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Friday, March 17, 2006

Entertainment is news. News is entertainment.

Jessica Simpson (no relation to Lisa or Bart—although they are all, I suppose, cartoons) has snubbed President Bush and that's enough to make headline news this week on The Drudge Report and elsewhere.

What? She's a political king maker?

Also in the This-Is-Important? category is the story of Tom Cruise and Isaac Hayes protesting an episode of the South Park cartoon show mocking both Cruise and Scientology (providing the answer—or punchline—to the query, in case anyone was asking: What's the similarity between radical Islam and Scientology?)

We are not just witnessing the blurring of entertainment and news, we're seeing the blurring of CARTOONS and REALITY.

Parker and Stone are my new heroes for releasing this statement in response:

So, Scientology, you have won THIS battle, but the million-year war for Earth has just begun...

Temporarily anozinizing our episode will NOT stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies. Curses and drat! You have obstructed us for now, but your feeble bid to save humanity will fail! Hail Xenu!!!
That's the most appropriate response I've yet heard to the lunacy that is now our society's mainstream conversation.


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