When Is a Jackass Not A Jackass?
The so-called 'experts' are out again! Their complaint is that movies like "Jackass" should be banned because kids of today will go out and try to copy the antics!
Well, I've got news for you, 'experts', as a kid growing up, I never missed a Saturday afternoon matinee at the Olympia Theatre in Gympie. Then for the following week until the next Saturday, my friend and I acted out the movies we had seen the previous Saturday! We were trapeze artists, tightrope walkers, ballet dancers (yes, we were and still are females!), swashbuckling pirates, cowboys and indians, 'Robina' Hoods, cat woman...we even changed into Superman and Batman! We saved the world from many a tight situation! We were brave, adventurous, swung from ropes tied to branches of the backyard trees, while imitating the neighbourhood-shattering call of Tarzan. We tackled crocodiles and alligators long before Crocodile Dundee and Steve Irwin were ever heard of! We raced in the streets of Monaco and on the tracks of San Marino in our 'soapbox carts'.
And I'm still here to tell the tale!
On the one hand 'they' scream about childhood obesity...and on the other hand 'they' are trying to harness outdoor activity of children.
Stop 'molly-coddling' the kids of today, I say. Kids have to be kids, skinned knees and elbows, a few whacks on the head... all part of growing up.