Saturday, April 19, 2008

As if I needed another good reason...

Today, the pope preempted cartoons.

Do you hear me? He preempted the Saturday morning cartoons! Millions of kids (and me) across North America tuned in to watch Skunk Fu and Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! and there was the pope, mumbling and looking scary.

So, I have another reason to be pissed at the pope. He's claimed the soul of my daughter (fortunately, I don't think she has one), shielded abusive priests, insults secularists and atheists like normal people have bowel movements, and now he deprived me of The Batman.

To be fair, Canadian television did not (at least I didn't see it) preempt any regularly scheduled programming to show a former HJ praying in a foreign language.

Anyway, I watched Outbreak instead, which is an astonishingly poorly written film:

Casey Schuler: I hate this bug.
Colonel Sam Daniels: Oh, come on, Casey. You have to admire its simplicity. It's one billionth our size and it's beating us.
Casey Schuler: So, what do you want to do, take it to dinner?
Colonel Sam Daniels: No.
Casey Schuler: What, then?
Colonel Sam Daniels: Kill it.
I can't believe this didn't win an Oscar!

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