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May 03, 2011 – Comments (9)

I practically grew up on Looney Tunes.  Its one of my most favorite cartoons of all time. I happened to catch an episode recently can saw this clip called "heir conditioned".  It teaches a great fundamental lesson on investing that I thought I'd share. 

I cannot embed the video but you can watch the cartoon via the link below: 

http://www.mojvideo.com/video-sylvester-heir-conditioned/c7a2390b48e26bdab4cd

We may laugh at Sylvestor, but what Sylvestor represents is what goes on in the average American's mind after they've recieved a windfall.  This is why many lottery winners end up broke after only a few years. 

9 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On May 04, 2011 at 8:40 AM, XMFSinchiruna (26.98) wrote:

+1 rec

Our society has failed by replacing original Loony Tunes on Saturday morning with the absolute crap that passes for cartoons these days. Our kids need BUGS!

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#2) On May 04, 2011 at 8:51 AM, rd80 (97.59) wrote:

Great clip.  Thanks for sharing.  Road Runner was my favorite growing up, but Tweety and Sylvester were right up there.

How does this post have only 3 recs?

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#3) On May 04, 2011 at 8:53 AM, TARPedBanks (< 20) wrote:

Is it cheating to use another account to rec a post twice?

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#4) On May 04, 2011 at 9:14 AM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

When I was a kid I was blessed with 1 1/2 hours of Looney Tunes on Saturday. It was how our local ABC station capped the morning before the Wide World of Sports show. It was great.

The circumstances Sylvester finds himself under are too much for the average Joe to handle. I've heard the first sign that a lottry winner will end up broke within six years is the purchase of a Corvette.

Someone should write a How To Survive A Windfall survival guide. I think it would make for an entertaining read.

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#5) On May 04, 2011 at 9:19 AM, ChrisGraley (29.69) wrote:

I tawt I taw a puddy tat.

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#6) On May 04, 2011 at 11:09 AM, lemoneater (69.98) wrote:

If anything bad had ever really happened to Tweety, Sylvester would have lost his will to live.

Looney Tunes got me into trouble once. I had a professor whose surname was spelled Silvester, but I spelled it the wrong way on my term paper. He was not happy, poor man. 

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#7) On May 04, 2011 at 12:36 PM, outoffocus (23.24) wrote:

Man it must have been late when I posted this. I almost completely forgot I posted it.

Anyway, there are a couple other Looney Tunes episodes that cover investing.  If I can find them I will post them in the future. 

In the meantime, kudos to the Cartoon Network for bringing this timeless cartoon series back.

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#8) On May 04, 2011 at 12:41 PM, lemoneater (69.98) wrote:

Thanks for sharing it with us. Loony Tunes = Financial Literacy. Who knew :).

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#9) On May 04, 2011 at 7:17 PM, rexlove (99.55) wrote:

I forgot how educational cartoons could be.

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