Vice Squad
Sunday, April 10, 2005
Simpsons Not Yet Banned in Russia

In Kansas, legal proceedings involve watching pornographic movies. In Moscow, a court invested a few days watching episodes of The Simpsons. A man was suing a Russian TV station for showing The Simpsons and The Family Guy, on the grounds that the shows had "gotten his 6-year-old son interested in drugs and prompted him to call his mother a 'toad.'" The case was thrown out.

Thanks to Finland for Thought for the pointer. Finland for Thought is an interesting blog based in, uh, Finland run by an American who has the good taste to be from Baltimore. Here's his post on how a Baltimore-area man found himself arrested, with the Secret Service called in, because he paid for his $114 stereo at Best Buy with perfectly legal two-dollar bills.

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