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    Simpsons ditched by Venezuelan TV

    Recently a coworker asked I will be visiting Venezuela when I go to Aruba for my honeymoon. I have a whole bunch of reasons not to go, including Hugo Chavez and his ideas.

    Anyway, I spotted this article on the BBC website about Venezuelan television programming:
    Simpsons ditched by Venezuelan TV
    It seems the experts in Venezuela feel the Simpsons are not appropriate for children (which I do not disagree), but they replaced the Simpson's spot with none other than Baywatch-Hawaii! Nothing like chesty babes running slowly down the beach to replace "Duoh!"
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    funny that you mention the simpsons
    at mass on sunday the priest included homer simpson in his homily again.
    quite often the simpsons are included in his sunday spiel from the pulpit.
    usually entertaining and gets everyone listening.
    then again the lady in front of me on her cell phone got my attention too.

    chavez and i have one thing in common and that is our opinions of george w.

    chavez has destroyed that country and its people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lou&nay View Post
    Recently a coworker asked I will be visiting Venezuela when I go to Aruba for my honeymoon. I have a whole bunch of reasons not to go, including Hugo Chavez and his ideas.

    Anyway, I spotted this article on the BBC website about Venezuelan television programming:
    Simpsons ditched by Venezuelan TV
    It seems the experts in Venezuela feel the Simpsons are not appropriate for children (which I do not disagree), but they replaced the Simpson's spot with none other than Baywatch-Hawaii! Nothing like chesty babes running slowly down the beach to replace "Duoh!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    funny that you mention the simpsons
    at mass on sunday the priest included homer simpson in his homily again.
    quite often the simpsons are included in his sunday spiel from the pulpit.
    usually entertaining and gets everyone listening.
    When my son was a youngish teen, he knew a line to quote from The Simpsons for almost any given situation. It got the the point that we would only allow him three Simpson quotes per day. However, I did feed his obsession by getting him this book: The Gospel According to the Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of World's Most Animated Families. I read a little of the book (not a huge Simpson fan myself), and I found it entertaining and thoughtful.

    As far as replacing The Simpsons with Baywatch, I agree with your sentiment, lou&nay...d'oh!!
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    The Simpson's is one thing, but Hugo Chavez is nationalizing, which means taking, many of the industries there. They just took the Concrete manufacturers.

    Sounds like it is getting a little rougher over there.

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    Sounds to me like "dictator" Chavez adores "chesty babes".

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    The only daytime 'kids' program we would not let our grandkids watch is The Simpsons. People let their kids watch that and then wonder why the kids give them attitude. 1-800-get-a-clue

    But Chavez is one scary dude.

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    Last night's news reported the Simpson are back on the air in Venezuela. Good form them I guess.

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    simpsons should be least of Chavez's worries

    The Simpsons should be the least important of Chavez's worries. Those soap operas, or tele novelas should be. They're on at any given time and subject matter and situations are rarely apt for kids!

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