I remember Saturday mornings being a time of watching cartoons.  Occasionally, when there’s nothing on TV, I’ll tune in the Cartoon Network. In fact, on my wedding day, I spent the morning watching cartoons.   Maybe it was like saying goodbye to my childhood and hello to responsibility.

Cartoons haven’t changed much over the years. There’s still the subliminal message of good vs. evil and good winning out.  There’s still the foolish hero, trying to manipulate his way through life only to be met by the villain trying everything in his toolbox to avoid that from happening – usually something purchased from Acme or Ajax.

One thing I’ve noticed about cartoons is that they show the struggles man faces.  Simple plot action like falling into a pit and trying to get out, or sitting under an apple tree while apples are thrown by a passing weirdo.  Peoples’ misfortunes often have a way of making us laugh.  Probably because they aren’t happening to us. The unexpected is also a ploy for reeling us in.  Like the bomb that doesn’t explode when it should – the villain goes to check it out – next frame, villain with gun powder on his face.  Miraculously his face is back to normal in the next scene.

A writer choses who the good guys and bad guys are in a story.  The characters must be clearly defined and each have their own goal within that tale.  We as the viewer or reader should be convinced that this character is real, even though he faces constant barriers.  With conflict the hero can overcome obstacles to achieve his final destination and the villain can contrive plans to disrupt his journey.  Cartoons are simply an exaggerated view of life with a contrived explosive devise from Ajax.

We walk through the same journey as we stumble through life. There are problems, bumps in the road, hiccups.  With the brain God gave us, we muddle through these obstacles, but we don’t have to do it alone.  God has promised to be with us every step of the way so we keep on trying.  Even if a paint can falls off a ladder as we walk under it, He is there.  Even when we experience job loss, difficult relationships, loss of a loved one or a plethora of other serious issues, we can count on God’s presence in our daily walk.

The devil is the villain.  He puts traps out there for us to start thinking there’s a better way to get what we want.  We start relying on ourselves and soon we get a pie in the face or fall flat on our faces.  This isn’t the plan God has set for us. He wants everyone to come unto Him.  He wants everyone in His heavenly realm.  Those who trust in His promises will reach their goal and that’s no joke.


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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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5 Responses to LOONEY TOONS

  1. I will say that now after a bit a absence of watching cartoons only to start back— well it’s not as it was — no cartoons to be found on any major network or their local affiliates and what I find on nick jr and even mickeys clubhouse is not “real” cartoons but rather computer generated gunk or a computerized nod to anime — where are the good ole looney tunes — bugs bunny… I’ll even settle for those original ninja turtles and Batman I watched with Brenton when he was little— this stuff today is dribble – this coming from both art educator and teacher !!

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