2016—Rocky and Bullwinkle
When I came to Alaska, it didn’t occur to me that I might find flesh and blood examples of both the main characters of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, an animated TV program featuring Rocket (Rocky) J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose that debuted in 1959. The show, a cartoon that appealed to adults as well as children, was always a hot topic of discussion at school the next day. Well, here in Alaska, I have come across 21st century versions of Bullwinkle and Rocky, just as appealing as their animated counterparts. I’m certain that the show’s “bad guys.” Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale, must be lurking around here someplace. After all, Russia is only a short distance away from Alaska.