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June 02, 2005

BANNED IN JAPAN! BANNED IN INDIA

Smoking is bad for you, but it does look cool. Especially in movies. But in India, the government has set August 1 as the date when smoking in movies and on TV must stop. Not only that, but old movies will need a health warning attached to them whenever a character appears onscreen puffing on a cancer stick.

You know, beyond the knee jerk reaction, is this really so bad? So people can't smoke in movies...so what?

In Japan, on the other hand, the end is nigh. A precinct has banned sales of GRAND THEFT AUTO. They say it causes violence. What?!? Are they out of their minds? Haven't they read "Everything Bad is Good For You"? Don't they know that GTA will make their kids smarter? Quick, America! Now's our chance for our kids to finally be smarter than Japanese kids. To your Playstations, children! You are our future.

(Thanks to Kung Fu Cult Cinema)

June 2, 2005 at 12:20 AM in News | Permalink

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