Last week's midseason "South Park" premiere was maybe the single most offensive show in the program's history, and that's quite an accomplishment. (Judge for yourself by clicking here, but please send the kids out of the room. Please.) I thought Matt Stone and Trey Parker could never "top" the unspeakable Lemmiwinks episode, but last week's combination of rape and racism upped the ante.
The episode's B-story involved the SP kids' reaction to "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," which comes to DVD this week. Matt and Trey took an old fanboy saying to the extreme: When "The Phantom Menace" hit theaters in 1999, the unfortunately popular line on sites like Ain't It Cool News was to say that "George Lucas raped my childhood" by making such a bad film; "South Park" went ahead and showed George Lucas actually raping Indiana Jones. Stan and Kyle go to the cops and ask them to arrest Lucas and Steven Spielberg, which leads to celebration and relief the world over.
It's debatable who Matt and Trey were taking aim at with this storyline: Lucas and Spielberg, for making a rather disappointing "Indy" movie; fanboys, for treating a bad movie like it's the worst thing that could ever happen to them; or both. I was one of those weepy fanboys, but I'm planning on buying the "Crystal Skull" DVD tonight after work.
Thanks to my new twitter friend Rogbark for twitting this to me.
Sketch comedy from BBC3's Man Stroke Woman. Series 1 Episode 6. Nicholas Burns, Daisy Haggard, Ben Crompton and Nick Frost.
Does anyone else have a "Man Cold"? :)
Journalists in Chicago know Andy Martin all to well and it would only take a quick news search on the internet to find he is no "journalist."
(But he does like to sue them for pointing out his past.)
Still, somehow, Martin found himself the main source for a 6 minute "documentary" on Fox News' Hannity and Colmes that said Obama was trained by Bill Ayers and Louis Farrakhan to take over the country in some kind of socialist revolution.
In the "documentary" Martin is labeled an "author & journalist."
Political watchers may remember Martin was a gadfly in the Republican gubernatorial primary and U.S. Senate primary this spring. He has run for a litany of offices in several states, including president.