Journal of Cartoon Over-analyzation

Remember the know-it-all who ruined your Sunday morning cartoons by over-analyzing it? Well, he now got a blog:

Are there existential dilemmas in Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends? Does Brad Bird’s oeuvre contain creepy Objectivist subtext? Is there a Lorenzo Music/Bill Murray Ghostbusters-Garfield conspiracy? Were Paw Paw Bears simply evolved Snorks with a totemic religion? Or maybe Scooby and Shaggy, like, totally smoked weed, man. These and other questions require more than careful analysis. They demand over-analyzation.

With mind-boggling posts like A Freudian Analysis of Beavis and Butt-Head, The Secret Identity of Dr. Claw (I'd never have guessed!) and my favorite: Alchemical Symbolism in Smurfs, the Journal of Cartoon Over-analyzations makes for some awesome reading!

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I love it! My favourite article is definitely " My Little Pony is a lesbian-feminist separatist colony". I've got the stage of watching cartoons where I still enjoy watching them but I'm looking for more deeper meaning behind them, and trying to imagine how it fits into the adult world. Of course, 90% of everything has absolutely no point whatsoever, but that just makes it more fun.
It reminds me of when my English class was asked to write a short essay on a love poem and I wrote all about "The Owl and the Pussycat", how it signifies the classic example of love overcoming boundaries (in this case species, which could be further used to represent race) and how they are shunned by soceity (they sail away for a year and a day) and in the end true love overcomes. It was a bit more in depth and mentioned something about the significance of the mince and slices of quince, but that is the essence. I think I got an A* and the headteacher congratulated me personally. ^_^ Just goes to show, sometimes it pays to think differently.
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