|Posted by Anna H. on October 15, 2017 at 5:30 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? It is refreshing to see that some of you liked yesterday's blog, which featured Helicopter Girl's "Satan's Seventh Bride." Like I said before, it was something different than the usual. Let's continue this trend for today's Cartoon Sunday blog.
As you look at the gif above, some of you are probably saying, "Aww, look at that black sheep! Isn't it cute?!" Don't let that black sheep's cuteness fool you. Today's short takes a horrific turn. Do you remember the English nursery rhyme, "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep"?
"Bah, Bah, a black Sheep,
Have you any Wool?
Yes merry I Have,
Three Bags full,
Two for my Master,
One for my Dame,
None for the Little Boy
That cries in the lane."
The last line was revised as "But none for the little boy who cries in the lane," in the 1765 Mother Goose Edition. Over time, "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" was modified as saying:
"Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
Three bags full;
One for the master,
And one for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane."
In 1761, some theorists have claimed this nursery rhyme was a complaint against Medieval English taxes on wool and that it was about the slave trade. By the 20th Century, "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" became a controversial subject.
"Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" sparked debates about "political correctness."
There are those, who automatically associate "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" with American Slave Trade from The South. Considering how obsessed Americans are with "political correctness" ad nauseam, it goes without saying, that the nursery rhyme is "racially dubious," "racist," etc.
This was especially, when it came to the Medieval English "Great" or "Old Custom" Wool Tax of 1275. This heavy wool taxation lasted, until the 15th Century.
Aside from the controversy, Axeman Cartoons gives a sinister yet apocalyptic meaning to the nursery rhyme, "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep."
In this Horror Animated Short, it appears that the black sheep is out for blood, while seeking restitution for something. Honestly, I could not tell you what that guy did to the black sheep to cause all hell to break loose. It's as if the black sheep turned into Damien from The Omen.
Yes, the black sheep is that evil! Anyway, here is Axeman Cartoons' Black Sheep for today's Cartoon Sunday.
Axeman Cartoons' Black Sheep (2016)
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Categories: Cartoon Sunday