Friday, March 2, 2012
BROADCAST WARNING! The video clip above contains violence that is explicit and really quite indefensible. It may also contain sex, bad language, dubious fashion choices, mockery, a smugly smart-assed attitude that may be offensive to rabbits and rabbit lovers, an inexplicably idiotic hunter, firearms that may not be legal in your jurisdiction if you failed to vote Conservative in the last federal election, and plodding music that may offend those who are tired of every cartoon in the world.
A scene from the guilty episode of Family Guy. Bugs Bunny has no idea what's coming next. Nor did one Canadian viewer, who since has never been the same.
Last July Global aired an episode of Family Guy, the outrageous and hugely popular cartoon, in which Fudd finally got a bullet into Bugs Bunny, after unsuccessfully tracking the rascally rabbit for decades now. “Bugs screamed and gripped his chest as blood poured out of him,” the council’s decision explained. “He died in a prolonged and dramatic manner, after which Fudd twisted Bugs’ neck and dragged Bugs’ lifeless body by the ears through a pool of blood.”
Anyhow, the council has ruled that Global didn’t sufficiently warn viewers that such violence was ahead, though how any viewer could be watching Family Guy and not know that it would be offensive — frequently and gleefully — remains a mystery.
The council has ordered Global to apologize, even though the ruling acknowledges that nothing on the broadcast contravened any codes, and that Global did, before the episode, warn viewers about sex and strong language and that the show was rated “14+.”Alas, Global neglected to use the standard warning, “This program contains a long and graphic scene of a cartoon rabbit being shot to death by a cartoon hunter with a speech impediment.”
Fans across the country are celebrating the 108th birthday of famed children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. C
elebratory activities for Dr. Seuss, who died in 1991 at the age of 87, are planned in his birthplacr of Springfield, Mass., as well as his longtime home of La Jolla, Calif. But the opening of The Lorax, his latest film to be adapted to the big screen, is said to be the national ode to the man to wrote such famed books as The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
March 2 also marks Read Across America Day, marked by Lorax stars Zac Efron, Danny DeVito, Taylor Swift, and Betty White.
19-year-old Ryan Kitching says his mom had been on his case for weeks about his messy bedroom. When he finally got around to cleaning it up, he stumbled on a lottery ticket that ended up being worth £52,981 (~$84,000).
“My mum had been nagging me for weeks to tidy my room so I started cleaning up and found a pile of old tickets,” said Ryan. “I was about to bin them but at the last minute I got this strange feeling that I should get them checked.”
Good thing too, because one of them was worth nearly five times Ryan’s Tesco salary.
“Next time she nags me to tidy my room I won’t need telling twice,” he said.
And it only took half a hundred grand.
Terrafugia's Transition Roadable Aircraft will be on display at the New York Auto Show between April 6 and 15, the first time that we will be able to see the much dreamt-about vehicle. The Transition is a street-legal car that has foldable wings. When the wings are down, the car becomes a single-propeller airplane capable of carrying the plane as far as 425 nautical miles, or about 787 kilometres.
Terrafugia says they've already taken 100 orders for the plane, which will cost the actually-quite-reasonable sum of $279,000. The first TRAs will be shipped by the end of the year.
Although Google blurred his face, the man claims he became the “laughing stock” of his small town and brought the suit for infringement of privacy to a court in Angiers. He wants his photo taken off and 10,000 euros (around $13,000). A Google lawyer has dismissed the suit as “implausible”.It sounds like a crazy lawsuit, but even if this Frenchman wins, I don’t think Google will be pissing itself over the loss. I just hope that this doesn’t set a dangerous anti-ridiculous-Street-View-image precedent, though.
Despite sleeping less as you age, a new study out of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the University of Pennslyvania found that sleep quality gets better with age.
Rresearchers found middle-aged people were most likely to suffer through a restless night.
However, the study concluded that by the time you are in your fifties, the odds of getting a good night's sleep were increased.
Cherry and Kathy Broderick, “Grapes’s good friend and producer on Hockey Night in Canada” will apparently be responsible for the @CoachsCornerCBC account.
The 78-year-old star of Coach's Corner announced this Twitter account during an interview with fellow CBC personality George Stroumboulopoulos on Thursday.
The account has over 4,000 followers so far.
Fast forward to last year, when Melbourne Zoo keeper Rohan Cleave captured the insect’s hatching process on film for the first time.
It’s both revolting and amazing at the same time. It’s revolzing!
I’ll show myself out.