Friday, 28 September 2012


What do you think of this cartoon? Funny or not quite funny?

Should children, even cartoon children, be depicted in this way, even for amusement?

I think not.

Yet I smiled.


Sam Vega said...

Not funny at all, in fact rather depressing. But not because of the age angle. The same idea would be just as (un)funny if it featured adults. And there are probably amusing angles on children and sex, which remain unexplored due to cultural taboos.

No, what makes this unfunny is the tired old joke that sly horny blokes are forever wanting to use the gift of the gab to persuade stupid women to comply, against their better judgement. It reminds me of crappy saloon bars in the 1970s. The first sniggerings of adolescence prolonged into tired middle age.

A K Haart said...

Sam - I smiled then stopped smiling almost immediately. I tend to do that sometimes - smile at a crude gag before the crudity of it hits me.

Woodsy42 said...

Maybe your reaction to it owes as much about your (and society's) attitude to sex and sexuality than it says about the cartoon?

A K Haart said...

Woodsy - it probably does. I am a product of our society, a seeker of amusement.