RES over at According to Hoyt summarized why my kids are watching more Japanese TV than American:
(they show My Hero Academia), along with other anime emphasizing themes of struggle as incentive for improvement, good teammates promoting synergistic improvement, over-coming obstacles and inherent limitations and numerous other important cultural lessons. … Even the mindless combat of Dragon Ball series conveys many lessons about perseverance and the need for constant improvement, in addition to the need for self-discipline and focus.
Also a gateway to yummy food.
Although you gotta be a little careful about some of them being Not For Kids At All.
So I’m always a bit bemused when I read articles pondering why our grandparents cooked such dreadful food. True, reading about your grandmother’s idea of what constituted a nice Asian meal is a bit lip-puckering. But why are people forced into flights of fancy to explain why our near ancestors ate like this? All too often, cooking is explained in terms of social norms about femininity, or immigrants, or, in one New York Times column, the Cold War. This is all very well for sophomore sociology classes, but why does no one ever offer simple theories such as “they liked it”; “they thought it looked pretty like that”; or “that was what they could afford”? Having read quite a lot of the era’s cookbooks and food writing, I find these the most likely reasons for the endless parade of things molded, jellied, bemayonnaised and enbechameled.
Read the rest of “The Economics Behind Grandma’s Tuna Casseroles” here”The Economics Behind Grandma’s Tuna Casseroles” here.
It is refreshing and frankly funny that the lady had to explain this.
Via one of the writers I sort of know (Hey, Finn!) I heard that there’s a guy who’s been basically removed from Facebook, because he suggested that just maybe right after a guy’s death isn’t a great time to be slandering him.
Apparently the person suggesting traditional norms of not assaulting the grieving families made the mistake of not blocking folks who don’t agree with him, and the blankers reported him– which got him removed from facebook, possibly temporarily.
If you’d like to give a big single-digit salute to the bullies, please go look at the fellow’s work, and see if any of it interests you.
Thank you for your time.
I am just so tired of this mean girl junk.
Use your shield, use your head!
How many of them can we make dead?