Sunday, December 12, 2004

Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids.

"Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids." [1986 commercial]

It's a vicious metaphor. Who's the rabbit? What are the Trix? Who are the kids? And why is the rabbit "silly" for believing he has the same right to Trix as the kids? I've associated the line with a mutual, loving, supportive, empowering romantic relationship. Except I'm the silly rabbit who is learning, who is being taught, this kind of relationship is for other men and not for me. That Trix are for kids.

Add 10/27/10: "Would not could not . . . would not could not . . . ooh could not join the dance."

Jervis "Mad Hatter" Tetch's defeated anguished lament as he helplessly watches his lost Alice run into the arms of her fiance Billy and fearfully look upon Tetch. From Mad as a Hatter, my favorite episode of Batman: The Animated Series.

- Eric


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