Saturday, February 11, 2006

Dangerous George

Run, Children, RUN!!!

The San Francisco Chronicle identifies an evil new influence on America's children: Curious George.

Just in time for the release of the new Curious George movie, the Chronicle informs us of the "minefield of cultural horrors" awaiting parents who take their kids to the movie or continue reading the books to their kids before bedtime. The books are described as everything from irresponsible to sickening by anti-George forces.

One animal rights website cited by the paper says the books reveal "the sinister side of a corrupt wildlife trade with perilous roots in Western imperialism ... The forlorn little primate alone in his cell conjures haunting images of countless monkeys lingering in laboratories, suffering silently and alone."

The caucasian, gun-toting Man with the Yellow Hat is described as an imperialist venturing to Africa to harvest wildlife for a zoo. He's a bad parent to boot for allowing his prisoner to smoke a pipe and huff ether.

What The French Toast?!?!?! Are these people new to planet Earth? Have they ever seen cartoons before? What do they say when they watch the Flinstones? "You can't use a bird's beak for a record player!" "A man can't power a car with his bare feet and why is wearing a tie to the rock quarry?"

Meat Eating Bastard

1 comment:

gb said...

Doesnt' that crap just make you shake your head and laugh? It's amazing we all turned out OK after watching and reading all of that junk when we were little!

Happy Valentine's Day!