not pictured: the kid in a Gestapo uniform.
Do you guys remember the WB catoon “Histeria?” It was an Animaniacs-esque show that sought to entertain children while teaching them about world history. Now, to a history freak like me, this show is just what the doctor ordered. The Animaniacs is one, if not, my favorite cartoon series ever, and history is just freaking awesome, so the combination of the two really works for me. But to the average 8-14 year old kid? There aren’t many ways to make history cool, fun, or exciting. Unless you sing and joke about it. Which is what they did.
The problem with this… much of history is grim, bloody, and violent, and this show didn’t gloss over things like war, racism, and genocide. They just.. did cartoony things with it, which, in retrospect, gave some often uncomfortable results. Here, in kind of no particular order, are 5 of the most uncomfortable Histeria moments on youtube.
hello, sugar plums! part of me feels i should apologize for the erratic/sporadic updates as of late. it’s holiday christmas season time, and my imaginary ADD is kickin in somethin fierce. but really… things are always erratic/sporadic here, so i guess this isn’t anything new. nonetheless, i apologize.
now! given that it’s time to deck them halls and all that jazz, ive been singing and humming christmas songs more and more frequently. i loooove christmas. and christmas songs. they’re so happy and cheerful and fun and heart-warming. something that i have never ever understood in the history of my 27 years is the existance of sad christmas songs. why?? why do we need those? who said that was okay? how would you like it if somebody busted up in your birthday party and started singing ‘tears in heaven‘ or ‘the drugs don’t work?’ im pretty sure that’s how Jesus feels when yall start with the sad christmas song singin (im sure he feels weird about everybody celebratin his birthday at the wrong time of year, too, but i digress).