Slacker Friday: Whose Gored Ox Is It Anyway?

on June 04, 2010 by Steve Simels

First, a serious apology -- not only is there no Video Event of the Week this week, there's no Cinema Listomania either.

For this lapse, I plead hardship; real life kind of mugged me over the last few days, and I found myself spending time that otherwise might have been utilized for a definitive look at the Best and Worst Movies Featuring An Actor or Actress Over 5'8" in Height, and instead helping a dear friend convalesce from major surgery.

Anyway, both the Event and the Listomania will return next Friday. Scout's Honor.

But while I've got you, allow me a relevant little musing.

As I've written here previously, I'm a huge fan of TV's Family Guy, a show which regularly violates all known cannons of good taste and propriety. And as (I think) I've also noted in these precincts, as a general rule I don't believe that there's any subject that should be off-limits to comedy.

That said, the following joke about cervical cancer appeared in a FG episode from the current season --

-- and I have to confess, I didn't laugh.

Although I probably would have, just a week earlier, when the aforementioned dear friend hadn't yet been diagnosed with cervical cancer.

Make of this what you will.

Tags: Family Guy, Seth McFarlane, Brian Griffin

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