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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Moose & Squirrel

A little humor sent my way from Me-Me over at The Screaming Me-Me and Turquoise Moon:


For those of you who aren't as gnarled and ancient as me, these two characters originated in the (mainly) 60's cartoon show Rocky and Bullwinkle. When I looked up the show and their character descriptions, I had to smile:

"The scheming villains in most episodes were the fiendish, but inept, agents of the fictitious nation of Pottsylvania: Boris Badenov, a pun on Boris Godunov, and Natasha Fatale, a pun on femme fatale [Sarah wishes]. Boris and Natasha were commanded by the sinister [but rarely seen] Mr. Big [Cheney] and Fearless Leader [Shrub].
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She seems to be a bit more intelligent, or at least more thoughtful, [OK, so maybe not, but she DOES have boobs and a tight purple dress that turned red in the last episode - commie!] than Boris, and often points out flaws in his plans or voices slight contempt for his [campaign's] bungling, to which his customary reply was "Shuddup you mouth, Natasha." [We all wish he'd said it more often.] Also, in one episode, Natasha does say "SHUT UP YOUR MOUTH!!!!" to Boris, while their car goes over cliff. [Yes, Sarah will keep trying, all the way to 2012, to have the last word.]
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Usually, Boris's misdeeds are thwarted by Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Bullwinkle the Moose. Boris's attempts at killing "moose and squirrel" (as he refers to them) also always end in failure, usually by his own scheme backfiring on him. As Boris expresses his plight in one episode: 'I put bomb in squirrel's briefcase and who gets blown up? Me!'" [That's what you get for listening to the neocons, John.]

It's amazing how a 1960's cartoon can predict real life.

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