Um, what was this post going to address? Oh yeah. Apparently, the lovable SpongeBob Squarepants is some kind of Svengali who saps your childrens’ ability to concentrate:
The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds.
However, there’s a caveat (a.k.a., a “big but”):
The results should be interpreted cautiously because of the study’s small size … .
Ah, so you’re saying the whole thing could be a load of crap. Got it.
Read the whole story here. Meanwhile, Fester prefers to look at the bright side. SpongeBob isn’t destroying kids’ attention spans — he’s equipping them to do that trendy “multitasking” thing. As long as we don’t need architects, welders, pilots, painters, bench-press spotters, and people who drive automobiles, we’re totally okay. Have a nice