Thursday, January 18, 2007

Crapcartoontown..

Hey, I saw the infamous Popetown. My opinion? The BBC axed it because it was not funny. And it would upset a religious group in the bargain, so why take such a risk for what is essentially a load of rubbish? If I was in the position of the BBC I'd probably have made the same decision, not so much for fear of upsetting people but because showing complete rubbish that will upset people at the same time is not worth it. Those who want to can buy it on video, nobody should pay a license to watch crap TV. Not because they have the right not to be offended. To show something that is offensive yet funny is worth it. To show what is unfunny yet inoffensive may be worth a gamble, a rubbish cartoon can fill the spaces. But a crap cartoon which may offend in the meantime? No point at all.

Jerry Springer The Opera was funny. But this aint. One word? Yawn.

6 comments:

Political Umpire said...

Agree, save that if being rubbish was a bar to being on the BBC the schedules would be a lot shorter than at present.

a very public sociologist said...

Yeah. Sticking cocktails sticks into my eyes would have been more fun than this.

Liz said...

Fortunately it's not just me lacking in humour - this really is crap!

james higham said...

Agreed - it must be one or the other.

Political Umpire said...

Liz, welcome back to Blighty on the coldest day of the winter so far (what was that Crowded House song you quoted a while ago ...). Not entirely what you need with jetlag and the atrociously uncivilised environment that is Heathrow at 5:30am (which I'm guessing is when you arrived if you flew through Asia). Still, there's no place like home . . .

Silly remarks aside, I hope things get sorted soon for you at this end and you return to the blogosphere when you find the time.

Liz said...

Hi PU,

I arrived yesterday afternoon so it wasn't too bad. Believe it or not the cold isn't as bad as I anticipated (clearly it must have been a very mild winter so far). I guess when there is not much wind or damp the cold in itself feels a bit less oppressive.

For once in my life I welcome the winter, it actually feels refreshing. I was not able to enjoy the Southern summer on my trip (or at least what little summer I saw before I got back). Right now everything appears to suck as far as I am concerned so I am coping by taking pleasure in little things when I can.