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(Huffington Post)   Author of this piece claims these 'incredibly reckless' classic cartoons are partly to blame for our messed up society   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 36
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2013-08-12 03:15:42 AM  
3 votes:
Come on. At least Speed Racer was part of a completely functional family.

The WORLD was nuts, but Pops, Mom, Trixie, Speed, they *all* supported each other. Hell, Trixie was even the spotter and flew a helicopter.
2013-08-12 09:38:15 AM  
2 votes:
I remember when "The Bugs Bunny - Road Runner Hour" was, statistically, the most violent show on TV.

And it was awesome.
2013-08-12 05:14:08 AM  
2 votes:

MadAzza: Jesus Christ. Unwad your shorts, gentlemen. IT'S SATIRE.


There is such a thing as bad Satire.
2013-08-12 04:54:52 AM  
2 votes:
I'm not sure what's more embarrassing. The failed "satire" of the article (mocking the 1990's PC overreaction to old cartoons? Even a Leno monologue is more topical than this Dane Cook level of unfunny), or MadAzza's furious whiteknighting of it.

Unless... MadAzza is really just satirising the kind of smug tools who defend bad satire? Whoah... That's some real heavy meta through the Inception glass wizardry there. My mind just blew itself, like a sexytime mental Ouroboros.
2013-08-12 03:44:25 AM  
2 votes:
I still watch and love old Tom and Jerry cartoons, especially the episodes where they're in the city, or on the space station. It's not about violence, it's about the tug of war between self rule and totalitarianism, and the role of technological developments on that conflict. Note how common it is for the episodes to end with Tom and Jerry making peace with each other. In order to evolve as individuals within society, they must have that conflict, and they both intuitively understand this.
2013-08-12 02:43:52 AM  
2 votes:
I have always argued that the best thing we can do for the whiny assed new generation is to put violence back into cartoons.   So now, rather than having a tool to weed out those too dumb to figure out that you can't really fly by strapping rockets on your feet, or that swallowing dynamite is probably a dramatic tool and not to be tried at home, we have hour after hour of "unsupervised child smartasses" on TV, primarily produced by Disney.   And kids can't figure out that being a smartass all the time is bad, because there are no immediate repercussions.
2013-08-11 10:21:22 PM  
2 votes:
Not to mention Star Blazers and Ultraman. I destroyed several entire cities on the inspiration from those shows alone.
2013-08-11 09:42:48 PM  
2 votes:
I see that self satire is sometimes lost on folks...

/Why yes, I DID read the comments...
2013-08-11 09:41:42 PM  
2 votes:
... the incredibly irresponsible cartoons we were force-fed as impressionable young children ...

Force-fed?  Are you kidding?  I ate them up like candy.
2013-08-11 09:09:11 PM  
2 votes:
I refuse to believe these people are serious.
2013-08-12 11:43:53 AM  
1 votes:

100 Watt Walrus: Ambivalence: I am surprised GI Joe wasn't on that list. Glamorizing war where enemy pilots always "eject" before their planes exploded and no one actually dies. Plus there was always some namby pamby "knowing is half the battle" morality play at the end.

This. And the stories and voice performances were just awful. (The namby-pamby was slapped on so the show could be claimed to have educational content, back when the FAA had rules with some teeth.)


pics.filmaffinity.com

Check this out sometime. The look of the Cartoon we knew as kids, combined with the more realistic violence from the comics. Best of both worlds.

And they made Cobra Commander a farking badass.
2013-08-12 10:24:50 AM  
1 votes:
That is bad for satire.
2013-08-12 09:53:27 AM  
1 votes:
Hmmm, after reading the article I have two thoughts:

1). What's the Author's Fark Handle

2). That was merely a list of some of my childhood favorites, yet I'm not violent NOR was I forced to watch them.
2013-08-12 08:56:21 AM  
1 votes:

100 Watt Walrus: Ambivalence: I am surprised GI Joe wasn't on that list. Glamorizing war where enemy pilots always "eject" before their planes exploded and no one actually dies. Plus there was always some namby pamby "knowing is half the battle" morality play at the end.

This. And the stories and voice performances were just awful. (The namby-pamby was slapped on so the show could be claimed to have educational content, back when the FAA had rules with some teeth.)


What weirded me out most about GI Joe was how, in the post-ep message segment, the Joe's would always show up in the creepiest way possible. Kid doing something dangerous in the bathroom? Joe comes out of their shower. Something dangerous in the kitchen? There's a Joe already in his house. Comes across a downed power-line? Here's some Joes in a friggin black, window-tinted van to give them some advice. And why were they spying on these kids in the first place? The Joes have some serious explaining to do.
2013-08-12 08:50:37 AM  
1 votes:
When  Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids came on TV, I knew it was time to go outside. Forever.
As soon as I saw the racist tripe Bill was putting his name on, I wanted to puke.
2013-08-12 08:40:04 AM  
1 votes:
MORAL OF THE STORY: If you'll write for free, there's a place for you at HuffPo.
2013-08-12 08:38:09 AM  
1 votes:
Yes and watching bugs bunny in black face is responsible for latent racism

moron
2013-08-12 07:52:27 AM  
1 votes:
I still laugh at Tom and Jerry.
2013-08-12 07:37:58 AM  
1 votes:
I just saw this again recently, and as a child, I thought nothing of it.  As an adult however...

www.wearysloth.com

/"What some people won't do"

log_jammin: Ambivalence: Plus there was always some namby pamby "knowing is half the battle" morality play at the end.

Body massage


Pork chop sandwiches!
2013-08-12 06:52:28 AM  
1 votes:
They paid people to write that?
2013-08-12 05:32:58 AM  
1 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-08-12 04:18:52 AM  
1 votes:

log_jammin: now tell us what was in the briefcase in Pulp Fiction and why it was so obvious to you and how everyone else is stupid for not figuring it out.


It's the heads of the aliens from the trunk of the car in Repo Man.

/duh
2013-08-12 03:55:01 AM  
1 votes:

MadAzza: Jesus Christ. Unwad your shorts, gentlemen. IT'S SATIRE.

Even the people who claim they know it's satire can't handle it. "Well, it's dumb, then. Hurr durr." No, it's not, but what are you?

Any satirical piece that hooks as many as this one did is a work of near-genius, by definition.

Seriously, guys, calm the fark down.


Shouldn't it have at least been sort of funny? At least a little? That was my issue with it.
2013-08-12 03:52:33 AM  
1 votes:

flucto: Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends

riiiiiiiiiiiiight


I have to absolutely second this.  The author is a dumbf**k and a fraud. and should be beaten whenever encountered.  No reason to read further.
2013-08-12 03:50:29 AM  
1 votes:

stilted: bring to a festering boil: I refuse to believe these people are serious.

This

/I give the article 0/10
//worst trolling ever


You responded; therefore, if it were "trolling," that would make it a 10/10.

You admit that you think it's "trolling," which means you don't recognize obvious satire.

The amount of stupid in this thread is breathtaking.
2013-08-12 03:46:59 AM  
1 votes:
Bad attempt at humor, some morans will take it seriously, reckless trolls like this are partly to blame for our messed up society.
2013-08-12 03:44:46 AM  
1 votes:
Jesus Christ. Unwad your shorts, gentlemen. IT'S SATIRE.

Even the people who claim they know it's satire can't handle it. "Well, it's dumb, then. Hurr durr." No, it's not, but what are you?

Any satirical piece that hooks as many as this one did is a work of near-genius, by definition.

Seriously, guys, calm the fark down.
2013-08-12 03:04:34 AM  
1 votes:
If this is meant to be comedy, the author is trying WAY too hard.
2013-08-12 02:58:04 AM  
1 votes:
Speed Racer is Justin Bieber on the PCH 1.0

Like Justin Bieber can appreciate the wonders of classic Speed Racer.
2013-08-12 12:50:12 AM  
1 votes:
I am surprised GI Joe wasn't on that list. Glamorizing war where enemy pilots always "eject" before their planes exploded and no one actually dies. Plus there was always some namby pamby "knowing is half the battle" morality play at the end.
2013-08-12 12:16:18 AM  
1 votes:
I am assuming that was supposed to be satire, but it was just stupid. I guess the libby lib sites can also spectacularly fail at humor.
2013-08-11 11:43:31 PM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Arguably, My Little Pony has caused much, MUCH more harm


denver.mylittlefacewhen.com
2013-08-11 11:38:06 PM  
1 votes:
Arguably, My Little Pony has caused much, MUCH more harm
2013-08-11 09:31:12 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
I yam what I yam,
fightings the grammar
nazis I yam.
2013-08-11 09:15:05 PM  
1 votes:

bring to a festering boil: I refuse to believe these people are serious.


This

/I give the article 0/10
//worst trolling ever
2013-08-11 09:08:05 PM  
1 votes:
Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends

riiiiiiiiiiiiight
 
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