If you said 7 you win the “How Long Before Gloria Allred Capitalizes on the Herman Cain Sexual Harassment Scandal” contest. That’s not to say Allred’s client, who will speak out today on alleged sexual harassment at the hands of Cain, isn’t telling the truth. I’m just pointing out that her lawyer has been involved … Continue reading What took her so long?
From the classic South Park episode, “Christian Rock Hard”: Executive: We just have one question, though. We were looking over some of your lyrics. (reads lyrics) I want to walk hand-in-hand with Jesus on a private beach for two. I want him to nibble on my ear and say “I’m here for you”. It seems … Continue reading Hot 4 Uncle Sam
HuffPoster Diana Butler Bass, writing about the “South Park” imbroglio, ably disproves her point. I can’t and won’t defend the Revolutionmuslim website. But violence against those who depict the Divine is not just an Islamic problem. It is worth pointing out that Christianity has a long history of violence against visual depictions of Jesus, the … Continue reading Not all fundamentalists are the same
Hollywood’s silence has been disappointing, but not surprising.
Memo to Muslims offended by South Park’s depiction of their prophet: I’m offended that your religion facilitates the third-class treatment of women, and death for gays. And don’t tell me both sides could learn from the other — it’s all on them. Live in the Dark Ages if you want, but keep it to yourself. … Continue reading Keep your theocratic hands off my free society
America’s media conglomerates have zero balls (and fewer principles). None is more soulless than Viacom, which has once again bowed to the threats of extremist gasbags. On Thursday morning, a spokesman for Comedy Central confirmed that the network had added more bleeps to the episode than were in the cut delivered by South Park Studios, … Continue reading The Evil Empire caves to fundamentalist thugs
I wouldn’t thank Sean Hannity for saving my life. Take away his generically reactionary conservative politics and I’d still loathe him, though he could win me over by revealing his true identity: Mitch Conner, idealistic grad student out to prove the gullibility of the American public. “I regurgitated every talking point and reinforced the most … Continue reading Clean, old-fashioned hate
Is there a verse in the Koran that requires adherents to be humorless, intolerant, cowardly AND irrationally violent? On Sunday, Revolutionmuslim.com posted an entry that included a warning to South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone that they risk violent retribution – after the 200th episode last week included a satirical discussion about whether … Continue reading Islamic fundamentalist website threatens lives of ‘South Park’ creators
Few shows have aged better.
“I love it when you say the president doesn’t do anything and is changing everything.” –Butters “South Park” remains the only reliable source for topical satire, with Cartman pulling off a mean Glenn Beck impression in tonight’s episode. Unlike “The Simpsons,” “South Park” retains an edge, giving its creators the credibility to tell the Petty … Continue reading “i’m just asking questions”
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has issued a CALL TO ACTION (in all caps, no less) over “South Park’s” repeated use of “fag” in Wednesday’s episode. Never mind that the epithet was borrowed to describe bikers who ride without a muffler — “Just because a person is gay doesn’t mean he’s a fag,” … Continue reading whiny queer advocacy group targets “south park”
For the record, I’m not sure what was lost by a symbolic visit from Bill Clinton. Is the right determined to oppose EVERYTHING, even the good stuff?
Has “South Park” gone too far, portraying Steven Spielberg and George Lucas as rapists in its season premiere Thursday? Fuck no, though Paramount execs are worried. Watch it here, and hurry, before the lawyers get involved.