There is a lot of speculation, and even some informed-sounding
statements, on the Internet as to the origin of "Mickey Mouse" as a
derogative adjective. Some think that it relates to the poor quality
of Mickey Mouse watches. Another source traces it to American college
students of the late 1950s, who would describe an easy course as "a
Mickey Mouse course." Yet another goes back to World War II, where
soldiers apparently referred to absurd army routine as "mickey mouse".
Originally posted by adeley at 2007-4-21 16:26
别卖关子了JL，I am near-sighted, 什么都看不清楚！
just in cse you miss the American joke:
the private said that he is sick of being in a thrid class troop (mikey mouse outfit).
the sarge threathened to put him to clean the floor with a tooth brush.
now the private Wore a mikey mouse hat (outfit) and clean the floor with a tooth brush.
the general said: now what is your next move?
This is a typical American stuff. You guys won't have that in China.