1. Larry says

    Ah, yes, a scene taken from A. A. Milne’s not well received Winnie the Pooh Visits The 1960s.

  2. coragyps says

    That volume is up there on the shelf right net to “The Little Engine That Didn’t Give a Fuck.”

  3. Ray, rude-ass yankee, Bugblatting Flibbertigibbet says

    Hey Lofty, I share your birthday! Hope you have a happy one.
    Screw candles, I plan to light a small bonfire tonight, to mark the day. It’s the sort of atavism that makes me happy.

  4. What a Maroon, living up to the 'nym says

    @Pierce R. Butler,

    So, re Pinkie and the Brain, which one was insane?

  5. shadow says

    Pinkie was the one that had no connection to reality. The Brain was the megalomaniac ‘genius’. Both are arguably insane. IIRC, the ‘theme song’ had “one is a genius, the other’s insane” in the lyrics.

  6. What a Maroon, living up to the 'nym says

    You’re right about the lyrics, but they don’t specify which one is the genius and which one was insane. But notice the order:

    They’re Pinky and the Brain
    Pinky and the Brain
    One is a genius
    The other’s insane

    So one possible (not necessary) inference is that the first one mentioned is the genius. The Brain tried to take over the world every night; that fits one popular definition of insanity (not one I agree with, but there is a certain irrational compulsion in his actions).

    And yeah, Pinky seemed disconnected from reality, but perhaps that was his genius.