Sex, drugs, and watering down
Readers of the Hamilton Spectator will see the sanitized version of this cartoon in today's paper. The part of the above caption which reads "sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll", actually appears in print as "girls, cars and rock 'n' roll. We don't want to give any impression that we advocate teenaged sex and the use of drugs. Rock 'n' roll is acceptable, even though rock 'n' roll might as well be lumped in with big band music to the ears of the hip hop and electronica generation of youth.
The cartoon loses its edge with out the well known phrase that emerged from music from the 70's. To a parent of a kid charged with plotting to blow up Canadian targets in the name of Islam, the normal indiscretions of youth, such as sex, drugs, and whatever dubious music is being listened to must take on greater insignificance.
Oh, and happy 06-06-06. Whatever bad things happen today on the planet will be blamed on Satan, so if you want to rob a bank and you get caught you have this day to take no responsibility for the evils you commit.
Posted at 09:41 am by Graeme_MacKay