Brickbat: D'Oh!

Turkey's Supreme Board of Radio and Television has fined CNBC-e 53,000 lira for airing an episode of "The Simpsons" which allegedly shows God taking orders from the devil. The agency found that the episode mocked God.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    53,000 lira? What is that, like $26?

  • ||

    Ooops! I misfired, my monorenal, Fisty friend. -) Answer below @ 06.35

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Oh, no. I'm not scrolling all the way down there. If you can't answer me in this thread then I'm not interested in what you have to say.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    He said, surprisingly, your guess was almost exactly correct.

    53,000 lira == $26.15

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Yeah, I'm pretty good with sums.

  • ||

    Really, so I can blame you as well as Canuckistan for the pestilence known as Deryck Whibley?

    41 reasons, to be precise.

  • ||

    Oh, no. I'm not scrolling all the way down there. If you can't answer me in this thread then I'm not interested in what you have to say.

    Sadly we see the decline into blind arrogance from a once promising commenter. I remember when FoE was willing to indulge the lesser commenter by hitting the space bar or flicking the scroll wheel. Nowadays, the mountain must come to Fisty.

    I blame registration, and threaded comments of course.

    But most of all I blame this soulless system that chews people up and spits them out like replaceable cogs in a machine, or like old chewin' tobacco. And most especially of all, I blame society.

  • Way Of The Crane||

    And most especially of all, I blame society.

    I blame you for making such a long comment and increasing the distance we all must scroll in order to read the comment in question.

    (But I take no responsibility for my own inane observations.)

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I can't be expected to be civil to the people whose shoulders I now stand triumphantly upon.

    And has everyone noticed that widescreen is the prevailing aspect for monitors these days but web page formatting has yet to adapt?

  • Bee Tagger||

    Yuck.

    "upon whose shoulders I now stand triumphantly"

    Have some class.

  • Way Of The Crane||

    And has everyone noticed that widescreen is the prevailing aspect for monitors these days but web page formatting has yet to adapt?

    This drives me crazy. Imagine if after widening all of the world's major canals they kept making small cargo ships to transport goods simply because the Panama Canal refused to upgrade.

  • johnl||

    Web page formatting shouldn't adapt. The rest of the screen is for other things you are supposed to pretend to be doing while resding HNR. Builds or something.

  • tarran||

    Sadly, I still have a few kurush coins from my youth. In first grade, 25 kurush would get you a lollipop at the candy store near my school. Due to inflation, those coins are 'worth' 14 millionths of a cent today.

  • ||

    Basically, in the ballpark of the "worth" of UAH Hryvnia, about 0.12 USD.

    The Hryvnia is little more than an accounting placeholder.

  • waaminn||

    Sometimes dude, you jsut gotta roll with the punches!
    www.DouAnon.tk

  • ||

    $29,680 USD, actually. Current exchange rate is 1 Lira == 0.56 USD. -P

  • wef||

    which allegedly shows God taking orders from the devil

    Allegedly? - is this type pseudo objectivity really necessary here?

  • SugarFree||

    What if God had ordered the Devil to appear as if the Devil was ordering God to do something?

    What if was just a cartoon and not a documentary?

  • wef||

    I like that you are capitalizing Devil.

    Anyway, it is the "shows" that is alleged.

    Experts say that reporters and scribblers allegedly over-use the word allegedly.

  • SugarFree||

    "Devil" is a proper noun. As would be "Lucifer" or "Satan" or "Kathie Lee and Hoda."

  • Ted S.||

    or "Kathie Lee and Hoda."

    What do you have against lesbian relationships?

  • SugarFree||

    While I doubt they have sex together, that doesn't necessarily mean they are in a lesbian relationship.

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