The sad fate of Saturday morning cartoons

September 27th, 2014 marked the end of an era: the CW aired the last saturday morning cartoons on broadcast television. Gone are the days of eating aIron_Man_Meets_Spider-Man giant bowl of Luck Charms while laughing at the antics of Bugs and Daffy for hours on end. What will the children of the future do for entertainment?!

Probably Netflix. Or holographic football. Regardless, I’m a little bit sad and not just because I can no longer indulge in 90s Spiderman with the excuse of “Oh, I was flipping channels and it just happened to be on…..” Just like vide killed the radio star, Netflix and 3000 cable channels have killed Saturday morning cartoons. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a big deal. Nothing is stopping us from watching cartoons somewhere else. There’s just something lost when you miss out on the shared experience. I feel like we’re slowly losing out on shared  experiences, becoming more and more isolated and unaware of what’s going on around us. Maybe I’m just getting old… Hey you kids, get of my lawn!

Anyway, I shall continue to watch Saturday classics thanks to the internet and share them with the Geekling and any of her friends unfortunate enough to enter our nerdy bubble. Someone has to make sure the children are properly educated. I’ve heard they’re our future.

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