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2005-04-25 12:22:29 PM
ummm....wow people sure are pussy these days.
 
2005-04-25 01:40:50 PM
I sure miss those days... mixing liquid methane and soap bubbles. Man *sniff* good times. Kids today just don't know.
 
2005-04-25 02:15:32 PM
People are giving too much credit for the influence tv has over children. Parents, all you have to do is explain to your child that tv is not real! And doing that could get you seriously burnt.
 
2005-04-25 02:28:18 PM
Kids can't get methane? We used to make our own....



/still do
 
2005-04-25 02:29:57 PM
Goodbye parenting.
 
2005-04-25 02:31:04 PM
Nobody criticized my older brother and sister for trying to make me do that...
 
2005-04-25 02:31:41 PM

I only do anal!
 
2005-04-25 02:31:45 PM
Holly Willoughby?

I'd hit it until my hands spontaneously burst into flame.
 
2005-04-25 02:31:56 PM
That sounds like such a cool show!
 
2005-04-25 02:32:38 PM
Nice to see it isn't just American parents that don't parent.
 
2005-04-25 02:32:42 PM
I'd trade my wood burning kit for that
 
2005-04-25 02:32:45 PM
Ang6666: Parents, all you have to do is explain to your child that tv is not real!

What, you mean, like sit down and talk to them? Um, if I had time to do that, I wouldn't have bought a tv set, genius.
 
2005-04-25 02:34:11 PM
Why do UKers get hot-women-setting-hands-on-fire kids shows but us Americans get gay-purple-dinosaurs-humping-tree-stumps-while-singing-songs ?
 
2005-04-25 02:34:58 PM
Hey, I used to do stuff like this all the time and that was WITHOUT such awesome TV shows.
 
2005-04-25 02:35:27 PM

heh
 
2005-04-25 02:35:30 PM
ITV argued that children could not get hold of methane gas to try the stunt.

If they eat enough bubble beans they can...
 
2005-04-25 02:35:51 PM
Heheh... speaking of which, does anyone else remember when you could make flamethrowers out of Bic lighters :)
 
2005-04-25 02:35:53 PM
my wrists are on fire.
 
2005-04-25 02:36:08 PM
Before I RTFA, my money was on Wunder Showzen.
 
2005-04-25 02:36:22 PM

I'd cut my left arm off just to drink her bath water! Hubba hubba!
 
2005-04-25 02:37:09 PM
Holly Willoughby sets my pants on fire
 
2005-04-25 02:38:42 PM
Holly Willoughby sets my wood on fire. And by "wood" I mean penis.
 
2005-04-25 02:38:44 PM
They never had shows like this when I was a kid.

Also, I'm a chem grad student and I'd have a difficult time getting hold of a methane cylinder (although most of that would be justifying it to my supervisor).
 
2005-04-25 02:39:15 PM
Ah for the return of Obnoxio the Clown, who advised children to play on busy highways and with bee hives. That was some funny stuff, and it caused me to have many ER visits as a child. I almost died, but it was funny.
 
2005-04-25 02:39:29 PM
"Don't try this at home warning"
Like if the kids will realy listen to this...

American kids,,, I just don't know what's up with most of them.
 
2005-04-25 02:40:23 PM
Maybe this will stop the pedaphile predators.


Stranger with candy: "Hey little girl, come over here"
Girl: "What do you want mister?"
Stranger with candy: "Put your hand down my pants"
Girl: "OKAY!"
Stranger with candy: "OH MY GOD - my crotch is on fire!"
 
2005-04-25 02:40:25 PM
From the article:

In April 2004, the programme was criticised for a stunt which encouraged children to feed lemon juice to babies.

It's gold, Jerry, it's gold!!
 
2005-04-25 02:44:38 PM
Priapulid

Holly Willoughby sets my wood on fire. And by "wood" I mean penis.

You need to see a doctor for that.
 
2005-04-25 02:45:16 PM
In upholding the complaints, Ofcom's report found that the mix of bubbles and flames was "likely to appeal greatly to children".

Well hell-fark-yes! Who could that not appeal to!?

It would be like a magical fairy princess came, and decided to burn away the human taint with righteous fire. The bubbles would dance through the streets, spreading the blessed flame where-ever they went, cleansing the world of...

Ahem er, never mind all that. What I meant to say is that burning soap bubbles are my new god.

Er I mean, theyre just really cool.
 
2005-04-25 02:45:34 PM
Priapulid, I don't know. But I did kinda have a thing for Loonette.
 
2005-04-25 02:47:48 PM

In america hot women dressed as french maids = PRON

(WTF does every English male look like Graham Norton?)
 
2005-04-25 02:48:14 PM
I haven't RTFA, so I make these comments blind.

Firstly, how in the world does a child get a hold of methane gas? If you are the type of parent who allows your child to go into garbage dumps don't complain if they burn their hands.

Next, it is science. When I was a young boy (sounds like the start to a Lion King song...) I had the coolest chemistry set. Had all sorts of neato stuff...I used to make a lot of small explosions. Today...chemistry sets are useless...no chemicals....

Of course my dad was there to watch me, so I guess in today's world where parents want to let their kids grow up alone this might be a problem.

/dad to two kids.
//no video games in my house
///kids watch TV only when I'm there
////son, who is 4, reads like a 7 year old. I'm sad for 7 year old kids.

rob
 
2005-04-25 02:49:32 PM
Methane is also known as "natural gas." It's not that hard to come by.
 
2005-04-25 02:49:57 PM
ShadyGirl: Before I RTFA, my money was on Wunder Showzen.

My first thought was wonder showzen too, but then the reaction would be so much more harsh if anyone actally figured it out. So far I've only seen are a couple of complaints on pennywit like this one

http://www.pennywit.com/drupal/node/2153
 
2005-04-25 02:50:45 PM


Check out her box.
http://scans.sicknote.org.uk/pictures/holly_willoughby/
 
2005-04-25 02:51:24 PM
It is not the first time Ministry of Mayhem, hosted by Stephen Mulhern and Holly Willoughby, has been rapped by Ofcom.

Anyone else have to read this sentence twice?
 
2005-04-25 02:51:48 PM
Kinda reminds me of Wonder Showzen.
Its a very adult show done in a kids show format. I just downloaded them and haven't had a chance to watch the whole thing but know its going to be fun when in the opening scene the letter "N" gets knocked up by the letter "S". Rather than showing calendar pages turning to indicate time passing for the pregnancy we are treated to a time-lapse view of a dead fox that boils and erupts with maggots. Later "S" gives birth to a lower case "i" and they pose for a family picture "SiN".

/fabulous
//2 snaps
 
2005-04-25 02:52:18 PM


Heh GIS for Hand on Fire. Poor bastard, the fire burned off all the hair on the top of his head...heh heh heh
 
2005-04-25 02:52:52 PM
"ITV argued that children could not get hold of methane gas to try the stunt."

Don't they have Taco Bell in the UK?

Can't kiss a stove, can't set your hands on fire. What can you do?
 
2005-04-25 02:55:08 PM
Caveman know teach kids good. Teach fire BAD!!! fire BAD!!!! Dumb kids not know, get burn. Teach good kids fire BAD!!!
 
2005-04-25 02:55:44 PM

Last one I promise!

(is the bottom hemisphere of a butt cheek a banning offense?)
 
2005-04-25 02:56:59 PM
Methane Gas and Natural Gas (ie the stuff my house runs on) are not the same.

Natural Gas is Petroleum based, often found with Oil. Methane is normally derived from Organic sources; swamps, farts, dumps.

rob
 
2005-04-25 02:57:17 PM
Wait she cant be british.... look at her teeth!
 
2005-04-25 02:59:11 PM
Red Space Dragon

burn away the human taint with righteous fire

Waitasec. They're talking about burning your hands, not your taint. Now that's just plain sick.
 
2005-04-25 02:59:25 PM
People, people, enough with the damn fart jokes, besides not being funny they aren't even true. If we were dairy cows, sure, but we're humans and emit little methane, most people emit NO methane.

Nitrogen is the primary gas released. While methane is popularly associated with flatulence, evidence suggests that two-thirds of all humans do not release methane at all in their flatulence. Methane is mostly caused by bacteria within the anal opening.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatulence

/for some reason I was reading that entry recently
 
2005-04-25 02:59:51 PM
I have watched cartoons for many years of my life and I have never once dropped an anvil on anyones head.
 
2005-04-25 03:02:42 PM
CindiBear

"In April 2004, the programme was criticised for a stunt which encouraged children to feed lemon juice to babies."

Yess! Oh yes, Please!! I would pay good money for this on video.
 
2005-04-25 03:02:48 PM
morrisonsl, I never knowd. I do know that cow farts produce methane. I read that it is a leading source of the extra methane in our atmosphere.

Then again, maybe I read that here....

rob
 
2005-04-25 03:03:34 PM
rob.d:

Firstly, how in the world does a child get a hold of methane gas? If you are the type of parent who allows your child to go into garbage dumps don't complain if they burn their hands.

And we all know that kids don't improvise. I couldn't get may hands on a plasma torch as a kid, but I poured gasoline on the lawn and lit it. Most kids are stupid. They don't weigh the consequences of their actions. I can easily see some kid trying to recreate this stunt with some other flammable gas or liquid and getting seriously injured.

Yes, the parents should teach them and monitor them, but what kid does what their parents say. How many of you would want your parents to watch you every second?
 
2005-04-25 03:03:53 PM
I just realized I wrote "fart" twice in a day.

That's gotta be a record...opps THREE TIME!!!
 
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