Tuesday, October 11, 2005

La La La-la-la-la La La-la-la La

I had school friends who weren't allowed to watch the Smurfs because they were Satanic. Or, at least, Gargamel and Azriel were. I wonder what they would think of Unicef's latest ad campaign:

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.

Somehow this has something to do with child soldiers. Or something. I don't know. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the idea that it could have been worse:

"We wanted something that was real war - Smurfs losing arms, or a Smurf losing a head -but they said no."


At 7:23 AM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

That sounds awful. What were they thinking????

At 9:20 AM , Anonymous Lopez! said...

I know it has nothing to do with the war in Iraq, but I can see Republicans getting all defensive about this. I can already hear them justifying the Smurf bombing by saying, "Oh, no! It was not all dance and happiness. The Smurfs needed to be liberated and shown the way of a true democracy. Papa Smurf was a tyrant. And you couldn't really see it, but under those mushroom huts, there were all these WMD ready to be used against other cute villages.

Oh, God. I'm bitter. Please forgive me.

At 12:46 PM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

I just counted the La's in the title and you have the correct number.

I can't believe I did that!



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