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August 29, 2006 10:08 AM   Subscribe

Did he laugh?
posted by dov3 (56 comments total)

 
That silly, gullible foreign press!
posted by brain_drain at 10:12 AM on August 29, 2006


I laughed, I cried, I'd click this one paragraph FPP again and again.
posted by OmieWise at 10:19 AM on August 29, 2006


This twist of fate does not redeem an overall crummy movie.
posted by peeedro at 10:26 AM on August 29, 2006


Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is being tormented in jail by being forced to watch himself in the ‘South Park’ animation series.

Except for that Titus Andronicus episode. That was awesome.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:27 AM on August 29, 2006


I cried a single tear, actually.
posted by prostyle at 10:27 AM on August 29, 2006


Blame Canada!
posted by stifford at 10:30 AM on August 29, 2006


I'll take "Bad FPPs" for 500, Alex.
posted by boo_radley at 10:36 AM on August 29, 2006


Booooooo!
posted by Mister_A at 10:44 AM on August 29, 2006


I was saying boo-urns.
posted by piratebowling at 10:46 AM on August 29, 2006


Whaaaaaat?
posted by boo_radley at 10:46 AM on August 29, 2006


They're not saying "Boo-urns" at all!
posted by boo_radley at 10:46 AM on August 29, 2006


I was just wondering last night whether this would happen or not.
posted by stinkycheese at 10:48 AM on August 29, 2006


Does anybody care?
posted by casconed at 10:49 AM on August 29, 2006


once he adjusts, they can bust out Hot Shots Part Deux.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 10:53 AM on August 29, 2006


Take that you WMD hoarding, 9/11 causing monster! Thanks US Marines! *insert painting of crying eagle here*
posted by damn dirty ape at 10:56 AM on August 29, 2006


I really, really doubt that this is anything but bullshit.
posted by Citizen Premier at 11:02 AM on August 29, 2006


Yes, August is definitely winding down.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:02 AM on August 29, 2006


Why don't they show him that dream sequence in the Big Lebowski? I'd be kinda bummed if I was in jail and they kept showing me handing some dude a pair of bowling shoes. Over and over.
posted by piratebowling at 11:03 AM on August 29, 2006


Dori Toes COPYRIGHT RIKKI K. www.samaritanstudios.com
posted by If I Had An Anus at 11:16 AM on August 29, 2006


That's definitely cruel and unusual.
posted by Floydd at 11:17 AM on August 29, 2006


So now psychological torture of detainees is funny? I can't keep up.
posted by wigu at 11:17 AM on August 29, 2006


If I Had An Anus:


I don't get it. Is that your blog you link to with that offtopic picture of potato chips?

From your linked jpeg:

"My husband says that I should beat them! We had decided we would spank our children but not beat them or do further physical punishments. But, I just threatened pouring a bottle of soap down my lovely 11 year old daughter’s throat if her attitude did not stop!

My husband would never lift a hand to them. I am not a person who believes a child should not be spanked - I believe some should be severely beaten..."


maybe i'm oblivious to "the joke", but linking a bag of potato chips that links to a blog about a woman telling me that children should be severely beaten inside an FPP about Southpark and Saddham Hussein.

::confused::
posted by lazaruslong at 11:22 AM on August 29, 2006


translation - "please, please watch our show again"
posted by pyramid termite at 11:23 AM on August 29, 2006


I really, really doubt that this is anything but bullshit.

::confused::
posted by Flashman at 11:29 AM on August 29, 2006


From the blog that IIHAA linked to:
I went off on them. They are now walking around like someone died. I am frustrated beyond belief. They have been sanctioned to their rooms and they are required to work on their own until I can see floor!

you see, it's about...SANCTIONS


Whether for dictators, or the screaming children of compulsive eaters, it's about SANCTIONS. I hope that helps, lazaruslong.
posted by boo_radley at 11:30 AM on August 29, 2006


So how’d they ‘force’ him?

And really...pretty juvenille crap (if true). Where did they get the t.v? How did they haul it into the area with the prisoner? Why are they watching him watch it and/or taking the time from what they should be doing to do this? And really - who the hell is the prison C.O. over there that’s letting them do this? I wouldn’t argue that this is harmful to the prisoner per se (undignified perhaps - haven’t really chewed this part over yet). But it’s poor discipline within the ranks. Military decorum should be maintained at all times on duty. You want to stick zucchini up your ass and jerk off to banjo music on your own time - fine. But guards should guard - and that’s it. They should maintain military bearing at all times. If they’re bored and they want to build morale they should bring in the USO or play some softball or something. A prisoner is not a source of entertainment no matter what a bastard he is, he’s your job and should be treated that way.This is mickey mouse bullshit.
posted by Smedleyman at 11:31 AM on August 29, 2006


::confused::

When the light of the anus that you may or may not posses shines upon you, all will be revealed.

Really, it makes about as much sense as the post in general.
posted by prostyle at 11:33 AM on August 29, 2006


Tens of thousands dead and billions down the drain, all so we can make a minor despot watch a crappy movie.

God bless the USA.
posted by Afroblanco at 11:34 AM on August 29, 2006


/it is of course, Matt Stone speaking about hearing about it at a film festival so who knows. I think we can all agree Tom Cruise is a dick though.
posted by Smedleyman at 11:36 AM on August 29, 2006


Saddam -> Doritos -> Beatings -> Fat Chicks.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 11:37 AM on August 29, 2006


I don't know how anyone can possibly think that the South Park Movie was a crappy movie, but here we are.

Without getting into a huge debate on the merits of that great movie, I find the mental image of Saddam Hussein actually watching the movie fantastic.
posted by Jupiter Jones at 11:37 AM on August 29, 2006


Are they going to one day make Dubya watch the Al Jazeera version of Crank Yankers where the repeatedly phone the White House from his cell one day?
posted by Keith Talent at 11:41 AM on August 29, 2006 [1 favorite]


Smedleyman : "You want to stick zucchini up your ass and jerk off to banjo music on your own time - fine."

Whew, for a second there I thought you were going to tell me to stop!
posted by Bugbread at 11:42 AM on August 29, 2006


I'd like to say that it's kind of cruel to make someone watch something that so brutally lambasts them, but then again I am an awful person.

Here's to having a sense of humor and rubbing a little bit into the face of an ass.
posted by foxywombat at 11:42 AM on August 29, 2006


I find the mental image of Saddam Hussein actually watching the movie fantastic.

Kinda like Beavis and Butthead join the Marines?

"Hey Saddam? Have you seen this?

Uh huh huh huh uh huh huh.

Fartbreath. You suck"
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:53 AM on August 29, 2006


I don't know how anyone can possibly think that the South Park Movie was a crappy movie, but here we are.

Seconded.

I think too many people confuse "crappy" with "something I don't like".

For instance, I am well aware that Kubrick is a master filmmaker. However, I considered the 45 minutes of Barry Lyndon I watched to be something akin to torture. I would never say it was a crappy movie, as it is masterfully made. But it was boring as hell, and I sure as hell didn't like it.

Conversely, I realize "European Vacation" was a crappy movie, even though I laughed at and enjoyed certain sections.

See the difference?

Reasonable people can argue they did not like the South Park movie, but to argue it was crap shows a fundamental misunderstanding of what makes a great film.

And it was a great film.
posted by Ynoxas at 11:56 AM on August 29, 2006


Talabani, on the other hand, is known for his love of jokes about himself.
posted by teleskiving at 11:58 AM on August 29, 2006


Eh, that's not so bad. David Koresh got Tibetan Buddhist chants, bagpipes, seagulls crying, helicopters, dentist drills, sirens, dying rabbits, a train, and songs by Alice Cooper and Nancy Sinatra.

I didn't like Barry Lyndon either.
posted by Otis at 12:12 PM on August 29, 2006


You guys should fast-forward to the duel at the end. Barry's all scared and stuff, it's pretty cool.
posted by stinkycheese at 12:17 PM on August 29, 2006


David Koresh got Alice Cooper? Nice. Did they blast him with 'Welcome to my Nightmare"?
posted by Liquidwolf at 12:29 PM on August 29, 2006


"No More Mr. Nice Guy," mebbe.
posted by GrammarMoses at 12:43 PM on August 29, 2006


I know they've had a few miss episodes, but I can't be the only person who still loves South Park.
posted by Bageena at 12:48 PM on August 29, 2006


I think they get better every year, I like newer episodes a lot more than the old ones.
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:50 PM on August 29, 2006


They definitely stayed funny longer than the Simpsons did.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 1:18 PM on August 29, 2006


I didn't like Barry Lyndon either.




posted by Divine_Wino at 1:20 PM on August 29, 2006


Tens of thousands dead and billions down the drain, all so we can make a minor despot watch a crappy movie.

God bless the USA.


I think it was more about oil. Shitty ironic punishments were an afterthought. Assuming it even happened.
posted by Mayor Curley at 1:38 PM on August 29, 2006


You know, Sadaam actually comes of pretty well in that movie. He totally makes Satan his bitch!
posted by mr_roboto at 1:58 PM on August 29, 2006


Eh, it's not really funny now that saddam is in jail.
posted by delmoi at 3:22 PM on August 29, 2006


Maybe Matt and Trey should do Barry Lyndon on SP.
And Bageena, I'm with you.
posted by DenOfSizer at 3:45 PM on August 29, 2006


Wouldn't Saddam Hussein just be like 'meh' to this as a 'punishment'? I think he might even enjoy South Park B,L,U. Honoured, perhaps even. A strict Muslim might have trouble with it
posted by Flashman at 3:48 PM on August 29, 2006


Matt Stone and Trey Parker make Alan Watts shows too.
posted by tellurian at 4:08 PM on August 29, 2006


I was gonna type a long response to this..let me just say it in one word and save ya'll the trouble..

crap
posted by HuronBob at 5:26 PM on August 29, 2006


Maybe these marines aren't familiar with reverse psychology? "Tonight, please, no Back to the Future and Back to the Future II double feature. And I beg of you, for the love of Allah, no large popcorn with light butter!"
posted by haricotvert at 10:00 PM on August 29, 2006


Y'know, as much as I think revenge upon Saddam is cool, I gotta figure it would just be better to take the moral high road. Revenge doesn't do anything to repair the damage he's done. And revenge, even pissant revenge like forcing Southpark upon him, just puts us on the same side as him: assholes tripping on power. Fuck him, he's not worth that.

A clinically sterile cell, three square a day, and that's all. Food, shelter, health, and safety. He deserves less, but we can act as civilized folk.

His day of reckoning will come. That, or death alone. Either will do.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:34 PM on August 29, 2006


You need to go back and check out the child-beating blog linked to by IIHAA. Someone doesn't get the internets.
posted by Mr. Gunn at 11:07 AM on August 30, 2006


Eh? Non sequitor much?
posted by five fresh fish at 6:22 PM on August 30, 2006


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