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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:31 PM
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Saddam forced to watch himself in SouthPark movie
Saddam's cartoon capers Monday August 28, 08:11 AM

Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is being made to watch his appearance in cult cartoon South Park while he is behind bars.

The deposed leader on trial in Iraq was featured in the movie spin-off as the lover of the devil. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut featured Hussein and Satan attempting to take over the world together.

Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone said US Marines guarding the former dictator during his trial for genocide were making him watch the movie "repeatedly".

"I have it on pretty good information from the Marines on detail in Iraq that they showed him the movie last year. That's really adding insult to injury. I bet that made him really happy," Stone said.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/28082006/344/saddam-s-cartoon-...
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:33 PM
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1. Parker and Stone are RW (oops, I mean libertarian) freaks
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:34 PM
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2. How utterly embarassing...
...for the Marines, NOT for Saddam.

Childish, stupid, sophmoric... :eyes:
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CrushTheDLC Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:34 PM
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3. I've heard Satan wasn't too happy about the way he was portrayed either.
:evilfrown:
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:35 PM
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4. If true, this is childish bullshit
Given Saddam's limited English skills and his obvious mental fortitude, this is a waste of time.
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Mr. Blonde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:37 PM
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5. I don't think you have to understand english
to get what they were saying about him.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:45 PM
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9. I can't even understand them
They're worse then Melvin and the Chipmunks.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:51 PM
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12. That is a great point
see my post #11 right below.

With Saddam's limited English and his innate inner strength, this is an exercise in amateurville.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:54 PM
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14. Bush peed hisself laughin, tho. We are the Boorish Bully Fratboy Nation.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 12:01 AM
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18. I, unfortunately, carry that image in my head.
Those twerps sitting around a table with their BlackBerries and saying shit like "Great idea, Jason P Yellow! That will really get their attention! Mission accomplished now fer sure!".
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Ravy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 10:51 AM
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27. Yes, there was a lot of fartin' going on in that movie. (n/t)
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 10:50 AM
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26. Melvin and the Chipmunks?
Is that the dollar store knock off of Alvin and the Chipmunks?
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Ravy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 10:53 AM
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29. When the adolescent Alvin went into rehab...
...I believe Melvin took over.
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 11:24 AM
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33. Melvin and the Squirrels?
A part of the "Rodent Invasion" as told by the Simpsons Comic Book Guy?
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:48 PM
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11. The real deal is this...
I have been involved in a little of this sort of thing.

I am always amazed that we think that what might drive us over the edge will work on someone from a totally different culture.
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Mr. Blonde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:54 PM
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13. I didn't say I thought it would work
just that I'm quite sure that Saddam knew exactly what they were saying about him.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:57 PM
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16. I am with bananas (#9). I cannot understand most of the dialogue
in that episode.

I really doubt that Hussein caught any of it.

And you can bet that if we translated it that it was totally unintelligible.

I certainly didn't intend to imply that you "thought it would work".
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:38 PM
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6. Perhaps he has a sense of humor?
eom
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Ravy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:40 PM
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7. If Bush is ever convicted, I hope they show him how he was
protrayed in The Exorcist. Taking over a little girl like that... disgusting.
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Howardx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:45 PM
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8. pazuzu resents the comparison
n/t
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:55 PM
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15. lol
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 11:46 PM
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10. The Fonz would be proud.
We have Jumped the Shark as a nation. I have too.. I'm listening to Blink-182.
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 12:01 AM
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17. That is so post-abu-G Rumsfeld.
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bananarepublican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 12:21 AM
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19. When will Trey and Matt go after Bush? Are they scared sh*tless? n/t
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Blackthorn Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 12:44 AM
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20. I take it you never saw Team America
Edited on Tue Aug-29-06 12:45 AM by Blackthorn
Or are you like the 90% of Americans who were born without a sense of irony.
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bananarepublican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 02:28 AM
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22. Point taken! "America... f*ck yeah!" They should do more though...
... in the interests of being "fair and balanced".

Blackthorn, you jogged my memory. I stand corrected.
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kiki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 10:44 AM
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25. Feh, Bush doesn't appear in Team America
TA satirises gung-ho American militarism, to be sure, but Matt and Tre's utter reluctance to tackle Bush himself is pathetic. Whenever they do show him on SP, it's this grey little guy who bears absolutely no resemblance to the real thing - interesting that the only way to show Bush in a positive or even neutral light is to basically pretend that he's a completely different person. M&T, who obviously consider themselves satirists of some sort, should be ashamed at their cowardice.

And I'm a 10-year South Park fan.
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Blackthorn Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 06:16 PM
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34. Why do they need to attack Bush personally?
I think its far more poignant to go after the gung-ho militarism, the self-inflated arrogance and one-eyedness of the American psyche. All of which have been manipulated by Bush et al. I respect them more after TA because they tackled some issues that the people who just slag Bush completely miss.
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kiki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:16 AM
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35. I see your point, but
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 05:17 AM by kiki
it's not just a matter of attacking him "personally". This is someone whose every public action is like a 100-foot neon sign advertising the fact that he is utterly incapable of doing his job, so to present him as "just another harmless li'l president" as M&T do is naive at best and deceptive at worst. Not to mention the fact that their episode with Al Gore picked on and magnified every tiny little flaw in Gore's personality that the corporate media could invent - and yet Bush is "Mr Normal".

And of course, M&T have remained completely silent on the Bush admin's policies as well, and often parrot the most idiotic MSM talking points. Their Hurricane Katrina episode, for example, took the angle of "Hey, it's complicated, we'll never know who was really responsible, let's stop playing the blame game". Very fucking convenient if the guy you're too terrified to criticise is the one who is 100% to blame.
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Blackthorn Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:38 PM
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36. I see where you're coming from.
I haven't seen the episodes you're referring to. But really, playing the blame game *is* pointless. People are dead. You don't fix houses or get people food by pointing fingers. Facetious point I know, but still, perhaps a point they were trying to make?
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 10:53 AM
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30. To be fair, they did a series called "That's My Bush"
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 01:03 AM
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21. Are we, the US citizens, suppose to be proud of this?
I'm not.
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ermoore Donating Member (474 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 10:37 AM
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23. What's the problem?
Yeah, maybe this is a little childish, but it's still pretty funny. I hope they're also making him watch Citizen Kaine, the Vagina Monologues, and really bad children's cartoons. I kinda figured that since they're in Iraq and bootleg DVD's there being what they are, they probably had a copy of the South Park movie with some Arabic subtitles at least.
Parker and Stone are great, btw.
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Kickoutthejams23 Donating Member (354 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 10:52 AM
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28. The problem is as a country
We should hold ourselves to much much higher standards in our treatment of prisoners. We should lead by good example not be the bullies of the world.
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ermoore Donating Member (474 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 11:01 AM
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31. Right . . .
And showing him a movie where he is made fun of and ridiculed makes us a bully? Look I would bet that Saddam is one of the most comfortable prisoners in the world, in any prison system, and if this is the most Saddam has to complain about in regards to his imprisonment then he's doin' fine (considering why he's in prison in the first place).
Again, how is this low-standard treatment? It's not like Clockwork Orange where they're making him watch. Get a grip. This is childish, but it's also harmless.
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Sailor for Warner Donating Member (615 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 11:06 AM
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32. Hes got his Doritos
I think hes allright.
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RedStateShame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 10:40 AM
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24. "Who is this Brian Boitano, and what threat does he pose to me?"
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