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(MSNBC)   Ads for Fox series '24' pulled because of people complaining about crosshairs   ( msnbc.com) divider line
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2002-10-17 12:27:09 PM  
SCREW THEM! 24 is the best show ever made.
2002-10-17 12:28:34 PM  
Why are people such pussies?
2002-10-17 12:29:22 PM  
I agree Subigo. This is just another example of PC'ness running wild. F'n ridiculous.
2002-10-17 12:31:18 PM  
What, they just couldn't pull it because it's a freaking pop-up?

I'm sure they got enough complaints on that alone.

(yeah, yeah, I'm running Mozilla so I wouldn't see it anyway)
2002-10-17 12:31:23 PM  
I'd like to take this moment to Thank the "I'm Offended by _______ and you must stop it now Organization" This is why people get so sick of people like Jesse Jackson.
2002-10-17 12:31:48 PM  
Boycott '24'!

Boycott the second Lord of the Rings movie, because 'The Two Towers' is obviously a reference to 9/11!

2002-10-17 12:32:03 PM  
it's not the crosshairs that i'm worried about. i'll wager that crosshairs have never killed anyone.

also, 24 is teh bomb.
2002-10-17 12:33:10 PM  
Jesus H farking Christ. Can we raise John Wayne from the dead to de-pussyfy these people?
2002-10-17 12:33:19 PM  
Hollywood is out of ideas!

2002-10-17 12:33:34 PM  
That's strange, everything I look at has crosshairs....
2002-10-17 12:34:06 PM  
Since all humans MUST watch 24 and all tel-o-vision in general(NBC Thursday), the networks shall heed our demands! Now for all that's sweet and good CHOOSE SOMEONE GRACE!!
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2002-10-17 12:34:51 PM  
Davest:- put down the gun - JUST ... PUT ... DOWN ... THE ... GUN

2002-10-17 12:36:26 PM  
In other news, shorthairs are still plentiful in TV ads. (But you have to look closely.)
2002-10-17 12:36:27 PM  
Anyone for tennis? Wouldn't that be nice....
2002-10-17 12:37:00 PM  
This turned up in a GIS for 'crosshairs'

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2002-10-17 12:37:32 PM  
Boycott the second Lord of the Rings movie, because 'The Two Towers' is obviously a reference to 9/11!

It'll happen. Mark my words...
2002-10-17 12:37:38 PM  
(J-Lo)The notoriously demanding diva received an award for being the most influential artist of the year earlier this week, and caused a buzz backstage when her name wasn't announced in alphabetical order - like the other stars - but rather was listed last.

biatch with a nasty ass.
2002-10-17 12:38:44 PM  
Man, do those PC people have some hairs up their arse or what ?
2002-10-17 12:38:46 PM  
Amen, Timberbeast
2002-10-17 12:39:00 PM  
Morons! Everyone knows that this "sniper" is just a myth anyway.
2002-10-17 12:39:29 PM  
Yet another reason why kids should be put through desensitivity training.


And wow, it looks like I'm the first to say this: Why can't the sniper target THESE people?
2002-10-17 12:40:16 PM  
Fox being PC? I wonder what Fox News thinks of that. ;)
2002-10-17 12:40:56 PM  
Sorry Christians, I find the Crucifix quite disturbing. It is obviously a reference to the sniper.
2002-10-17 12:41:23 PM  
Morons! Everyone knows TLBreer is just a myth anyway.
2002-10-17 12:41:28 PM  
Bring back flogging I say. It is hard to be troubled with such trivial stuff as this when you are being beaten with a cane.
2002-10-17 12:41:46 PM  

John Wayne was the pussy. We need a good Clint Eastwood brand ass kicking.
2002-10-17 12:41:51 PM  
Didn't his wife die at the end?
I never finished the series, but can't afford to buy the set.

I heard they were going to have another "24" show, maybe it's just the voices in my head playing with me.
2002-10-17 12:42:37 PM  
What was I just saying in another thread about living in the land of The Offended? What the hell is wrong with people? As GooberMcFly said, this is as bad as the Lord of the Rings "The Two Towers" fiasco. People really just need to get a life. Don't they have anything real to worry about? I sure as hell wish I didn't have anything real to worry about so I could piss my time and energy away by being vocally offended by everything!
2002-10-17 12:42:40 PM  
Oh great. Now everytime two lines cross people are going to get offended.
2002-10-17 12:42:54 PM  
No, I think it is perfectly legitimate to be freaked out by crosshairs what with a sniper on the loose and all. I mean, can't we be sensitive to those who have been killed and thier families? I mean, I don't like looking at dump trucks after my little sister was crushed in one while playing hide & seek in an abandoned refrigerator. I made my request and now the neighborhood garbage is collected in minivans. We pay a lot more, but it's worth it. No children have been harmed since. At least in your neighborhood. But since our garbage minivans are white, I think I will launch a crusade to use something different because we need to be sensitive to those people that have been killed by the sniper as he has reportedly been driving a white minivan.
2002-10-17 12:42:59 PM  
24 - I was completely blown away by the quality of that show, there was more action in it than any TV series to date, and the plot was great (say nothing of that hot little daughter, and Keifer's traitor subordinate).

Remember when the first episode of 24 came out? THEY DID THE SAME THING, only worse! They actually bumbped back the start because of the violence (post 9-11 crybabies), and then REMOVED the scene where an airplane blows up mid-flight.

2002-10-17 12:43:41 PM  
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Hassan chop!
2002-10-17 12:46:16 PM  
the hell with them, that is the best tv show ever made!!!!
oct 29!!!
2002-10-17 12:46:32 PM  
"You think when Jesus comes back, he wants to see another farkin' cross? It's like going up to Jackie Onassis with a rifle pendant on. 'Just thinkin' of John, Jackie. We love him.'" - Bill Hicks
2002-10-17 12:46:44 PM  
You are farking kidding. This is typical of the false moral 'sensibility' shiat that makes me want to farking throw up when I hear it. Don't you farking get it?? You are blowing each other away with alarming regularity, but should anyone pop a boob out on tv or show a set of crosshairs then it's pants down and whack my ass because I have been a naughty boy. Get farked.
2002-10-17 12:47:25 PM  
You gotta understand, the majority of people in this country are mindless sheep. They don't question authority, think dildo's are evil, and really think there is an Easter Bunny.

So what if there is a crosshair, what, it couldn't be from a surveying transit?
2002-10-17 12:50:25 PM  
Spineless farks at Fox. When will they realise that these people aren't offended, THEY JUST ENJOY COMPLAINING. Why does the rest of the world have to monitor every single aspect of everything we do just because some attention starved retard whose mother didn't play with him when he was a kid cannot obtain recognition from other human beings through normal means such as having something interesting to say and has to resort to trawling the nation's media for stuff they can make a fuss about just to get some sort of meaningful interaction with others.

They should be taken out and shot

2002-10-17 12:51:19 PM  
In other news, addition has been banned in schools around the Maryland area.
2002-10-17 12:51:33 PM  
Hell is other people.

And in other news: Jack Bauer rules.
2002-10-17 12:51:54 PM  
Yea, but don't use a rifle with a crosshair when you shoot them, use iron sights, there's a sniper on the loose you know....
2002-10-17 12:53:10 PM  
Sweet juniper blossoms, do you people realize what you're doing? You're defending a pop-up ad. A POP-UP AD, FORCHRISSAKES!! Look what you've been reduced to!

Damn you sniper, damn you to hell!!
2002-10-17 12:53:10 PM  
Sniper, my ass. Everyone knows this man is behind the shootings.

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2002-10-17 12:53:27 PM  
Abercrombie Crosshair t-shirts now on sale. Get them before the sniper gets you.
2002-10-17 12:54:01 PM  
Fox Television is pulling ads for the Kiefer Sutherland thriller series "24" - which showed a sharpshooter's crosshairs - after a number of people complained to the network.

I think "a number of people" need to be beaten into a coma.
2002-10-17 12:54:11 PM  

"Jesus H farking Christ. Can we raise John Wayne from the dead to de-pussyfy these people?"

John Wayne's not dead, he's frozen! And when we find a cure for cancer, We're gonna thaw'r out the Duke and he's gonna be pretty pissed off! You know how pissed the Duke's gonna be? Have you ever taken a cold shower? Well multiply that by fifteen million and that's how pissed the Duke's gonna be. I'm gonna get the Duke, and Lee Marvin, and John Casavetti and a case of Whiskey, And I'm gonna drive down to Texas
2002-10-17 12:54:31 PM  
Just drink some StarBucks and 'Collapse into Cool.' It'll get you over the crosshairs.
2002-10-17 12:55:44 PM  
Dear Drew and Jeff:

I'm offended by the obvious references to the Sniper incidents in the title to the following Fark Classified Ad.

Do you waste time online? Enjoy the bottom of the barrel at zFilter.com. Tell them Fark sent you and the first flame is free.

Please remove this abomination forthwith.


2002-10-17 12:55:44 PM  
I'm sending a letter to fox asking them to pull all automobile commercials. Too many people have been killed by cars and it offends me seeing them advertised.
2002-10-17 12:56:57 PM  
Well I am severely offended that Fark lets airgunstore.com advertise on this site. You can clearly see the crosshairs aiming on that pumpkin ad on the right side of the site.


Farking asshats!!
2002-10-17 12:57:05 PM  
Yeah defending a pop up ad, sad isn't it?

How can you condone eradicating an entire country and yet get upset by a goddamn pop up ad? farking hypocrites.

(not aimed at the general population of Fark)
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