I think it's safe to carry on with the pinks, following on from yesterday. The third of the he-pinks is Mr. Uppity. "Mr Uppity is probably the snootiest, richest, rudest man in the whole world." You see? The capitalist ethos of the pinks personified. Although he is ranked third on paper he's really just a figurehead, Mr. Greedy runs a tight ship, driving the whole pink philosophy. The orange texts, of course, twist his story so he becomes a reformed character at the end, but that didn't really happen. The fact that it is claimed that it was goblins that brought about this change gives away the fact that this is just a lie to children. There are no goblin. In the strictly non-canonical modern TV Show he is blue, for some reason, perhaps there will be a clue when we see what the blues are like. And his voice is done by Keith Wickham, and just as I read that fact I was listening to Keith Wickham talking about his restoration of the radio series I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, used as filler at the after a BBC7 show. I think that was probably a coincidence, rather than an incredibly obtuse and elaborate attempt at intimidating me.
Next came Mr. Jelly. He's very fearful. Very fearful indeed. At the orange texts tell it, he is scared of everything, until a tramp teaches him to count to ten when he's scared. I think this indicates some area where Mr. Men society is particularly different from our own, as it's hard for us to imagine what lesson children are supposed to learn from this. It could be anything, given how little we know. It could be that Mr. Men are grown in moulds, and that the jelly thing is to tell them not to come out too soon or they'll be scared of everything. In reality, he is scared of the orange elite. It's possible that he knows something the others don't, or has special insight, but it seems most likely that he's just scared for no good reason. The main reason I believe this is that the pinks have lasted this far with no serious attempt to wipe them out, and there is no reason to believe that Mr. Tickle will ever bring such a plan to pass.
Next came Mr. Lazy, supposedly the ruler of Sleepyland. It's hard to discern what, if any, truth there is in the information we have. He sleeps a lot. Mr Busy and Mr Bustle, who I can't find any visual evidence of but who seem almost certain to be spurious human ciphers like Mr Near and Mr Tidy in the Mr Messy story, come along and make him work hard, but it was just a dream and he goes back to sleep. It's very hard to see what anyone is supposed to learn from this. It's almost as if it's pink propaganda rather than orange, that it's saying that weak and lazy people can't change and must be exterminated. The pinks do seem to be lumbered with a lot of members whose characteristics don't advance their cause any. I wonder what power, if any, Mr. Tickle has over this sort of thing. It's possible that he is able to influence their formation to prevent any other tribe being a threat to the orange elite. But as for Mr. Lazy himself, I have to say I'm not sure he ever existed at all!
that's all from me for now
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