Friday, March 30, 2007

Today in Extraordinarily Odd

In another hilarious cafeteria based prank, and this time it’s actually funny (unlike that Bangladesh chef who fed everyone dog or fox). 18 students were fed donuts laced with laxatives and they got all upset. If you look at this another way, it’s actually kind of a gift. The chef may have been concerned about the type of food his budget allowed and as a result he was protesting and rescuing the kids in the only way he knew how. Harm minimization. If he couldn’t stop them from eating the junk, the least he could do was make sure if didn’t remain in their systems long enough to give them cancer or contribute to their pending obesity related death. Shame on his firers. SHAME [source]

While reports that the Department of Homeland Security were involved in a paranoid massed banning of the film TRON were fictional, is there something going on underneath here that Disney doesn’t want us to know about? Is Disney, in fact, secretly looking for a way to disguise the fact that they desperately want to be rid of thousands of copies of TRON that no one wants but they’re too embarrassed to throw them in the garbage out back? Truthfully though, Disney really has had to alter its products due to the fear tactic happy Government. For years, the soundtrack to Aladdin contained the lyric "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face..." which, due to a national security panic, had to be changed to "Where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense...". Just in case we pissed off the violent extremist Middle Easterners who enjoy a good animated feature every now and then and who would attack us by calling them barbaric. Hoax or no hoax; the basic fact remains: if you don’t stop children from seeing or hearing these minute arbitrary cultural nuances they will definitely kill everyone. Just as there is no room for hesitation with the DHS there apparently is no room for calm rational thought either. [source]

1 comment:

Disoriented Nomad said...

What's so frightening, is that in this day and age, that is totally possible. Seriously. It could happen with this administration. Scary.