Tuesday, September 21, 2010

RUSTY!

Just because he looks different doesn't mean he is different.

23 comments :

Army of birds said...

Just because Rusty has sex with other Rusties, doesn't mean he is different or shouldn't have the right to marry other Rusties.

God I love SQUORLS and circus music.

Gnomebitten said...

Rusty has wings but no hands.

Also squirrels have coffee cup handles for tails.

Trish said...

What you are seeing here is like every elementary school play I was ever involved in as a child.

So these are squirrels who come in all different fur colors, who *never eat bird seed* (where is this magical land where squirrels don't eat bird seed), and are apparently taught by a tiny *human*. And who have mug handles instead of tails, know how to operate computers, and are racists against other species of squirrel.

Anonymous said...

Did that video just end with the kids finding THIS VERY VIDEO on EIT?

Mind = BLOWN

Husband said...

Janet Reno!

Victor Serge said...

I like how the teacher gets to punish the kids - in a play she presumably wrote herself.

And the last line completely contradicts everything else. If a lack of difference = normal, then what's the point of making Rusty different in the first place?

Perhaps too much critical scrutiny for a children's play. Still: love the doughnut/tail.

Anonymous said...

No black squirrels.

Anonymous said...

Since nobody else will say it:

He's done got a gigantic, corn-studded turd coming out his ass and curling right up to his neck.

Ravenhallow said...

The big guy in the overalls scares me. He just kind of stands there, dead-eyed, in the background like he's just waiting for one of those lil' squirrels to step out of line.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to think of the thought process that went into creating this movie.

On one hand I think it may have been made just to appease the kids - make them feel like they made their own movie. (i.e. hillbilly joe in the back there looks like he's been dragged into something against his will)

On the other hand, I feel like momma squirrel there had some idea that this would be some money making scheme - a way to produce a child's movie that could be sold to the masses and teach others not to discriminate.

Hmm...

Mene Tekel said...

Is this supposed to teach conformity or something? When has being boring and normal been something to encourage?

Anonymous said...

You can tell that fat hillbilly guy is just waiting for an excuse to use his lynch on Rusty.

Voracious_Boot said...

What... what if he *had* crashed into the treehouse? Would this have been better or worse?

Fat 'n Boring said...

Since when in the hell do squirrels have Internet connections?

@Anon 4:24: I was thinkin' the exact same thing..

Mik said...

THIS IS GLORIOUS!

Anonymous said...

I fucking HATE snipity squirrels.

Leofan7 said...

This had to have been filmed at some tiny-ass school in the middle of west Texas. Had to be. Lueders, maybe? Stamford? Anson?

Anonymous said...

HE SURE LOOKS DIFFERENT!

Anonymous said...

Yes, we must save our hatred for those who are different on the INSIDE.

skeptifem said...

its the white person misunderstanding that racism is just about appearance instead of life experience. Rusty is different from being treated like shit his whole life, and having a family that has been too.

/seriousness

ParanoidWithoutACause said...

Why do they have a human teacher?

Antonio Margarito said...

Goddamn their acting makes Hayden Christensen look like Sir Lauren Olivier!

Trish said...

"its the white person misunderstanding that racism is just about appearance instead of life experience. Rusty is different from being treated like shit his whole life, and having a family that has been too."

You make a good point, and it'd be a great criticism if this thing were directed at adults. Sadly, with children being the vicious little shits that they are, they absolutely WILL pick on anyone who looks or acts different.

And that's why so many of these kids shows stick with the message, "We may LOOK different, but we're really all the same!" Even though it's demonstrably absurd and dishonest. But up until a certain age, kids are self-centered little snots with zero ability to empathize with others, so what else can you do?

Ah, the discussions prompted by movies about racist (but really speciesist) squirrels.