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That Terrible 'Ted' Movie

Russell68 Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 12:54 PM
Since when do you have the right in this country to not be offended?
badgerpat Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 12:58 PM
Meaning what? Are yo implying that Brent is asking for censorship? He's not. He's expessing his opinion.
5Mentarios Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 1:04 PM
Yes. He is expressing his opinion, by saying that he thinks the movie is offensive and that anyone who ISN'T offended by it is morally lacking. He has every right to say that, but don't get offended when those of us who don't believe in the Bible come right back and say you've got a stick up your assss. Further: Absent this column, the people who've enjoyed the movie aren't writing things about prudish Christians and how they sit at home with their legs cross and pucker. We couldn't care less what you do for fun. Brent started it, and should be able to take the reaction. As should you.
McGovern Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 1:09 PM
5Mentarios,

You wrote, "Absent this column, the people who've enjoyed the movie aren't writing things about prudish Christians and how they sit at home with their legs cross and pucker."

Oh? Read the forum on IMDB.
5Mentarios Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 1:42 PM
And I'm not talking about replies to people like Bozell.....I'm talking about social commentators who write a column about how people who practice their religions without bothering anyone or attempting censorship, or judging people who don't think like they do are somehow morally depraved. That's what Bozell is doing. I think you'll need to admit that the judgment comes from religious side of the argument, not the other side. There are more people in this country freaking out about the fact that some of us don't believe in God and have the temerity to SAY so, than there are atheists who want to shut the religious up.
5Mentarios Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 1:43 PM
...although, to be fair, I DID see a group of Atheists in Columbus circle here in NYC once who wanted me to sign a petition to get the bibles out of the hotel room drawers. Seriously. And I looked at the guy and said, "Dude, I'm an ATHEIST, and believe it or not, when I stay in a hotel, I somehow manage not to read the bibles, without the need to deny someone else the ability to read it".
Dogs for Romney_TX Chair Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 2:00 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1637725/board/nest/201258039

"This has to be the most brainless idiocy I've ever seen at the theater.. this was more schlocky than c*** like "Date Movie" if that's even possible. Was there a single original joke in this entire "film"? I doubt it. But idiots still laughed their **** of at a frame by frame recreation of a scene from Airplane. Great "
badgerpat Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 2:17 PM
5Ment: You seem angry, so I'll just say that you have a right to your opinions, Brent has a right to his, and I have a right to mine. We all have a right to go this movie or not. Brent has a right to do his job, which is to write a social commentary column and give his opinions. You have a right to express your opinion about his opinion. And when you or someone else expresses your opinion in an arrogant, ignorant, intolerant way, I have the right to point out that you're a clueless immature moron. You now have a right to angrily respond. So there you are.
Seth MacFarlane, whose $100 million contract with Fox makes him the highest paid TV writer in history, is now trying to take over the cineplex, with the same old shtick. You could pluck his oeuvre out of the summer movie-preview articles without any difficulty. His was the one where the teddy bear comes to life and becomes a profane slacker who practically lives inside a bong and hires hookers in groups.

The movie's title is "Ted." It won its opening weekend with a $54 million gross at the box office. Clearly, MacFarlane's fans cannot consume enough of his pop-culture sewage.

"Ted" is...