I think that my boyish immaturity has finally reached its limit, and I feel that I am starting to feel old. I guess it started when I sat down one Saturday morning, and wanted to watch some cartoons like I did when I was younger. And, I didn't enjoy any of them. I don't know if they are actually worse than the favorities of my youth, or if this is one of those signs of getting old, when you start getting sentimental about things past and grumble about the present. But, I remember the 80s when there was Thundercats, Transformers, Robotech, Ducktales and all those afternoon Disnery cartoons, and later, X-Men and Batman. But, I haven't found one that I liked of today's generation of cartoons. You'd think that it would be better today, with a network soley dedicated to cartoons and that cartoons could build on what its predecessors had done. You'd think that today's kids could see the best of what we had, and also newer cartoons as well. But, the Justice League is missing something which Batman had. And, even the comic strips in the paper seemed better before when you had Calvin and Hobbes and Bloom Country and Peanuts. When did you realize that you were no longer that target demographic, that the popular culture had passed you by. I miss those days when all I had to worry about was getting from school in time to watch some cartoons.
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8/18/04 at 6:35am