Thursday, April 22, 2010

'We Are All Eric Cartman'

The creepy thing is that this part of Sharia is already in place.

From HotAir:
Comedy Central Is Run By Terrifed Cowards

Last week, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone revisited the controversy of Muhammed being an untouchable religious figure in the media. Years ago, they aired an episode called “Super Best Friends“, which starred religious figures like Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Moses, and yes, Muhammed. They drew him as he’s been historically depicted. He talked. He had the powers of fire for some reason. No riots. No censorship. Comedy Central apparently had no qualms with it.

Then, a few years later, came the episode “Cartoon Wars“. Combined with rather apt mockery of Family Guy, they spoofed the Western fear of depicting Muhammed in the wake of the Jyllands-Posten cartoon riots. Just to remind people, this is what caused the riots.

The big climax of the episode was going to be that Family Guy would insert Muhammed into a single one of their disjointed, senseless scenes. No actual jokes about Islam or Muhammed would be made, but his mere appearance drove the country into a panic, fearing violence from Muslims.

To punctuate the message of the episode, at the end, Al Qaeda supposedly got their revenge by showing a horrifically cheesy anti-Jesus cartoon, basically showing Jesus defecating on people, and them defecating on him. The moral? You can insult Jesus all you like, but don’t you dare even show a picture of the prophet of Islam. The mere showing of Muhammed proved too controversial for the cowardly punks at Comedy Central, however, and at the last minute, they forced the censoring of the image of Muhammed.

That sniveling bunch of media pansies ended up providing quite an ironic twist to Parker and Stone’s satire. Well, the duo wasn’t finished. For their 200th episode, they decided to revisit the controversy. Knowing they couldn’t even show Muhammed, they built around the idea of first putting him in a Ryder truck, and then transferring him to a bear mascot outfit.

I won’t give away too much of the plot in order to avoid spoiling the episode, but it turned out to be a two-parter, just like the Cartoon Wars episodes. I’m currently watching the second part…and guess what?

Comedy Central forced the bleeping of every use of the name “Muhammed”.

Despite last week’s episode using it numerous times. Despite having shown him in a previous episode. Despite being made to look like fools when they censored Muhammed last time. They bleep every mention of Muhammed’s name. It’s ludicrous trying to watch the episode. They say his name over and over, until the dialogue sounds like Morse Code. Don’t worry, though.

Comedy Central still had no problem with Buddha snorting coke or Jesus looking at porn in the same episode.

We have reached Irony Overload.

There are lots of cracks about the phrase “the terrorists have won”. Well, this is one of the clearest, truest signs that they have. It’s utterly abominable, and everyone responsible for this craven, pusillanimous decision is a worthless coward.

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