March 11, 2011

Kids wearing dumb hats

Skeeters ripe for swatting.
There's a story today about Annette Funicello surviving a fire. Have no fear, Annette is fine. But reading her name today brought back a memory.

When I was about six, the kids at school were talking one day in the schoolyard about the Mickey Mouse Show. They were insanely excited about it. At that age, I somehow misunderstood and thought they were talking about Mighty Mouse. I was thrilled! I'd heard about that stalwart mouse and wanted to see him on TV. So they told me when the show would be on, and I watched it.

Lordy, was I bored! It was the stupidest thing I had ever seen. I think even at six years old I saw it exactly the way we'd see it today -- as naive and boring. I remember being angry at the kids at school for being stupid enough to like this thing. And where was that fabulous Mighty Mouse guy?!

This was the first time I remember myself looking down at people, an activity that would give me tremendous pleasure later in life.


Artichoke Annie said...

For some reason this made me laugh out loud, the thought of you anxiously awaiting MIGHTY MOUSE to show up only to have it be: M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E, Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse...forever let our banner....something blah blah...

writenow said...

Forever let us hold our banner high, high, high, HIGH!!

What a stupid damn show.