Anne of Breaking Wind

anne_green_gables Why oh why does Anne of Green Gables have to be remade or revisited every decade?  How many people out there on planet Earth still yearn for a pretend old-timey maritime youth experience?

If the world must have pretend old-timey maritime youth adventures, then keep remaking the ones with ships of the line and thundering cannons and skewering Frenchmen with sabres.  You know, the good stuff—Hornblower or Jack Aubrey.  Not the ones with girltastic pre-teen angst.

The world’s already suffered through no less than nineteen film and television adaptations of Anne Shirley, the Official Rural Stereotype of Prince Edward Island.  And now we’re about to be smacked in the face with another one, courtesy of Mr. Kevin Sullivan and CTV.

Egads, man.  There are other books out there.

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  1. Kateland says:

    I hated AGG. My mother tried to foist that crap on me when I was young and defenseless. Later on, she tried the same stunt with the Last Amazon and bought her the books which the LA examine once, judged a giant bore and waste of time, and gave them away to the community centre. Did I mention the Last Amazon is also a Hornblower and Flashman fan?

  2. Chris Taylor says:

    I think her future husband is going to be one of the happiest fellows on the planet.
    It’s rare enough to find guys that like this stuff, let alone girls.

  3. Alan says:

    You will likely find that somewhere deep in the bowels of the budget for this production is a grant from the Province of PEI which has a stake in the Green Gables crapfest. And I lived there and can tell you that it is nothing compared to the oppressive effect on the liberty of the population. One friend actually was forced to remove a drink from his bar’s menu that made rude fun of the little red headed cow.
    Kateland’s references to Hornblower still sting as I never sent the set I promised even though it still sits in the box. Such bad things happen when bloggers fall out.

  4. Chris Taylor says:

    It is a relief to know that even residents of the isle harbour no great love for Anne Shirley.
    If enough islanders think this way, maybe we can avert the looming threat of an amphibious invasion and ATF vs. Branch Davidians-style takedown.
    I know what you mean about the fall out thing. Childhood friend of mine passed away two weeks ago, and I can’t even remember why I didn’t stay in more frequent contact. I know I was pissed about something ten years ago, but I don’t remember any details now.

  5. Alan says:

    Sadly, Islanders as a matter of course embrace their oppression. You will never meet a more happily subjugated people.
    Never worry on the other account. Kateland and I are linky pals again and have been so for some time. I also have fallen away from many old pals non-internet but really it is due to the distance to Halifax and their failure to take up blogging obsessiveness like me. I wasn’t even aware for months that a best pal since grade ten had separated from his wife.