Today’s blog is an ode to Looney Tunes. Every person in my age bracket remembers that staple of Saturday mornings, the one day a week we could watch cartoons! I’ve watched the stuff my kids like such as Adventure Time, Bob’s Burgers, and any number of Anime shows, and I’ve got to say I think they’re a complete waste of time (the shows, not the kids). Just as no sitcom will ever achieve the greatness of Seinfeld, no cartoon will ever surpass the brilliance of Looney Tunes.
So what life lessons did we learn from Looney Tunes? Here goes (feel free to add your own!):
Storyline: A man dreams of making a fortune after finding a singing frog. The frog, however, refuses to perform on demand.
Life Lesson #1: Get-Rich-Quick schemes seldom work.
Storyline: Pepe is an amorous skunk, who often mistakes black cats as love interests.
Life Lesson: Ladies, most men are odor-able.... am I right? So if a romantic one shows up wanting to whisk you away to the Casbah, let him!
|Marvin, the Martian|
Storyline: Marvin has invented the Illudium Q36 Explosive Space Modulator with the express purpose of blowing up the earth.
Life Lesson #1: If a rabbit can stop terrorism, anyone can.
Life Lesson #2: If you wear a push broom on your helmet, you'll always be prepared for cleaning emergencies!
|Wile E. Coyote|
Storyline: Wile E. Coyote will go to any lengths to catch the elusive Road Runner. Wile E. apparently has a vast bank account, as he's able to order an endless supply of weaponry from the Acme Company.
Life Lesson #1: Don't fixate on an unattainable object.
Life Lesson #2: Don't throw good money after bad.
Storyline: Foghorn Leghorn is a deep south, happy-go-lucky rooster in charge of the barnyard.
Life Lesson #1: Provoking others is never a good idea (just remember, the dog's not always leashed...)
Life lesson #2: Take an interest in everything going on around you. You never know what adventure it might lead you to!
|Sam and Ralph|
Storyline: Ralph the Wolf (cousin to Wile E.) and Sam the Sheepdog are sworn enemies at work. Off the clock, they're quite chummy.
Life Lesson: Don't make it personal....it's only business.
and finally....THE MASTER
|1. Culture is cool.|
|2. Always remember to take the left turn at Albuquerque.|
|3. In times of trouble, just wait for the season to change.|
|7. Never underestimate the power of feminine wiles.|
|8. Don't take yourself too seriously!|