You got that right Don. The boob tube has truly become the portal of the perverse. When I was a kid, I would stay up late and try to catch an episode of Benny Hill, because of the slight chance of seeing a brief glimpse of a woman’s knocker! kids now have instant access to the most vile content known to man.
I pretty much stick to the Golf and Military/history channels. I can’t even find the old Warner bros. classic cartoons becuase the have been deemed not PC!

The Problem with Young People Today Is...

It seems to me that one of the best indicators of this nation’s moral decay is the reprehensible nonsense that passes for humor nowadays.

When I was a boy, people didn’t have time for humor. We were too busy wiping the smirk off Hitler’s face to concern ourselves with mindless tittering and idle guffaws. For us, laughter was like shoe laces or smallpox vaccines – nice to have but not a luxury most of us could afford.

And when we did indulge ourselves in some mindless comic diversion we sought out decent, civilized humorists – men who told knock-knock jokes and lamented their wives outrageous spending and disappointing attempts to make pot roast. Men who peppered us with puns and poked fun at the foibles of nagging mothers-in-laws and the dangers of shady foreigners.

Our comics didn’t denigrate our country’s values – they embodied them.

These days though it seems…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carl D'Agostino
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 11:47:48

    Those cartoons are too violent for children to see. But Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan are Sesame Street I suppose.

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