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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:45 pm

...and they have balls of steel.

here's a snippet of the article;

"The comedy in an episode aired during Holy Week for Christians instead featured an image of Jesus Christ defecating on President Bush and the American flag."

http://entertainment.tv.yahoo.com/entnews/ap/20060413/114497364000.html
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Postby DK » Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:48 pm

Oh man.

Balls of steel indeed.

That will be interesting. I do like how Parker/Stone took a stand against censoring Muhammad and threw it back in the exec's faces.
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Postby Simulacrum » Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:52 pm

Uh, great. So what will they do for an encore? Doesn't it eventually get to the point where the show can't possibly be any more offensive?

Not that I don't love south park. ;-D
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Postby KPucks » Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:54 pm

I thought the parity of Family Guy's writing was pretty funny. I love Family Guy, but the random jokes made by the manatees were actually jokes I could imagine being in Family Guy.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:57 pm

DK wrote:That will be interesting. I do like how Parker/Stone took a stand against censoring Muhammad and threw it back in the exec's faces.


exactly. damn the man!

and for them to have the guts to actually make an epidsode with the image of muhammed is ballsy, probably even borderline suicidal. I mean that one politcal cartoon has led to quite a few deaths already...
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Postby chadlincoln » Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:54 pm

They're like Eminem. They say what others won't so people will want to see what they say next. Bash Christianity and it's funny. Bash America and it's funny. The creators talk big about how they'll say what they want to and offend whoever they want because they 'fight the system.' That way they use their freedom of speech to show that they can't be controlled. Looks like they do have a stopping/controlling point- they're own jobs. Threaten them with their jobs and they'll do what you tell them. Isn't the entire show about "watch us say whatever we want to because we can and nobody can control us," yet they gave in when their jobs were on the line. Oh, but it's only this one time. Ya, well it's easy to change what you stand for when you stand for absolutely nothing at all.


P.S. What a stupid thing for Comedy Central to do. Do you really think Muslims in America are going to start killing people? We actually have laws and police in place here who will kick your @#$$#@$ all over the place if you try any crap like that here. Don't let what's happening in the Middle East censor us here. Christians aren't going to rise up and kill people if you make fun of Jesus so we can do that all we want to, but since Muslims will go crazy if you offend them, let's not air anything like that. :-t
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:31 pm

I hope they don't try to bash Flying Spaghetti Monster.. i would have to protest
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Postby JTWood » Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:33 pm

Does anyone else think it's insane that - to date - the only media group/country to stand up to the Muslims is the freakin' Dutch?
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:27 pm

Ballsy? I guess. Funny? Not really. I've always though South Park was a bit overrated. The technical aspects of the show are horrendous, so they gain no ground there, and most of their jokes now are dumb stuff like this. Seems that they reached their peak much faster than the Simpsons. HAHAHAH JESUS TAKING A DUMP! THATS HILARIOUS.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:45 pm

Cowards. Absolute cowards. I liked Southpark ... about 9 years ago. :-t
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