Sunday, March 28, 2010

True American History

Last weekend we visited the recently updated National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. Among the many historical artifacts found within the walls of this Smithsonian museum, I was delighted to find a piece of artwork featuring the first family of American history: The Flintstones...

And here's the description that accompanies the piece:
This Flintstones picture can be found in the Artifact Walls exhibit on the first floor of the museum.

On a slightly related note, I heard on a podcast interview with Adam Reed (the creator of Sealab 2010, Frisky Dingo and Archer) about an early job he had with Warner Bros. and Hanna-Barbera. One of his first assignments with the company was to watch every episode of The Flintstones and note which episodes did not contain dinosaurs. It turns out, a church was doing a cross promotion with a snack cake company giving away Flintstones videos, and the dinosaurs went against the beliefs of the church. I always get excited when I hear any little tid-bit about The Flintstones, but I thought this one was particularly funny. No matter what your religious belief system is, you certainly shouldn't be threatened by a silly, completely fictional cartoon show from the `60's. And if the thought of dinosaurs saying "It's a living!" while pulling elevators, acting as bridges and cranes offends you, than maybe your church should pick another cartoon to give out free videos of! "It's a living!"

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