Is Nostalgia the Reason for Adventure Time’s Amazing Awesomeness?
Adventure Time is an animated kids show on the Cartoon Network that is super popular, not just with the kids, but with full grown adults too! Why would a bunch of serious adults, including Mike’s Mom, watch Adventure Time??? We think its because the show taps into our memories of childhood with nostalgia. But this isn’t the “I Love the 90’s” kind of nostalgia that we normally talk about! We’re talking about Romantic Nostalgia which is a confusing emotion, mixing happy and sad, creating a powerful mix that really hits you right in your gut. It adds a ton of emotional depth to an already great kids show, which you should all really watch, because it is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
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Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood (Trailer) Consuming Kids is a documentary you can watch online in 2 parts. This is really very thorough about the topic of the creepy tactics companies use to sell “sexy” to young girls and “violent” to young boys. I watched it and it surprised me.
I think this is critical to view for every parent, and possibly every family because your kids need to know about this too. It covers a large range of subjects, with samples from many popular TV ads, and it also debunks some myths. (Those Baby Einstein products don’t really make your toddler smarter. Taking them to the playground does.)
I’m curious how many people have, because it feels like I’m the only one.
My mom and I read it together when I was a little bitty girl. The Hobbit will always have a special place in my heart.
My dad read it to me and my sister even before we could understand what he was saying. It’s one of my favourite books :)
A student blows up at a teacher, drops the F-bomb. The usual approach at Lincoln – and, safe to say, at most high schools in this country – is automatic suspension. Instead, Sporleder sits the kid down and says quietly: “Wow. Are you OK? This doesn’t sound like you. What’s going on?”
He gets even more specific: “You really looked stressed. On a scale of 1-10, where are you with your anger?” The kid was ready. Ready, man! For an anger blast to his face….”How could you do that?” “What’s wrong with you?”…and for the big boot out of school. But he was NOT ready for kindness.
The armor-plated defenses melt like ice under a blowtorch and the words pour out: “My dad’s an alcoholic. He’s promised me things my whole life and never keeps those promises.” The waterfall of words that go deep into his home life, which is no piece of breeze, end with this sentence: “I shouldn’t have blown up at the teacher.” Whoa."
what a radical idea yo
You mean actually listening to people’s underlying issues make them act out less. Whoda thunk it.
This makes me happy. GO WALLA WALLA!
Stanley Kubrick & The Simpsons
A Clockwork Orange
2001: A Space Odyssey
Full Metal Jacket
I can honestly say that the Simpsons has been on of the biggest cultural eye-openers for me. Sooo many references to books, movies, politics, plays, everything! I first learnt about things like the Vietnam war, the Shin(n)ing, A Streetcar Named Desire and the creationism/evolution debate (to name a few) as a child watching episodes.
it’s sad to see it get old and rusty :(
that is so fucking creative…i never really realized they did that
My childhood :(
Those movies just got darker and darker.
the one thing i love about this post is how no one even had to say what movie these are from.. every one just ….. knew.
You just know.
so close to evebody…..
I love you all.
photograph is worth a thousand words
Nobody is born a racist.
this should be relboged millions of times.
nobodys born racist, society teaches it
“Guess what, toys?” cried Simone, hurriedly pulling her friends out of her pocket – Timothy, Fatty Cat, Skinny Cat, Bluebell and Owsley – and lining them up on the windowsill. “We’re here! In our new home. And this is my room.” She gestured around proudly.
“It’s beautiful,” purred Bluebell the Pussy Cat, licking her paws.
“But it’s empty,” complained Skinny Cat.
“Don’t worry, Skinny Cat. The furniture hasn’t arrived yet. But it will be beautiful, and all mine! Because I’m five now I can have my own room!” Simone twirled and skipped around the blank, fresh room, skidding in her spotty socks on the wooden floor.
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