Creative Destruction

March 12, 2007

Acorns, Trees, Proximity, Etc.

Filed under: Content-lite — Robert @ 1:29 pm

My daughter (Stephanie, 4) is watching “Tom and Jerry” cartoons in my office. (Of course I have a fully-equipped home theater in my office. This isn’t the Dark Ages.)

She’s actively rooting for the cat.

“Go, cat! Get her, cat! Eat her!”

(Update:  A degree of frustration with Tom’s lame performance as a mouser is beginning to set in. “She’s right there! Get her! Get her! Get her!”)


  1. A conservative in the making?

    Comment by ohwilleke — March 12, 2007 @ 3:11 pm | Reply

  2. My almost-4-year-old watches David Attenborough nature films and tries to solve the predator-prey dilemma (ie that either the prey gets eaten or the predator goes hungry.) She’s suggested feeding the predators hummus. A do-gooder liberal in the making.

    Comment by Dianne — March 12, 2007 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

  3. You know, I often wondered just what would happen if Tom did manage to catch Jerry and eat him. Considering how much Jerry runs around, he has got to be all tendons. Probably not that tasty. Also, Jerry only eats dairy products, so he would be gassy too. Not a good meal really.

    Comment by TS — March 12, 2007 @ 4:01 pm | Reply

  4. Jerry is male.

    Comment by Daran — March 13, 2007 @ 5:13 pm | Reply

  5. Don’t oppress me with your fascist gender constructs, patriarch.

    Comment by Robert — March 13, 2007 @ 5:36 pm | Reply

  6. I’m not oppressing you. I’m oppressing your daughter.

    Comment by Daran — March 13, 2007 @ 7:56 pm | Reply

  7. Maybe she should watch Klondike Kat. In a Tom & Jerry like segment from Underdog and Tennessee Tuxedo, he was a feline Mountie who spent each episode chasing down the sticky-fingered, French-accented mouse Savoir Faire. While most of the episode involved his bumbling failures to catch ol’ Savvy, in the end he always managed to snag him – although instead of eating him he would take him to jail.

    Comment by Glaivester — March 13, 2007 @ 9:03 pm | Reply

  8. Nobody had better oppress my daughter.

    Comment by Robert — March 14, 2007 @ 2:21 am | Reply

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