Category: children

Dread Pirate Roberts

Dread Pirate Roberts

Am I wrong in assuming that The Dread Pirate Roberts, (and thus, Westley) has killed quite a number of people?

Is there some loophole I missed, or do we just sort of play down that aspect of the character?

(I realize you could get away with things like that back then, but it still seems like a pretty brutal character point for a kid’s movie.)


A Dubyah Mystery solved!


This is a screen cap from an episode of the ’60s Spiderman cartoon that floated up at me from the TV aether of darkest night, while I was tending a sick child.

I’m not sure if there was a time when the “Texas pronunciation” was more common, or if this is actually an indicator of a horrible ultra-power that lies above and beyond fission/fusion.

The episode, Specialists and Slaves, can be found on the youtube:

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Part 1

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Part 2

More Wild Things

CNN has an article up reporting that some parents are complaining about the Where The Wild Things Are movie.

Might I suggest they stick to watching things more their speed, and leave the good movies for the kids smart enough to understand them.

Here’s something they can get excited about:


[If I wasn’t clear enough in my last post, I thought the film was fantastic, and so did the two six year olds I brought with me.]