Monday, April 06, 2015

The Weirdness of the Internets

I got a note this morning from Cartoon Brew about this:

... Walt Disney had his mustache accidentally lit on fire by the animator Ken Anderson. Ken was worried that he'd be fired, and it was showing in his work, so Walt shaved his mustache and spent the week eating lunch with Ken so he wouldn't feel so alienated. ...

Okay, a few details wrong, but outside of that. It got over a thousand hits. ...

I told about my adventures with Mr. Anderson on CB the better part of a year ago. And Ken's sad tale of lighting Walt on fire took up only a small part of the tale.

But here we are, ten months later, and somebody on Reddit launches a discussion on whether or not Walt was an anti-Semite or not. What the discussion of bigots has to do with Ken and his over-eager Butane lighter, I do not know.

Just goes to show you, once something is on the interwebs, it's there forever. To be used in any number of weird ways.

4 comments:

Unknown said...

Walt just should have bought a new one...

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/disneymousetache.jpg

F. Kousac said...

Walt was no more a bigot than Mertl Streep is.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

You fed the fire Steve! Now it'll never go out!

Steve Hulett said...

Just doing my part to keep the myths and legends going.

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