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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Living cartoons?

 I have somewhat recently been informed that I share the planet with one "Meghan Thee Stallion". When I heard this, I naturally assumed it must be an equine cartoon character in the way one thinks of 'Felix THE Cat' as a cartoon cat........


.......or for you youngsters, 'Sonic the Hedgehog'.


In fact, I figured she might well be a new character destined to pair up with 'BoJack Horseman' since that show does little to keep species from crossing. Though the 'stallion' part made me think that in these gender-liberal times, Meghan might be a mare who wishes to be recognized as a male.

Daydreaming of Meghan The(e) Stallion....in a gender-confused sort of way.

But, 'no' I was told, Meghan Thee Stallion is a singer, not a cartoon character or fictional entity. I personally saw no inconsistency with Meghan being a singer AND still being a fictional character. After all, Kermit THE Frog had a successful singing career.


So I decided to trust my instincts and look her up. And good thing I did, because, lo and behold, she WAS in fact a cartoon character! Look:

Meghan Thee (not quite so stallion-looking) Stallion

Okay, I admit she's pretty realistically drawn, but still. Come on, there's no way this is a real human being! However, I was disappointed by her lack of clear, horsey features or even any connection to music. Sure, there are horselike aspects here and there, but I still think the artist could have done better. Look how easy it could have been:

'El Kabong' (translation: the(e) Kabong). Clearly horselike, AND carrying a guitar! 

And if I needed any further proof that this was not a real singer, I did get to hear a song of hers where she incessantly sings "yadda yadda" for about a half hour or so. (No neighing however). 

Despite all this I have heard they awarded her a Grammy! Now, THAT is a very nice gesture. It shows we have come a long way since Mr. Ed who never won any speech contests to my knowledge.

Ed was ahead of his time with those glasses, which Meghan obviously copied. But he probably went too far with the hat. 

So, whoever is the artist responsible for drawing 'Meghan Thee Stallion', please consider some alterations. They can be simple. I found this image in a very quick search and I think it's WAY better:

Meghan the Stallion (I also took the liberty of spelling 'the' correctly.)















13 comments:

  1. Yeah, that singer makes NO sense at all.

    Thank you for El Kabong!

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    1. You're welcome. I rarely broke my toys. I did, but not often. However, I ruined a very nice toy guitar by pretending I was el Kabong.

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    2. Wow! So did I! I guess it was about 1967, and my parents were furious!

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    3. Mine were more hurt/disappointed....which was almost worse.

      I wonder how many toy guitars met a similarly nasty end due to el Kabong's influence?

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  2. Talking of cartoons, I was listening to a radio documentary the other day and found out that Bugs Bunny was originally a hare. So many childhood delusions destroyed in that moment :)

    Prefectdt

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    1. Rabbit/hare is important to zoologists and probably farmers, but I doubt any such distinction mattered much to a bunch of animators in the 1940's. LOL

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  3. I did not know of her existence and i refuse to google her now.

    I prefer singers / performers who actually sang with real words and to actual melodies, instead of just making weird noises with their mouths and singing(?) to electronically made sounds and drumbeats. the nnz.. nnz.. nnz.. pisses me off.

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    1. Agreed. The Grammy's as presented in the media are a joke. I had to scroll to the bottom of the long list to find the classical winners for this year.......but mindless crap is headline news.

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  4. I think you definitely are blowing the chance of the under-25 crowd visiting your blog. LOL.

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    1. It's a risk I'm willing to take. ;-)

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    2. I do have to applaud the pure audaciousness of the whole WAP thing. It was just a few years ago that I was in an Uber and the (very cute, young) driver was listening to a very bluesy song, when I heard a lyric that I thought was"I just need it now, Better swing my way, I just need some dick." It definitely got my attention at the time. Now, two years later, it's tame.

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    3. I had to look up WAP and threw up into my own mouth a little.

      You have officially gotten a bit of revenge for some of the things I've posted that grossed you out.

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    4. It's definitely not a song that depends on interpreting metaphors. Pretty much puts it all out there . . .

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