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Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by fastsix, Jul 24, 2014.
I saw that he had a pretty low cost cable access TV show in Colorado.
I cant click "winner" enough times for this.
What, you don't think Cartoon Network is "well-broadcast"?
I don't know. I have never heard of Cartoon Network. I had never heard before of Boondocks and I had never heard before of Adult Swim. I have now heard of this Black Jesus program, thanks to this thread, and I have about as much interest in watching it as I do in watching a colonoscopy video.
Where do you find this crap? I have never heard of the show or the protest but thanks for sharing.
Considering the show hasn't yet aired, it's not surprising you haven't heard of it. I heard of it because of the boycott, so in that sense the boycott is effective advertising.
Cartoon Network used to be a fun kids channel,and MTV used to have music...ah, the good ol' days.
I guess Cartoon Network realized that they're overnight viewing audience didn't consist of too many 6 year olds, so they might as well aim their programming at stoned college kids.
Fascinating free market solution.
Personally, I think the Cartoon Network should have just lobbied that watching cartoons was a "right" and, therefore, that parents had an obligation to sit their children in front of their network. Congress should immediately pass a tax to subsidize the Cartoon Network, and if that tax should accidentally go into other coffers, well, then they should increase the cartoon tax and promise that this time it really will go into subsidizing children's cartoons. Adults without children and adults who wrongfully feel that their children should be doing something other than watching cartoons (such as the medieval and barbaric practice of exercise) will also be responsible for paying this tax, because of their collective responsibility for the children of others.
I guess putting on different programming for a different audience also meets the Cartoon Network's revenue needs, but, hey, it's a sick world.
I don't see why stoners couldn't watch Tom and Jerry.
I don't think Cartoon Network will ever have to lobby Congress to force American parents to plop their kids in front of a TV.
Cartoon network didn't change their format ala mtv. day time is still geared towards kids. adult swim is just the name of the block of adult programming that runs from 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. kind of like nickelodeon going to nick at night. as far as Black Jesus is concerned I probably won't watch it, because it looks like a lazy attempt to grab attention due to controversy. they will love the boycott.
ps-at least life of brian was smart.
I knew nothing of the show nor the boycott until reading this thread and so I cannot speak directly to either. There have been previous attempts to imagine Jesus' initial incarnation as being at the present time rather than 2000 years ago. I find the thought intriguing to try to imagine, just as I wonder how I would have reacted 2000 years ago in Judea.
The problem with Hollywood is it doesn't really understand Jesus' reasons for becoming human. Hollywood as a whole doesn't understand seeking and saving the lost and it surely doesn't understand righteousness. There have been notable exceptions, but Hollywood often portrays Jesus as just a nice person who wants to help others or, because movies need an edge, they portray him as fallible and not really any different from the way they live. The latter is incorrect and the former incomplete.
I'm not big on boycotts. I just vote with my feet. No one would know of Scorsese's Last Temptation if not for the controversy.
I thought that Congress is the Cartoon Network. In fact, I think a weekly animated show called Harry and Nancy would be a smash hit.
It's been done.