Friday, December 10, 2010

'Gosh, Talulah, let's kill her.'

Forget all your fuzzy feelings about those Malory Towers books you read as a kid; Enid Blyton had a mean streak in her when she didn't have her morning coffee:

Hat tip to 'dylans' over at Urban 75 for the very funny image. (S/he posted it on a thread on evolution.)

I wanted to see where the image originated from so that I could see if there were any other cartoons of a similar ilk, but the link to the gif leads you ultimately to this website.

Surely that can't be right?

1 comment:

Eni said...

Mmm, Blyton having a mean streak. One of accusations that has been levelled against Enid Blyton is that she did not have that much sennse of humor/humour. Maybe that aspect may have contributed to some of the "mean spiritness" meted out to some of her characters such as Edgar Stick in Five Run Away Together and Cecil Dearlove in Five Go Off To Camp (the meanness towards this lad was unreasonable and not warranted since Cecil had technically done nothing wrong to warrant the humourless hostility towards him). Then there is the hostility towards Junior Henning in Five On Finniston Farm which was by all means brazen anti-Americanism. I discuss most of these aspects in my book on and about Enid Blyton, titled, The Famous Five: A Personal Anecdotage (www.thefamousfiveapersonalanecdotage.blogspot.com).
Stephen Isabirye