Friday, December 05, 2008
Just posting for the sake of posting. Isn't that why most of us post in the first place?
It's Friday and the weekend is nearly upon us. Not many big plans or anything, mostly working. I am probably going to load the family truckster tomorrow (with family, of course) and drive out to IKEA in PA. Should be grand. While our abode isn't all IKEA'ed up or anything, I do like the designs of many of there products and haven't been to one of their retail outlets in quite some time.
In other news, my kids are watching DuckTales dvds like it's their job. I grabbed one from the library on a whim, thinking they might like it and we have since relieved the Boardman Library of their entire collection of DuckTales for the week. If you're there looking for DuckTales, don't bother. Not until after the weekend, when we return them. The animation is horrible for most of the episodes, but it's a pretty fun show and the kids are really into it. I have to say, it's kind of nice to see something that's supposed to be a humorous adventure show that isn't so freaking cynical. I like a lot of tv animation that's been going on for the last few years, but it would be nice to have something without all the "'tude" to balance it out. John K talks alot about the whole 'tude phenomenon on his blog, but I'm too lazy to link it. I largely agree with him though.
There's one episode in particular that the kids can't get enough of, "The Lost Crown of Ghegis Khan" which features an Abominable Snow Woman. It's very funny to hear a 5 and a 2 year old attempt to say abominable. Generally it sounds like domino.
The rest of the Disney Afternoon has not been as well received. Darkwing Duck seemed mildly amusing to them, but Talespin was totally panned. We have yet to try Chip N' Dales Rescue Rangers.