Monday, September 26, 2011
Stealth sculptor & more
The worldwide response to the psychology study that put the squeeze on SpongeBob has been intense. Witness these headlines:
Bob l’éponge est nuisible pour les enfants
Studie: „SpongeBob“ führt zu Lernproblemen
Rodičia, pozor: Táto rozprávka spôsobuje deťom problémy!
SpongeBob fa male ai bambini!
Typically, in raising a furor the media distorted things. As the lead researcher remarked, “Saying that SpongeBob is making you dumber is very different than saying a child’s attention is temporarily impaired and that we don’t know what the long-term impacts are.” Nickleodeon defensively proclaimed that “SpongeBob SquarePants isn’t for 4-year-olds anyway.” As if the intended demographic has ever really mattered where tv is concerned!
If enjoyment of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris is sending you back to 1920s works by the authors portrayed therein, you can pick up a nice edition of Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and Damned for the proverbial song. In addition, you can take 10% off of anything on the Daedalus website if you use source code 11569 at checkout before September 30!