On Draw Muhammad Day

Today is “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day.” The day was declared in the aftermath of Comedy Central’s censoring of a recent South Park. Muhammad, who had appeared in 2001 in the episode “Super Best Friends” was depicted wearing a bear suit; Sunni Muslims find depictions of the Prophet offensive, and editorial cartoons in Denmark resulted inContinue reading “On Draw Muhammad Day”

On South Park, the Prophet Muhammad, and Censorship

This, to the left, is the Prophet Muhammad. He appeared in the 2001 episode of South Park, “Super Best Friends.” He could shoot fire from his hands, and he battled evil alongside fellow religious icons Buddha, Krishna, and Joseph Smith. This, to the right, is also the Prophet Muhammad. He’s wearing a bear suit, likeContinue reading “On South Park, the Prophet Muhammad, and Censorship”

On Answering the Television Meme

A few days ago I posted a television meme; I’d name off seven television series, and my readers could guess who my favorite characters were from those series. Well, that didn’t generate a lot of response. :p The five that weren’t guessed: AnimaniacsThis one was mildly tricksey. It’s Pinky, of Pinky & the Brain fame.Continue reading “On Answering the Television Meme”

On New Avatars

Look for Allyn Gibson around the ‘net, and chances are there’s a little South Park Allyn attached to the posting. Which is fine, but I’ve been using some variant on that venerable icon for a number of years. I needed a new look. I’d branched out maybe a year ago; I started using my name,Continue reading “On New Avatars”

On a Television Meme

Seen on several friends’ pages in the blogosphere: Post a list of seven TV shows you love (current or canceled). Have your friends list guess your favorite character from each show. When guessed, bold the line and write a little bit about why you like that character. Post in your own journal. Seven television shows,Continue reading “On a Television Meme”