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Hard News: Put on the full armour of God

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  • giovanni tiso,

    I didn't really address Dora, did I? But I saw it only a handful of times, although admittedly enough to decide we could try something else. I found its calculated educational content, its domesticated multiculturalism very difficult to stomach. But no doubt if one of the kids had reacted with more enthusiasm it would have become part of our staple - we are aren't yet that authoritarian in our parenting.

    (I did however burn that piece of the Thomas train set, believe it or not.)

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Crowley,

    I prefer to have my images of war with religous overtones in a more 'Commando' style.

    "Gott und himmell"
    "Schnell, schnell"
    "Feur, Englander ratatatatataaaaat!"
    "AAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!"

    Otautahi • Since Nov 2008 • 24 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    "Achtung Minen"

    I prefer to have my images of war with religous overtones in a more 'Commando' style.

    interestingly Commando and War Picture Library comics seem to be the most regular sales in the Trade Me comics section - while the more regular fanboy fare languishes in the "no bids" limbo...

    So plenty of Christians (or insert preferred Deity here......) in those foxholes then...

    "Hande Hoch"

    yrs
    Sgt Nick Fury

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Stephanie,

    With Thomas, it's the egregious unitarist indoctrination of juveniles, with their plastic brains and unquestioning acceptance of a omnipotent patriarch that I find disturbing - bet the Fat Controller is pdq to kick any union rep off the island of Sodor. What kind of view of the employer-employee relationship are our children going to grow up with? (ooh, have I got back to religion?)

    Lower Hutt • Since Dec 2007 • 21 posts Report Reply

  • Kerry Weston,

    Thomas the Tank Engine & co always had unscripted bits when read aloud here. When my kids could read them for themselves they'd hunt through the pages, looking for stuff that had mysteriously disappeared. :-)

    Manawatu • Since Jan 2008 • 494 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Thomas the Tank Engine & co always had unscripted bits when read aloud here.

    Having kids makes you master the art of Stalinist revisions on the fly.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Eade,

    My three year old studies the Thomas catalogue intensely looking for better track designs. ....and in the ringo versions the Trains give the fat controller considerably timetable grief by organising from time to time.

    auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 1112 posts Report Reply

  • p forrester jarvie,

    well, if it's kids' entertainment you're after. then it's kids' entertainment you get
    http://ghengisjung.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/weirdest-family-photo-ever-probably-nsfw.jpg
    discuss that, now, ye hard newsies!(insert big smiley)

    Since Feb 2009 • 84 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    My three year old studies the Thomas catalogue intensely looking for better track designs.

    Ah yes, the (ahem) "Gentlemen's Train Quarterly." Ours used to keep his under his pillow...

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    discuss that, now, ye hard newsies!(insert big smiley)

    Does it come in a crochet pattern, too? Because I'd love a set, but I'm crap at knitting.

    (All credit to the artist, Anna Maltz).

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • p forrester jarvie,

    but she's hardly"reaching over to poke at dad's fuzzy knitted member", is she? She's handling the specific gravitas of that mohair saveloy with what appears to be a perfect ratio of curiosity & tenderness..


    let's all get crochety now why don't we

    Since Feb 2009 • 84 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Eade,

    Ah yes, the (ahem) "Gentlemen's Train Quarterly." Ours used to keep his under his pillow,

    Yeh, that's our picture too, It's the business for them, those tracks don't get built by themselves.

    auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 1112 posts Report Reply

  • Caleb D'Anvers,

    With Thomas, it's the egregious unitarist indoctrination of juveniles, with their plastic brains and unquestioning acceptance of a omnipotent patriarch that I find disturbing.

    Totally. But it's not quite as distressing as the blatantly authoritarian Little Golden Book Tootle , which stressed the paramount importance of 'staying on the rails no matter what!'

    London SE16 • Since Mar 2008 • 482 posts Report Reply

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