Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Those Loonie Canucks

And here I thought Americans had cornered the market on having absolutely no sense of humor. Canada's answer to the FCC killjoys are demanding changes to a baseball promo ad featuring lovable giant Frank Thomas (every time I see this guy all I can think is "Damn, he's huge!") Apparently, the killjoys are worried the spot will be taken seriously. That the child flying across the room leaves the impression that the kid was seriously injured (never mind he pops up at the end, obviously unharmed).

I watched a lot of stuff on TV as a kid. Scooby Doo, Bugs Bunny, the Road Runner, and of all things, the night-time soap opera Dallas. I never had the urge to solve mysteries, run off a cliff while using Acme explosives or cheat on my drunken wife, Sue Ellen, with a bevy of beautiful babes. That's just me though.

Seriously people. Get a sense of humor.


Rosie said...

Okay, I played that thing 3 times. It's funny!! My sons loved it.

Kristie (J) said...

That's nuts!!!! We've taken "correctness" to a whole new level in this country I think sometimes - well not me. There was one a few years ago - it was a hoot!! I forget the name of the player (they traded him to Cleavland -he was the DH - the BF probably remembers him) and he was standing at the plate looking to the third base coach for signs. The coach was being swarmed by a bunch of bugs and was swatting them around. I think his first name was Josh - was looking confused, then finally dropped the bat and slugged the catcher. It cracked me up every time. But it wasn't on for very long - only at the beginning of the season. I often wondered what happened to it. Now I guess I know.

And - yep your Tigers beat the Jays today.

~ames~ said...

I think that's funny.

Some Canadians...*shakes head* giving us a bad name. LOL