Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Fine Example of "Unfair"

Since we're talking about bad and unfair things ....

[The American Family Association] is slamming 7-Eleven for choosing to stock the November issue of Playboy, which will feature cartoon character Marge Simpson on the cover.

"Most American dads know the dangers that porn represents to young males," AFA Special Projects Director Randy Sharp said in a press release. "It’s irresponsible of 7-Eleven to display porn in front of boys who pop into 7-11s for a hot dog or a Slurpee."

Marge Simpson? Porn? I think not.

Besides, I believe it to be a good thing that "This is the closest [little Alex and young Johnny] will ever get to finding out if the carpet really does match the blue drapes." Don't you?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

*sigh* Americans.

I distinctly remember seeing my first playboy when I was 7 years old. SEVEN. Since then, I've seen all sorts of adult material. Guess what? Im not a freak. I didnt turn into a rapist or sexual predator or even remotely promiscuous. In fact, the only woman Ive ever had sex with is my wife.

Anonymous said...

And yet you hang out at an animtion union blog....hmmmmm ;)

Anonymous said...

In fact, the only woman Ive ever had sex with is my wife.

Don't worry. You're secret is safe with us.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to sign up to post on the TAG blog, but didn't know how. (Sorry this is such a lame question.) I'm sure you get these questions all of the time, but I'm wondering how you got into the animation business, whether you can actually make a living (and what kind of living doing this), and what it is like for women in the business.

Also, can you apprentice instead of going to an art's school?

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to the guy above for trying to make good use of this blog. As opposed to the rest of us posting opinions nobody cares about.

And in that spirit: It doesn't matter, but I think the Marge Simpson playboy cover is kinda funny but kinda sad. Frankly, I think it's beneath her. Playboy is lame and dated and frankly silly. I don't think "The Simpsons" has reached that level yet. But oh well, the cover got attention, so both of the parties involved got what they wanted. And so it goes...

Anonymous said...

The "american family ass." is a wingnut special interest group who live on the FRINGE of American Society. They raise money by scaring ignorant people and use their misguided version of "christianity" to disrespect the American Constitution. They're Anti-Democratic (as most fundementalist christian organizations are), Anti-Constitution, and VERY Anti-Free Speech.

Steve Hulett said...

I wanted to sign up to post on the TAG blog, but didn't know how.

Just go to the comment link and post away ... like you're doing.

I'm wondering how you got into the animation business, whether you can actually make a living (and what kind of living doing this), and what it is like for women in the business.

I got into the business through a training program at Disney ... back during the Penny Arcade era.

There are as many ways to get into "the business" as there are people. Everyone has a different story, everyone has taken a different route.

There are plenty of women in the animation industry, in all types of position. (There's a higher percentage of women in the production part than anywhere else, but there are also women who work as animators, storyboard artists, you name it.)

Having a strong computer and artistic backgrounds are major pluses for entry.

Good luck.

Justin said...

I got my issue of Playboy in the mail this weekend. Alas, Marge was not on the cover. There were two pictures of her inside, but she was most definitely not on the cover.

r said...

to Anon at 9:29

There's not enough women working in the animation industry. Period.

You should have some pretty strong skills and a strong demo reel/portfolio. It's getting tougher by the year. And employment is usually short term.

Good luck!

R.

Paul Naas said...

I read over the weekend that Marge is only on the cover of the newsstand edition. Subscribers get a regular ol' cover.

Anonymous said...

>>Guess what? Im not a freak. I didnt turn into a rapist or sexual predator or even remotely promiscuous. In fact, the only woman Ive ever had sex with is my wife.<<

I dont know. That last sentence is pretty freaky to me.

Anonymous said...

sounds like a plot of the show to me. Bart walks into the Kwik-E-Mart to get a Squishee & sees... AHHHH!!!!

Anonymous said...

In fact, the only woman Ive ever had sex with is my wife.<<

I dont know. That last sentence is pretty freaky to me
.

But you haven't seen his wife! Hubba, hubba!

Floyd Norman said...

"I'm not bad - I'm just drawn that way."

I'm so old, I remember when Playboy centerfolds were hanging on the walls at Disney. Yeah, Disney.

The centerfolds are gone, but Americans remain as freaky as ever.

Anonymous said...

I dont know. That last sentence is pretty freaky to me.

You people are cruel. Shame on you.

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