Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Truly, the world has gone mad

Popeye to be X rated.

NHS managers at Liverpool's Primary Care Trust says its plan to ban the promotion of smoking in films, including cartoons, could mean problems for the spinach-loving sailor if he ever makes a return to the screen.

And who put the NHS Nazis of Liverpool's Primary Care Trust in government? I don't remember voting for them or even seeing their name on the ballot papers - do you?

It is truly a mad world we live in when films aimed at children as young as 12 feature graphic scenes of extreme violence and even sex without censure, but a cartoon caricature of a sailor puffing on a pipe is considered too extreme for the eyes of people under 18.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

'It is truly a mad world we live in when films aimed at children as young as 12 feature graphic scenes of extreme violence and even sex without censure, but a cartoon caricature of a sailor puffing on a pipe is considered too extreme for the eyes of people under 18'

Sums it up beautifully. And gives you an insight as to why this country is so f***ed up.

bernard said...

...in any case Popeye never inhaled.

Blue Eyes said...

If someone says "Popeye" to you, do you think "smoking" or "spinach"?

Surely the health Tzars should be lauding him.

JuliaM said...

BE's right.

Actually, I'd forgotten he even had a pipe until this blog!

Stan said...

"If someone says "Popeye" to you, do you think "smoking" or "spinach"?"

Personally, I think "classic all time car chase" - but then my mind tends to associate "Popeye" with "The French Connection" (the Popeye cartoons just never worked for me).

Equally, if someone says "Churchill" do you immediately think of Winston the great orator and war leader or Winston the cigar smoking manic depressive? (Or a nodding dog promoting car insurance?)