London just broke out laughing at the term “murder hobos”
REBLOG THIS AND I WILL WRITE A CUTE LGBT+ FAIRY TALE IN YOUR ASK
Remember that episode of courage the cowardly dog where a furry bunny runs away from abusive dog dude to be with her lesbian cat lover
because that is all you need to remember
This episode is actually what got Courage taken off the air because a coalition of moms thought it carried lesbian symbolism and they threatened to sue the network if the show wasn’t removed from the air.
Many people at Cartoon Network cite Courage as their favourite show during its run and say that they would not have taken it off, had they had a real choice.
So the show ran the remaining episodes and was not renewed for another season.
… Are you fucking kidding me?!Really… REALLY? THIS was why they canceled Courage? Look, I’m tolerant of any belief, but anyone who would bitch about this episode can go fucking die for all I care.
They do realize that she left a fucking abusive relationship, which takes a fucking hell of a lot of effort, to be happy. The moral of the fucking story is to be happy, and to know your worth. It’s not about a fucking lesbian love scene you fucking worthless trash, it’s about telling little girls that they CAN ESCAPE an abusive relationship.
For fucks sakes, I’ve never been so anti-biggot in my life until right now.
As I understand it, this is only half correct. There was a lawsuit over this episode, but it didn’t actually go anywhere. The real reason that Courage the Cowardly Dog was cancelled is that it was difficult to merchandise; Courage is pink, you see, and big-box toystores like Toys R Us would often refuse to stock pink toys in the boys’ section (and obviously they couldn’t go in the girls’ section, because only things that are specifically “for” girls can go in the girls’ section).
take a moment to think about what you were like in 2009
now take a moment to be glad that it is not 2009 anymore
With the heartbleed bug forcing us to change many of of our passwords, I think it’s appropriate to bring back this comic.
• The vast majority of calls are about nonviolent issues and do not end in an arrest or really anything.
• Surprisingly common crime: scrap metal theft.
• Surprisingly uncommon crime: violence between strangers. This isn’t an actual statistic, but based on what I’ve seen, I’d say there’s about a hundred domestic violence calls (including quite a lot of parent/child, sibling, and roommate violence; it’s not just romantic partners) for every one attack by a stranger.
• Burglar alarms are useless. Every police department gets dozens of false-alarm calls a day and I didn’t see one that turned out to be an actual burglar.• Life-Alert-type systems are not useless. The scenario of “elderly person falls and can’t get to a phone” is extremely common, and whether they have a Life Alert makes a huge difference in how long it takes them to get help.• A depressingly large number of people will call in “suspicious person” if they see anyone who looks Middle Eastern (or in some neighborhoods, anyone who isn’t white) just walking around.• A delightfully large number of people are honest enough to take found cash or jewelry to the police station.• I’m starting to believe in ghosts.
"I originally met Tommy in San Fransisco in an acting class, of all places and I watched him perform a Shakespearean sonnet. And I think everyone in the class was horrified." - Greg Sestero