Ben, Matt







Good discussion on what children should be allowed to read.


Real-Life Sci-Fi

  • Dune stillsuits being designed
  • Planet with two suns discovered (nicknamed Tattooine)

This segment will soon be titled "Take That, Science!"

Main Topic

They discuss their favorite cartoons

On Captain Planet's brainwashing This obviously didn't... It did not work on me. You are the most un-green person on Planet Earth. What are you talking about, I plant trees all the time! We talked about this! When was the last time you planted a tree? I recycle... No no no, you don't recycle, you throw trash into my recycling bin! Just to mess with you. When was the last time you planted a tree? It's hard...Arbor Day?

The Disney Afternoon


  1. Gummi Bears
  2. Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers
  3. Talespin
  4. DuckTales
  5. Darkwing Duck


  1. Gummi Bears
  2. Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers
  3. Darkwing Duck
  4. Talespin
  5. DuckTales


  • Darkwing Duck
  • DuckTales
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • The Giver
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • The Hobbit
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Space Trilogy
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Something Wicked this Way Comes
  • Coraline
  • The Graveyard Book
  • Beowulf (Seamus Haney translation)
  • The Chronicles of Amber
  • The Old Man and the Sea
Ben, you want to tell everybody what I'm holding in my hand? You're sticking your hand up the butt of a stuffed animal. It's a puppet!

Should children read stories with morally grey material?

Is it best for children to just have morally black and white stories so they learn morality? Should they experience morally grey stories to grapple with moral questions?

How much adult content (profanity, violence, sex) is acceptable?

Why is violence more acceptable in any age range?

Is objectionable content required for high quality stories?

If yes, is it OK to purposely give children lower-quality stories?

Stories are more than entertainment.

Let's say you don't like your kid to hear strong language and it has two uses of the F-word in it. Well, I mean, they're probably going to hear that around the household.


Ben starts reading through Matt's currently reading list on Goodreads and points out how many books Matt is, in fact, not currently reading. To be continued after Matt updates the list with all the books he's started and not finished.

Archivist Note

The DuckTales cartoon does not hold up very well as an adult, but the comics written by Carl Barks absolutely do.