Definitely Not Separated at Birth: Arthur and…? And the dark raaaaacism of children cartoons (I denounce myself for calling it dark) Updated with true Separated at Birth raaaaacism!
This is the cartoon character Arthur, He is supposedly an aardvark This is an actual aardvark They look nothing alike. Clearly this would confuse children who are trying to identify real aardvarks. But as AoSHQ notes apparently Arthur is far more damaging to kids than we thought, promoting racist and socially dominant thoughts in children: Arthur the aardvark, center, and his family.Real aardvarks do not l...Read More
This will be my last post for a while. I’m going to be without computer access for a couple of weeks but hope to be able to start posting and visiting you all again in July. In the meantime, feast your eyes on these wonderful illustrations from Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures. Number 186 of a Limited edition of 1,030 numbered copies signed by Arthur Rackham of which 1000, numbered 1-1000, were for sale in Great Britain, Ir...Read More
King Arthur and Sir Mordred duel to the death at Camlann Many with a passing knowledge of the Arthurian legend will be aware that Arthur is finally betrayed and killed by his own son, Sir Mordred, at the Battle of Camlann, thus closing the circle of treachery and incest that began when Arthur's father, Uther Pendragon, betrayed Duke Gorlois and slept with his wife Igraine (it's a cheerful tale). Mordred is usually portrayed ...Read More
Every dog on Pumpkin Lane was good at something, except poor Cosmo. He thought about climbing a tree, and then he thought about catching a mouse, but neither of those things Cosmo could do. Cosmo got tired trying to think of something he could be good at, so he decided to lay down and take a nap, but instead of laying on the grass he landed on a skateboard. The skateboard took off and so did Cosmo. Cosmo zoomed down a hill and crashed into ...Read More