Happy Smurfday! The Smurfs, love 'em or hate 'em, are turning 50. That's a long time for a society with only one female. Happily (or sadly, depending on your point of view), they're coming back. The original series is now out on DVD and a new, 3-D, movie is on it's way to your theater.
Click here for an NPR report on the return of the Smurfs.
When I was a kid, I couldn't stand the little blue creatures, and if forced to watch the show (I have a younger brother and sister) would audibly root for the misunderstood Gargamel to finally off the little buggers. Sadly, it was an unrealized dream....until UNICEF, shockingly, found a way to make it happen (see video below)
The final frame of the video apparently reads "Don't let war affect the lives of children."