Monday, September 20, 2010

Pincushion Man

As A kid I remember seeing this 1935 cartoon on TV (yes I'm an old fart). It's pretty scary to a kid, but it was on after school cartoons back in my day.  I look at this with 3 views.

1. Was this a political statement about what was happening in Europe, with communism on the rise in Russia and fascism encroaching from Germany, Spain and Italy, and the evil pin cushion man at the door ready to destroy western civilization as we knew it?

2. Were they guys smoking too much pot?

3. All the above.

Unlike back in the 60's I'd never show this to a kid under 10.  After that, the kids will get the humor.


Who is our pincushion man right now? 

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