Re: Making fun of Scouting??
blaine a. jackson (blainej@JUNO.COM)
Tue, 4 Feb 1997 09:05:34 PST
I would like to pose a question:
On Mon, 3 Feb 1997 Terry Slade wrote:
The latest thread on Arrow-L is last nights episode of "King of the
Hill" and the satire about the OA. . . . Scouting is supposed to be
fun. If you got mad after seeing
"King of the Hill", when somebody wears the uniform wrong, or what ever
may bother you about Scouting. Get a life...
I watched this program with my two sons (one an OA member, one not). All
three of us enjoyed the program. Neither my older son nor I found it
offensive. I though the satire was very mild, and that the story
actually made one or two good points.
I told my sons that I was sure that there would be some Scouts and
Scouters who would find the program very offensive. From reading posts
from various sources, that has been confirmed.
My E-mail comes from a varity of lists, etc., but is mostly about
scouting. After reading a post from someone was offended by the TV
program, the next post I read from a scouting source included the
"How cold was it?"
"It was so cold that the lawyers had their hands in their own pockets."
If the humor on "King of the Hill" was objectionable, can anyone explain
why the joke above is appropriate for a scouting discussion?
[NOTE: Yes, I am a lawyer. I think both are funny. I tell lawyer jokes
all the time.]
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City