Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Sex? No Problem. Satire, Ah, Not So Much

We're coming to you from the Save The Children Department today, here in the marbled halls of IM Central. StC, is a subsidy of Kids Got No Respect These Days Corporation in partnership with The International Fund To Ban The Export of Smart Ass American Humor.

It seems a television network in Venezuela got themselves in a bit of hot water because of some less than wholesome programming choices.

Venezuelan regulators are forcing a local TV station to show public service announcements as punishment for broadcasting "The Simpsons" during a time slot reserved for children's programs.The Televen channel yanked the animated hit from its lineup in April after regulators said its 11 a.m. showing violated broadcast rules intended to protect young viewers.

OK, our first thought was why aren't children in school at 11:00 in the morning, but then we remembered we were only in school at 11:00 on days our dear, sainted mother was paying close attention, so hurray for the birth of Hooky Planet!

"The Simpsons" returned to the air at night, and was replaced in the morning with "Baywatch Hawaii."

Yeah. Well, here's where we get a little confused because instead of this, they get this.

But, you know? We don't have a problem with that.

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