I live in Fallbrook, CA which is a conservative rural town in San Diego county. What I didn't know was that Ned Flanders lived in our town. Some guy wrote a letter to the editor in the local paper about his fear for his 6 year old daughter's future because some teenagers put a reference to Barney's penis on a sign outside the local store.Snip from the published letter:
She said, “Look, Daddy, a Barney movie!” I couldn’t see it, so she guided my eyes to the vulgar obscenity arranged there on the sign. “Look! Up there! Barney’s p***s!” I was shocked when I saw the words arranged on the sign. I quickly averted her eyes and escorted her into the store.Link. When will the purple-hued sociopath be brought to justice? Why, less than 12 hours ago, my colleague Cory posted this related item on more of Barney's heinous hijinks: "EFF sues Barney the humorless, copyright maximalist dinosaur."
Since then, she has not stopped mentioning Barney’s p***s. This has shaken the bedrock of our family. I made an emergency call to our church’s pastor about this bombshell in my daughter’s life and he is unsure how it will affect her future.
Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.