Saturday, May 21, 2005

Voodoo and Scooby Doo

I took Devilboy's sister to a birthday party this morning and one of the parents brought up Scooby Doo on Zombie Island. She said she didn't like it because the monsters were presented as real and because of "voodoo stuff."

I'm with her on the real monsters angle--having real ghosts in Scooby Doo (important real ghosts, not like the haunted bone at the end of "What a Night for a Fright") is like having the Amazing Randi endorse a psychic hotline.

But technically the bad guys in Zombie Island weren't using voodoo. They were using magic from their "Louisiana Cat God" which was similar to voodoo but without the loa and everything else that makes voodoo interesting.

I didn't mention it to her. I try to save this stuff for the web.

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