Thursday, September 01, 2011
for from Dummies
So Inara is sitting here watching Dora the Explorer -- of course, because that stuff is catnip for preschoolers -- and in this particular episode Dora travels to China.
While there, she learns that the Chinese kids apparently have their own version of Swiper the Fox who regularly torments them -- he's a weasel named Ying-Ying.
This is the most subversive thing I've ever seen on this show.
"So, the Chinese have created a cheap knock-off of Dora's intellectual property," I said to my daughter when I saw it.
She just stared at me -- then went back to singing the "We did it!" song.