Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Cartoon Hell

Have you been following this insanity over the less than favorable depiction of the Prophet Muhammad? Violent protests all over the world? People are actually dying over this. Attention all you violent protestors: Have any of you ever heard of the term Free Press? Apparently not. Definitely, whatever you do, make sure you do not write a letter to the editor. That would be too intellectual. And don't march quietly in the streets. That would be too peaceful. And please, I beg of you, do not under any circumstances uphold your personal principles by boycotting the paper (you know - the old fashioned approach of if you don't like the newspaper, just don't read it). That wouldn't make the 11:00 news.

I was watching the news earlier today and they interviewed a Bay Area Muslim who said that violence was indeed not the answer. This was her quote (I kid you not): "We are definitely not happy with the cartoon but we feel that violence is not the way to handle the situation. We are generally in favor of free press so long as nobody is offended." I LOVE IT! "So long as nobody is offended." Isn't that beautiful? Listen up people. They actually have a name for press that never offends anyone. It's called "Not Free Press." Get a clue.

Well folks, lest anyone think that all I do is complain in this blog, I'm here to recommend a solution to this problem. Here goes. Remember back in the day when Europe used to ship all their hardened criminals off to Australia? So how about we find some island off the middle of nowhere and ship off all the "free press is o.k. so long as it doesn't offend" people to it? We'll call it "PC Island". Everything will be nice and unoffensive. They could even take surveys of all citizens to be certain that nobody is offended for any reason prior to printing or broadcasting anything. Everyone will be pleasant and complimentary to eachother. Sort of like Pleasantville but in color.

12 Comments:

At 10:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the Bay Area, home of PC'ness.

 
At 3:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PC Island was created, but it is actually a Peninsula and called San Francisco.

As long as those idiots are rioting and killing themselves, I say print more Muhhamad cartoons.

 
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At 8:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come you remove posts that aren't offensive? Kinda of weenie of you.

 
At 12:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw this cartoon about a guy who kept wussing out of a pizza eating contest. It was pretty funny but no riots happened because of it.

 
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What's Pleasantville? Some stupid chick flick?

 
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