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Flintstones censored in United Arab Emirates [Jul. 11th, 2009|09:46 am]
Douglas Spencer
A new Middle East crisis erupted last night as Dubai television refused to broadcast 'The Flintstones'.

A spokesman said the people of Dubai do not understand the humour; however, those in Abu Dhabi do.

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[User Picture]From: beermat
2009-07-11 09:18 am (UTC)
must... not... groan... (it only encourages him)
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[User Picture]From: la_marquise_de_
2009-07-11 09:23 am (UTC)
It has to be said that I never found them particularly funny, either. Too middle American.
ANd, you know, *Groand*

Edited at 2009-07-11 09:23 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: purple_peril
2009-07-11 09:31 am (UTC)
*groan*
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[User Picture]From: alexmc
2009-07-11 10:41 am (UTC)
Oh, there was a joke there? Oh yes. I see it now.
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[User Picture]From: guybles
2009-07-11 11:05 am (UTC)
It took me several readings (much like the Pseudo Names in Private Eye) before I managed to get the pronounciation right. But as a pun, I'm afraid it's hanging by a Fred.
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[User Picture]From: darth_tigger
2009-07-11 11:56 am (UTC)

In retaliation...

Last night a Muslim and a white mouse with an eyepatch robbed a post office.

Police have described the suspects as Ahmed and Dangermouse.
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[User Picture]From: mattp
2009-07-11 04:18 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! This kind of thing is ideal for pisspoorhumour.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2009-07-11 05:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link -- done. Any negative feedback is your fault.
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[User Picture]From: jon_a_five
2009-07-12 05:34 pm (UTC)
I require that joke to be taken out and shot!
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