I watched these old 80’s cartoon themes last night and explosions were going off in my head. I haven’t seen these for years, but when I was a little kid I was obsessed with cartoons, especially Saturday morning cartoons.
The theme songs are almost in a genre of their own. They’re like surreal music videos.
It was only kindergarden and grade 1 that I was home on Saturday mornings, since I was out recycling papers by grade 2, but the memories I have of being so obsessed with the characters and storylines are still really vivid to me. Two of my favorite were HeMan and Thundercats, which I wasn’t allowed to watch because He-Man got his powers from GreySkull instead of God, and Thundercats were people mixed with animals which reminded my dad of pagan gods so they were off limits too.
I remember this book Turmoil in the Toybox being in our church library. It’s about the world being terrible and evil instruments of wickedness meant to indoctrinate your children into worshipping Satan. You can buy it on Amazon.com starting at 1cent.
I’d never heard of this other book, Fourteen Things Witches Hope Parents Never Find Out until today, but it’s along the same lines and is pretty amazing. It just goes to show you, no matter how crazy and half-assed the idea you’re promoting is, there will always be someone out there who will buy what you’re selling.