A Cartoon-Loving Cartel

A series of public suggestions for civic improvement

“What Knoxville needs is more grownups who aren’t embarrassed to admit they still enjoy cartoons. Hell, every place needs that. It’s not deep, philosophical, or political, but neither am I. People, grownups—whatever that means—who love cartoons are free from society’s pretentious chains. They are true. They love to laugh with child-like abandon. They remember what it’s like to be small. They are brave, and they take every opportunity to smile. What town doesn’t need courageous souls like that?”

—Shannon Farabow, a “true” dork who particularly loves old King of the Hill episodes, and still watches Hey Arnold! and Adventure Time

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Comments » 1

karalynn writes:

Webster defines "courage" as "mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty". So you think adults not afraid to admit to watching bad commercial television are "courageous souls"? And you believe this will make Knoxville a better community? Forget chains of pretense, it's time to revisit your priorities.

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