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Say no to racial stereotyping of weasels

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Snuck out of work to catch a matinee performance of Zootopia today, Disney’s latest kids flick. It was purty and fun.

It tried to be a message flick, and the message was that predators and prey animals can live together in harmony if they overcome their prejudices. But the message was ruined by the fact that…no. They can’t. Really.

I doubt even eight-year-olds are buyin’ it.

Not quite as dumb as the one where dinosaurs were socialist environmentalists. What was that, Land Before Time? You could go nutty trying to analyze the messages in Disney flicks, most of which are charmingly dumb and harmless.

Anyway, we see above more of the typical Hollywood anti-mustelid prejudice.


sock it to me

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Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 12, 2016, 9:47 pm

Anyway, we see above more of the typical Hollywood anti-mustelid prejudice.

The most egregiously prejudiced bit is putting the weasel in a wife-beater. It’s a wonder he doesn’t have a swastika neck tattoo.

 


Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: April 12, 2016, 10:13 pm

Ms Stoaty you are teasing right?

and the message was that predators and prey animals can live together in harmony

It isn’t prejudice, it’s training. If there is a third party who can feed and train the predator to accept the prey as part of the family. Haven’t you see the youtube videos of cats and baby ducklings, Mother Hens and Puppies?

Or the youtube video with that guy who has a male lion as friend? Or the guy who has a female lion as friend. It’s really quite cute.

Or are you not buying my stories about red head female warrior priestess clones who have extra terrestrial apex predators as their ‘familiar’ when they practice their witchcraft?

Could I interest you in a collection of short stories, one of which is an Alaskan bush pilot who is forced down in the wilderness because of mechanical problems? Or a field agent with the bureau who just wants to retire in a quiet backwater port where nothing happens.

Or a guy who just wants his comrades in arms remembered?

Only a buck fifty on Amazon.
Just a couple more sales and it will be up to #8,000 out of millions.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 12, 2016, 10:36 pm

Go on — post the link! It’s allowed.

In my experience — and my mother kept a LOT of strange and exotic animals when I were a lass — such training is paper thin. And she had the scars to prove it. A startling noise or a flutter of wings and all that conditioning goes out the window.

It sucks when one of your pets eats another of your pets.

 


Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: April 12, 2016, 10:43 pm

Go on — post the link! It’s allowed.

Well, I’m in the maniacal stage of my bi polar personality disorder so I’ll do anything once. But caution is warranted, I could flip at any second.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E1PHJQ2

‘A Taste of Imagination’. Turns out there is a musical album or something of the same name.

 


Comment from mojo
Time: April 12, 2016, 11:57 pm

Fish are friends, not food. — “Bruce”

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 13, 2016, 1:05 am

@Skandia Recluse – For a buck and a half I’ll give you a try. It may take me a day or two to get to it, but Amazon and you already have my money.

I read the first couple of paragraphs with the plane on its way down, and I liked the tone/style.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 13, 2016, 2:34 am

Yeah, paper thin.

I remember that guy and his GF up in Alaska or wherever. The ones that liked bears. Then the bears liked them so much the guy & GF got digested.

 


Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: April 13, 2016, 3:27 am

Weasels are most always the baddies. Buck from Ice Age 3ish being a lonely exception.
Sorry, haven’t been around much. Still love ya Weas and Badger. 🙂

 


Comment from mojo
Time: April 13, 2016, 2:56 pm

Were’t there some cartoon weasels that wore Bowlers and stripey shirts? Looney Tunes, maybe?

 


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: April 13, 2016, 3:39 pm

In my experience — and my mother kept a LOT of strange and exotic animals when I were a lass — such training is paper thin. And she had the scars to prove it. A startling noise or a flutter of wings and all that conditioning goes out the window.

It sucks when one of your pets eats another of your pets.
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As I keep telling Miss Linda, you don’t wanna know what happened at that cats/baby ducklings shoot after the last pic was taken.

By the way, since we are always talking about animals, I thought you and your minions here might find these interesting: http://www.kateclark.com/

She uses castoff taxidermy hides, and clay to fashion the faces with her friends and relatives as the models. Verrry interrrresting. (I’m positive I’ve seen the face on that male hyena in “A Small Disturbance” at the post office. And not on the “Most Wanted” wall, but behind the counter.)

 


Comment from tibby
Time: April 13, 2016, 6:02 pm

Well, that was creepy. But fascinating.

 


Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: April 13, 2016, 9:10 pm

Thank you Uncle Al and others who bought the book.

I hope you enjoy the stories.

 


Comment from Jasonius
Time: April 14, 2016, 6:31 am

Mojo, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Weasels in stripes and bowlers.

 

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