At least three English-language outlets—the New York Daily News, the London-based Daily Telegraph, and the Associated Press—are either pixelating or completely deleting photos of Charlie Hebdo cartoons depicting Mohammad. Members of the satirical magazine’s Paris staff were gunned down this morning by masked attackers. As BuzzFeed points out, other Western outlets such as CNN have taken similar steps in the past when reporting on controversial depictions of the most prominent prophet in Islam.
Cartoonist Bill Watterson has been notoriously against allowing his beloved creations Calvin and Hobbes to be commercially repurposed, despite their immense continued popularity nearly 20 years after their final strip.
Here's the first official trailer for The Smurfs, the Niel Patrick Harris-starring live-action (and partially animated, too, duh) big screen version of the hugely popular '80s TV series. So, how's it look? Well... bad. In fact, very, very bad. Oy.
This one is for every person completely content with the way they get things done now. The ones who, curiously, hold onto their old gadgets with zeal. The good folks at CollegeHumor argue that history is not on your side.
In this live-action cringe-fest, beloved canine Brian makes an appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher to promote his atrocious book. Unfortunately, Brian gets excused from the set, but not before he relieves his bladder right at the table.
Tonight, South Park made comment on Facebook and its obsessives by brilliantly taking every ridiculous thing about what the social network has become and explaining it with hilariously awkward (and eerily accurate) "IRL" interactions. Inside, the best—and funniest—moments.
South Park premiered its 14th season tonight and opened with a graphic reenactment of the confrontation between Tiger Woods and his wife, Elin, last Thanksgiving that started it all. Oh, yeah: turns out the reenactment was a video game!
Tonight, The Simpsons opened with a tongue-in-cheek look at the "Springfield of Tomorrow," seen through the eyes of a '60s era educational film. Gone are buses and subway rides, and in are plutonium-powered cars—with robot claws! Video inside.
Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard is trying to sell his very popular cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb as a turban, which helped to ignite all that hysteria among fundamentalist Muslims a couple years back. They're still trying to kill Westergaard, and he's getting pretty tired of it. Now he's trying to unload the infamous cartoon, so he can at least get some cash to buy a Playstation 3 to entertain himself while in hiding. Of course, no auction house wants to touch it and no collector wants to hang it up, so he's having a hard time [WSJ]. Somebody please just buy it—display it, burn it, use it as toilet paper, who cares—this controversy is one of the more exasperating and stupid of the 21st century. Raffle time! Below, a reprint of the full page of mediocre cartoons that cause the pointless fuss.