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Misfithausfrau

You have rendered me speechless. I can't wait for your analysis of Strawberry Shortcake. She's back and sweeter than ever. And Scooby Doo and Chan and the Amazing Chan Clan are right around the corner.

croutonboy

Someone has to give props for an Amazing Chan Clan reference.

landismom

Excellent post. I look forward to your trenchant analysis of the use of input-output economics in Bob the Builder.

WCG

Okay, you REALLY need a vacation! It's time to bring Cheeky to WCG & G for a visit while the two "adults" in the family fly to Hawaii, San Francisco, or Seattle.

WestCoastBrother2

Seriously brilliant post!

evan

Some Pigs Are More Equal Than Others

So that’s all well and good, but what about issues surrounding inter-species subjugation? How is it, for instance, that a sponge named Bob can in good conscience keep a mollusk named Gary as a pet? On a leash, no less?

Cell shaded examples abound: Mickey Mouse “owns” a dog, as does that disturbingly anthropomorphized aardvark named Arthur. There are, of course, countless others.

So just exactly what are the rules that govern this inter-species domination? Are they social, biological, or perhaps even intrinsically existential? It can’t simply be an issue of sentience, as we all know that Gary the snail is not only smarter than his “master” but has the natty fashion sense to wear wingtip shoes as well.

If it turns out that this class distinction merely lies in the ability to verbalize, then the animated world must be legion with animals trapped in a nightmare of mute impotence, unable to articulate their desire for freedom.

Oooh creepy. Never mind. I still like Gary’s shoes, though.

Mom101

I occasionally wonder how globalization would impact the Smurfs.

I don't think I have ever seen a better first blog post line. Ever. If there were a contest for first blog post lines, that would win.

You are a genius. Or, um...smurfius?

Velma

An incisive and thought provoking post. It made me re-examine my stance on the structure of feudal matriarchies, thats for sure.

Isabel Kallman

Bravo!

I submitted it to Stumble. And, I would encourage others to give it a Thumbs up!

Kara

Dude. You just blew my mind.


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So just exactly what are the rules that govern this inter-species domination? Are they social, biological, or perhaps even intrinsically existential? It can’t simply be an issue of sentience, as we all know that Gary the snail is not only smarter than his “master” but has the natty fashion sense to wear wingtip shoes as well.

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