After 126 episodes, five one-hour specials, and a Disney Channel Original movie -- Phineas and Ferb are heading for the exit. And not because anyone in Mouse House upper management decided to pull the plug on this Emmy Award-winning animated series.
The growth of the social web and the increasing linkages to what some call "Web 4.0" will make sifting and sorting our time and attention for "real" friends more and more challenging. But it's worth it.
In a theater-going era when anything with assumed marquee value is trussed up for consumer consumption, it's a treat to recall something that -- for the abundance of high-quality theater craft it contains -- truly deserves enthusiastic applause.