Tag Archives: south park

The Book of Mormon Musical is Coming to Los Angeles: West Coast Premiere at the Pantages Theatre, September 5 – November 25, 2012

Here’s a site to watch for tickets to go on sale. Should Mitt Romney appear headed for the presidency in the fall, the timing couldn’t be better. Here’s one of the songs. _____ And here’s the 60 Minutes piece on the musical: … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spineless Virginia Heffernan Attacks PZ Myers as Lacking Class for Sketching Mohammad

Virginia Heffernan of The New York Times wades into the gravity of the ScienceBlogs solar system (with PZ Myers as its sun) and finds herself distinctly unimpressed: Clearly I’ve been out of some loop for too long, but does everyone take for granted … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Mohammad in a bear suit, Viacom offices, and the recent Times Square car bomb attempt: coincidental correlation or causation?

AP today suggests that one possibility the FBI is exploring is this: the Times Square car bomb may have been an attempt to terrorize workers at Viacom: The SUV was parked near offices of Viacom Inc., which owns Comedy Central. The network … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Question of the Day: What was probably the original reason for a ban on Mohammad image making?

I’m an Enlightenment-positive secular liberal, and I like the below marble statue of Voltaire at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). It’s one of the few large marble depictions of Voltaire in the world. I recall reading somewhere that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Matt and Trey could equal an earthquake in LA!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              . At least that is the implied claim of the Pakistani-born Muslim I took a picture of above (as he was passing out free copies of the Quran). The picture was taken this weekend during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Ironies Compound (and the Memes Multiply)

Here’s a video that ironically (and wonderfully) registers and deconstructs a scene genre within action films: the Stoic ice-hero who walks, calm and unblinking, away from explosions: But wait. Isn’t the above YouTube itself a genre piece (the ironic song about cookie-cutter … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

I Like This Matt Stone and Trey Parker Introduction to Alan Watts

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Makers of South Park Illustrate an Alan Watts Anecdote on “Life as Music”

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment