July 08, 2008

Things That Make You Go "Good God!"

(Image found here.)

The Llama-ettes got one of these Heath Ledger/Joker figgahs in a box of cereal recently (Reece's Puffs, I believe).

Are the powers behind the upcoming Dark Knight movie really trying to portray it as a film suitable for kiddies? I'm sorry, but that's just sick.

(Incidentally, it may be dangerously close to Ned Flanders territory and is, perhaps, the result of too much Bible-thumper camp, but I couldn't help noticing the eight year old Llama-ette playing with the Joker toy and a Grady Sizemore teddy bear this evening: In her play, the latter was baptising the former. Yikes.)

Posted by Robert at July 8, 2008 10:30 PM | TrackBack

As Mel Brooks pointed out, merchandising is the most powerful force in the galaxy.

Posted by: Zendo Deb at July 9, 2008 12:24 AM

Ha ha! My sister and I used to play baptism in the pool. My mom, who grew up Catholic, said she and her sisters used to play communion!

Posted by: Danielle at July 10, 2008 05:11 PM