Saturday, February 16, 2008

Itchy and Scratchy

Taking a moment away from the wondrous teachings of Captain James T. Kirk and the almighty wisdom of the Martian Manhunter, I must respond to tag by my friend Laurel from Mountain Laurel because her heart is filled with the love of Starfleet and her soul is as pure as the deadly scream of the Black Canary. And I'm sure all the worlds in the Alpha Quadrant are just dying to hear what the Reverend and High Priest of everything True is reading right now.

Friends, we must remember that Captain Picard loves us all and we must respect our bodies and our friends as if they were temples unto Starfleet Headquarters. Won't you join us?

So here's the rules:

1. Pick up the closest book of 123 pages or more
(No cheating.)
2. Find page 123
3. Find the first five sentences
4. Post the next three sentences

Here goes:

"It's very funny when it ridicules Krusty and the market geniuses who broadcast Itchy and Scratchy. It's banal, flat, and not funny when it tries to deal seriously with the issues of censorship arising from Itchy and Scratchy. The lifeblood of The Simpsons, and its astonishing achievement, is the pace of cruelty and ridicule that it has managed to sustain for over a decade."

From The Simpsons and Philosophy
Chapter 8 written by Carl Matheson

I can't think of anyone to tag, but if you want it, it's all yours.