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Postby TheMudge » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:59 pm

I know, I know ...
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Postby mslover » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:28 pm

although analogy was awesome! LOL sometimes i wish i wasn't as "tech savvy" as people seem think since they now expect miracles i can't perform. sigh...

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Postby TheMudge » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:41 am

Oh, I am right there, girlfriend: I admit I have worked on macs since ... well, since they were invented, practically. So I know where to LOOK for problems ... but don't think that means I really know what's going ON in there.

Just ask CP.
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Postby mslover » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:34 pm

LOL... well i just fake it until i figure it out. maybe that's my problem. not only am i the IT guru in the office but now the accounting one too. i don't even LIKE accounting! sigh...

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Postby TheMudge » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:54 pm

Things I have learned from reading bedtime stories:

Murder is perfectly ok as long as you can profit by it. Jack and the Beanstalk. Hansel & Gretel. Three Little Pigs. Little Red Riding Hood ...
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Postby JillStar » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:48 pm

Snow White... Cinderella... Sleeping Beauty... someone evil always dies or "disappears" in a Walt Disney movie.
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Postby TheMudge » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:04 am

The mother. It's always the mother. Seriously, how many Disney flicks can you think of where the kids have a happy, well-adjusted mother? Even BAMBI, fer cryin' out loud!

And while I am on the subject, Bambi was a guy ... how come we think of Bambi as a girl's name?
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Postby JillStar » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:49 pm

I'm assuming because Bambi was so sweet and innocent and caring...

... and they were mostly step moms who were the most evil... the ones who didn't really want the kids when they married the dude for his money and power. Isn't that what happens everywhere?

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Disney movies sell evil and sex... only in a much more subdued fashion... mostly for adults. I don't necessarily trust that a Disney is really made for kids.

You know... nursery rhyms can be quite violent and evil... almost villainous at times. Even Jack and Jill was violent... you just know there was a wicked step mom at the top of that hill who threw poor Jack back down and slapped Jill's face. I can still feel the sting. :wink:
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Postby TheMudge » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:19 am

I refuse to let my kids watch the Disney Channel (admittedly, I don't let Scooter watch ANYthing yet ...). The original "comedies for kids" on that channel teach nothing but Grow up Fast, Talk back to your Parents, Cop and Attitude ...
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Postby Anblick » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:39 pm

TheMudge wrote:The mother. It's always the mother. Seriously, how many Disney flicks can you think of where the kids have a happy, well-adjusted mother? Even BAMBI, fer cryin' out loud!

And while I am on the subject, Bambi was a guy ... how come we think of Bambi as a girl's name?


Through the Lion King, there were only two Disney animated movies where both parents were alive at both the beginning and end of the movie (afterwards they started making a concerted effort for a while because it was pointed out on the internet and they tried to repair their "family friendly" image).

Those two movies?

101 Dalmations

and

Peter Pan
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Postby TheMudge » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:46 pm

I'm scared that you know that ...
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Postby Anblick » Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:41 pm

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Postby charlesp » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:49 pm

TheMudge wrote:Cop and Attitude ...

They show Lethal Weapon on the Disney Channel? Wow.

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Postby TheMudge » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:50 pm

You can actually stretch that further: Tarzan came after Lion King.

What about Lady and the Tramp? Technically, the parents are married at the beginning and at the end ...
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Postby Anblick » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:02 am

Not for both I don't think. The tramp's is unknown I think.
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Postby TheMudge » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:50 pm

No no ... the HUMAN family. Her owners. And since a lot of times owners think of themselves as the parents of their pets ...
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Postby Anblick » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:14 pm

I meant that too, but the Tramp had no human family, did he? Or am I wrong?
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Postby xcheck24 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:27 pm

charlesp wrote:
TheMudge wrote:Cop and Attitude ...

They show Lethal Weapon on the Disney Channel? Wow.


Charles obviously watched too much Disney Channel.
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Postby TheMudge » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:39 am

Obviously.

Too much "A-Team" too.
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Postby mslover » Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:08 am

Anblick wrote:I meant that too, but the Tramp had no human family, did he? Or am I wrong?
pretty sure that the tramp was an orphan. i do find it odd that fairy tales and nursery rhymes are so awful and morbid. how about rock a bye baby... you remember what happens? i mean we used to sing this or have it sung to us when we were babies!!

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Postby TheMudge » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:23 am

And let's not forget: "If I should DIE before I wake ..."

Yeah, that's a great way to teach kids about God ...
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Postby TinaS1570 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:28 pm

That bedtime prayer used to scare the bejesus outta me. Still a little freaky. What about:

"If the bough breaks
the cradle will fall
and DOWN WILL COME BABY CRADLE AND ALL"

Scary stuff. Of course, the "real" versions of Grimm Brother's stories are far more gruesome than the toned down versions we all know now.
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Postby TheMudge » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:41 am

How about "Away in a Manger"?

Bless all the dear children in thy tender care/and take us to heaven to live with thee there

Doesn't that kinda sound like a suicide wish??
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Postby mslover » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:37 pm

a bit too morbid for my tastes. once it dawned on me how depressing they all were i stopped thinking they were so cute. :roll:

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Postby TheMudge » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:20 am

OK, so I have a question: if he DIDN'T shoot the deputy ... who DID?

I think it was the sheriff ...
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