Hello Kitty Is A Girl, And So Is The Brave Little Toaster…

I totally can’t think at all when I am in pain.

I haven’t just had this dense, chilled mercury brain-fog all week because of pain: I have had an entire body fog.  I haven’t been able to move much, sit much, or do much without the express aid of Motrin.  My “give a care” meter for decisions has also been on the low side: macaroni for dinner for the kids?  Yep. And I am positive every step of my “low carb diet” plan has been foiled, burned and tossed into the nebula of gluten free pizza.

On the plus side, I’m finally coming out of it!  FINALLY.  I am just so done with this.

So now I have enough brain power to feel guilty for the gluten free pizza again.


You need to buy more vegetables, missy.

Anyway, the real reason why I am back ENFORCE is because the earth stopped spinning for a second:

Sanrio declared that Hello Kitty wasn’t a cat.

Which is stupid, but they said it: “I was corrected — very firmly,” she (University of Hawaii anthropologist Christine R. Yano) told the Los Angeles Times. “That’s one correction Sanrio made for my script for the show. Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty.”

This didn’t shake the foundations of reality for me.  She looks like a cat. She has whiskers. She has cat ears. She has a cute little cat nose.  Her friends are penguins and frogs.

Oh yeah, and her name is “Kitty.”

So this stupid idea that she isn’t a cat is…stupid.  Even though Sanrio said she isn’t a cat because she has a pet cat.  Wanna see a paradox?



Guess who is a dog with a pet dog.  I rest my case.

So, Hello Kitty not being a cat didn’t rock my world…probably because I rejected it entirely.  But “The Brave Little Toaster” bombshell is still killin’ me:

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The Backstory On This:  Reddit does AMAs every day (which is “Ask Me Anything,” and it’s an open forum for questions…it’s very awesome), and some are really interesting. The top scoring AMAs can be seen here, and they feature people like Barack Obama, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye and LeVar Burton (to name a few, but there are many).

But there was one day that Jerry Rees did an AMA, and people just went nuts.  Everyone loves “The Brave Little Toaster,” and people came out of the woodwork to talk to Mr. Rees.

The thing is, he dropped this bombshell that The Toaster was a girl…and no one knew.  I didn’t even know, and I have seen that movie (and cried) many times.  The rest of the thread was filled with awestruck fans, having to reevaluate one of their childhood heroes.

The Brave Little Toaster is a girl.  

That, my friends, is a bombshell.

Hello Kitty isn’t a cat?  Is not a bombshell.  It’s stupid.  She’s a cat.


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