Offline: Ignorance

TheVerge - In the classic animated series Arthur there are many references to reading. For instance, Arthur's full name is "Arthur Read," which is a little obvious. There is also the dynamic, show-stopping number: "Having Fun Isn't Hard When You've Got A Library Card." Many pivotal moments and celebrity cameos take place in the library as well, as if to remind us that it's not only vital that you attend your local library often, but also potentially cool. You can almost walk away with the vibe that the show's creators feel a little guilty for making a TV show at all, especially a TV show based on a popular series of books about Arthur the (vaguely socially awkward) aardvark, and therefore felt the need to be heavy handed with reading propaganda.

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