Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Disney is Progressive

Prior to what you've no doubt been told, Disney is quite progressive.

Non Traditional Families
  • Phineas and Ferb-- Phineas and Candace are siblings. Ferb is their step-brother. Yet, their dynamic is exactly like average siblings. Phineas and Ferb are very close and constantly hatch plans together. Candace fights with them both all the time, trying to "bust them." They visit both sets of grandparents throughout the series and call both parents mom and dad.
  • "Well, a brother is a brother, but I couldn't have asked for a better one."
  • --Phineas about Ferb
Female Lead
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Friday, June 3, 2011

To Kill a Mockingbird

So, in Harper Lee's prized novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch buys his kids air rifles. Then, before setting them loose on the world, he warns them. They can kill as many blue jays as they wish, but they must never kill a mockingbird. He says it is a sin to kill a mockingbird.

Now, who actually knows what a mockingbird looks like?

Yup, that's it. A grey bird. Pretty lame, right?

Now, by contrast, here is a bluejay.

Now, isn't the bluejay majestic looking?

Why shoot the bluejays? Why not the crows? or the seagulls? (I suppose they didn't have seagulls. Nonetheless, they are disgusting birds) or the pidgeons? or the canadian geese? (yes, we have those in the South)