Cartoons are not made for children

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I just got to sat through 15 minutes of listening to some woman going on and on about how cartoons are evil and how no child should be watching them.

Her example?  South Park and the Simpsons of course.

Now I would be lying if I stated that I didn’t like cartoons.  We all know how much of a Daria fan I am. (or was at least)  Ditto for Kim Possible and the Avatar: The Last Airbender. (Note to self: try to find the last six episodes since I haven’t seen them yet.)

I would be very hard pressed though to state that any of those shows are for younger children.  While some folks and groups think higher of Avatar, the violence of Avatar as well as Kim Possible set others off. (OK, that’s not the link I had in mind but it’s the only one I can find right off.) Of course some folks question Veggie Tales.

Parent seem to forget that past cartoons like Tom and Jerry had their violent moments as well. I’m not sure I would be turning to Yahoo Answers though as a source for parenting though.  They also seem to forget that way back when, cartoons sent out a different message that also reflected the times.

Just random thoughts and links about what happened today.  After the fold is the Flintstone’s Winston’s television advert.

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Watch Babylon 5 – Mind War

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Yesterday we had Babylon 5 – The Parliament of Dreams.  Today we have Mind War.  A genetically altered telepathic fugitive hides aboard Babylon 5 and seeks help escaping his pursuers before he mutates into a destructive superbeing. Catherine experiences an incredible encounter with an alien spacecraft.

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I’m not fat. I’m just big boned!

Wow, I don’t have a video games category.  /me gone to put one in there.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the Wii Fit told a 10-year-old she’s fat.  What bothers me though is comments like “Only about 10% of children are truly overweight” when that clearly isn’t true.  The father states that his daughter only weighs “six stone” but that still seems a bit heavy.  Six stone for us Americans is 84 pounds.

Hat tip: Gamespot

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Watch Babylon 5 – The Parliament of Dreams

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Yesterday I added in Babylon 5 – Born to the Purple.  Today, we have The Parliament of Dreams.  Give it a watch.

Description: G’Kar is hunted by a hired political assassin. Sinclair and Catherine reconcile their past differences and renew
their romance.

edit: I really wish Hulu would let folks embed the high resolution version of their videos

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Watch Babylon 5 – Soul Hunter

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OK, so it’s been a couple of days since I added in Babylon 5 – Midnight on the Firing Line.  Sorry about that.  Been working on a project. (edit: and it appears the autoposter didn’t fire off correctly either last night.)

Today, we add in Soul Hunter.  A badly damaged ship is brought into the station, and the strange alien
inside is identified as a Soul Hunter – an immortal race who can sense
death and supposedly steal someone’s soul.

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