The expected question for this week’s Minds at Mines would be “What did you do for fall break?” In pure engineering fashion, however, it made more sense to think outside the box. Instead, there are much more pressing issues on the minds here at Mines. In particular, what do they think of Saturday morning cartoons these days? Gone are the days of “Hey Arnold!,” “The Rugrats,” “Scooby Doo,” and “Tom and Jerry.” There is a hole where Wile E. Coyote, Foghorn Leghorn, and Sylvester once stood. We decided to find out what students thought about the current state of cartoons.
|“Compared to the cartoons of the days of yore, today’s cartoons SUCK.” — Mark Manganello|
|“The writers are cracked out. Too many bright colors and weird creatures. Whatever happened to Scooby Doo and Tom and Jerry?” — Kyle Little|
|“I’m paying for college… I don’t know… I can’t afford cable.” — Peter Harmon|
|“Yellow Power Ranger all the way!” — Michelle Hughes|
|“They’re kind of like cheap rip-offs of our old cartoons except not enough violence and too much pussy-footin’ around.” — Alex Hansen|