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young people: just because it's in a forwarded email doesn't mean it's true, dad...

also young people: *believe everything if it's said in a tik tok*

DuckTales 

huey, dewey, and louie just referred to flintheart glomgold's tam o' shanter as a "weird pancake hat," which honestly is kinda adorable

DuckTales, capitalism 

Right after this, Uncle Scrooge tells them that he's going to be keeping a portion of their tips, which is not only unethical but also a violation of federal labor law. It's also something that is not incredibly uncommon in the tipped service industry.

It's amazing how often a cartoon caricature of a wealthy capitalist is just like the real thing.

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DuckTales, capitalism 

how easy rich people think it is to stop being poor

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DuckTales 

the episode "master of the djinni" has one of the few "it was all a dream" style endings that i actually like, when flintheart glomgold, in frustration, says "i wish i'd never found this blasted lamp!" and the episode basically unhappens

bilingual nihilistic puns are almost too on-brand for me

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lockpicking silly 

before you pick a lock, you must pick a lock to pick, and then pick the way you will pick the lock, and then pick the lock you picked with the method you picked using your pick.

re: DuckTales (1980s) fun fact, racism 

modern comic stories usually portray flintheart as DuckTales did

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re: DuckTales (1980s) fun fact, racism 

to clarify, there were no racist overtones to the comic character that i recall, the cartoon creators just didn't even want to mention the nation

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DuckTales (1980s) fun fact, racism 

flintheart glomgold, in the original comics, was south african and lived in south africa. he only appeared in three stories by his (and scrooge's) creator, writer and artist carl barks.

when they decided to make flintheart the main villain of the cartoon, they moved him to duckburg and made him scottish like scrooge, partially to make their similarities starker, and partially because they didn't even want to mention south africa in the heat of apartheid.

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DuckTales (1980s) 

i could swear i just heard uncle scrooge call flintheart glomgold a "lying bastard," but on rewind it was actually "lying rascal"

the beagle boys
the maltese men
the labrador lads
the golden retriever guys
the french bulldog fellows
the dachshund dudes
the chi-chi chaps
the german shepherd gents

it's amazing how "DuckTales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp" comes off as a bad copy of the style of Disney's "Aladdin," because "Aladdin" didn't even come out until two years later.

US politics 

Trump supporters are the same kind of people who came away from "Fight Club" thinking that Tyler Durden was the hero.

toy story 3, gender nonconforming intolerance 

compare with bo peep in toy story 4, who pointedly doesn't act traditionally feminine, but is presented as a badass

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toy story 3, gender nonconforming intolerance 

shame on toy story 3 for continually mocking ken for not being traditionally masculine

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