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The Armenian Radio was asked: "Is it true that comrade cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin won a car during a street fair in Moscow?"

The Armenian Radio answers: "Basically yes, but it was not in Moscow, rather in Kiev, and it was not his car, but his bike and it was not comrade cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, but comrade highschool teacher Gagarin and he did not win it, but it was stolen."
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The other day, while doing our weekly shop, I bought for my two children Benjamin and Ofelia, a packet of Haribo Maoam lemon-and-lime confectionery. It was only after I was leaving the checkout that I noticed the appalling illustration on the packaging. This consists of a lemon and lime locked in what appears to be a carnal encounter. the lime, who I assume to be the gentleman in this coupling, has a particularly lurid and distasteful expression on his face.

I demanded to see the shop manager and during a heated exchange my wife became quite distressed and had to sit down in the car park.

I was told to register my complaint with the manufacturer. I'm glad I spotted this before my young children, who are both very sensitive.

My wife and I have always tried to maintain their innocence - and to think our years of careful parenting could have been wrecked by, of all things, a sweet wrapper makes me livid.

I received a reply from the company saying that the wrapper design had been introduced in Germany in 2002 with a view to making the fruit figures 'more modern and lively' to 'better appeal to the consumer.' It said 'at no point was it intended to create sexual images.' It had been shown to a number of children and adults of different age groups, none of whom has made any comments referring to sexual content.

I consider this response to be less than satisfactory. As a member of our local church, I'm now urging other members of our flock to boycott Haribo products until this illustration is removed.

SIMON SIMPKINS
Pontefract, West Yorkshire.


http://www.melonfarmers.co.uk/nw.htm#Bitter_and_Bonkers_3952

How terrified do you have to be of sex to see something filthy in cartoon fruit? And think that it will corrupt your children?
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http://adammacqueen.blogspot.com/2009/08/this-person-cannot-really-exist-can-he.html

Letter to the Daily Mail:
"The other day, while doing our weekly shop, I bought for my two children Benjamin and Ofelia, a packet of Haribo Maoam lemon-and-lime confectionery. It was only after I was leaving the checkout that I noticed the appalling illustration on the packaging. This consists of a lemon and lime locked in what appears to be a carnal encounter. the lime, who I assume to be the gentleman in this coupling, has a particularly lurid and distasteful expression on his face.

I demanded to see the shop manager and during a heated exchange my wife became quite distressed and had to sit down in the car park.

I was told to register my complaint with the manufacturer. I'm glad I spotted this before my young children, who are both very sensitive.

My wife and I have always tried to maintain their innocence - and to think our years of careful parenting could have been wrecked by, of all things, a sweet wrapper makes me livid.

I received a reply from the company saying that the wrapper design had been introduced in Germany in 2002 with a view to making the fruit figures 'more modern and lively' to 'better appeal to the consumer.' It said 'at no point was it intended to create sexual images.' It had been shown to a number of children and adults of different age groups, none of whom has made any comments referring to sexual content.

I consider this response to be less than satisfactory. As a member of our local church, I'm now urging other members of our flock to boycott Haribo products until this illustration is removed.

SIMON SIMPKINS
Pontefract, West Yorkshire."


How sexually repressed do you have to be to get aggravated about this?
I will probably entertain myself all through the day by reading out this letter in my "Disgusted from Surrey"-voice. XD

Ye Gods!

Aug. 5th, 2009 03:58 pm
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As if Failblog wasn't bad enough when it comes to robbing you of all your faith in humanity, now there is this:

http://ugliesttattoos.com/
and
http://itemnotasdescribed.com/

I am going for a nice intensive shower now.
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... where BBC Radio 4 still has the power to offend.

"Christian Concern for our Nation are probably wishing they lived in Ireland right now. In their latest mailshot they urge readers to complain to the BBC about “blasphemy” on Radio 4’s Now Show:

The BBC Radio 4’s Now Show has allowed a blasphemous satirical tirade against the Lord Jesus and the Word of God. We urge you to complain to the BBC (click here) at the offence caused to Christians and the corrupting effect of this kind of behaviour on a vulnerable audience.

They also helpfully provide a pdf transcript of Marcus Brigstock’s tirade, in which he opines uncontroversially that the Bible contains

acts of wanton genocide, infanticide, fratricide, straight murder, rape, pedophilia, enslavement, brutality and frankly, a level of sexism that would make John McCririck go “woo steady, now give the little ladies a break”

(ctd. on http://www.mediawatchwatch.org.uk/2009/07/24/bbcs-satirical-tirade-provokes-christian-complaints/)

Also:


Shake Mr. Brigstocke's hand when you see him, please.
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There is hope.
Happy CSD, peeps.
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Absolutely hilarious:
http://www.postmodernbarney.com/2009/04/uncomfortable-plot-summaries/

(brought to you by the Incredible [livejournal.com profile] karohemd)
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Their police force now includes Force users:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8003067.stm

Makes sense really. Jedi have always been tough on those wearing hoods.
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:-D I could not resist. Never has blasphemy sounded so uplifting.

(Contains strong language and blasphemy. So if you are not hot on either, listen to something else instead.)



Enjoy.
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A GERMAN evangelical pastor has incurred the wrath of Germany’s favourite toy company, Playmobil, by using one of its Klicky figurines to create an Eve with boobs, and by nailing another to a miniature cross.


http://freethinker.co.uk/2009/04/05/biblical-figurines-%E2%80%98breach-copyright%E2%80%99/

Playmobil. It's not just for children:
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(passing on the good stuff from [livejournal.com profile] karohemd for your delectation)

Part 1
Segment 2
Limb 3

This is the pilot episode, which forms Season One, which entails the entire goddamn series, because people obviously prefer to watch full-length ads like "Sex and the City" to animated blood, guts and boobies.
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Personally, I think that he is simply taking the piss. You can see him run out of material towards the end. If he is serious, however, I am bracing for feminist fury flying. And rightly so.


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Forrest Gump: One Take. One Minute



Kill Bill: Two films. One take. One minute:


Courtesy of the University of York Film-making society.

Ace!
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Ist aber ein bisschen böse. Ich bitte zu verzeihen. :-P



Mehr:
http://www.titanic-magazin.de/uploads/pics/0311-amokformular_04.gif
http://www.titanic-magazin.de/uploads/pics/0220-rihanna_01.gif

Ach ja, man müsste mal wieder "Titanic" lesen. Aber ohne Walter Moers macht's keinen Spaß.
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Nine Inch Noëls

Warning: Might make your brain melt. Also contains an expletive.

Pay your respects to/pour your scorn onto [livejournal.com profile] karohemd
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Now there's a combination I never thought I'd see. The song fits the film, though.
Unfortunately you people unequipped with teutonic language skills won't understand the song and you people ignorant of great british comedies of the 80s will wonder who those badly-dressed people are. So, this is really very elistist, I guess. Sorry. :-S

Still, funny to some.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QArocEUp7xE

Carl Weathers for Predator Governor

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