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Last updated on July 27th, 2017 at 06:43 am
“South Park,” the popular Comedy Central show about the misadventures of a group of four Colorado boys, criticized the news media Wednesday night for its overhyped coverage of Hurricane Katrina. In the episode, two of the boys, Stan Marsh and Eric Cartman, accidentally crash a boat into a beaver dam, flooding an entire town. In the aftermath, local and national media blame it on global warming, ridiculously exaggerate the extent of the damage, make up stories of rape, murder, “cannabilism,” and tell tales of “hundreds of millions” of deaths in a town of 8,000 people.
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- No red plastic cups??Posted by thefrollickingmole on 10/20 at 11:53 AM • permalink
- They didn’t blame Canada?Posted by Mr. Bingley on 10/20 at 12:15 PM • permalink
- Why aren’t Geraldo and Shepherd Smith down in Cancun covering the tragedy that is George Bush’s Wilma? Is it the off-season?Posted by richard mcenroe on 10/20 at 03:24 PM • permalink
- #5 How could anyone blame Canada? They are good and pure and the source of enlightenment for the rest of us.
#6 My husband didn’t get the Jew reference, since he had not received the memo from the Hollywood celebrities and peaceful Muslims that the Jews are the source of true evil in the world. So, I had to inform them that we are now to blame them for everything.
- Hope others, too, find South Park unwatchably unfunny. A very pathetic series.
One lame premise padded, stretched for 25 sad minutes.
I like its politics, its stance; I wish it wasn’t such a lazy, underwritten crap.
Please liberate your minds and admit to yourself that it’s shit! I know it’s not easy.Posted by Honkie Hammer on 10/20 at 03:40 PM • permalink
- What should we watch instead, Honkie Hammer, art films about gay cowboys eating pudding?Posted by andycanuck on 10/20 at 04:22 PM • permalink
- Well, I don’t know about the pudding, but they’ve made a gay cowboy film.Posted by rick mcginnis on 10/20 at 04:34 PM • permalink
- I kinda agree with Honkie Hammer. The show does well at pushing the envelope, but that’s really the only thing it does well. I can’t say I find it “unwatchably unfunny”, but I’m not exactly seeking it out to watch either, because there’s only so much toilet humor I can take in any given month. Give me the Simpsons over that any day.
- Since I didn’t catch it last night, can anyone tell me when it will rerun? I know Comedy Channel usually reruns the again right away, but is it this Saturday, or when? I’ll tape it. (no tivo)Posted by JorgXMcKie on 10/20 at 06:06 PM • permalink
- The creators of South Park know it is crap. And I believe the warning at the beginning of the show says the show is not suitable viewing for anyone. At least that’s what I think it says, since I ignore the warning. Yes, the show is raunchy, but it is very good satire. Satire, by definition, holds no topics off limits.
- Actually geoff, Cartman said it best way back in Episode One:
The Visitors is still one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen on television.Posted by Spiny Norman on 10/20 at 06:57 PM • permalink
- I Broke the DamPosted by JSthecorrect on 10/20 at 07:40 PM • permalink
- I live in the NO area and laughed my ass off. Strangely, I haven’t seen many followups from the pompous asses who said Brown (FEMA guy) and Bush should have assigned someone to watch to news so they would know what was going on. HA! I heard one of the National Guard commanders complaining because they were ordered to chase after each of the assine rumors that the media came up with. Of course being a journalist means never having to say you’re sorry (unless losing a libel action).
- Deadman—yeah, but your apology even then only has to be subscription only behind the Times’ firewall…Posted by richard mcenroe on 10/20 at 08:00 PM • permalink
- South Park has its moments.
I love it that it takes the piss out of everyone.
It would be wrong to describe the lads as either left or right. They appear to be libertarians to me.Posted by Darlene Taylor on 10/20 at 08:44 PM • permalink
- Dave S—there’s literally a virtual penumbra around the word “literally” that practically adapts it to whatever use the writer needs. It’s a tough Roe to hoe for one word…Posted by richard mcenroe on 10/20 at 09:08 PM • permalink
- You can download episodes from www.lando.co.uk and Matt and Trey are pretty cool about it.
I broke the Dam.
- thanks Dan Lewis, i was begining to think no one else had downloaded and watched it, as my witty “ I broke the Dam” went unresponded!Posted by JSthecorrect on 10/21 at 12:47 AM • permalink
- er..”ridiculous exaggeration” -Ian Mayes,the ombudsman for the Guardian investigates Benjamin Joffe Walt,Shanghai correspondent and his story about the ‘killing’ of democracy activist Lu Banglie by uniformed chinese mob.
Says by his own admission Joffe -Walt had knowingly endangered his local chinese taxi driver by not mentioning the risks plus watched Lu’s beating from the car and left the scene without lifting a finger to help him.Lu’s eye was not out of it’s socket and the ligaments in his neck were not broken.
Within a day Lu turned up 1500 km away in his home town,dizzy and bruised but with no serious injuries.The 25 yr old reporter’s main experience was 6 month’s on a South African newspaper until it closed.When he filed he was not asked how clearly he could see the things he was describing and the Guardian desk in London did not ask him of his state of mind at the time of writing.
The report of Lu’s supposedly fatal beating has done as yet unknowable damage, not just to the Guardian and the journalist but to China’s grassroots democracy movement and perhaps to the practice of foreign journalism in China. (Catherine Armitage,China correspondent The Australian.)
- I’m gonna have to start watching this show.
The Simpsons on the other hand, who I LOVE more than almost anything, are beginning to get a little preachy and a little too topical for my liking, with unfunny jokes about unilateralism and America’s anthem being a hymn to war…nothing clever in all that.
But I still LOVE you Simpsons!
- I didn’t break the dam, but I’m pretty sure I would have, if I only got this joke. But I don’t.Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 10/21 at 12:23 PM • permalink
- I saw someone committing pyronecrophilia! OMG!! It killed Kenny!!Posted by JorgXMcKie on 10/21 at 01:09 PM • permalink
- Hilarious,bloody hilarious.Posted by starboardside on 10/21 at 06:27 PM • permalink
- I paid to have the damn broken.
What, you think all those years in the service of Our Dark Master Karl and I learned nothing?Posted by richard mcenroe on 10/21 at 07:12 PM • permalink
- #47 – Go to http://www.lando.co.uk , download the episode and watch.
All will become clear.
Goddamnit, I broke the damn!
- “Your doing a heck of a job Brownie,” Commander in Chimp.Posted by timmys still a wingnut on 10/22 at 12:15 AM • permalink
- I told Dan Rather GWB’s old National guard records were in the dam, so HE broke the damPosted by thefrollickingmole on 10/22 at 10:25 AM • permalink
It’s funny cuz it’s true…