|On A Completely Unrelated Note... Cartoons!
||[Jan. 10th, 2010|07:47 pm]
I got myself all 5 seasons of the JL cartoon for Christmas (YAY ME!) and have steadily been re-watching the entire series! (And discovering that yeah, the show is still as awesome as it was back when I was a kid!) I'm just getting through the episode 'Eclisped Part 1' and I had to stop to giggle, because of the Dr. Wertham dig. You guys, know Fredric Wertham, right? Infamous author of 'Seduction of the Innocent' circa 1954 in which he accused Batman of having homoerotic relations with Robin. 'Member him? Jerk. (Though, obviously his ideas weren't too farfetched. The Batfamily is the most incestous in the entire fandom.)
Well, Gordon Godfrey -- Jerk-y talkshow host that hates the JL and abused Wally's foot-in-mouth syndrome -- he uses a passage from a book 'The Innocent Seduced' -- Quoth the Talkshow Host: "Some children who admire these overpumped superheros do poorly in school, quarrel with their siblings, and refuse to eat their vegetables!" To Which Kiwi Replied: Obviously, this doctor has proved that the Justice League is pure evil! For children always do well in school, never quarrel with their siblings, and adore eating delicious vegetables! For we all reside in Hidden Valley! -- written by one Dr. Fredric, a respected child pyschologist, to prove that the JL is a bad influence. Or something like that. Anyway, I started giggling hilariously. That's right Dr. Wertham! You tell people Batman's a gay child molestor and the JL Animators are going to make obscure jokes about you! *snort* Did anyone else notice else? Or am I the only weird one out here? Sadly, I feel that I am... *sigh* Maybe I need to invest in a life. Is my motto 'Who needs a life when you have Hot Men In Spandex' a lie?!