fawkesandfriends: Banned SNL Robert Smigel animated short from…



fawkesandfriends:

Banned SNL Robert Smigel animated short from 1998

“Conspiracy Theory Rock” was part of a March 1998 “TV Funhouse” segment and has been removed from all subsequent airings of the Saturday Night Live episode where it originally appeared. Michaels claimed the edit was done because it “wasn’t funny”. The film is a scathing critique of corporate media ownership, including NBC’s ownership by General Electric/Westinghouse. 

If there was any truth to what Michaels says about why this skit was banned, the whole show would have been cancelled years ago.

This is neck-and-neck with Phil Hartman’s Ronald Reagan/Iran Contra war room as one of the absolute most dangerous and hilarious SNL sketches of all time. Glad to see it up on the tubes for however long it’s allowed.

robsheridan: HOLY SHIT. The official video explaining the…



robsheridan:

HOLY SHIT. The official video explaining the horrible new Six Strikes anti-piracy scheme plays like an Orwellian satire. This wouldn’t feel out of place as a joke in Demolition Man. Call your ISP, tell them this is bullshit, sign the petition, and switch to a service provider that isn’t participating in this racket (if you even have options where you live - I don’t).