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1/15/07

MLK vs. SNL...

I don't know if anyone watches Saturday Night Live anymore. This season has actually had a few really great, off-the-wall skits. Unfortunately, those skits have been islands in the midst of a sea of mediocrity. Even the "Weekend Update" segments have been generally poor. It used to be that even if a week's episode was lame, Suzanne and I would still stay up for the fake news. But it's pretty much not worth the effort anymore.

Well, one of the bright spots was the first "Laser Cats" digital short (which actually might have been from last season--I can't remember). "Laser Cats 2" made its debut this weekend, and it was a classic. Its view of the future is rather different from Dr. King's, which I linked to in my previous post. And if I had to choose between them, I'd certainly choose a world of racial peace and justice, and freedom from oppression for all people, over a world where mutant cats shooting lasers are the ultimate weapon. But, wouldn't it be great if we could realize both visions?

p.s. It's been SNL's policy for a while not to allow any of its content to be posted on YouTube. People still do, but most of it gets removed pretty quickly. I have to ask: How dumb are they? I understand that there are copyright issues involved, but for a show like SNL, YouTube is the greatest medium of free publicity that they could ask for. People are mostly only going to post the good stuff, which might trick people into thinking that their show is worth watching. The link up above is to the NBC.com SNL videos site, on which you can find the skit. I'm posting a YouTube video below, but it will probably be removed pretty soon. The original "Laser Cats" has been removed from YouTube.


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G.K. Chesterton...

"The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people."