: Dora the Explorer, exposed? Rule 34 takes another victim.


FTA:"Dora and her monkey friend named Boots (who incidentally wears nothing but boots)",

while not technically Dora some of my favorite videos involve characters only wearing boots
 
2012-11-29 01:36:49 PM  
I read that as dermatology...


/so she has zits??
 
2012-11-29 01:37:03 PM  

Snarfangel: Dora the Explorer, exposed? Rule 34 takes another victim.


Dora was probably Rule 34'd the day she was created. Do your self a favor and do a google image search with safe search off.
 
2012-11-29 01:38:26 PM  
Is this satire? Please tell me this is satire.
 
2012-11-29 01:39:13 PM  
If anything about this show is evil, it's that Dora suffocates a living map in her backpack.
 
2012-11-29 01:39:17 PM  
I read somewhere that Dora is the maid's kid.
 
2012-11-29 01:40:12 PM  

kid_icarus: TFA so much reminds me of this...

[i76.photobucket.com image 300x300]


/anyone else have their childhood ruined by this garbage?


Boy, he really went downhill after recording "Sea Of Love".
 
2012-11-29 01:40:14 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: "Swiper! No swiping" = "The power of Christ compels you!"

Also, I never viewed Dora as sexy until Jessica Alba did this:

[assets.flavorwire.com image 435x580]


Ditto for Ariel Winter...

/seat over there
 
2012-11-29 01:40:16 PM  
So the gist of the article is that a modern make-believe story is like ancient make-believe stories?
 
2012-11-29 01:40:18 PM  
thebertshow.com
 
2012-11-29 01:40:49 PM  
Man, is this biatch high?
 
2012-11-29 01:41:47 PM  
She is just a mule smuggling illegal immigrants across the border.
 
2012-11-29 01:43:13 PM  
Swiper isn't a demon he's a bully and a griefer.
Just a dickbag that gets his jollies by messing with folks.
He'll swipe, toss it over the fence and then run off.
 
2012-11-29 01:44:00 PM  
Foxes are crafty, sneaky in the real world and in ancient and modern lore.

Satan is crafty, sneaky in the Bible and some would say in the real world.

Author draws obvious parallels.

Why is this even an article?
 
2012-11-29 01:44:08 PM  

roc6783: I feel bad for having clicked and read any of that garbage. That being said, when my daughter was born, i told my wife that she will not even know Dora is a thing until she starts interacting with other kids. 6+ months on and I am still winning that battle.

//Still have a sneaking suspicion that my wife is better at picking battles than I am though.


you will lose. you will soon be able moving to the rhythm of a little song with only three words, "I'm The Map!
 
2012-11-29 01:44:23 PM  
Rain, rain, go away.
Come again some other day and kill them all in Satan's name.
 
2012-11-29 01:44:37 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-29 01:46:58 PM  
profile.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2012-11-29 01:48:02 PM  
"Can you tell me why my father left me?"

/obscure?
 
2012-11-29 01:48:24 PM  
What the fark did I just read?
 
2012-11-29 01:48:28 PM  
You were on to something but took it in the wrong direction - religion is a bunch of superstitions that are written for mental 5-yr olds
 
2012-11-29 01:48:50 PM  

Wellon Dowd: [thebertshow.com image 261x254]


HAWT!!!!!!


or

"I'D HIT THAT!!!"

/go for the creepiest.
 
2012-11-29 01:48:53 PM  
Derper, no derping
Derper, no derping
Derper, no derping
 
2012-11-29 01:50:38 PM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: roc6783: I feel bad for having clicked and read any of that garbage. That being said, when my daughter was born, i told my wife that she will not even know Dora is a thing until she starts interacting with other kids. 6+ months on and I am still winning that battle.

//Still have a sneaking suspicion that my wife is better at picking battles than I am though.

you will lose. you will soon be able moving to the rhythm of a little song with only three words, "I'm The Map!


And you will be hypnotized by the wide-eyed stare of Boots the Monkey:

images.hellokids.com 

Those eyes will peer into the very depths of your soul.
 
2012-11-29 01:50:53 PM  
What the Buggy Ding-Dong did I just read?
 
2012-11-29 01:51:36 PM  
cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com

Tune in for next week's installment...
 
2012-11-29 01:51:51 PM  
The first Dora my kids ever watched had her traveling to "High Mountain". It was so obnoxious it has stuck in my brain.

To this day, several years later, whenever my kids ask "Where are we going?" I cannot help myself and I say "High Mountain" in that same voice.
 
2012-11-29 01:51:55 PM  
To me, a professor and scholar of the history of Christianity

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-29 01:52:31 PM  
Okay, people, calm down. It was a mildly interesting article about the mythological archetypes that the human psyche has carried with it through the ages, and how that translates to young psychological development. Although the author may or may not be a Christian, fundie, crazy person or all three in combination, it really wasn't much of a religious tract, more of a comparative religious tract.

Dora is annoying because the way the actor voices her it's LIKE SHE'S SHOUTING ALL THE TIME.
 
2012-11-29 01:52:55 PM  
To me, a professor and scholar of the history of Christianity

When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a strawman for the ficitious bogeyman you've invented.
 
2012-11-29 01:53:05 PM  
I'm more concerned about his funny uncle, Toucher. Will a similar incantation work on him?
 
2012-11-29 01:53:25 PM  

ChipNASA: I read that as dermatology...


Oh good, I wasn't the only one...
 
2012-11-29 01:55:36 PM  
Indeed, the fox is a common symbol for the evil and chaotic presence

You can't explain that!
 
2012-11-29 01:55:52 PM  
The American version? Dora's shrill voice is like a drill in my brain. Kill me now. I usually switch the language to Dutch or French. Shows so damn repetitive that kids still can follow it.
 
2012-11-29 01:56:03 PM  

Gleeman: To me, a professor and scholar of the history of Christianity

[i.imgur.com image 504x298]


I wish I had actually believed this before pursuing my masters in English.

/thank you for calling the ____ service desk
 
2012-11-29 01:56:35 PM  

Gabrin_Kinoda: ChipNASA: I read that as dermatology...


Oh good, I wasn't the only one...


Maybe we should have read it as " DERPatology"
 
2012-11-29 01:57:19 PM  
FTFA: If we could get children to treat all such "old enemies" with compassion and understanding, they might indeed understand one of the central tenants of the Christian tradition, unfortunately lost by the most "pious" among us: "Love thy enemy." Then, perhaps, we adults may all learn from our children to do the same to our foes, whether we conceive of them as demonic or not.


Ok. That whole article to close with those two sentences? Was Dora really the vehicle necessary to reach that conclusion?
Methinks said professor may be dealing with a few demons himself.

/Begins to chant: 'Swiper, no Swiping!'
 
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