dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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Jeremy Duncan: a certitude in flannel

To start off my look at the characters, it's best if I start by taking a close-up look at the walking, talking stereotype who's at the center of everything: Jeremy. He's best described as the embodiment of the fear, jealousy and hatred teenagers inspire in the artist and writer. The man who writes this daily exercise in boredom has spent the last ten years making a meal of the premise that teenagers are obstructive jerks sent from Hell to antagonize their parents. This, of course, means that he will not face an ugly truth; he will die and people who do not share his values will rule the world as they see fit instead of freezing things in place at 1970. To express his outrage at the horrible notion that he and his generation are not, after all, indispensible, he and his collaborator created Jeremy, the reductio ad absurdam of Everything That's Wrong With Kids Today. Jeremy's list of crimes are as follows:

  1. He takes high-tech toys for granted.
  2. He does not do chores.
  3. He's high maintenance what with his huge feet and big appetite.
  4. He is unmoved by Jimi Hendrix or Janis Joplin.
  5. He sleeps a lot.
  6. He's girl crazy.
  7. He drives like he's behind the wheel of the Batmobile.
  8. Finally, he finds his parents annoying jerks he can't wait to get away from.


That last one seems to make the most sense to yours truly; that's because I remember another ugly truth that maketh Thing One and Thing Two stop up their ears and go "La-la-la-la, I can't hear you". That horrible, awful, evil truth they don't have the guts to face is that Jeremy isn't, after all, evil as much as he's the end result of parental incompetence that's nothing short of criminal.
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