Have you ever felt that what you learn or accept as a common knowledge while you are growing up, you kind of take it for granted now? Have you ever observed the pop-culture around you and analyze whether they are politically correct or not?
I was watching a Singaporean local TV one afternoon, and Power Rangers was on. Suddenly memories of my childhood flashed back on me because I remember every Sunday morning I’d stick in front of the TV and will never miss an episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Now that I’m older, I realize that Power Rangers might be the most politically correct children series ever.
Have you noticed that the white ranger is white, the black ranger is black, and the yellow ranger is Asian? The pink ranger, is always a girl. I assume if the pink ranger was a boy, he’d be a metrosexual ranger (those days it wasn’t “in” yet). There’s also no purple ranger, since I would also assume they would like to avoid the homosexuality controversy, like tinky winky, one of the teletubbies.
And then there is Pac-man, a classic game which is so successful, they have their own franchise and game sequels, such as Ms. Pac-man. You would think that “hey, let’s have a female heroine now” and hence Ms. Pac-man was born. But why wouldn’t you call it Pac-woman? Are there some gender equality issues that somehow the heroine is the wife of the hero, and she could not stand on her own?
It would also be fun to know if Pac-man had an extended family. Did you hear that Pac-man has a rapper brother named TuPac? He also had a cousin named SixPac, a famous bodybuilder. He had an uncle named OPac, who lived in UAE and owns an oil cartel. His half-sister, Pacu Cuntilanak, was never acknowledged by his father and is known to star in crappy horror movies in Indonesia. Pac-man also has a secret of his own, since there’s BisPac, his mistress (and Ms. Pac-man doesn’t know about this). Finally, Pac-man also had a distant cousin, Pac RT – the devoted local neighborhood guy who’s always busy listing guests who stay over for more than 24 hours.
I know Muslims are not allowed to eat pork because it is haram. But in this age of genetically modified food, don’t you think it’s about time they invent halal pork? I mean, vegetarians can eat mock meat, why can’t they have mock pork for those who are not allowed to eat the real thing?
Then someone gave me a link to this picture:
Apparently we already have halal pork. And pigs can fly. So I guess now, anything can happen in this crazy world we live in.