Thursday, November 23, 2006

when's that parade start?

Oatmeal long since eaten. Just microwaved some more beans. Heh. On my trip to London Egham, Surrey, England last year, one of things that impressed me the most was the fact that Heinz Beanz were an essential ingredient of every English breakfast. I swear if I lived in England I'd have beans for breakfast, fish and chips and mushy peas for lunch, and curry every night. And ale, all day long. Actually I could do that in America but then it would seem weird. If I lived in England nobody would notice.

I think that Sesame Street has been significantly dumbed down since the old days. In fact I level this same accusation against all of kids TV. Educational TV used to be about teaching kids to read and write and count because they weren't learning that stuff at school. That's the alleged justification for government funding PBS, isn't it? Well actually learning anything from PBS or any other channel is a thing of the past. Actually teaching kids is the domain of videos and DVDs you have to frigging buy. On TV its all either mindless entertainment (which I don't mind as much), or constant preaching about how to behave. Now that I think of it, Sesame Street was probably always this bad. I'm just being old. It's enough to make me want to start the girls on Tom and Jerry and Looney Toons now.

I wanna see some giant balloons.