Thursday, July 10, 2008

Overanalyzing PBS

The little boy whom we watch some days was watching TV a little bit ago. I didn't catch the name of the show but I'm assuming it was meant to be vaguely educational since they characters regularly sang a little ditty about building! a! word!

So, the crisis today was the fact that Mr. Shark wanted to dance with his friends, but all his friends are land animals and Mr. Shark has trouble dancing on land.

Call me an old fuddy-duddy, but as the cartoon animals are lamenting this fact I'm thinking, "Mr. Shark ought to have bigger problems than that on land--like not being able to breathe."

Eventually the animals solved the dilemma by having their little dance performance underwater. Where all the land animals could, of course, breathe just fine.

Educational television my foot.


Theocentrica said...

You mean he accepted the fact that he couldn't just evolve ?? H'm. Interesting.

Shakespeare's Cobbler said...

Behold the source of the uneducatedness of the modern American: "education" now means being taught new mushy values like diversity and such.

I'm not kidding you, this is the disease of the schools as well as PBS. The schools might make fewer factual errors, but the substitution of such silly enculturation for learning is why nobody out there knows anything anymore.