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South Park Creators Have A New Film

michael posted more than 9 years ago | from the they-killed-kenny dept.

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Vince C writes "Trey Parker and Matt Stone are back to filmmaking again. No, it is not a South Park movie and no they are not acting. In fact, it is a totally different media... marionettes. Yep! Puppets folks. They are making Team America:World Police. If you liked the original Thunderbirds and hate the live action remake but also love comedy sticking it to our current government then you are going to love Matt and Trey's new project. Trailer and more info at the movie's site."

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gay. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036560)

marionettes are gay.

Re:gay. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036567)

So are first posts!

Re:gay. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036616)

Haha, yeah, that'll teach him (or her, which is unlikely).

Looks.... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036562)

great

first post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036563)

screw you guys, i'm going home

Why not (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036564)

Just put a fucking "Kerry for President" Banner on the front page and be done with it!

Re:Why not (4, Interesting)

bobobobo (539853) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036586)

Actually it's supposed to skew both sides pretty evenly. Supposedly they really stick it to Michael Moore in the film, along with a bunch of other left-leaning celebrities.

"sticking it to the current government" (2, Informative)

rd_syringe (793064) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036655)

Apparently, the submitter hasn't read the response from the creators where they plainly state that they skewer the left more than they do the right. Even the trailer says as much.

Trey and Matt are libertarians who despise both Republicans and Democrats (and rightly so).

Re:"sticking it to the current government" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036684)

Hey, it's michael's "intentions" that matter here, not the results.

You say... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036724)

You say that you hate Republicans and Democrats... But... you do realize that most of the populous of the U.S. are members of one of those parties?

What good do the libertarians do besides being the political equivalent of apple fanboys?

Is there even a point to your posturing and complaining? Doesn't look to me like you guys actually do anything besides complain.

Re:You say... (2, Insightful)

Joe Tie. (567096) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036751)

What good do the libertarians do besides being the political equivalent of apple fanboys? Is there even a point to your posturing and complaining? Doesn't look to me like you guys actually do anything besides complain.

I think you answered your own question. One of the main things the American third parties accomplish at this point is to provide a viewpoint apart from the kneejerk opposite reaction that will be found in the other second party. Much of the party platform of both Republicans and Democrats is formed because it's the opposite of what the other party wants, not on the merit of whatever it actually means. Opinions coming from outside both sides at least have a slightly better chance of getting into consideration than the same idea might have if proposed by whatever party the person in question is in opposition to.

Re:Why not (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036677)

I was talking about Taco and crew. Parker and Stone are entertainers, and they know it. The /. bunch are falling into the trap of believing thier own bullshit.

Re:Why not (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036695)

OMG!!! YHBT!!!

WTF?!?

g cuck a suck if your name is Schnitzel.

An excellent idea (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036596)

Hey, you just gave me an idea.

As a European, I am all for Kerry's election. That baboon (yes, I do have a visceral hate for his anti-intellectual "folksyness" and I-am-on-a-mission-from-God biblethumping) of a president needs to go NOW. If he and his neo-con treaty flouting, warmongering and prisoner-torturing cronies get four more years, the entire world will be in ruins and what's left is being governed by right-wing militant theocracies.

Too bad we cannot contribute money to Kerry's campaign, but maybe we could gang up and buy internet ads...

Europeans for Kerry 2004 -fund (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036629)

I like it. Let's start a slushfund.

Any ideas how to best do it?

Re:Europeans for Kerry 2004 -fund (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036648)

Google Ads, of course.

Re:Europeans for Kerry 2004 -fund (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036651)

I volunteer my bank account and my time for the cause.

Just keep pouring in the money, I'll take care of it...

Re:Europeans for Kerry 2004 -fund (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036656)

You, sir, will go far with your helpful attitude.

Re:An excellent idea (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036663)

As an American I'm all for keeping Bush. Because it pisses you Eurotrash off.

Re:An excellent idea (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036832)

Listen eurotrash, you are irrelevant to what America does. Americans, except for Kerry and other pissant leftists, don't give a flying fuck what you socialist bitches want or don't want. America is A#1 because we don't listen to sniveling eurobitches.

Just saw the preview (5, Interesting)

Anamanaman (97418) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036572)

Just saw the preview. Can't wait! Seems like Matt & Trey love being the only conservatives/libertarians in hollywood. Expect to see a lot of Michael Moore/Barbara Steisand bashing. Should be great

Guess this explains why they haven't produced a damn south park episode in so long!

Re:Just saw the preview (4, Insightful)

Akai (11434) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036577)

Actually my bet is everyone is a target. Matt and Trey have happily attacked all sides in south park, so I expect that BushCo will be in for at least as much abuse as the "Liberal Elite" in this one.

Re:Just saw the preview (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036581)

Drew carey is VERY libertarian...

And I seem to remember this big muscle bound fool win californias governor position

You Vag..

Re:Just saw the preview (2)

DankNinja (241851) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036619)

There is a *huge* difference between libertarian and liberal.
http://www.impel.com/liblib/intro.html
This contrasts them rather concisely.

Re:Just saw the preview (1, Flamebait)

Three Headed Man (765841) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036593)

I am disturbed at how you use the term conservatives/liberatarians. We're not like them! Libertarians look to reduce the size of the government, and conservatives want to reduce the size of the government except for the military. Neither us, nor them, have succeed to date, although we haven't been given a chance.

Libertarian thought is loved and embraced on slashdot.

Conservative thought is moderated as flamebait. I guess the community produces only what the community wants to hear.

Re:Just saw the preview (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036620)

Libertarian thought is loved and embraced on slashdot.

Hey, don't you speak for us left-leaning, liberal Slashdotters.

Since you plugged the libertarians, I'll take my turn. We look to a compassionate government (size isn't everything, you know) that takes care of you even if you lose all your money and/or fall seriously ill. Yes, that means that I want to tax you until there is no hunger, untreated sickness or people without homes. Why? Because historically societies formed for protection. It's a community, that is a group of people who work for a common goa - not a group of people whose purpose is to better allow you to make more money of other peoples' backs.

If you don't want to pay taxes, you're most welcome to stay outside the society then. Don't expect any public services like police, rescue services or military then.

Re:Just saw the preview (2, Interesting)

Anamanaman (97418) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036646)

Actually, I consider myself a pragmatic libertarian, in that, I vote republican.

Basically libertarians have to choose whether they care more about social issues (then vote democrat) or economic issues (then vote republican). Or throw your vote away (vote libertarian).

I used conservative/libertarian interchangable when talking about hollywood because everything is pretty much straight up liberal/socialist coming out of that neck of the woods.

Re:Just saw the preview (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036777)

conservatives want to reduce the size of the government except for the military.

That's true as an ideal, but it hasn't worked out very often in practice if by conservative we're talking about republicans. They're too tied to the church to really accomplish any of their goals. Instead we get things like the war on drugs, and more and more government to police morality. Libertarians don't care if your girlfriend takes the morning after pill or if you smoke a joint on the weekend, republicans do.

Re:Just saw the preview (1)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036601)

Makes you wonder how they could be accepted. The (very few) hollywood/tv types I knew in L.A. were vurrrrry correct about everything. They wouldn't dream of doing a project with anyone who disagreed with their beliefs.

Re:Just saw the preview (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036602)

wtf? Did you see the same preview I did? These guys are typical liberal to the core.

If only we had people taking support for the government to the same level as their bashing then we might have some national unity.

Re:Just saw the preview (1)

DankNinja (241851) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036603)

Yeah...but it really doesn't take a conservative to recognize that Streisand and Moore are both f*cked up in the head. People seem to like them because of the "Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend" logic.

Re:Just saw the preview (1)

Angostura (703910) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036640)

As a left-leaning liberal (and that's not necessarily a term of abuse in the UK), I have to say that this looks likely to be very, very funny and I'm looking forward to it.

Re:Just saw the preview (5, Informative)

Aqua OS X (458522) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036769)

hehe. Since when did Matt and Trey become conservative. Matt was in Bowling for Columbine ;)

Re:Just saw the preview (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036839)

Matt and Trey are libertarians and like 99% of the libertarians out there despise the wacko leftist fucktards many times more than they could ever despise any republican.

Labelled already as liberal traitors (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036574)

And the White House has already called it abhorrent that someone's making fun of the War on Terror...

No, really [haifa.ac.il] (this is just one reference; Google finds many more).

Re:Labelled already as liberal traitors (1, Troll)

ErikZ (55491) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036606)


Yeah, I'd imagine those who are responsible on making sure no new terror attacks happen, are a bit touchy on the subject.

I can hardly wait for the responses from cancer ward patients when the next movie makes fun of cancer. Those guys need to lighten up!

Re:Labelled already as liberal traitors (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036658)

I find your use of sarcasm to condemn humor quite hilarious.

Re:Labelled already as liberal traitors (1)

ArcticCelt (660351) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036665)

That's right because politicians never use tragedies like 911 in their personal political interests so they can tell others what's wrong and what's right to speak or make fun about.

Re:Labelled already as liberal traitors (1)

ErikZ (55491) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036692)

What are you talking about?

I'm explaining why someone might be pissed about the movie. Maybe you're responding to someone else's post?

Re:Labelled already as liberal traitors (4, Insightful)

ArcticCelt (660351) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036748)

I was just pointing out that the ones who where the firsts to complain and who are right now "pissed off" are the politicians and that I think it's kind of hypocritical to say to the people how the subject of terrorism should be used in a movie when they are continuously using it in the interest of their personal campaigns.

In my opinion humor is a valid medium to communicate social or political messages and opinions and I don't think it should be directly or indirectly censured. When we look back in history we can see that comedy as been continuously used in literature and on stage to denounce injustices or promote new ideas and event start revolutions.

Re:Labelled already as liberal traitors (1, Offtopic)

the gnat (153162) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036668)

Yeah, I'd imagine those who are responsible on making sure no new terror attacks happen, are a bit touchy on the subject.

I'd be a bit more sympathetic if I thought the Bush administration actually gave a crap about anything other than getting re-elected and cutting taxes. I really do care about the War On Terror, which is why I'm not voting for Bush. (Of course, I'd feel better if Kerry showed some sign of caring too, but at least I don't think he'll go out of his way to start yet another war just for the hell of it.) You don't have to be a whiny leftist to despise Bush; I'd like nothing better than seeing Al Qaeda blown to pieces, but the current administration didn't have the balls to finish the job.

Re:Labelled already as liberal traitors (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036694)

but the current administration didn't have the balls to finish the job.

What do you mean?

Al Qaeda is in shambles (just yesterday Pakistan arrested six major Al Qaeda players), one major terrorist state has been liberated and either Syria or Iran will also fall if Bush gets the second term. The war is going well as it is and a change of the commander-in-chief will only slow it down.

As far as domestic issues are concerned, I'm very excited about the prospect of fair taxation [cnn.com] at last!

Re:Labelled already as liberal traitors (4, Insightful)

moonbender (547943) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036829)

Al Qaeda is in shambles

Is it? Who cares? There are plenty of idiots to fill their places. Certainly more than 3 years ago.

one major terrorist state has been liberated

Mission accomplished, eh? Not exactly the impression you get watching the news.

and either Syria or Iran will also fall if Bush gets the second term

They will "fall"? What's entailed by that? Nation-wide anarchy? Terrorism? Tens of thousands killed by weaponry, hundreds of thousands starved to death? Proliferation of arms that were previously in the hands of the respective government? Sounds great.

Re:Labelled already as liberal traitors (1, Insightful)

ErikZ (55491) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036700)

So, your response to the Bush administration not fighting terror vigorously enough...is to vote in an administration that won't do anything?

Re:Labelled already as liberal traitors (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036732)

I think he's not fighting the war vigorously enough, but he's also flailing way to much in the wrong directions and causing far more damage to the US than the terrorists ever could have with his incompetence. That's why I'm voting for Kerry.

It's been 3 years since the 9/11 attacks. Bin Laden is still at large, we've toppled one country based on false accusations (if you say they deserved it, I won't argue with you, but the way it was done has hurt america far too much). Absolutely nothing has gone right. We have far more enemies than we did 3 years ago, and we as a nation are constantly looking over our shoulder waiting for the next attack. It is a very dark time in American history, and we have Bush to thank.

Re:Labelled already as liberal traitors (1)

aftk2 (556992) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036734)

Actually, the gist of the idea was, were all other things equal, it'd be better not to elect a warmonger.

But I suppose that's why you're modded as flamebait...

Re:Labelled already as liberal traitors (1)

ErikZ (55491) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036772)

"Actually, the gist of the idea was, were all other things equal, it'd be better not to elect a warmonger."

How do you get that from what 'thegnat' posted?

Re:Labelled already as liberal traitors (1)

moonbender (547943) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036836)

Probably from

"(Of course, I'd feel better if Kerry showed some sign of caring too, but at least I don't think he'll go out of his way to start yet another war just for the hell of it.)"

Main Entry: warmonger
Pronunciation: 'wor-"m&[ng]-g&r, -"mä[ng]-
Function: noun
: one who urges or attempts to stir up war : JINGO

Re:Labelled already as liberal traitors (1)

Tlosk (761023) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036775)

If you're going in the wrong direction, moving faster isn't going to help you get where you should be going.

Bush is wasting literally hundreds of billions of dollars on actions that are not only not addressing why terrorists are attacking us but are making us more vunerable in the process.

Kerry has shown little inclination of moving where we need to go, but at least he won't sink us that much further in debt while greasing the wheels toward further tragedy the way Bush/Cheny are.

It wouldn't surprise me if Bush has good intentions, but in the real world it's outcomes and consequences that matter, not intentions.

Their response (1, Informative)

rd_syringe (793064) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036660)

They were hardly called "liberal traitors." Nice hyperbole on your part. Nonetheless, they quickly responded that the Bush administration should actually wait and see the film--it criticizes the left more than the right. They are libertarians who despise both parties.

Sweet! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036579)

As long as it lives up to Baseketball's legacy, it'll be awesome...
I've gotten sick of Eddie Murphy, that Austin Powers guy and Jim Carrey lately, it'll be awesome to get some new(old) talent into the movie scene ^_^

I mean, cmon, Austin Powers 3, Shrek 2 and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind(well, _I_ laughed at the hallucinations) have been trying to give the Comedy genre a coup de grace

Stick it to the current government? (4, Interesting)

ErikTheRed (162431) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036580)

From the rumors I've heard and interviews I've read, they hardly make fun of Bush at all... most of their sarcasm is directed towards Hollywood celebreties that have "opinions" (err... groupthink) relating to foriegn affairs...

Re:Stick it to the current government? (1)

MrP- (45616) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036591)

Yeah.. and they're also the ones who had that show on comedy central "That's My Bush!", which made fun of sitcoms more than Bush, it actually portrayed Bush as someone intelligent.

And it had the very hot Kristen Miller in it. ::drool::

Re:Stick it to the current government? (4, Informative)

brett42 (79648) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036742)

Since pretty much every episode started with Bush being unaware of an important issue, then taking a stupid stance on it, I wouldn't really call the character intelligent. He did seem like a typical sitcom character, but on a national scale.

<obvious cheap shot that I feel compelled to take(of course using lame psuedo-html to denote)>
Of course, the character might have seemed pretty intelligent compared to the original.
</obvious cheap shot that I feel compelled to take(of course using lame psuedo-html to denote)>

Bush isn't even in the film (2, Informative)

rd_syringe (793064) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036683)

According to Terry and Matt, he's not even in it.

Re:Bush isn't even in the film (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036698)

Cheney is though, I saw the trailer this weekend when I saw Without A Paddle.

Yeah... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036717)

Of course he isn't... They only actors are puppets!

hmm, that's strange... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036582)

the movie's website is completely blank! Guess they didn' want us mozilla users to see it, oh well....

next!

Re:hmm, that's strange... (1)

natd (723818) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036672)

You couldn't see it in Mozilla? Works fine in Safari so it's not just an IE job... Go directly to apple.com/quicktime and find it there I guess. It's worth seeing ;)

Re:hmm, that's strange... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036759)


"the movie's website is completely blank! Guess they didn' want us mozilla users to see it, oh well...."

It runs fine in Moz. But maybe someone like you should use IE. Or a Mac. Or maybe a crayon.

I just don't understand... (3, Insightful)

iamdrscience (541136) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036585)

I cannot fathom what made the producers of Thunderbirds think that it would be a good idea to do it as a live action movie and not with puppets. Thunderbirds' whole fucking gimmick was the puppets. Without the puppets it would have just been another mediocre, wholly forgetable kids action cartoon.

Re:I just don't understand... (1)

Andrew Aguecheek (767620) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036607)

I seem to remember that Anderson originally wanted it to be live action, but couldn't afford it and got stuck with puppets. What annoys me is the way they got rid of the blue cardboard hats and coloured sashes, WTF were they thinking?

Lemmiwinks (2, Informative)

DankNinja (241851) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036590)

This is semi-related, but I heard a rumor that Comedy Central was not going to show the "Lemmiwinks" episode of South Park anymore. This came shortly after the FCC crack down on Clear Channel, et al.

Re:Lemmiwinks (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036828)

Ooooh, Jesus Christ.

From the South Park movie (0)

Zorilla (791636) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036612)

Parker and Stone have made jokes about the government, and not surprisingly, have done a Windows joke in the South Park movie.

General: "Fucking Windows 98! Get Bill Gates in here!"
(Gates is escorted in)
General: "You told us Windows 98 was supposed to be faster!"
Bill Gates: "Well, it is faster - over 5 times-" *BANG*

Huh? (3, Insightful)

Copperhead (187748) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036614)

For a second, I thought I was at Ain't It Cool News [aint-it-cool-news.com]!

How exactly is this news for nerds? Yeah, I'm looking forward to the movie, but I'm not looking for information about it on slashdot.

Re:Huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036673)

Ironic coming from a guy with a movie quote in his /. sig. I think you kinda answered your own question without even trying.

The best thing (3, Insightful)

iamdrscience (541136) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036615)

The thing I like the most about Matt Stone and Trey Parker's shows/movies is the extraordinary balance they generally provide. They make fun of the ridiculousness of all political perspectives. They make fun of people on the left, people on the right, liberals, conservatives, etc.

And that's really the way it should be, because both "sides" in politics are, for the most part, composed of reasonable people, the problem is the people to the extremes of both sides.

Re:The best thing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036679)

I've been watching episodes of "Penn & Teller: Bullshit!" recently, and the politics are very similar. They've gone after lefties (PETA, rabid environmentalists) and right-wingers (creationists, Bible-thumpers) in equal measure. It's nice to have such quality shows available that cater to my personal feelings - too bad I don't have cable, or even a TV.

The best approximation, by the way, would be the bumper sticker that says "Nuke The Unborn Gay Baby Whales For Jesus."

Re:The best thing (2, Interesting)

iamdrscience (541136) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036696)

Ha! That's actually very interesting because I've actually just begun watching Bullshit in the past few days myself and I was also thinking about the ways they're similar. They cover a lot same ground with a few episodes being almost scarily similar (i.e. the "Talking to the Dead" episode of BS vs. the "John Edwards is the Biggest Douche in the Universe" episode of SP). I was planning on trying to match every episode of P&T:BS with an episode of South Park that covers similar ground to see if it could be done (off the top of my head, they both had episodes which dealt took a similar view about second hand smoke laws). But yes, above those direct similarities, both shows do generally give a mostly balanced view, attacking the deserving shysters and bullshitters of all types. They're two of my favorite shows for sure.

Bipartisan Bashing... (5, Interesting)

thermopylae300 (583506) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036621)

Actually Parker called in to Matt Drudge's radio show to dispute that this film was just another attack on Bush. Drudge Report: Team America [drudgereport.com]

Marionette puppets are used throughout the film to mock terror threats, and media figures who dominate the nation's airwaves. But Parker and Stone save most of the mocking for left-wing pundits and Michael Moore.

"Bush is not even in the film," Parker said Sunday night from Los Angeles during the DRUDGE REPORT radio broadcast.

"I would ask that people wait and see it, before passing a judgement."

No Thunderbirds required... (1)

iamdrscience (541136) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036628)

If you liked the original Thunderbirds and hate the live action remake but also love comedy sticking it to our current government then you are going to love Matt and Trey's new project.
Umm, yeah, I'm not sure liking Thunderbirds is actually required to enjoy this movie.

how is apple supporting the open source community? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036638)

with that nice quicktime client..... hell even real is better than apple here - that's a pretty harsh endictment.

Yes this is a troll.

Yes I will STFU if you show me some wget magic on how to get it (I remember there used to be a way)

Can some commandline jockey please tell the noobs how to download it for linux?

Re:how is apple supporting the open source communi (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036757)

ummm AC for fear of modness but I thought this guy has a valid point, how do you play the .movs from the wonderful "opensource-supporting" apple?

Realplayer/helix had theora support before most of the gpl/community players did. I think there is an argument for dissing out apple here. Even turbolinux was able to licence wmv codecs for their distro, and powerdvd is on linux too.

Anyway, how do we watch the trailer on linux?

ThunderBIRDS? (4, Funny)

iamdrscience (541136) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036650)

Screw Thunderbirds, this would be even cooler if it were in the style of Thundercats.

I mean, besides the obvious fact that Thundercats was a cooler show, cats kill birds, it's a fact of nature. Plus, you know, there's Cheetara.

Memo to all movie websites (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036652)

I do not want to install flash. I should not need a browser plugin to learn about your movie. At least provide an html version. And jesus quicktime is not the only format out there. If it wasn't for the hacked version of that codec I would never see any movie trailers.

Re:Memo to all movie websites (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036690)

God damn...I hate assholes like you. Fucking download flash...if you don't want to do that, don't see the stupid page. At the very least don't bitch about it on here. News flash, no one gives a shit about your sad little life and every damn problem you have. Just because you don't like flash, doesn't mean they should have to cater to your paranoid whims. That would like be like me asking you to shut up for posting your inane garbage, and you listening. Oh crap, my post was pointless too...but at least I feel better. Asshat.

Re:Memo to all movie websites (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036731)

I like my internet like god intended it, text and pictures. Installing flash means I subject my self to a whole new variety of advertisements with sound and stupid animations. Sites using nothing but flash, especially movie sites bring me closer and closer to suicide each time I view them. I don't want to fuck with an animated piece of garbage.

worrisome (-1, Flamebait)

golgotha007 (62687) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036686)

Matt and Trey may want to worry a lttle bit. In the direction the Bush administration is going, publically saying something bad about the government will cause them all kinds of problems.

I would expect the FBI to be knocking on their doors at 8AM some day soon after the release. Perhaps even local city officials may begin to harass them for petty issues.

Americans are slowly losing their freedom and it's a shame that the change is so gradual no one is noticing. I'm an American in Russia, and it's odd everytime I think of the freedoms I have here.

It has gotten so bad that Russia has 10 times the amount of freedom than America. If anyone wants me to elaborate, I will, but I've been offtopic enough.

Re:worrisome (-1, Redundant)

rd_syringe (793064) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036706)

Bush isn't even in the film. Nice flamebait.

Re:worrisome (3, Informative)

golgotha007 (62687) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036842)

George Bush and buddies *are* in the film. Watch the trailer.

Not a flamebait in the least, I am not pro anyone. However, it appears that some moderators are paranoid about these particular truths; I don't blame them.

How about this for an example:

Two individuals wore anti-Bush T-shirts on the president's July 4 rally. The pair were taken from the event in restaints after revealing T-shirts with Bush's name crossed out on the front and the words "Love America, Hate Bush" on the back. They were restained, publically humiliated and charged with trespassing (charges later dropped).
Wow, not unlike something the Russian politburo would have done in the 70's or 80's, hmm?

How's that for freedom of speech.

That's my Bush! was fantastic.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036762)

One of these days, Laura.. I'm gonna PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE!!

OW, MY EARS! (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10036795)

Holy crap man, whoever the fuck decided that the site should play music and have a helicopter flying by at like 200% volume deserves to be shot. I've sat here and checked, the sounds on that page play over twice as loud as any other sounds I can get my computer to play... But that could partly be just because my ears are still ringing...

How's your news (3, Interesting)

Joe Tie. (567096) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036813)

I wish the blurb would have mentioned the recent dvd release of How's Your News [howsyournews.com], which Matt and Trey funded. The basic premise is that a group of people with various mental disabilities go on a tour of America and interview people along the way. They're not prompted at all, they and the people interviewed are the only ones you ever see. Which is one of the cool things about it, they're just out there being themselves and having fun. It's really facinating seeing their reactions and those of the people around them as the interviews progress, or they check into a hotel, or pick up a hitchiker. The movie's not easy to describe as much of it comes down to the tone rather than the premise. There's a link to an interview on This American Life on their site which gives a better picture than I'm able to.

Stick to south park (0, Flamebait)

centipetalforce (793178) | more than 9 years ago | (#10036827)

It's the only thing the;ve done right, and the only thing they will ever do right. They need to make new episodes.
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