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Old man question - Jim Huggins
October 4th, 2007
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Question for anyone out there under the age of 25 reading this ...

Did you see the Road Runner & Coyote cartoons growing up as a kid?

I've been thinking a lot about them lately, and if I think about them that much, it means it's gonna end up in one of my lectures somehow.  But I haven't seen honest-to-goodness Saturday morning cartoons on TV for, like, ever, and I try not to make lots of cultural references that no-one else picks up on.   All I see on the schedules these days is goofy kid sitcoms (like That's So Raven) and other obscurist-Japanese stuff (Yu-Gi-Oh or Pokemon or whatever), and I don't see the classic Warner Brothers stuff on anywhere.

When I was a kid, we had real cartoons ... [rest of old-man rant deleted for general sanity]

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From:dwh
Date:October 5th, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
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Not only did I see them as a kid, but I calculated the distance Wyle E. Coyote fell in several instances for a quiz in my freshman Physical Science class. :D
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From:zorpisuttle
Date:October 5th, 2007 05:29 am (UTC)
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I saw them!
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From:wildirishrose80
Date:October 5th, 2007 10:49 am (UTC)
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I'm glad to see our younger friends have seen them...I miss those cartoons!

wonder if they have them on DVD...Lance says he hardly ever watched them.
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From:wildirishrose80
Date:October 5th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
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the other alternative is to show a few brief clips to your classes, if it's feasible...
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From:dxpenguin
Date:October 6th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
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For the record, I do not recall ever making such a statement. I used to watch said cartoons all the time as a kid. (It was a staple of Saturday Mornings)
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From:tukaro
Date:October 5th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
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Sure did. They're still shown, too, but not at "normal" hours that kids watch now-a-days.

I would be surprised if you find anyone who doesn't know of the Road Runner and Coyote, even if they haven't seen a full cartoon.

You could always begin that particular lecture with an episode of choice. They range under 10 minutes, I believe, and the students will like it for being different. Then you can be sure everyone understands.
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From:darthdingus
Date:October 5th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
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RR&C are staples of my cartoon education. If you want to adjust it a little more, everyone knows Scooby Doo as well.
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From:wibble42
Date:October 5th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
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I'm right on 25... and yes, I did see them growing up. As did my 20 year old younger sister. :)
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