Past vs. Present
It’s normal for people to be nostalgic. Sure, I grew up watching
cartoons that was on TV when I was a wee bit lad. I still enjoy
watching them years later, even if it’s pretty corny when you watch
them with adult problems.
So yeah, no problem. However, it
becomes a problem when people start shunning new things, soley because
it’s not like what it was.
Yeah, not everything that’s on right
now is good. I’d say a great majority stinks like a rotting skunk on
the highway. But you’re a fool if you think that this wasn’t the case
50-60 years ago. There were lots of cruddy stuff…LOTS of it. The
thing is what we see from many years ago are just the good stuff, or at
least stuff that was extremely popular back then.
To give a
cartoon example, for each Chuck Jones cartoon there were maybe a dozen
or so crappy Columbia or Terrytoons cartoons. There’s a reason why we
don’t see those cartoons anymore and it’s not because of the rights
holders (okay, it is, but that’s not the only reason).
So let me
repeat what I wrote above: only the GOOD stuff from the past are being
re-released (mostly good stuff, at least). We shun the bad stuff away
I can imagine that years from now people will be
talking about “Rocko’s Modern Life”, “The Simpsons”, “Chowder” or
“Flapjack”. But I kind of doubt the same will be said with “Aqua Teen
Of course, some bad stuff will still be remembered years later. Look at “Scooby Doo”.