Friday, June 10, 2011

Big dummies

Many years ago I paid 35 cents to go to the movie theater on Tuesdays and fifty cents on weekends. The marquee announced the features, and a neon sign flashed, "COOL INSIDE", airconditioning.

First came the previews, then the cartoons, and then the movies. Life was simpler then, and going to the show was a great form of entertainment. I like being entertained, but even as a kid, I hated having my intelligence insulted. Maybe it was just my pet peeve, because I never heard anyone else complain about cartoons. It was always difficult for me to get INTO a movie. I was always wondering how and where the camera man was filming the scene.

I enjoyed Tweety and Sylvester, Tom and Jerry, Yosemite Sam...these cartoons I could tolerate even as a little kid. Bugs Bunny and the Road Runner annoyed me, yeah right, walk off a cliff, get steam rolled and then get right back up! I despised the bear cartoons which were personified, they acted like people but they had bear faces. How dumb did they think this eight year old was? I wanted to shout at the big screen, "Give them PEOPLE faces!" Maybe I've always been a control freak.

I despise South Park; The Simpson's can be irreverant but funny at times; I prefer Hank of King of the Hill. Now that show portrays real life situations. I can relate to him and his lame-brained family and friends.

I am not completely anti-cartoon. I like Pixar, Disney and such, but this entire week I have noticed a new trend in the advertising arena. Have you seen those animated PEOPLE, hawking products? Unless you are a real person, don't expect me to buy your schpeel on skin care products, financial institutions, or hamburgers, (yeah you too, Jack out of your box).

No, the heat is not getting to me, and it's "Cool Inside" my home.

Blogger still won't let me post to blogs that do not have comment moderator enabled.
There are enough real-life characters out there, I have had it with dummies.

I'm just saying ... and isn't this an overused phrase. Don't get me going. :)


Anonymous said...

Why not? Get going :-) for sure I'll listen!

Kim Lehnhoff said...

Regular ranting reduces wrinkles.

Ok, I made that up, but it sure sounds good.

Let 'er rip!

Bookie said...

Sorry about Blogger! I guess several are having various issues with Blogger. Isn't it a bite to have something get you engaged and then let you down?

Unknown said...

I too am sorry you are still having difficulties. Since I have been using Google Chrome as my blog browser I can comment on every one but there are other things work related that will not work with Chrome so I have to use both. Such a pain.

Chatty Crone said...

Is your browser Foxfire - it is easy to add and will let you post - I had the same issue.

Do not like anything on the Cartoon Channel - such disrespect.

Loved Kung Fu Panda

Tammy said...

I don't know what comment moderator is! When King of the Hill first came out, I told my kids it was off-limits because I assumed that most adult cartoons were trash. But then I watched it. Gracious, how I love those characters and their beloved quirks! Yup...uh huh....