January 21, 2005
The perils of pop culture deprivation

I thought that James Dobson's bizarre obsession with SpongeBob's sexuality would easily be the dumbest thing I'd read this week, but damn if Jim Henley didn't find something even dumber. Do we need to start putting warning labels that read "This is fiction. That means it's not real." on all pop-culture products for the benefit of clueless conservative commentators?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 21, 2005 to General snarkiness | TrackBack

Umm, he calls it a "fictitious show," in the sentence following Henley's excerpt, so I think the answer to your question is no in his case.

I'm not especially a Cal Thomas fan, but is it really THAT big a stretch for him to suggest a fictional television show might prompt some thought about vulnerabilities that exist at home? Such a stretch that he's clueless?

Or is he clueless merely because you disagree with him that any such domestic vulnerabilities exist?

Posted by: kevin whited on January 21, 2005 9:57 AM

I still think the SpongeBob SquarePants incident is the dumbest thing yet. After all, Fox FX is promoting "Small Pox" as "It's all true. It just hasn't happened yet".

Posted by: William Hughes on January 21, 2005 10:56 AM

Actually, I think this may be the dumbest of all.


So the kid "didn't have the energy or the time" for homework over the summer for his honors pre-calculus class. It's over, dude. That was last year. Something tells me that he's setting up an excuse for a poor showing on an AP exam.

I only wish the family had gone to a lawyer, who charged them so much to lose this idiotic suit that they had to dip into Sparky's college funds, which in turn caused him to get some big fat student loans. Then let's talk about "a lot of undue stress".

Oh, and a guy dressed up as Spongebob asked me if I liked Gladiator movies in a Burger King men's room....so maybe....just take it for what it's worth.

Posted by: Patrick on January 21, 2005 12:18 PM