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(Discover)   Scientists attempt to make Disney's mascots "creepy." Dude, Walt Disney has you beat there for DECADES   (blogs.discovermagazine.com) divider line 26
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2014-08-20 11:55:21 AM  
This headline was greenlit almost 48 hours and keeps getting pushed back from going live because no one gives a fark.
farking delete it instead of pushing it back until someone makes a Boobies.
 
2014-08-20 12:32:59 PM  
They should get together with the Jezebel folks who discussed the shape, look and size of Disney prince penises and had their illustrator draw them naked to specification:

http://jezebel.com/disney-dudes-dicks-what-your-favorite-princes-loo k- lik-1621694437/
NSFW if anatomically correct cartoon hunks are against your place's policy.
 
2014-08-20 12:34:25 PM  
blogs.discovermagazine.com

Using fur-suit furries is sort of cheating on the make-creepy metric, isn't it?
 
2014-08-20 12:41:03 PM  
These researchers need to play "Five Nights at Freddy's".
 
2014-08-20 12:41:31 PM  
 
2014-08-20 12:41:57 PM  
Done.


www.allmystery.de
 
2014-08-20 12:50:43 PM  
You don't need science. Pluto is a dog, lives as Mickey's pet, goes about in this world naked and silent. Goofy is also a dog, but he wears pants, works for a living, and can talk. Unless Pluto was a disciple of Diogenes the cynic.
 
2014-08-20 12:53:56 PM  
Disney could just keep making kids' movies with adult jokes. That's pretty creepy.
 
2014-08-20 01:28:31 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-20 01:29:03 PM  
You want creepy Disney mascots?

Do an image search for "Rescue Rangers rule 34".

But don't say you haven't been warned.
 
2014-08-20 02:01:07 PM  
These findings are among the first to demonstrate that false beliefs can have repercussions for people, meaning that they can influence their later thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors be implanted in order for Disney to charge more money for souvenirs.

There, worded it in the way a Disney executive would see it.
 
2014-08-20 02:32:04 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: Disney could just keep making kids' movies with adult jokes. That's pretty creepy.


No. Putting things in that will definitely go over a kid's head and entertain an adult are what keeps adults from going completely crazy when they take their kids to a movie.
 
2014-08-20 02:43:13 PM  
Gooby plz
 
2014-08-20 02:58:08 PM  
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2014-08-20 03:06:41 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: You want creepy Disney mascots?

Do an image search for "Rescue Rangers rule 34".

But don't say you haven't been warned.


Oh hell no.
 
2014-08-20 04:51:11 PM  
Disney himself was considered creepy (actually, he was considered a creep) by his animators as
far back as 1941....they had a strike, and Disney fired most of them....many went to work over at
Warner Brothers and MGM, where Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry proceeded to beat the snot out
of Mickey Rodent.
 
2014-08-20 04:57:17 PM  

wildcardjack: You don't need science. Pluto is a dog, lives as Mickey's pet, goes about in this world naked and silent. Goofy is also a dog, but he wears pants, works for a living, and can talk. Unless Pluto was a disciple of Diogenes the cynic.


Maybe Disney needs a family counselor.  How did Donald Duck get saddled with three previously-
unknown nephews out of the blue?  Also....he doesn't wear pants when he's with Daisy; maybe there's
some "duck f*ck" going on?  (I won't even ask how Uncle Scrooge McDuck amassed his fortune and
not attracted the attention of the IRS.)
 
2014-08-20 05:03:30 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: You want creepy Disney mascots?

Do an image search for "Rescue Rangers rule 34".

But don't say you haven't been warned.

 
2014-08-20 05:04:17 PM  

cretinbob: DjangoStonereaver: You want creepy Disney mascots?

Do an image search for "Rescue Rangers rule 34".

But don't say you haven't been warned.


img.fark.net
 
2014-08-20 05:34:56 PM  

cretinbob: cretinbob: DjangoStonereaver: You want creepy Disney mascots?

Do an image search for "Rescue Rangers rule 34".

But don't say you haven't been warned.

[img.fark.net image 400x300]


What has been seen, cannot be unseen.

WTF, Europe?  Gadget Hackwrench fan clubs?  Seriously?  You make Bronies seem vanilla.
 
2014-08-20 09:53:09 PM  

wildcardjack: You don't need science. Pluto is a dog, lives as Mickey's pet, goes about in this world naked and silent. Goofy is also a dog, but he wears pants, works for a living, and can talk. Unless Pluto was a disciple of Diogenes the cynic.


Ever seen the show "BJ and the Bear?" in which a trucker and his pet chimp travel and have adventures?

southernnationalist.com


BJ is a primate. He drives a truck, wears jeans, and gets chased by Sheriff Lobo. The Bear is also a primate. He sometimes wears pants, but can't drive the truck because he's just a chimpanzee.

Same principle. Goofy is the evolved canine. Pluto is the lower-order canine. It's really simple when you think about it. It's the same relation between humans and other apes.

No... that's not the weird part of Disney's world of anthropomorphic animals. The weird part is that they live on a world where  more than one species evolved and became humanoid. At the very least, the dominant, most evolved creatures on the planet evolved from ducks, dogs, mice, cows, pigs, goats, rabbits, and wolves, at least. (strangely, I've seen no evidence that cats evolved in the same way, as all cats in Mickey & Friends cartoons are lower-order, walk-on-all-fours cats).

And of these, DUCKS are the most populous. It seems pretty certain that ducks are the dominant sentient species. They have whole cities named after ducks ("duckberg") and the richest people are ducks. Ducks dominate the media and seem to be in control.

Think about it. This is a world where MULTIPLE SPECIES evolved to walk on two legs, talk, use tools, live in houses, wear clothes, and become sentient.

And then you get weirder... A lot of lower animals are semi-sentient. Dogs, most chimpmunks, some bugs, lots of fish, and many other creatures seem quite smart, but they don't speak the common language and they don't (usually) wear clothes. They seem to occupy a level of intelligence and evolution that we have never witnessed on Earth. The closest thing would be some of the more clever primates and dolphins, but even they don't seem to have the clear-cut agendas some of these Disney non-evolved animals do.

And the clothes... How did clothing evolve on this world when some anthropomorphic animals wear pants (dogs, especially) but many do not (some ducks, most mice)? I can kind of understand if all ducks don't wear pants because their genitalia isn't typically externally visible, but why would some ducks wear pants and others eschew them?

Disney's world of anthropomorphic animals is just weird and creepy when you get down to it.

On the flip side, Warner Bros. has Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, etc. -- They wear costumes, but don't normally wear clothes. They live in a world occupied by humans, but Bugs and Daffy live in the woods (hole in the ground and on the lake) and not in houses like the Disney characters do. Foghorn Leghorn lives on a farmyard. Henry the Chickenhawk lives in a nest. Tweety lives in a birdcage. Sylvester is Granny's cat.

All of the WB characters are still basically the animals they appear to be. The "talking" is just their animal language translated for the viewer... but sometimes they clearly do speak in a way that can be understood by human counterparts.

The Disney characters don't share their world with humans, apparently (unless I'm forgetting something). The Disney characters ARE the people, while the WB characters are still just animals... They're just "exceptional" animals.
 
2014-08-20 09:56:55 PM  
Oops... Correction. SOME mice wear pants  but no shirt. Other mice wear tops but no bottoms.

It seems among Disney mice, clothing placement doesn't really conform to any norms.
 
2014-08-20 09:59:11 PM  
I was also apparently wrong about Disney not having any cats. Oswald the Rabbit is married to an anthropomorphic cat, and-- even weirder-- they had kids together.

This just makes it even harder to understand what the fark is going on.
 
2014-08-20 10:17:47 PM  
"Mickey, this is marriage counseling. It's not appropriate to claim your wife is insane."

"I didn't say she was crazy, I said she was farking Goofy."
 
2014-08-20 10:33:21 PM  
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/creepy as hell game
 
2014-08-21 01:11:49 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: You want creepy Disney mascots?

Do an image search for "Rescue Rangers rule 34".

But don't say you haven't been warned.


If wanting to nail Gadget is wrong, I don't want to be right.

/what?
//...what?!
 
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