Ironee Granger – I choose you!
After this (dreaded) Tuesday, the whole academic semester shall retire. My sembreak rather I shall attain my justice. But when I think of it, what shall await me in my vacation in Ilocos? Let’s not take into consideration the usual lakwatsa, family bonding, high school classmates’ reunions and siesta. This simple: The Television.
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Watching TV on a recurrent basis is something new; it is because I am not a couch potato.
(Lesson learned in BC100 on why the idiom “Couch Potato” fancied on potato and not tomato, gourd or radish: Potatoes come in different shapes and sizes much like humans— from the intelligent to the idiotic. Every potato has a definite center of gravity that it would only achieve one certain stance. Gradually, dust powder mounts up on its surface. And if you would try to nudge a certified couch potato, he will ignore you and he will go back to his original position in accordance to his “center of gravity”. Who knew Psychology and Physics once fused? In that case, it would bear one horrid subject: Psycholophy or Physchology.)
This break, GMA7’s daily cartoons will get the best of me. Translation: I wanna watch Pokémon, Detective Conan and Slamdunk again! I love those shows ‘coz each had their innate sense of irony:
a. Pokemon – Their world is surreal and an inch closer to a utopian place. Their most malevolent criminal team is a ludicrous trio commonly perceived as clowns. Ash Ketchum and his friends trek on a journey to “catch” more Pokémons and win all trophies and badges. Cool fact: they’re spared from tedious school work and ensued on gathering cute cool colorful creatures. Sad fact: they only have one set of clothes for the entire (mis)adventure.
(In my first year in College, there was an event wherein we were asked to be in costumes. Our theme then was “Pokemon”. I personified Mr. Mime as a lanky basketball player someone would see in a street court. LOL.)
b. Detective Conan – When I was in grade school, I loathed this program. Would I be at home at 4pm ALONE and turn on the tube only to watch cartoon characters with bloodsheds and all? Eek! But now, I really wanted to get myself involved in every mystery. (Like how Dora “The Explorer” wondered on where she would journey, Conan would bedevil the audience on who the culprit is and finally solve the case.)
c. Slamdunk – A drama story twixt your respected gigantic basketball players, that’s the irony. Another thing what one should love in this cartoon series: their depiction of one second (as in the time) takes way longer than a snap of a finger.