Thursday, March 27, 2008

post: Not much fun

I have a feel that this person wouldn't be much fun to know.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Post: THOMAS! He's the subversive one

There's a funny article in San Diego entitled "Legos have nothing on subversive 'Thomas the Tank Engine'". I quote:
What's funny, though, is contemplating what the Seattle teachers would make of the immensely popular "Thomas the Tank Engine" animated TV show, based on a popular series of British children's books.

Talk about indoctrination with the Protestant ethic! Most "Thomas" plots deal with the need of a dozen or two childlike trains to do their jobs properly and without fuss and to make proud Sir Topham Hatt, the railorad boss, who declares "confusion and delay" to be the greatest sins of all. It might as well be the cartoon version of the theories of sociologist Max ("The Spirit of Capitalism") Weber.

What an idiot. What values should be promoted? Thomas and the Lazy Communist?