3/14/2006

No More Salty Balls

Lose The Noose grieves for the upcoming departure of South Park's "Chef" played by Isaac Hayes. Everyone by now has heard his explanation: his objection to the religious mockery. Hayes is a Scientologist, and the series has had segments involving his religion- funny, too, we might interject here. The writers point out that Hayes has not voiced objection to the many instances where practically every other religion on the planet has been fodder for their toilet-genre juvenilia. Hayes describes a line between satire and intolerance. Amid all this cartoon fury- where is that line? Are there things too sacred, too special, things we hold so dearly that they should NOT be the subject of a joke? Are we becoming desensitized, immune to outrage and decency- have we lowered the bar too much on whats funny? We say the more we can make fun of, frankly, the better.
See, we think satire is a valid means of expression around here. So long, Chef. Let us hope your selective sensitivity serves as a beacon for peripheral animated characters everywhere.

20 comments:

Ron Nasty said...

Never liked that show. No matter how much reefer I smoked, it still wasn't as funny as The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said...

Scientology, although not the one, true religion, IS a religion, and thus should not be separated from the state. But from cartoons? Oh you betcha! Even Kyle's mom (who's a big fat bitch, she's the biggest bitch in the whole wide world) would agree.

P.S. What would Brian Boitano do about this?

thedonkeythatwontcopouthue said...

Whos the black scientologist
Thats a hypocrite to other schtick?
SHAFT!
Youre damn right!

Who is the man that'd risk his sag dues
For Thomas Cruise?
SHAFT!
Can you dig it?

The Fat Lady Sings said...

Not a big fan of South Park. I do find it funny on occasion - but it's just not my style of humor. As for Hayes - I think he's being a bit hypocritical. Now - I don't know if he's ever objected before - but I think he should have walked when they were dissing Christians and Muslims - not just Scientologists. And from what I've heard - they were lampooning Tom Cruise - not necessarily the religion itself. Frankly – I think old Tom there could use a little perspective on life. I really think he needs a good boot in the rear; and if South Park’s decided to give it to him – then I say more power to Cartman! And this time, I hope Kenny’s the one who kills him!

a rose is a rose said...

now if only we could get john ravolta, tom i-love-to-cruise, jenna i'm far from an elfman, kirstie i'll do anything for a buck ally and others to retire as well - the WORLD would be a far far far better place.

prejudiced? you bet i am

fosco said...

Donkey that can't copulate huh?


I say they get Barry White, that would fix his hypocrite punk ass.

Shelly said...

no more stinky britches??
Aw...

Rory Shock said...

A voice of a cartoon character leaves the show over a cartoon belief system ... wonder if someone has to draw his ass in the morning before he can go about his business ... this will be worth it ... for the satire that it will spawn ... without spawning grounds for satire the world would be a bleak and shitty place ... so thanks Isaac for the donation to the satire spawning ground conservancy ...

The Disinterested Bitch said...

Rory- what if the voice of Stewie leaves??? Maybe their contracts should stipulate that they cannot throw hissy fits over pc on shows that make fun of pc.

Rhino-itall said...

Barry White is dead, long live Barry White

crackerhue said...

I remember reading 'Final Blackout' when I was 12 and thinking that L Ron Hubbard was a hack.

Screw the darkies, they dont work anyways. He should be replaced by a real life scenario. Gunga Din or Speedy Gonzalez perhaps?

Donkeys Are Democrats Dot Com said...

What are you saying, crackerhue? That a Mexican cartoon character would be a better employee? Are you suggesting that the cartoon industry should relax its borders? Are you resorting to cartoon stereotypes? With the sweep of a pen, cartoon racism could be eradicated. BUT DO WE SEIZE THAT OPPORTUNITY? NO! The artists are the problem, not the voice actors. If Chef was replaced by Jessica Rabbit and the voice of Melanie Griffith, you would be watching South Park in your bathroom with some lotion. Why must you be such an ass?

LILY BRANFORD said...

What? No mention of Chef being a school employee, a UNION member? Race, public schools, religion, Hollywood spirituistics, cartoons, unions... no wonder you came over! Stampede!!!!

Like a moth to a lightbulb, a republican to a pig roast, Abramoff to a hatter, a hippie to Ben and Jerry's... the animals are drawn.

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Hey Ron Nasty, my guru- if moths like light so much, why don't they just come out in the damn daytime?

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And "What are you trying to do, scare me to me, mon?" Mandy is great, by the way.

Donkeyhue said...

Dont get your panties all patchouli'ed up. Im sure as a part timer he wasnt eligible for union status, and by darkie I didnt meant to offend I meant colored.

This is another perfect example of the hollywood liberal not in my back yard politics. Jews? Screw em! Canadians? Give me the boot eh! Catholics? Crucify em!

BUT DONT YOU DARE MESS WIT DIANETICS

How long before the Hayes/Streisand collaboration???

GraemeAnfinson said...

fuck shaft (no pun intended) I love the show, don't always agree with it, but I love it.

Kvatch said...

Catch South Park about once a year (and always the most offensive episode), but I don't have much sympathy for Hayes. He sucked at the SP-Teat for a long time. He's had his 15 minutes.

Neil Shakespeare said...

That line between satire and tolerance runs right between you and me.

Dude said...

And lets not forget...Scientology is damned funny!

fosco said...

Tom Cruise is one damned funny asswipe.

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