Thursday, October 8, 2009

I Don't Get It...

Seriously! How do the truly-family-friendly, moral-teaching, thought-inducing, life-prep type of cartoons like Franklin wind up canceled?? Then,  they can get away with making the snotty, adult-humor-encompassing, sarcasm-training kids cartoons such as Bratz, or even Sponge Bob?? Those take off like fire fueled by gasoline, and the really cute, non-annoying, sweet ones, with decent music - drop like flies. So sad. What is this world coming to?!? I SOOO miss cartoons like Tom & Jerry, and Road-Runner - and all kinds of great Warner Bros & Disney/ Mickey & Minnie kid flicks. I heard a rumor that those were taken off the air because they were 'too violent'. Okay - has anyone ever SEEN the cartoons they make now?? Those oldies-but-goodies were centered around fictional characters (animals?!?) with silly circumstances to overcome - I never once considered it violent. And really, how is Pokemon, and others like it, NOT considered violent?? Could someone please define violence for me? 

As of right now, we don't have cable television... It's saving us lots of money every month. But now, I realize too, that it probably saves us a lot of unnecessary 'filtering' decisions. The cartoons on Qubo and TPT are always very uncorrupted, and even teach life-lessons as well as math, science, and other helpful brain-boosters. I used to think that one day when we had time to actually watch TV,  we'd decide to get cable again - so I could enjoy some of the faves found on those special, expensive little channels. But, the more I think about it, this may be worth not re-incorporating into the day-to-day again after all. Plus, I'd have to become adept at figuring out the techy way to 'block' certain stations/ shows... only to discover that it would probably leave us with about what we have now, sans-cable, anyway! More hassle, more money... not seeing a lot of value in this right now! I may change my mind again one day... because having cable also means more baseball and more Forensic Files... Definitely not the most kid-friendly show (at least not my current age of children), but by the time we decide to delve into the world of 212 channels again, they'll practically be adults! ;)

TIP! Many things can be viewed online now. Even when we don't have time to watch our favorite shows during the week - we have a 'date' - and watch the latest episode(s) on the computer on Friday nights after the girls are sleeping. SO, now we just have to figure out how to 'filter' what's seen on the computer. We have time for that yet! 

"The test of morality of a society is what it does for its children."  ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

WHIDFML: I just looked online and realized that Forensic Files is available there! Woohoo!


  1. Do your remember Erma Bombeck?

    So reminicent of her writing.

    I love it :)

  2. WOW! What a compliment! THANK YOU.
    [I'm not worthy!]