The world ended? Was everyone okay?

From: Andy Hill <>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 1995 19:00:42 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 24 Apr 1995 wrote:

> Standards and Practices be buggered!
> When I wrote my fanmail, one of the things I mentioned was the fact that
> they did dare to depict characters dying. I have never been able to stand
> the "fortunately there were no injuries in the nuclear blast" mentality that
> tries to shelter children from all unpleasantness. In an age where lunatics
> can blow up crowded buildings in Midwest cities, I think that kids *need* to
> be exposed to death, lest they be completely unable to handle it when it comes
> to the real thing. I applauded the Tremblays for allowing Swat Kats to have a
> body count, for this very reason. If parents are worried about their poor
> little kiddies having nightmares if they see a busload of people get blasted
> on a cartoon, then they'd damn well better worry about what's going to happen
> when their little ones see the same thing happen on the news.
> Just the two cents of a man who used to watch the Coyote actually hit the
> ground, and still managed to lead a normal life when he grew up. :\

     Thank you for this, I just finished typing something very similar to
some cretin on rec.arts.animation who complained about
"gratuitous"violence on the 'KATS. I pointed out that teaching our kids
to grow up thinking everyone's going to be their friend, and that there
will be a positive message at the end of everyday is unrealistic and
irresponsible garbage. BS&P entities have got to be the most evil
creations on the face of the earth, and the damage they do in their
holier than thou quests is inestimable. There are other opinions on this
issue, so hopefully no one considers the above as flamebait.

Andy (Dr. Moreau nailed one of the things I caught on to very early, and is
        one of the reasons I like the 'KATS so much, it doesn't dodge
        issues of life and death, and manages to say CRUD without someone(s)
        plugging their ears in righteous indignation!)

Received on Mon Apr 24 1995 - 21:53:50 PDT

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