The Top Five Most Philosophic Charlie Brown Holiday Specials

Merry Christmas Charlie Brown! The beloved holiday special turns fifty today, so it’s a pretty special day in my house due to my love of all things Peanuts. I also love philosophy and tend to notice little lessons in films and television. (See the film section of my site’s homepage if you don’t believe me.) I do this with just about any high minded piece of media that I watch so it’s only natural that I would try to find messages in my favorite Peanuts holiday specials. Thus, I have ranked the top five Charlie Brown holiday specials by philosophic content…because why not? Continue reading The Top Five Most Philosophic Charlie Brown Holiday Specials

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You Don’t Need a Participation Trophy: How a Nickelodeon Show Illustrated the Flaws of PC Authoritarianism

Any millennial who competed in youth sports will remember the awards ceremonies that followed every season. You may remember, if you were on a losing team, receiving a useless participation award that was not nearly as impressive as the two foot tall trophies given to the champions. If that is the case, you will remember wondering why you even got that little trophy at all. Receiving that insignificant award didn’t make you feel better. So, what was the point? Over the last thirty years, Americans have seen that we often create wider divisions in the name of perfect equality. Continue reading You Don’t Need a Participation Trophy: How a Nickelodeon Show Illustrated the Flaws of PC Authoritarianism

Five Lessons that You can Learn from Disney’s Descendants

The decision to allow the children of his people’s greatest tormentors is met with a lot of resistance by, well, everyone else in Auradon…especially those who had to fight the likes of Maleficent. The movie happens in the usual way that Disney movies end…happily ever after.

But, you know what? There are a few lessons, five to be exact, that one can learn from these kids who aren’t quite sure who they want to be yet. Read these five lessons carefully and please don’t complain about spoilers. You’ve been warned. Continue reading Five Lessons that You can Learn from Disney’s Descendants