I'm getting sick and tired of some jackass deciding that something is inappropriate for the average citizen to read. and removing it before I get the chance to decide for myself (that's censorship people). Some newspapers pulled Tuesday's and Wednesday's Doonesbury because the strip referred to Karl Rove as “Turd Blossom”. MY GOD, HEAD FOR THE HILLS. SOMEONE USED THE TERM TURD BLOOSOM. That's what CNN is reporting.
This is getting pathetic. There is nothing offensive about those words. If Garry Trudeau had referred to Rove as “Shit head” then I could see the problem. This has to do with some small minded editor who feels a need to protect the world from evil words like Turd Blossom. This is the Bloom County “Snuggle Bunny” incident all over again.
First you censor words, then sentences, then paragraphs, articles, books and before you know it, your censoring ideas, GET THAT Steve Shirk of the Kansas City Star? Or are you kissing ass in order to get a job in the White House you sell out piece of TURD.
Perhaps I'm looking at things the wrong way. Alright I remember a SNL (Saturday Night Live) skit where Norm Macdonald (he's from Canada, YAAAA) was playing Burt Reynolds and he changed his name to “Turd Furgeson” on Celebrity Jeopardy because it was a “funny name”. Turd is a funny word. I think, but perhaps there's an underlying meaning that I'm not aware of.
I'm looking up Turd at dictionary.com and we have 2 meanings. 1. A piece of excrement, and 2 A contemptible person. Is Karl Rove a contemptible person for revealing the identity of a CIA operative and therefore endangering her life or is he simply a piece of poop?
Now looking up blossom we find 1. A flower or cluster of flowers, 2. The condition or time of flowering: peach trees in blossom, 3. A period or condition of maximum development. Are these people objecting to this guy being referred to as a flower or does it have something to do with that show “Blossom”. You know the show with that Joey guy who would go WHOOAHH all the time. I never liked that show either but that's not a reason to remove a comic strip from a newspaper.
Perhaps these editors don't like the ideas of Karl Rove being refered to as a “Poop flower”? Or perhaps as a “maximally developed poop” referring to the fact that someone screwed up big time and the newspaper editors don't want us to think that someone in Washington screwed up big time. Oh that would never happen.
So in tradition of Hustler magazine, (I never read it, I get my smut from the internet, I mean porn is wrong), I officially name all these editors who pulled the Doonesbury comic from their pages as “Turd Bloosom's of the month".
You know, the strange thing is I don't even like Doonesbury anyway. I find it too dry.
My 2 bytes.