February 24, 2006
Those Pesky Cartoon Characters

Mrs. Batard and I have our computers set up next to each other. Although we’re almost literally cheek to cheek, we still send emails back and forth to each other. Such is life in the twenty-first century. No more sitting across from each other at the breakfast table reading the paper and not being able to see each other. That is so twentieth-century now, isn’t it. Except for the fact that she drags me to church too much, I must say that I find myself feeling that I’m the luckiest man in the world to have Mrs. Batard at my side. I heard Mrs. Batard chuckling a few minutes ago and asked her what was going on. She said “Jon Swift is so funny”. Indeed. So here’s a sample of his latest. By all means visit his blog regularly. Furthermore, I really do think that we should add his name to the blogroll, even though he is an avowed conservative. Even some of his commenters take him serious. Seriously. Besides, we need to be fair and balanced here and the conservative Jon Swift would be a nice addition to our blogroll.

Why all the focus now on the menace of cartoons? When the Rev. James Dobson revealed that Spongebob Squarepants is gay, I was certainly troubled by that. While I don’t mind Bugs Bunny having a little fun crossdressing on occasion, an out-and-out gay cartoon character is a bit worrisome and I am glad he let parents know about this. However, I think we are spending entirely too much time worrying about cartoons. In cartoons when people get hit by an anvil or get run over by an Acme delivery truck they often get up again. That doesn’t usually happen in real life. Maybe we should stop worrying so much about cartoon characters and start paying more attention to real people.



Posted by Buck Batard at February 24, 2006 03:06 PM
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Thanks for the tip. I'd never heard of Jon Swift (the blogger, that is). He's a funny guy.

Posted by: Rob G on February 27, 2006 10:11 AM

I think his namesake would appreciate his take on today's matters.

Posted by: Joyful Alternative on February 27, 2006 9:59 PM
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