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Friday, April 23, 2010

Fanatics of ALL Stripes

Two things that caught my eye recently...both interestingly related...


Facebook Follies
There is a Facebook group called "DEAR-LORD-THIS-YEAR-YOU-TOOK-MY-FAVORITE-ACTOR-PATRICK-SWAYZIE-YOU-TOOK-MY-FAVORITE-ACTRESS-FARAH-FAWCETT-YOU-TOOK-MY-FAVORITE-SINGER-MICHAEL-JACKSON-I-JUST-WANTED-TO-LET-YOU-KNOW-MY-FAVORITE-PRESIDENT-IS-BARACK-OBAMA-AMEN"

Please, please, please...someone try to defend this. I beg you. Had this group been created about George W. Bush I would have been just as outraged. Since when is it funny, hip, ironic, cool or even moral to call for the death a President? That's what this does, and quite frankly I find it disgusting.


South Park Creators Threatened
The creators of the quasi-cartoon South Park, Matt Parker and Trey Stone, have been threatened with death by a Muslin extremist group. Now I don't know how credible the threat is, but it doesn't matter, as in this day and age you have to take this stuff seriously. For the record I don't really like South Park, but gee, I express that feeling by simply not watching the show.


You are free to make all the connections you want between these two items.

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