Via Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin, comes the story of a Childhood Development Prof who has rewritten the Rankin-Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, because Santa Claus and Comet bully the disabled flying quadruped. In his version, Santa has 10 policies that are unfair, and Mrs. Claus (because she’s a woman, and compassionate) has to intervene to fix this hostile workplace environment:
This effete ninny personifies everything that’s wrong with our academic culture. He’s accepted? He ought to be booted out on his ass.
Completely untouched by this analysis, apparently, is Hermie’s complete lack of dental accreditation and the fundamental cruelty of de-fanging a wild predator and using it for slave labor, the insult to female reindeer of being told that physically hazardous enterprises are men’s work, and the savage rapine of natural resources symbolized by Yukon Cornelius—to say nothing of the notorious exclusivity of King Moonracer.
And, oh, look: researchers tie creativity to capacity for rationalization, self-delusion. Nuts.
Apparently, things that never should happen and never did happen should not be depicted.
UPDATE: Thanks to Ace for the link. You can go over there and read the amusing comments.