Get Off John K’s Lawn!

John K is the creator of Ren & Stimpy. He has a blog where he laments the downfall of animation and therefore of western civilization. He’s getting old… or maybe he was always like that.

A recent post has been cracking me up, where he uses Yogi the Bear merch as a metaphor for the decline of culture. I know what his point is supposed to be, but his examples are ridiculous and just make him seem out-of-touch.

It’s true, the merch was better in the 1960’s… but that style looks scary and weird now. Actually it scared me when I got things like that as hand-me-downs as a child in the 1980s.

Secondly, the sort of obvious reason Yogi doesn’t have good merch now is because he is no longer a 1st-tier character. Look at the insane merch for Spongebob Squarepants and you will see what I mean.

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