I hope you see this, it's not nixed by the feds. Mr. Men expose. Yeah, it continues. Long term iiwiiers may recall I started an expose of the Mr. Men and their society last year, but had to put it on the downlow for a while. But looks like I can bring you more now.
A brief recap, with links. firstly I started by wondering about the colours, and noting them in order the first ten, and I could see no pattern. Secondly I looked at the next ten, still nothing. Thirdly, the next ten, again, still nothing. The pattern so far was that there was no pattern, different sets of colours dominating each ten, but not in a patterny way. Fourthly, the next ten, and although there was still no apparent intentional pattern it started to look like blue and yellow were going to dominate numerically. And fifthly I listed all forty-six, and stated that I wasn't going to look at the Little Misses for now, not the two Mr. Men not published in English, and dropped the titbit that I would probably next be looking at the orange tribe, the ruling elite.
Next I did indeed look at the orange elite. There are only five orange Mr. Men, but they rule because the progenitor, the brutal dictator Mr. Tickle, is orange. Although Mr. Men society is very sexist (look at the name) a poor skills mix within the small orange Mr. Men elite has allowed some she-oranges to end up effectively in positions of power, and so I decided I would start looking at the she-oranges. Having looked at Little Miss Magic, top she-orange, however, I next briefly ruminated on the life-cycle of the Mr. Men, then I resumed looking at the she-oranges. A whole mystery was opened up by she-orange Little Miss Greedy supposedly being the cousin of Mr. Greedy, leader of the pink tribe! Particularly puzzling as the Mr. Men and Little Misses are presented as one generation, there is no sign of any parents let alone grandparents, making Mr. Tickle the progenitor, and there is no reference to them evolving from anything else. I pondered this for a while, before finishing up the orange tribe. I then said I'd do the pink tribe next, and that's what I'll do!
This has been a summary of my study of the Mr. Men so far. For even more clarity, the main meat was in the two-part examination of the orange elite here and here. I was able to get back to this because the powers that be are disctracted by a Radio 4 documentary on the history of the Mr. Men available for a week as a podcast/download from here, which is of course all lies. So there is a good chance that I can start bringing you the pink very soon, maybe even tomorrow!
that's all from me for now
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