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Ben Babcock

I read, write, code, and knit.

Disney has ruined my life

I have to hand it to Disney. Few corporations can be great at being both good and evil. My hat goes off to you, Disney, for achieving that fine equilibrium. You bring us quality programming for kids--and manage to ruin their lives in the process.

I speak, of course, about the sick and twisted travesty that is Disney television shows. Case in point: Kim Possible. I ranted once before about how Disney ruined Kim Possible by giving it another season. What will Disney do next? Recess: The College Years?! "Will T.J. and Spinelli work things out? While Gus struggles with his sexuality and Mikey with his drug addiction, Gretchen debates: Caltech, or MIT?! This time, on Recess: The College Years..." It's just...wrong! :( And don't even get me started on what passes for children's programming these days. Disney's poor attempts to subscribe to the subcultural "slang" dialect of the pre-adolescent is just another example.

I'm just getting old...