"The Wombat is a Joy, a Triumph, a Delight, a Madness!" ~ Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Wow...you nitpicked about the Banana Splits in a scholarly type review. That's freaking awesome.
Good article! Thanks for posting it.Question: Do you think that old horrors can still be scary without the mask change?
Elena: If you're gonna nitpick, what better to pick nits from but the Banana Splits? La la la, la la la la, la la la, la la la la.Cranky: Yes, I think they can. Sometimes an icon has to lay low to recharge culturally, then returns as vibrant as ever, but with a new resonance. Cycles repeat; think how the emergence of AIDS reinvigorated the vampire archetype. The zombie is still hanging on as a particularly potent image at the moment -- who can guess what will be next? It all wells up from our collective unconscious -- maybe the shapeshifter will be next. Who can say?
Sigh. The Dickies. So young.
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