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The Hypocrisy of Criminalizing Unsupervised Kids Playing at a Park

A majority of Americans think children under the age of 10 shouldn’t be left without a guardian at parks; the Brits are developing the first transgender sitcom; meanwhile, college is probably not “doomed,” despite speculation to the contrary. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 24, 2014 READ MORE


Thou Shalt Not Place Monument

A lawsuit tinged with questions of free speech and separation of church and state ended when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Summum religious group’s attempts to install a marker of its own in a Utah park that already has a Ten Commandments monument.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009 READ MORE

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Illustration: Blair Golson

Army Nixes ‘Six Flags Over Fort Bragg’

The Army shot down a developer’s proposal for a military theme park, saying it preferred something “tasteful and appropriate.” (Above photo a satire.)
Of course, this is the same military whose recruitment efforts have included inserting story lines into episodes of “The Mickey Mouse Club,” according to the book “Operation Hollywood.”

Posted on Aug 8, 2006 READ MORE

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‘South Park’ Scientology/Tom Cruise Spoof Rejoins Lineup

The Emmy-nominated episode that lampooned Tom Cruise and his Scientology beliefs will rejoin the rotation on Comedy Central, nearly four months after the network yanked it, reportedly under pressure from Cruise himself…. (more)

Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE

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Emmys Stick It to Tom Cruise

The “South Park” episode that mocked Tom Cruise’s affiliation with Scientology is up for an Emmy.

Posted on Jul 6, 2006 READ MORE

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