The Elecktronick Tyger Roares
31 August 2006
  Technical Virgin

The original site was taken down after the server was overloaded after the PBS hooha.

And here's the other one:

As someone pointed out, George Carlin - who's done a lot worse in his career than this girl (the hitch hiker scene in Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back alone is more than these - and more offensive, in my opinion) can be Mr Conductor.

Then we have Peter Yarrow, who, as part of Peter Paul & Mary is practically one of the Major Saints of the PBS pantheon:

...pleaded guilty to taking "immoral and improper liberties" with a 14-year-old girl back in 1970.

As reported at the time, the girl and her 17-year-old sister went to Yarrow's hotel room seeking an autograph. Yarrow answered the door naked and made sexual advances that stopped short of intercourse. The 14-year-old resisted his advances but did not call for help. Yarrow served three months of a one-to three-year prison sentence and was pardoned by Carter in 1981.

(PP&M had released an album of children't songs entitled Peter Paul and Mommy a year or so earlier, incidentally.)

What Yarrow did was not, in fact, particularly out of line by the standards of rock music of the day; the article quoted above wonders if we'd even have heard of it if it had been Mick Jagger, and points out that in New York, the same offense would have been a misdemeanour.

But Melina Martinez answers a cattle call audition (apparently fifty young actresses were ther) seven years ago, does two risque but hardly obscene or pornographic PSA satires and gets fired from her PBS job when it comes out.

Ah, the double standard crossed with Bush-era pressure on PBS.

(Did you know that it is now PBS policy to blank out the mouths of speakers when they say something that gets bleeped so as not tooffend lip readers?)
14 August 2006
  Interesting SF short film
This short by Neill Blomkamp depicts a fictional world where extraterrestrials have become refugees in South Africa. Producers: Neill Blomkamp, Simon Hansen, Sharlto Copley, Shannon Worley.
03 August 2006
  Cat Herding commercial (Funny)
In 2001 EDS made a funny commercial which showed a group of Cowboys Herding cats.
  (Animaniacs) The Tiger Prince
A Spoof of The Lion King's introductory song, this song is about the circle of life, kinda.

Thoroughly evil; punchline's kinda telegraphed...

{It's being cranky about showing up in my Opera browser, so, if you have any problems with seeing the video, Here's the URL.}
01 August 2006
  (Animaniacs) Countries of the World
A song by the Animaniacs about the countries of the world.
My interests are broadranging -- comics, music, movies and good ol' science fiction mostly dominate. My Five Most Favouritest Films are (this week) Once Upon A Time in the West, Dark Star, O Lucky Man, Day for Night and Whatever I Watched Recently That Was Good. Currently that's Day for Night.

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