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Meme: Peabody's Improbably History

Mr. PeabodyI like this meme, which asks you to name your favourite cartoons (found at Blog D’Ellison, and started elsewhere).

I now recognize that perhaps Mr. Peabody may have had an alarming affect on my mind. Certainly my view of history is more pliable because of it. This clip may remind you of the Jay Ward cartoon, which was part of the Rocky and Bullwinkle show. (I saw it in reruns when I was a kid.)

For those unfortunates who’ve never heard of himt, Mr. Peabody was a genius dog, who invented the WABAC (“wayback”) machine, a universal translator, and who “adopted” the boy Sherman. According to the Wikipedia entry, Dreamworks is developing it into a film. I just hope it’s better than Boris and Natasha.

So what’s your cartoon poison?