Thursday, January 8, 2009

Found Morality



I found a spot of color on the asphalt during my walk today. I usually don't pick up trash, but this was Charlie Brown. I loathe sports analogies, but this one's good. It's not about winning for me, it is about process, about how I play and encouraging the play in others. So imagine my surprise when I turned the card over (context: walking fast, sun going down, Fishbone's Fight the Youth in my earbuds) and saw a disgruntled Snoopy. He's encouraging Woodstock to be an asshole. Well, that's my take, coming from a liberal pacifist. So is this a card in a child's game? Are we supposed to choose one scenario over the other? Play fair AND fight back? Maybe Calvin and Hobbes would have something to say about it...

2 comments:

  1. i always thought snoopy and peppermint patty were the most punk rock of the peanuts gang. even as a kid, i thought that ol' chuck could take lessons from the two of them about how to wear his vertebrae. these cards prove my initial suspicions all along.

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  2. Can't you play fair and not let anyone push you around and not be an asshole? I think it's possible, though difficult. And I miss Calvin and Hobbes...

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