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Old 07-01-2008, 02:41 AM   #856
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... yeah, what?

I mean, even if it is, I'm not sure what you're trying to prove to me, since I'm known to use "mythology" pejoratively. See: my discussions of the Old Testament.
Like I said to El-Mel, as much as I hate how Screwy said it, I think great superhero stories are almost like pop mythology, you know? Superman's an interesting allegory for Christ and American ideology in the '20s. Batman's a study in duality and madness. It's cool to me how you can wrap adult themes in an entertainment form geared more towards children. Recently, it's taken a more mature slant, but still, an interesting concept and execution and those two characters exemplify that.
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Yeah, I feel sorry for kids today. Children's programming just looks like shit.

Besides Thomas, Road Runner was my favourite.
Wait, you actually did watch Thomas? I alwasy just thought that was a joke
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Yeah, kids' cartoons now are a bit shit.
It seems to me things seriously went to shit around the mid to late nineties. I remember in the early nineties, watching mostly the same cartoons that my parents had watched as children. Stuff that had worked for years. Was it just not cool enough for the kids of 1998 or something?
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Like I said to El-Mel, as much as I hate how Screwy said it, I think great superhero stories are almost like pop mythology, you know? Superman's an interesting allegory for Christ and American ideology in the '20s. Batman's a study in duality and madness. It's cool to me how you can wrap adult themes in an entertainment form geared more towards children. Recently, it's taken a more mature slant, but still, an interesting concept and execution and those two characters exemplify that.
Can I just say here, that I read the Butter Battle Book again today....dude that thing was about the Cold War

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I wish I knew. All I know is that when I have kids, which I hope will be a long way off, I'll try and let them watch all of the cool shit I watched when I was growing up.
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Wait, you actually did watch Thomas? I alwasy just thought that was a joke
Thomas The Tank Engine was my U2 setlists or Porcupine Tree when I was five!

I should dig up the photos of when I dressed up as Thomas for school one day ...
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I love that. It's the most interesting thing any form of entertainment has the ability to do.

Hell, the original Star Trek had so many political allegories that were balanced by the awesome camp in the whole show. It's just an added level of enjoyment for me, at least.
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I wish I knew. All I know is that when I have kids, which I hope will be a long way off, I'll try and let them watch all of the cool shit I watched when I was growing up.
Yeah, if I ever have kids, I'd dig up a collection of videos/DVDs/whateverwe'reusingthen of all the awesome stuff from my childhood. It seems even the stuff that's still around today has gone to shit. Like Thomas! I nearly threw up when I heard the new Thomas theme song. It's a FUCKING SING-ALONG!
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... yeah, what?

I mean, even if it is, I'm not sure what you're trying to prove to me, since I'm known to use "mythology" pejoratively. See: my discussions of the Old Testament.
I saying older people like it because it is a modern mythology. Spider-man and Batman are our modern day Hercules and Achilles. These are stories we will pass down. You should respect that people of all ages care about those characters and stories.
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I love that. It's the most interesting thing any form of entertainment has the ability to do.

Hell, the original Star Trek had so many political allegories that were balanced by the awesome camp in the whole show. It's just an added level of enjoyment for me, at least.
The way that story just ENDS with both sides holding a bomb and all of the people waiting under ground to see who's going to drop theirs first. Seriously....I got a little goose-bumpish.
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Yeah, if I ever have kids, I'd dig up a collection of videos/DVDs/whateverwe'reusingthen of all the awesome stuff from my childhood. It seems even the stuff that's still around today has gone to shit. Like Thomas! I nearly threw up when I heard the new Thomas theme song. It's a FUCKING SING-ALONG!
I mean, it would be wrong to reject all of the new stuff because you don't like it, you'd be depriving your kids of their own childhood by supplanting your own. Nudging them in your direction would be alright though, you know?
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The way that story just ENDS with both sides holding a bomb and all of the people waiting under ground to see who's going to drop theirs first. Seriously....I got a little goose-bumpish.


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I saying older people like it because it is a modern mythology. Spider-man and Batman are our modern day Hercules and Achilles. These are stories we will pass down. You should respect that people of all ages care about those characters and stories.
It'd be cool if he did, but he doesn't have to do anything. Let him have his own opinion.
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