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Let's start off with the "funny because it's wut": FOXnews thinks that mister rogers is evil.

Why would you sit down and decide that "mister rogers is evil" is a concept that you'd need to promote? No evil campaign to rule the world could possibly hinge on such bullshit surely? So clearly this is some sidequest shit FOX is doing to get some special bragging rights trophy or something because... No wait, FOXnews IS the evil sidequest, n/m.

Across the pond from the condems, if you've read this news and thought that the name "Experian", a firm that has apparently was familiar, then it's probably because you've been reading Slacktivist recently, so a firm that is known to count credit problems acquired due to identity fraud against debtors, and this company is presumably going to be setting the standards for what constitutes "spending too much" themselves and more importantly doesn't actually track the sort of cash-in-hand work that actual benefit frauds use to cheat so... useless AND evil, even if it didn't take several thousand benefit frauds to equal the cost of a single MP's moat and so the entire "cracking down on benefit fraud" thing wasn't explicitly a method of avoiding dealing with the massive drain on the budget that is governmental corruption, Trident and the immigration/security theatre.

So, Doom.

ANYWAY, in "anime I'm watching news" HOLY SHIT BLACK JACK JUST TOLD A KILLER WHALE TO "man up" WHILE PERFORMING SURGERY ON THE KILLER WHALE HOLY SHIT BLACK JACK JUST RODE A KILLER WHALE HOLY SHIT THAT IS THE MOST HORRIFIC KILLER WHALE EVER HOLY SHIT DID BLACK JACK GET SEXUALLY PROPOSITIONED BY A FISHERMAN HOLY SHIT WHAT THE SHIT IS THIS SHIT!?

HOLY SHIT it's Black Jack, both free AND legal to watch at crunchyroll.com. Though heed me well; This is the hardest of hardcore crack, with the disney inspired art style of Osamu Tezuka you almost become lulled into the false sense of cutesiness... but then a mother and child are severely injured by an unexploded bomb left over from ww2. Because This. Is. Black Jack!!!!! In which "the genius surgeon who the world has been waiting for" (from the title sequence... IDEK), who had his doctoring license revoked by... Dr. Hitler?.. huh, okay, and now goes around dressed like bela legosi's dracula and grooms an underage girl to be his wife in his island cabin recluse. Note that the underaged girl is the most horrifying looking thing I have ever seen ever in any circumstance. Oh, and apparently if you get into a traffic accident in japan, the standard procedure appears to be to just amputate any and all limbs that may have been injured during the accident.

Yeah, I'll stick with the NHS thankyouverymuch *plans never to go anywhere near japan*

It's worth a watch, if only for the epic LOLWUT moments (which are even better if you've ever watched the UK hospital drama Casualty). But it's also interesting that it's treatment of disability and physical and medical frailty is quite beautiful and not that faily, even if at one point a boy who's had his arm amputated attempts to run away from his own prosphetic arm despite it still being attached to the rest of him, and the show never deals with a mobility disability that isn't temporary with sufficient physiotherapy.

But MAAAAAN, is pinoko a horrific thing.

Oh God. BRB, HAVING NIGHTMARES 4EVR.

But while I'm pointing you at Cruncyroll.com's free & legal anime, I'd like to also point to the "likeable because it's genuinely good" short 6 episode series Days of Eve, a beautiful musing on personality and free will via Asimov's three laws of robotics - the world it introduces is interesting, the art and cinematography is brilliant, and the characters draw you into the world very quickly.

I hope hope hope a second series is made. If you like Sci-Fi, and you don't need the talking squids, ray guns and spaceships then this is worth a look. It's got little or nothing in the way of action... well watch it anyway if you have time, I think it's worth it.

I foolishly watched Days of Eve and am now going through Black Jack... So yeah, I'm going to need to rewatch Days of Eve after I finish to cleanse my poor abused brain.

I am NOT watching episode 3 of sherlock, though Whatistigerbalm's statement that Moriarty turns out to be "like an unholy child of a real villain and a villain out of Father Ted" does tempt me something rotten.

And finally, for those people who don't watch ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com stuff because most of the stuff by male contributors (Linkara not withstanding) tends to sound like someone put the scripts through a filter that inserted homophobic, misogynistic and transphobic slurs randomly throughout (NostalgiaChick, especially the ShowGirls two parter, Dena Nateli's stuff, ThatGirlInTheGoggles and Little Miss Gamer are quite different on that front obviously) There is a newish one that isn't like that which is currently affiliated with ExtremeNetworkOnline and has the best concept ever for what is essentially another rip off of Nostalgia Critic's Vlog-Movie-Reviews format. The twist is that while most such endeavours go for the horrible and mainstream movies, Brows Held High is aiming at the more "sophisticated" and arthouse of movies - all of which so far contain MASSIVE quantities of nudity and sex (with the adaption of W.S.'s The Tempest being the worst on that front for some reason)... which is then hilariously censored using images of synonyms for whatever being censored (for instance the scene in Antichrist when whatshisname ejaculates blood is rendered with a picture of a rooster who's head becomes more and more covered in red for instance). Worth a looksee imho.

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