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The Fabulous Adventures of Astera: Writer/Actress for Hire

Meet Astera (aka: me), a star in her own mind. Our plucky little heroine has embarked on not one but two difficult, low-paying career paths: writing and acting. Witness the menial jobs! The unreasonable demands! The quirky friends and family! And the glimmer of success just ahead! Through it all, Astera maintains her core beliefs: 1) She is destined to be fabulous 2) Everything is more fun with a cocktail.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Halftime (And Half-Wit) Complaints

Remember the Superbowl? Remember the halftime show with Prince? I personally thought it was a good show, but as soon as they showed his silhouette behind that sheet, I knew there were going to be problems. Come on, ever since Janet Jackson, it wouldn't really be a halftime show without viewer complaints to the FCC. Oh, and the Snickers commercial got quite a few complaints, too, for its "pro-homosexual" theme.

The Smoking Gun has posted some of these complaints to its Web site. I have reproduced one complaint, complete with errors, here:

It was obscene to show Prince, a HOMOSEXUAL person through a sheet, as to show his siluette while his guitar showed a very phallic symbol coming from his below-midriff section. I am very offended and I would preffer not to have it showed to my 4 children who love football. One of them has hoped to be a quarterback and now he will turn out gay. I am actually considering to check him for HIV. Thanks CBS for turning my son GAY.

You just can't make this stuff up. Note to the parents and grandparents who complained to the FCC about this: first of all, you've all got filthy, dirty minds. And secondly, try turning off the TV and cracking open a book once in a while. Preferably one with chapters and without pictures.


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