Shocking news in the not-so-wonderful world of animation! Apparently a study was recently conducted which resulted in the accusation that Sponge Bob Square Pants has been contributing to the emotional and behavioral demise of our youth. Not inadequate parenting! Not an addiction to Mountain Dew and other high sucrose-laden evils in the liquid crack industry. Not video games. But a cartoon character!
According to the study, nine minutes of watching this hyperactive 1/2 man- 1/2 cleaning device caused short term attention and learning problems in 4-years olds. The study continued to generalize that watching ANY fast-paced cartoons resulted in long term behavioral issues.
I’d just like to go on record right now by saying…. THAT explains everything!!!
I have always been a little “spirited.” Recently, after a hearing exam that my husband nagged me to arrange, the doctor informed me that my hearing was up to par with “someone my age.” He suggested that……wait for it……perhaps I didn’t listen…… and THEN…….(oh no he DIDN’T)… yes, he DID…….suggest that……….maybe I had a touch of ADHD! But what working woman/mom/wife DOESN’T have a touch of ADHD???? It’s called “survival.” That’s how we do ALL the things we do!
And if anyone has a problem with that, now I can say it’s the Roadrunner’s fault! You remember the Roadrunner! And his arch nemesis, Wile e Coyote! They made poor Sponge Bob look like he has low iron! I grew up watching this dynamic duo tear across the screen in record speed. And although some may beg to differ………
I turned out ok.
If you want to blame poor Sponge Bob for something, pick on his choice of attire. I mean……really…….
Yellow is so circa 1980’s.