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Where to read about kid's shows -- not here, obviously

When I was in college, one of my roommates -- I'm withholding his name to protect the innocent, namely me, since he's now a NASA astronomer who probably has the ability to beam death rays at me from the space shuttle -- used to end all arguments about abortion by proclaiming that it should legal only until the fetus was 12 years old. I'm not quite that tough on kids, but it's fair to say that my idea of good children's literature is Lord Of The Flies. I'd rather have my eyes put out than sit through an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants.

FreakyI_know_who_killed_me_2007_03 But if you saw the headline on that post I did a couple of days ago about a Lindsay Lohan movie and were disappointed to learn it was about I Know Who Killed Me rather than Freaky Friday, don't despair. There's now a blog for you: Your Family Viewer. It's written by my pal Anne Bannon, whose own daughter has survived to the age of 21 despite numerous provocations. Anne not only is able to sit through kid's shows unaided by Thorazine, but actually likes some of them and usually has a pretty intelligent explanation of why. And when Anne says she's watching out for "sexuality, violence, commercialism," unlike me, it's not to store them on her TiVo.

Of course, now that I've written this nice recommendation, I find she's got the word "boob" in her first post. Geeze. As Roseanne Rosannadanna used to say, never mind.


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