Thursday, August 19, 2010
I Consider myself SCHOOLED! By My Five-Year-Old!
So this evening, we had the TV tuned in to Boomerang (I rightly thought my oldest boy would enjoy Atom Ant). I was in the kitchen talking with my wife, when the oh-so-familiar strains of the Space Ghost theme drifted in from the living room. Instantly, my 5-year-old appeared in the doorway- "DADDY! Space Ghost is on!". The Boy is no stranger to superheroes (imagine that) and has seen the entire run of Space Ghost -at least the original 1960's version-at least once.
Still, I was struck by his unbridled enthusiasm and I'm a sucker for Space Ghost, so I joined him in the living room. There, on the screen, a diminutive yet macrocephalic villain was commanding
several sinister-looking alien beasts. "Oh, look!" I said, "It's the Creature King!".
"That's not the Creature King;" said the Boy, "the Creature King is green."
"Nah, " I said "that's the Creature King. You're thinking of that bad guy on the Herculoids who's kinda like the Creature King."
Two seconds later the villain in question was referred to by name. That name was The Sorcerer.
"Oh." , I said. "It's the Sorcerer. You're right."
After a few moments contemplation the Boy spoke again. "Maybe the Sorcerer and The Creature King are friends..."
You have snatched the pebble from my hand, Grasshopper. You are now ready.