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Just when we all though Switzerland was the most controlled society in Europe, we are one-upped by an Eastern European upstart.

Cartoons are now the source of all the evil in Ukraine. Forget Alcohol.

First sign of an alcoholic is denial that drinking is a problem. Clearly cartoons are to blame! (That said, I dont allow my kids to watch tele-tubbies because they make you queer.... I think)

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow...204737552.html
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(That said, I dont allow my kids to watch tele-tubbies because they make you queer.... I think)
HELP! I think I've just woken up in 1955!
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Re: Banning Cartoons In Europe?

I suppose this these ultra-conservative catholics sorts think children would be safer in church with their priest. Hmmm.
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Re: Banning Cartoons In Europe?

If they want to start banning TV programms then they better off starting with the rubbish 'reality' shows
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I fail to understand "modern" cartoons! The screeching voices, the characters get themselves squashed, mangled, drowned, burnt, shot, dis-embowled, etc etc .... and the kiddies sit glued to this shite?!

Is it educational?

Now, my grandkids have grown up a bit more, they watch other programmes ...... yesterday my 12 yr old grand-daughter was telling me about this rivetting show she watched - the teenage boy had declared himself gay. She wanted to know "how does he know he`s gay?"

Of course, as Granny, I said "Well, darl, maybe he`s not happy? ... gay, ya know?" ..... "Aaw Gran!" she wailed in disgust "He likes other boys! That`s what "gay" means - he likes kissing other boys!"

Oh for the good old squashy mayhem cartoons!
What ever happened to The Queen of Cocain Snow White and her Seven Stunted Dealers? Or Noddy and Big Ears and Wobbly-man?
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Re: Banning Cartoons In Europe?

You can hide a lot in a cartoon…

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Re: Banning Cartoons In Europe?

From the article...


"Some of the accusations leveled against the programming in the study:
  • SpongeBob Squarepants: "gay"
  • Teletubbies: "Deliberately aims to create subnormal (men), who spend all day in front of the television with their mouths open swallowing all types of information," and promotes the "psychology of losers."
  • Shrek: "containing sadism"
  • South Park: "reincarnation propaganda"
  • Japanese Anime: "A clear example of sexist propaganda"
SpongeBob is gay!?!?!? Wow. I thought he was just immature.

The article mentions Family Guy, the Simpsons, and South Park, all of which are fantastic shows, none of which are for very young children. I occassionally allow my 5 yr. old to watch the Simpsons, but end up having to explain away some of the jokes and behavior.

Does this "Commission" actually have any power? If so, then this is yet another example of a government attempting to restrict parents' rights to raise their children. If it is just another group of moral police with an official sounding name, shame on the reporter for 1) covering the story, and 2) not being specific about the role of the commission or its powers.
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why is spongebob gay? I thought he was in love with Sandy
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  • I occassionally allow my 5 yr. old to watch the Simpsons, but end up having to explain away some of the jokes and behavior..
And here was me believing the Simpsons is an adult satire?!
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[/LIST]And here was me believing the Simpsons is an adult satire?!
Lol, sometimes we exercise our rights to poor parenting and let her watch; most of the time she appreciates the slapstick element only and doesn't catch the adult-oriented jokes. Mom and Dad ocassionally need a laugh during daylight hours!
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Lol, sometimes we exercise our rights to poor parenting and let her watch; most of the time she appreciates the slapstick element only and doesn't catch the adult-oriented jokes. Mom and Dad ocassionally need a laugh during daylight hours!
Yes! hhaaaaaahaha.....
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Youve clearly never seen "The Wiggles"..... They are Aussie Teletubbies who second as Catholic Priests.

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Many believe that Disney are hiding sexual messages in their cartoons..

Many could be by accident but the Donald Duck ride is really sick …

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To the "Disney Perversion" above ...... you see ....?... It`s all in the Mickey Mouse ears! More dangerous than cigarette smoke!
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I fail to understand "modern" cartoons! The screeching voices, the characters get themselves squashed, mangled, drowned, burnt, shot, dis-embowled, etc etc .... and the kiddies sit glued to this shite?!

Is it educational?
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I also question the educational content. However I find "modern" cartoons to have more depth than conventional cartoons. (Also need to define where "modern" starts).

My comparison sees the squashed, mangeled, drowned, burnt, shot aspects in the cartoons of my younger days: Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, Tom and Jerry, essentially the entire Merrie Melodies legacy. Whereas modern cartoons (Simpsons, South Park, Family Guy whathave you) have layered comments and satire. There is still the gore, and vulgarity, but usually to make a statement on the world and society, rather than just for visual entertainment as before.
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I also question the educational content. However I find "modern" cartoons to have more depth than conventional cartoons. (Also need to define where "modern" starts).

My comparison sees the squashed, mangeled, drowned, burnt, shot aspects in the cartoons of my younger days: Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, Tom and Jerry, essentially the entire Merrie Melodies legacy. Whereas modern cartoons (Simpsons, South Park, Family Guy whathave you) have layered comments and satire. There is still the gore, and vulgarity, but usually to make a statement on the world and society, rather than just for visual entertainment as before.
Ja, okay. I guess I`m just out of date with cartoons these days. All the mayhem of those old ones didn`t seem real to me then, so I guess kids of today look on their cartoons the same.

Ahem ..... "modern" began when I began to wipe baby bums, I guess?
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Just when we all though Switzerland was the most controlled society in Europe, we are one-upped by an Eastern European upstart.

Cartoons are now the source of all the evil in Ukraine. Forget Alcohol.

First sign of an alcoholic is denial that drinking is a problem. Clearly cartoons are to blame! (That said, I dont allow my kids to watch tele-tubbies because they make you queer.... I think)

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow...204737552.html
I am a bit confused :

I thought what is described here are COMICS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comics

and that CARTOONS were what in German are "Karikaturen"
https://www.google.ch/search?q=carto...w=1024&bih=558
http://www.englishblog.com/cartoons/#.UC9Mz6DTy80

And I was not aware that Ukraine had become a new Canton of Switzerland ? In otjher words, the topic rather belongs into the
international section ?
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No, Comics are read in a magazine. Cartoons are watched on TV....

Who said Ukraine was part of Switzerland? I was making a comparison that the Swiss are not as bad as other counties.....

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I am a bit confused :

I thought what is described here are COMICS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comics

and that CARTOONS were what in German are "Karikaturen"
https://www.google.ch/search?q=carto...w=1024&bih=558
http://www.englishblog.com/cartoons/#.UC9Mz6DTy80

And I was not aware that Ukraine had become a new Canton of Switzerland ? In otjher words, the topic rather belongs into the
international section ?
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No, Comics are read in a magazine. Cartoons are watched on TV....

Who said Ukraine was part of Switzerland? I was making a comparison that the Swiss are not as bad as other counties.....
And what are those things in newspapers like



in other words, is the expression CARICATURE still in use ? the world press in recent years always used the expression cartoon for instance in the case of the Denmark & the Prophet crisis

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and there is, under the TOP SECTION "OFF TOPIC" a sub-section International Affairs where this thread here actually belongs to --- as politics in the Ukraine is NOT "Swiss Politics" ..... unless you refer to Ukrainian trams, as the trams for Vinnitsa indeed are a Zürcher-matter !

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