Somewhere, some Islamist is sharpening his knives, ready to right a wrong so everyone can get back to being peaceful.
Comedy Central’s “South Park” included a representation of the Prophet Muhammad as a character this week despite a radical Muslim group’s warning that its producers could be killed.
Muhammad appeared on Wednesday night’s episode of the cartoon with his face obscured by a black box, since Muslims consider a physical representation of their prophet to be blasphemous. Last week, the character was briefly disguised in a bear costume. When that same costume was removed this week, Santa Claus appeared.
The bear costume had angered the New York-based group Revolution Muslim, which posted a message on its website saying that producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone had insulted their prophet.
The message included a gruesome picture of Theo Van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker murdered by a Muslim extremist in 2004 after making a movie about a woman who rejected Muhammad’s teachings. The message said the “South Park” producers would “probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh” for airing the show.
The posting included Comedy Central’s New York address, as well as the address for Parker and Stone’s California production studio.
They keep saying things like “so-and-so insulted my prophet”. Get over it already, you guys are getting really tiresome with your overinflated sense of importance to the rest of the world. Join the 21st century with the rest of us.
Good for Matt Stone:
“I think Comedy Central totally ——- pussed out. Now, they weren’t any different than anyone else, so it’s not like you can single them out. But I think it would’ve been an important statement for one media outlet in America to stand up. That was one of my most disappointing moments as an American–the American press’s reaction to the Muhammad cartoons. It was completely wimpy. Cartoonists, people who do satire–we’re not in the army, we’re never going to be ——- drafted and this is our time to stand up and do the right thing. And to watch the New York Times, Comedy Central, everybody just go ‘No, we’re not going to do it because basically we’re afraid of getting bombed’ sucked. I was so disappointed.”
Note: I censored those words in Stone’s commentary/interview for deliberate humorous effect.
Update 2: Cool engineering hurdle aside, this thing is creepy enough to make me wince. A humanoid robot mouth.
Soon it will be marketed in “Linda Lovelace” and “Mary Carey” models or you could purchase “choreography paks” to emulate your favorite star.
Will never be my favorite graphic because frankly it’s kind of lame. But I just wanted to do it and get it out of my mind. Thanks to cbullitt for posting about eco-tards and their ability to perform high-visibility eco-epic-FAIL deeds of immense stupidity. That came out clunky as hell, but you get the idea.
Fight the eco-tards – take back Earth Day.
I have a solution to the there-isn’t-enough-high-quality-recycle-able-paper-to-make-toilet-paper-with problem…
Recycle the toilet paper! Duh. So THERE, Cheryl Crow… bet you didn’t think of THAT, didya?
Or just create more screaming trees. (about 1 min and 30 sec into the video is some of the funniest tree-death skit material ever)
Regarding the consideration that Obama is waffling on (not really, he is going to push for it) the idea of imposing a VAT:
“And before, you know, I start saying ‘this makes sense or that makes sense,’ I want to get a better picture of what our options are,” Obama said.
He said his first priority “is to figure out how can we reduce wasteful spending so that, you know, we have a baseline of the core services that we need and the government should provide. And then we decide how do we pay for that.”
Obama does this time and time again… play-waffling to deflect criticism until he’s got his feet under himself.
Seems that we have vast fundamental differences between what he thinks government should provide and what I think gov’t should provide.
[...] you know, we have a baseline of the core services that we need and the government should provide…
Government should provide a stable place for commerce, a military, and a body of limited government. THAT IS IT.
And this guy is sworn to uphold the Constitution.