Thursday, October 20, 2005
LET NO ONE SAY
that UNICEF does not have a sense of humor. In an attempt to "educate on the ravages of war" the good people over at UNICEF have bombed a smurf village. I am not making this stuff up:
"UNICEF has produced a short Smurfs movie in which the Smurf village is bombed into rubble, leaving behind dead and dying Smurfs in a scene reminiscent of an Hieronymus Bosch painting...
...Tiny Smurfs scatter and run in vain from the whistling bombs, before being felled by blast waves and fiery explosions. The final scene shows a scorched and tattered Baby Smurf sobbing inconsolably, surrounded by prone Smurfs.
Apparently the head of UNICEF is Gargamel. But the policy is a good one. Not only does it provide a stark contrast bewteen happiness ar war, but it lets little children everywhere know that they might be next. If the loveable smurfs can get iced, what's to stop the ole' taliban from coming and killing you and your family? Better not lie, little Johnny, or Al-Queda is going to pop a cap in your ass.
Could UNICEF do something to take American Dad off the air? Seriously, it brings a bad name to the other animated series from which is was spawned.