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US insurance outfit Geico has incurred the wrath of campaigning group One Million Moms for punting a "disgusting bestiality" agenda at wide-eyed kiddies. In an advert for the Geico's mobile phone roadside assistance app, the company's porcine mascot Maxwell "and a young female are in a parked car on a lover's lane", as One …

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  1. Tom 7 Silver badge

    American organisation offended by breathing

    ... barely worth a breath

    1. Psyx
      WTF?

      Re: American organisation offended by breathing

      "fed up with the filth many segments of our society, especially the entertainment media, are throwing at our children".

      - Is that Fox News they're referring to, or the Hollywood studios that put out the likes of Saw?

      I'd personally rather see a girl flirting with a pig than someone being tortured to death, but clearly my values are in the wrong place.

      1. NogginTheNog
        Thumb Down

        "Hollywood studios that put out the likes of Saw?"

        Last time I looked Saw and it's ilk had an 18 rating, so hardly being thrown at children?

        How easily children might have access to adult entertainment is another question.

        1. Psyx
          Holmes

          Re: "Hollywood studios that put out the likes of Saw?"

          "Last time I looked Saw and it's ilk had an 18 rating, so hardly being thrown at children?

          How easily children might have access to adult entertainment is another question."

          Ok: So watching people get tortured for two hours is socially acceptable entertainment, so long as you're not a child.

          Sounds legit!

          1. wowfood

            Re: "Hollywood studios that put out the likes of Saw?"

            So long as that torture doesn't happen in a videogame, yes.

          2. JEDIDIAH
            Linux

            Re: "Hollywood studios that put out the likes of Saw?"

            I know of no one that views Saw as "socially acceptable entertainment" and I know some really sick f*cks.

            The fact that it exists only means that it's legal to produce. Based on that, there's nothing you can really imply regarding it's level of social acceptance.

            1. Psyx
              Go

              Re: "Hollywood studios that put out the likes of Saw?"

              "I know of no one that views Saw as "socially acceptable entertainment" and I know some really sick f*cks.

              The fact that it exists only means that it's legal to produce. Based on that, there's nothing you can really imply regarding it's level of social acceptance."

              I think the fact that there was enough money to be made by a major studio to produce SEVEN films in the franchise implies an awful lot about its level of social acceptance. These aren't straight-to-DVD releases. The earlier films made a big impact at the box office. Personally I'd rather do pretty much anything else other than watch such crap, but clearly a large section of society enjoys watching people being tortured and is willing to pay for it.

              As regards the sick-fuck-o-meter, Saw sadly barely registers on the scale next to the likes of A Serbian Film.

              We look back with disgust at the idea of Romans crowding in to watch people stab each other with swords, but I don't think we're far from it with the likes of such films.

              1. Fibbles
                Trollface

                Re: "Hollywood studios that put out the likes of Saw?"

                "but clearly a large section of society enjoys watching people being tortured and is willing to pay for it."

                This is hardly revelatory. Just look at the box office figures for The Passion Of The Christ.

        2. Jordan Davenport

          Re: "Hollywood studios that put out the likes of Saw?"

          As overheard in GameStop...

          Employee: "I'm sorry, but we can't sell you this game without a parent's permission. It's rated M for 'mature'."

          Prepubescent kid: "I've got my cousin here!"

          Employee: "I'm sorry, but the answer is still no."

          Kid: "But my parents let me watch Saw!"

          I think those one million moms should be more concerned with the other hundred million in the country than what a commercial suggests might otherwise happen with a talking pig that drives a car.

          1. Michael Dunn
            Joke

            Re: "Hollywood studios that put out the likes of Saw?"

            " a talking pig that drives a car." Now that describes a lot of people!

          2. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: "Hollywood studios that put out the likes of Saw?"

            Ditto: the number of times I have the conversation with my 11 year old son as to why he can't play Call Of Duty even though lots of his friends do... :-\

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      1. Evil Auditor Silver badge

        Re: American organisation offended by breathing

        Weird morality? Read The Bible , Eadon, read The Bible. Loads of blood and thunder ! Ah yes, there's also some sodomy and other entertainment but for some reason and in contrast to the murder and killing, never displayed in a favourable manner. Might that be the source of their weird morality ?

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          1. Evil Auditor Silver badge
            Devil

            Re: American organisation offended by breathing

            @Eadon - the koran , you mean there is more sex in it? I'll have a read then...

            1. Anonymous Coward
              Anonymous Coward

              Re: American organisation offended by breathing

              Well don't forget when Mohammed invented the Muslim religion, a la Rob Hubbard, he also had a 9 year old wife!

              1. Anonymous Coward
                Anonymous Coward

                Re: American organisation offended by breathing

                Rob Hubbard, the Commodore music composer? I think not.

        2. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: American organisation offended by breathing

          Bronze-age, goat herders, genocide-guide = Moral and good

          Girl on pig advertisement = Devil's work!

          1. Charles Manning

            Imagine...

            Just imagine if it was a black pig...

            1. JibberJabberBadger

              Re: Imagine...

              a gay, black pig with a disability?

        3. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: American organisation offended by breathing

          @Evil Auditor: I'm told there is also plenty of naughtiness in the Song of Solomon.

          1. Michael Dunn

            Re: American organisation offended by breathing

            "Plenty of naughtiness in the Song of Solomon"? Yes, but very discreet, and until recent years, usually sung in Latin!

        4. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

          Re: American organisation offended by breathing

          Yes but the bible is pretty hot on not fscking pigs. In fact not eating pigs, kissing pigs, feeding pigs or generally pigs in general.

          Shouldn't somebody prosecute these people for their disgusting discriminatory attitude to

          1. Michael Dunn
            Meh

            Re: American organisation offended by breathing

            "The bible is strong on ..........not feeding pigs." Something that has puzzled me for most of my life: What were the Gadarene swine doing in Israel, when Christ cast out the devil known as Legion?

          2. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: American organisation offended by breathing

            Would it have been ok if it was a sheep?

        5. JEDIDIAH
          Linux

          Re: American organisation offended by breathing

          OK So the bible is supposed to be the root of Americas warped morality...

          The only problem with that is this is a classic case of pointing fingers. The other 3 are pointed back at yourself.

      2. Psyx

        Re: American organisation offended by breathing

        "They're not offended by violence, only sex and nudity. Weird morality!"

        Not even sex. Plenty of sex in films.

        But now show me a gay sex scene (or even a kiss) in a Hollywood film. Heaven forbid!

        1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

          Re: American organisation offended by breathing

          Or swearing.

          "Salt" includes, in addition to the usual assault rifle based mass slayings, a lot of nasty detailed torture scenes - it's a 12, "The kings speech" has some anglo-saxon words - it's an 18

        2. Steven Roper
          Stop

          Re: American organisation offended by breathing

          "But now show me a gay sex scene (or even a kiss) in a Hollywood film. Heaven forbid!"

          Maybe not in a film per se. But try watching Game of Thrones some time. Or Spartacus.

          1. Crisp

            Re: Game of Thrones

            I love that show! It's so refreshing to watch something that treats it's audience like adults.

          2. Fibbles

            Re: American organisation offended by breathing

            "Maybe not in a film per se. But try watching Game of Thrones some time. Or Spartacus."

            Game of Thrones is actually very tame compared to the books. I suspect the ages of the Stark kids were increased for the TV series so as not to offend American sensibilities.

        3. JibberJabberBadger

          Re: American organisation offended by breathing

          you've never heard of Brokeback Mountain then?

        4. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: American organisation offended by breathing

          But now show me a gay sex scene (or even a kiss) in a Hollywood film. Heaven forbid!:

          Brokeback Mountain

          A Single Man

          I Love You Philip Morris

          The Rocky Horror Picture Show

          Many more etc etc

          1. Psyx
            Go

            Re: American organisation offended by breathing

            "Brokeback Mountain, A Single Man, I Love You Philip Morris"

            All of which are homosexually themed, and that's kinda the point. I've yet to really see it occur in a 'straight' film 'out of the blue' and in an unexpected way, as it were. I remember watching Alexander a few years ago and being shocked at the total absence of anything more than the most subtle of hints that one of history's leading players liked a bit of man-loving. Brokeback did cause quite a stir though, which displays the issue that America still has with homosexual acts in mainstream media. Basically, gay people are ok to the audience when they are being cute and camp and cliched, but as soon as they show any signs of physical affection, the flak starts flying.

            "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

            I don't think that even counted as a sex scene. It was merely implied.

            HBO TV shows tend to be heavy on the pr0n, but that's kind of the point, I think. I've not seen GoT though, so I can't comment on the man-lovin' (or lack thereof).

      3. JEDIDIAH
        Linux

        Re: American organisation offended by breathing

        There are separate groups that complains about violence. Although they have their own problems.

    3. DrXym Silver badge

      Re: American organisation offended by breathing

      It's a front group for the America Family Association who are proactive in taking offence at everything which does not conform with their far right Christian outlook. In other countries they could be ignored, or laughed at (as they are here). For some reason in the US, these people hold views which are taken seriously.

      1. Charles Manning

        They are taken seriously because they are organised

        A million moms may only be 1-2% of the moms in USA, but they are organised and that is what makes them reasonably influential. The remaning 98% who are not offended say nothing so their voice is not heard.

        One of these people told me what he and his organisation does. Every month, his wife buys Penthouse, Playboy etc magazines. She then cuts out the nude girls and passes the rest of the magazine to him. He then compiles a list of all the advertisers in the magazines and sends out an email to his group of a few hundred comrades. They all then post letters to the advertisers saying that they will not buy from them because they advertise in offensive magazines.

        1. Captain DaFt

          Re: They are taken seriously because they are organised

          You know, I've always wondered how many of these "moms" are actually members of Anonymous that joined just for the trolling and "The LULZ".

        2. Jtom
          Alert

          Re: They are taken seriously because they are organised

          The membership is around 40,000. You didn't think a group like this could count, did you?

        3. Marshalltown
          Trollface

          Ah, but ...

          Are they really Mom's? Indeed, are they all capable of being moms?

          1. TwistUrCapBack
            Stop

            Re: Ah, but ...

            Are they really MUms? Indeed, are they all capable of being mUms ??

            There you go, fixed that for you

        4. Ken Hagan Gold badge

          Re: They are taken seriously because they are organised

          OK, so I'll make an ungenerous assumption about why *she* cuts out all the nude girls, but that still leaves me wondering why *he* compiles the list of advertisers. (IT angle: given that he can't start compiling the list until the magazine has been made safe, the process is strictly serialised, so they can't even claim it is more efficient this way.)

      2. Ken Hagan Gold badge

        Re: American organisation offended by breathing

        "For some reason in the US, these people hold views which are taken seriously."

        These people would certainly like you to believe that they are taken seriously, but they are probably responsible for the under-performance of the Republicans in recent years. I'm sure Barack Obama reckons Sarah Palin was a gift from God. Like terrorists, there are probably fewer of them than they'd like you to believe.

  2. hplasm
    Devil

    "right- minded citizens..."

    As in "your mind is as closed as ours, right?"

    1. Evil Auditor Silver badge
      Devil

      Re: "right- minded citizens..."

      As in "no lefty communists!"

      1. Evil Auditor Silver badge
        Trollface

        Re: "right- minded citizens..."

        Actually, I meant "liberals". Never mind.

        1. P. Lee

          Re: "right- minded citizens..."

          So the Australian MP was correct... after gay marriage, bestiality promotion is next on the liberal agenda?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Why not?

    After all, the opposite of bestiality is worstiality.

    1. Ted Treen
      Pint

      Re: Why not?

      Pure genius.

      You should not AC yourself:- had I thought of that line, I'd want to flaunt it.

      Shame I can only send one virtual beer...

    2. IR

      Re: Why not?

      Wurstiality nearly the same thing, except the pig has been processed.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Why not?

        "[...] except the pig has been processed."

        Sp what is the term for an apple pie (as in the unrated "American Pie" DVD)

      2. Roger Kynaston Silver badge
        Pint

        Re: Why not?

        but has it got horse DNA in it?

        Beer because tomorrow is my last day

    3. LaeMing
      Unhappy

      Worstiality!

      I think that is what my ex- was into!

  4. fixit_f
    Thumb Up

    It's an improvement......

    ....... on the stupid gecko ads they used to run back in the early 2000's when I was working over there.

    1. Zaphod.Beeblebrox
      Trollface

      Re: It's an improvement......

      They still run the stupid gecko ads, and they are getting progressively worse.

      1. Robert Helpmann??
        Childcatcher

        Re: It's an improvement......

        getting progressively worse

        @Zaphod.Beeblebrox, Geico has the gecko, Progressive has Flo. Keep this up and we will end up with a lizard sporting a bouffant.

        1. Zaphod.Beeblebrox
          Facepalm

          Re: It's an improvement......

          Right, I knew that, I was just... oh never mind.

        2. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

          Re: It's an improvement......

          >Keep this up and we will end up with a lizard sporting a bouffant.

          That's most of Fox's 'news' presenters

          1. Jes.e

            Re: It's an improvement......

            ..possibly with intervention of large alien spacecraft..

            This explains so much about our media here in the US!

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: It's an improvement......

        "progressively worse."

        No, those are the Progressive ads with Flo.

    2. guybles
      Childcatcher

      Re: It's an improvement......

      Having never seen the gecko adverts, I can't possibly comment on their artistic merit. However, I'm willing to bet that it's about a million times better than (not even dignifying them with a name) having an opera singer as their mascot, then trying to make up for it by repeatedly killing him.

    3. Marshalltown
      Pint

      Re: It's an improvement......

      They STILL run those gecko ads.

  5. lemmac

    'Filth'

    ...is in the mind of the beholder

    1. NorthernCoder
      Childcatcher

      Re: 'Filth'

      Truly...

      Does anyone know if this million-mom-organisation objects to Donald Duck walking around with no pants? Or the fact that his last name is one letter up the alphabet from a rude word?

      (Icon used with irony (which has nothing to do with metallurgy))

      1. NogginTheNog
        Coat

        Or the fact that [Donald Duck's] last name is one letter up the alphabet from a rude word?

        Euck??

        1. Jediben
          Holmes

          Re: Or the fact that [Donald Duck's] last name is one letter up the alphabet from a rude word?

          No, MUCK <gasp>.

          It's a very dirty word.

      2. Eponymous Cowherd
        Linux

        Re: 'Filth'

        Rhyming Slang?

        As in, "Do you fancy a quick Donald"?

      3. Marshalltown
        Headmaster

        Re: 'Filth'

        And where, pray, did you learn your alphabet?

    2. Intractable Potsherd Silver badge

      Re: 'Filth'

      But what about "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"?

      Was "Mork and Mindy" acceptable because Mork was a talking non-human?

      Enquiring minds need to know!

  6. BorkedAgain
    WTF?

    Okay, Fruit Ninja is a little old-hat...

    ...but filth? Hardly.

    I have no idea what these moms are worried about. Maybe they need to find something useful to do with their time...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Okay, Fruit Ninja is a little old-hat...

      Is that what the apple pie is called in American Pie?

  7. Florida1920
    Coat

    The gecko lives

    No one objects to a bipedal, walking, talking gecko (with a distinctly non-American accent). After all, a majority of my fellow Amurakans believe there was a talking serpent.

    Mine's the one without a Bible in the pocket.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: The gecko lives

      Snake: Try one of these apples, Eve, they're delicious.

      Eve: F*ck, a talking snake.

      1. Michael Dunn
        Linux

        Re: The gecko lives

        Snake: Try one of these apples, Eve, they're delicious. AND it counts as one of your five-a-day!

    2. Rukario
      Childcatcher

      Re: The gecko lives

      Yes a talking serpent, before it was "cursed" to "crawl" on its belly.

      Smugleaf.

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  9. You Are Not Free

    Good

    I encourage more of this, maybe then people will start to realise what absolute fucking subversive garbage we routinely expose our kids to.

    1. Swarthy
      Thumb Up

      Re: Good

      I fully realize the subversive garbage we subject our kids to. In fact, I make it a point to give them a lot of subversive material. Currently I am introducing my boy to Animaniacs.

  10. Moktu

    Obviously

    An organisation of people, with too much time on their hands. They should try procrasturbation or just "getting a life"

    And I can't let a thread about Geico go by without indulging.... "hmmmm Miss Geico"

    1. James 36
      Pint

      Re: Obviously

      procrasturbation - is that passing time by w**king ?

      beer whether it was deliberate or accident

  11. taxman
    Happy

    Atmospheric picture

    So has the pig farted or has she realised she's with a minor? Either way the pig looks contented.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Pint

    Yet "men are (still) pigs"?

    Even my gf sometimes jokingly uses that phrase whenever she's over and I left some laundry in my bedroom instead of the laundry basket near the washing machine, or when its really time to clean the sink while I figured I'd do that "next week"...

    So what do those "One Million Moms" think about that ? Have they never called us men pigs, ever ?

    But to join in on the stereotyping a bit; I wonder how many of those moms are blond. Because for all we know this insurance company took their own insurance on this project and were actually hoping that they'd stir the pot. Because thanks to them, and "One Million Moms" of course, now One Million Reg Readers have also taken notice of this commercial.

    Mission accomplished!

    (because ask yourself this: what would be the sole purpose of a controversial commercial ?)

    1. sisk

      Re: Yet "men are (still) pigs"?

      because ask yourself this: what would be the sole purpose of a controversial commercial ?

      In this case, I'd say the purpose was to be funny. It probably never occurred to them to think that someone might be oversensitive enough to be offended by it.

  13. Monkey Bob
    Meh

    Broke out the popcorn, clicked to the comments...

    And not a single "squeal piggie" or porking punchline.

    Shameful, commentards, absolutely shameful.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Broke out the popcorn, clicked to the comments...

      Presumably the moms would prefer a pig on a spit scenario?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Coat

        Re: Broke out the popcorn, clicked to the comments...

        Spit-roasting the pig, THAT would get their backs up!!!!

        (If done correctly)

        (snigger)

        Dirty mac - OBVIOUSLY!!!!!

    2. Thomas 4

      Re: Broke out the popcorn, clicked to the comments...

      Is this what Shakespeare was harping on about when he made that comment about "The Beast With Two Backs"?

      1. Tubs

        @ Thomas 4

        Mmmmmh

        Back bacon

        <drools>

      2. Michael Dunn
        Headmaster

        Re: Broke out the popcorn, clicked to the comments...

        Is this what Shakespeare was harping on about when he made that comment about "The Beast With Two Backs"

        I think you'll find that was Plato!

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    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      How about this one then...

      There's a bestiality competition on at the local town hall.

      I'm going to enter the cat!

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    1. TeeCee Gold badge
      Facepalm

      Re: It's apparently possible to fall for a pig as long as it's branded Windows.

      That's the "That was so funny I just spat coffee over my keyboard" icon, not the "I am vomiting up the usual shit" icon.

      You're 0 for 2 on icon use today so far.......

    2. Loyal Commenter Silver badge

      Re: It's apparently possible to fall for a pig as long as it's branded Windows.

      Why does Eadon have a silver badge? Surely it should be a 'rusty sherrif's badge' to alert us to the shite he's about to spew?

      Or would that offend the 'think of the children' brigade too?

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        1. Jediben
          FAIL

          Re: It's apparently possible to fall for a pig as long as it's branded Windows.

          The article is funny, but you're not.

        2. Psyx
          FAIL

          Re: It's apparently possible to fall for a pig as long as it's branded Windows.

          "Quitting using Windows is one way to achieve this enlightenment"

          Then how the fuck would I see my zen garden while I'm washing up?

          1. Danny 14 Silver badge

            Re: It's apparently possible to fall for a pig as long as it's branded Windows.

            wp8 might be bad but not as bad as that mozilla load of tripe.

  15. Openminded Cynic
    Angel

    Double Standards!

    So one million mothers are all up in arms with the prospect that the pig might pork the young lady but they're absolutely fine with him owning his own car and driving it. When it comes down to it the pigs intentions were, if a little naive, nothing but honorable. He's driven her up there for a romantic night in his classic VW cabriolet to do nothing more than look at the stars. We could probably conclude that he has a pretty good job to own such a car and is an upright pillar of the community. It's no wonder the young lady was seeking some corkscrew action, our truffle finding protagonist is obviously quite a catch in todays society. One million mothers need to realise that america needs more VW owning, nice guy pigs, they should be celebrated not condemed for they are the future!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Thumb Up

      Re: Double Standards!

      > our truffle finding protagonist

      Awesome, just awesome. That made me titter.

      1. A Long Fellow
        Headmaster

        Re: Double Standards!

        Only female pigs are used to search out truffles, because the truffle smells like the saliva of a male pig.

        So it's unlikely this gentlepig would ever find a truffle, unless he's gay -- which would explain both his behaviour and the young lady's dismay.

    2. PT

      Re: Double Standards!

      Corkscrew action, fnarr fnarr. Plus 1.

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Can anyone explain

    How sex with a beast is different to sex with an American?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Can anyone explain

      The beasts are not quite as fat.

      1. DrXym Silver badge

        Re: Can anyone explain

        Nor can you purchase elasticated jeans for beasts.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Can anyone explain

      The breasts are real

      1. Danny 14 Silver badge

        Re: Can anyone explain

        they can be turned into bacon when you break up.

  17. Neil Barnes Silver badge
    Holmes

    'Right-minded'

    equals, presumably, 'people who think like me'?

    1. VaalDonkie

      Re: 'Right-minded'

      Well, of course. Why would anyone hold a personal view that they deem "wrong-minded"?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: 'Right-minded'

        Because, just because.

    2. Rukario

      Re: 'Right-minded'

      The opposite of 'right-minded' is 'left-minded'.

  18. AlbertH
    Mushroom

    Entirely Typical

    The stupid complaining about the silly.

    The Yanks really haven't got a clue. They're steeped in stupid religions, teach crap like creationism to their children and insist on the "right" of everyone to carry sidearms.They're just another version of the Middle Eastern bigots.

    Just stupid.

    1. VaalDonkie
      Angel

      Re: Entirely Typical

      How's that secular, gun-free utopia that is Britain working out for you?

      1. Psyx
        Thumb Up

        Re: Entirely Typical

        "How's that secular, gun-free utopia that is Britain working out for you?"

        Pretty fucking good, ta!

        1. James Hughes 1

          Re: Entirely Typical

          Yup, OK for me too.

      2. sisk

        Re: Entirely Typical

        How's that secular, gun-free utopia that is Britain working out for you?

        Actually Britain is a statistical anomaly. Low gun ownership rates usually correlates to high murder rates at the national level, but somehow they manage a low murder rate in spite of their low gun ownership rate. I'm not sure I'd call it a utopia, but they're doing SOMETHING (that likely has nothing to do with guns) right. I strongly suspect the 'something right' is more social than legal.

        1. Psyx
          Trollface

          Re: Entirely Typical

          "Actually Britain is a statistical anomaly. Low gun ownership rates usually correlates to high murder rates at the national level, but somehow they manage a low murder rate in spite of their low gun ownership rate. I'm not sure I'd call it a utopia, but they're doing SOMETHING (that likely has nothing to do with guns) right. I strongly suspect the 'something right' is more social than legal."

          Maybe it's the police not routinely having firearms either that does it. After all: We're nearly unique in that factor.

          *stands back and waits for explosion*

          1. sisk

            Re: Entirely Typical

            Maybe it's the police not routinely having firearms either that does it. After all: We're nearly unique in that factor.

            I doubt that, but I'll admit it's a possibility. Maybe when I get the time I'll look at some of the other anomalies in that particular set of statistics (like Sweden) and see if they have that in common with you. However I still think that the largest contributing factors to your low murder rate are going to be social, or possibly economic (I think, but I'm not sure, that you also have an extremely low poverty rate over there), and have absolutely nothing to do with guns or the lack thereof.

            1. Psyx
              Pint

              Re: Entirely Typical

              "I doubt that, but I'll admit it's a possibility. Maybe when I get the time I'll look at some of the other anomalies in that particular set of statistics (like Sweden) and see if they have that in common with you. However I still think that the largest contributing factors to your low murder rate are going to be social, or possibly economic (I think, but I'm not sure, that you also have an extremely low poverty rate over there), and have absolutely nothing to do with guns or the lack thereof."

              Define 'poverty rate'. We have plenty of 'poor' people, but ultimately there are safety nets there to stop most people being so poor that violent crime is the only alternative. We have a healthcare system that doesn't let mentally ill people go uncared for, or charges them more than they can afford for medication. We have a higher education system and social aid for youths that doesn't simply turn them out on the streets at 18. And we have a criminal justice system that is sufficiently 'soft' on non-violent crime to ensure that no burglar or petty criminal in their right mind would consider trying to get hold of a firearm or resort to lethal force in order to avoid arrest.

              Say what you like about left-leaning social policies, but they do at least stop most of the people at the bottom of the pile from turning to lethal force. Take away those last-chances for the poor and deranged and you're left with desperate people with nothing to lose.

              I'm pretty sure that the lack of easily accessible point-and-click corpse-making devices has a fair bit to do with it too though. A lot of causes are socio-economic and cultural, but the UK is probably socially closer to the US than 90% of nations on this planet.

              1. sisk

                Re: Entirely Typical

                I'm pretty sure that the lack of easily accessible point-and-click corpse-making devices has a fair bit to do with it too though

                As I mentioned before, there's a very strong correlation between high gun ownership rates and low murder rates on the national level. That's why I don't thank your gun policy has much to do with it. Even here, where there's a gun and a half for everyone in the nation, guns are only the 3rd most common murder weapon (knives and blunt objects are numbers one and two). If you count drunk drivers who kill someone as murderers (the law does in some states) then guns drop to number 4.

                But I think you might have nailed it there. Here, and in most other parts of the world, it's not difficult for someone to become so poor that they have to steal their next meal. Also we have the rather annoying habit of tossing teens who got caught shoplifting a CD into the same juvenile detention facility as hardened gangbangers. That probably doesn't help matters. And, frankly, our foster care system is a freaking nightmare. The stories my wife can tell from having grown up in foster care are truly horrifying (but then her stories from before the foster care system are even worse).

                As for healthcare, hell I'm comfortably in the middle class and medical bills can be a burden for me here. Even just having a baby is prohibitively expensive here. I'm not talking about feeding and caring for them. I'm talking about the $5k that it costs to have a doctor there to play catch. I can't imagine trying to pay medical bills on half of what I make (or less!).

                The UK and the US are pretty close, both socially and politically, but the few differences between us are massive ones.

      3. Jamie Jones Silver badge
        FAIL

        Re: Entirely Typical

        "How's that secular, gun-free utopia that is Britain working out for you?"

        Also great for me too..

        But here's another thing about many Americans. If you dare criticise anything to do with America, they automatically assume that we are saying that Britain is "best". It's that jingoistic attitude they are brought up with, such as their sickenly over-patriotic allegiance to the flag crap they do everyday in school.

        I think life in Britain is much better than life in America for many different reasons (I have many close American friends). Do I think Britain is the best place to live?

        No - I am ready to admit and confront our problems, and not bury my head in the sand,. Secondly, I'm not arrogant to make such a statement when I know very little about the vast majority of countries in the world.

    2. Michael Dunn
      FAIL

      Re: Entirely Typical

      " teach crap like creationism to their children" hey, shouldn't the million moms be protesting about that? Stultification of their offspring?

  19. Evil Auditor Silver badge
    WTF?

    BBQ!

    How can those filthy-minded moms think of bestiality?!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: BBQ!

      ...as in pig on a spit?

  20. Peter Simpson 1
    Childcatcher

    Disturbing

    That there are a million moms offended by this stupid commercial.

    //men are pigs, but are pigs men?

    1. TheRealRoland
      Happy

      Re: Disturbing

      >men are pigs, but are pigs men?

      No, they don't carry around guns and don't drive trucks to prove they da man...

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Disturbing

      There aren't really a million moms in One Million Moms. It's a name intended to get in the papers by being misleading.

      They number a few hundred and spend most of their time calling for boycotts of companies who employ gays as I remember it.

  21. tkioz
    Facepalm

    With all the things that are actually wrong in the world... they decide to spend their energy on this bollocks?

    Bloody Americans...

    1. Peter Simpson 1
      Unhappy

      Bloody Americans

      Hey!

      Not all of us!

      Some of us have lived to other countries, read and listen to media other than CNN, FOX or the local "Top 40" station, and are a tad embarassed about our country's behaviour on the world stage. But we're outnumberd...by a million moms who spend their time worrying about the quality of our TV commercials (which, I admit, are not up to the quality of those shown in the rest of the world). Some of the best commercials I've seen would cause rioting in the streets if shown on US TV.

      We're trying, but it's an Sisyphean task...

      1. Psyx
        Happy

        Re: Bloody Americans

        "worrying about the quality of our TV commercials (which, I admit, are not up to the quality of those shown in the rest of the world). "

        Take heart though: Quantity has a quality all of its own.

      2. sisk

        Re: Bloody Americans

        But we're outnumberd...

        We're not THAT outnumbered. At least not as outnumbered as it seems. The volume with which an American spews their rant is inversely proportional to their intelligence, so the dumb ones are a lot louder than those of us with more than rocks between our ears.

      3. Richard Altmann

        Re: Bloody Americans

        stop whinging ...

        1. I am the Walrus
          Happy

          Re: Bloody Americans

          Shouldn't that be... (s)whining?

      4. TheRealRoland
        Childcatcher

        Re: Bloody Americans

        >Sisyphean task...

        Hey, who are you calling a sissy here?

        But, agree with Peter Simpson here... I was watching the start of the Oscar ceremony, when the 'I saw your boobs' song started. A distressed 'mom' quickly changed the channel until the song was over.

        Sigh.

        Dunno what icon to use here: sad face, thumb down, get my coat... Probably the 'won't someone think of the children!'.

  22. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    which one is the pig?

    1. meanioni

      No-one's thinking of the pig..

      I mean, poor defenceless creature, minding its own business being sexually harassed by a shameless hussy.....

    2. Mussie (Ed)
      Trollface

      Looks better than my ex wife lol

  23. DrXym Silver badge

    I love this organisation

    On their home page - "There has been some confusion recently in the media and on the Internet concerning One Million Moms, a conservative, Christian group affiliated with American Family Association since 2001. We, One Million Moms, are not affiliated with the group One Million Moms for Gun Control. "

    It's good to see they're focussing on the hard hitting issues like pigs in car insurance commercials instead of that other group of wasters and their "please stop killing our kids with guns" agenda. I'm glad they've cleared up the confusion.

    1. Ian Michael Gumby
      Windows

      Re: I love this organisation

      It sounds more like the squabbling between the Judeans People's Front and the People's Front of Judea.

      (Yes, I went there with the Monty Python reference. (Where's the Graham Chapman icon when you need it?))

      Sorry but having seen the ad too many times, I never once thought about beastie love.

      Actually pedophilia did cross my mind because this pig seems to act like a kid in most of the commercials where he's featured. (Remember the one where he's in the back seat of the car on a ride home from school? )

      Yeah, its a dumb commercial. Just as bad as the overacting Gecko. However the fact that we know this means that they are effective ads.

      But lets boycott their products not because of the Million Mommies who do enough damage to their childrens' mental health but because they make silly commercials.

      And on the note of using fake animals in commercials, lets start a petition to bring back Gilbert Godfrey as the voice of the AFLAC duck! I think he learned his lesson ....

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Thumb Up

        Re: I love this organisation

        2 points:

        1) I did!

        2) I happened to like their silly commercial with Bugs and Wile E. Coyote...except for the out-of-place safe at the end. It should have been an anvil.

        3) maybe they will after they've milked his broken beak for all its worth.

      2. Rukario
        Paris Hilton

        Re: I love this organisation

        @Ian Michael Gumby

        AFLAC Duck ... Gilbert Gottfried...

        YOU FOOL!!!

        <--- for being a Hollywood square.

  24. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Riding around with a pig ...

    ... hoping to get a little sausage?

  25. handle
    Coat

    That app wouldn't work

    I'm sure a pig's trotter doesn't have sufficient moisture content to to activate a capacitive touch-screen.

    1. aawelj

      Re: That app wouldn't work

      Must be a voice activated app. Although if the pig has worked out how to drive a car and pick up young women, dealing with screen capacitance should be a doddle for it. I'm pretty sure I read that the South Koreans use little pork sausages on their mobile screens in winter when they are wearing gloves, so a pig would have that built in!

  26. IronSteve

    it is a bit creepy though...

    1. Cameron Colley

      I was about to post pretty much the same thing.

      I don't see a problem broadcasting the advert but it doesn't actually make sense to me unless you assume that a girl wants to "make out with" a pig, which is a little odd surely?

      Mind you we have adverts where cups want things dunking in them, firemen squirt their hoses in a woman's throat and all manner of other illogical crud so I suppose it's normal for advertising.

      1. Psyx
        Pint

        Re: I was about to post pretty much the same thing.

        "I don't see a problem broadcasting the advert but it doesn't actually make sense to me unless you assume that a girl wants to "make out with" a pig, which is a little odd surely?"

        Not as odd as our one where the mobbed-up panda makes a thinly disguised reference to disposing of a corpse, and discusses what kind of biscuit he enjoys in the wake of such activity.

        1. Cameron Colley

          Re: I was about to post pretty much the same thing.

          The panda advert makes perfect sense. If pandas realised they were omnivores and just ate people they'd not be in the mess they are now, instead they're stuck eating biscuits and looking cute.

          1. Psyx
            Pint

            Re: I was about to post pretty much the same thing.

            "The panda advert makes perfect sense. If pandas realised they were omnivores and just ate people they'd not be in the mess they are now, instead they're stuck eating biscuits and looking cute."

            A species whose only source of nutrition does not provide them with sufficient calories to fuck has painted itself in a evolutionary corner.

            Some things are extinct for a reason.

  27. Carl Zetie
    Facepalm

    The clue is in the name

    Like most American lobbying groups, you have to assume that they are the opposite of what the name implies. There aren't a million of them, and they mostly aren't "moms".

    As for their affiliated organization, the American Family Organization is in favor of families... so long as they comprise a churchgoing working father, an obedient stay-at-home mother, and a gaggle of well-scrubbed kids that were conceived by pleasure-free sex within marriage. Anything else is not a "real" family.

  28. Simon Harris
    Linux

    Wonder what the million moms make of the Muppets...

    and Miss Piggy who is open to quite a range of inter species flirting!

    <-- Penguin because I bet she'd flirt with it - the brazen hussy!

    1. Anomalous Cowturd
      WTF?

      WTF is a Mom?

      Is it an acronym for something?

      Massively Over-reacting Munters perhaps?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: WTF is a Mom?

        Monkeys on Meth

        PS. MOM is also used in certain parts of the UK (W.Mids for example). I have a mom (but I try to keep it down to 2 fixes per day).

  29. Winkypop Silver badge
    Trollface

    End times

    The Pope has resigned

    Assault weapons might be banned

    Italy has a farcical parliament *

    Girls are going out with pigs

    Cats and dogs are living together!

    REPENT

    REPENT

    THE END IS NIGH!

    * Not so strange really

  30. ISYS
    Childcatcher

    Advertising works

    I, like possibly millions of other people, had never heard of Geico until now.......

    1. Deadly Headshot

      Re: Advertising works

      Apparently they've had a history of controversial adverts, so maybe One Million Moms decided to get in early when they saw there was a new ad out, without checking whether it was actually controversial first...

  31. Kubla Cant Silver badge
    Childcatcher

    That's nothing

    At least the pig's a mammal.

    My attention has been drawn to several well-known stories in which nubile young women kiss frogs. Worse, they subsequently have sex with the frog. This filth has been published in numerous children's books, and several films have been made about it.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: That's nothing

      Bloody French - always get the nubile young women. :-)

  32. Mark Leaver
    FAIL

    Hmmm

    Would these be the same mum's who were all lined up to scream at 17 year old Pattinson and Lautner? And to go nuts over a movie that promotes a young girls issues in life in having to decide between necrophilia and bestiality?

  33. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Having seen pictures of the 'moms' in question

    and the fact that they are in fact 'moms', leads to the conclusion that bestiality is already rife within their group.

    Somebody should send them a link to the first episode of Black Mirror.

  34. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Wow. Beyond good and evil 2 is looking great.

    Oh wait. nm....

  35. Adonis Cnut
    WTF?

    What?

    Must be speaking from experience.

  36. Lee D Silver badge

    If the first thought that comes into your head is bestiality, then I have to wonder about how your mind works. Hell, I've seen prim-and-proper people slobber all over their dogs and let them "kiss" them, not to mention the whole rubbing-the-belly thing. Just quite where do you set the bar so that you don't throw them in prison too?

    Minnie Mouse and Goofy are always flirting. Jessica Rabbit was sleeping with a rabbit (and she was a cartoon in herself, who flirted with a human). God-knows what Bert and Ernie are but they are hardly innocent themselves. Just what level of nonsense would you like to extend this complaint to?

    Are children going to rush out to sleep with pigs after seeing that advert? No more than usual. Are they going to rush out and blow someone's head off because they saw Bond do it? No more than usual.

    If you have to draw a line, and say "this is okay" and "this is not", it can't be a wiggly one. It has to be a straight line. And that would mean that cartoons I grew up with would all be banned (everything from Scooby through to Tom & Jerry), you wouldn't be able to rub a dog on its belly (and certainly not in public!), and you wouldn't be able to own any weapon whatsoever, or any Hollywood title since its inception (everything from smoking to murder to gore to sex!).

    Of all the things in the world to worry about, I think this advert is the last thing on my mind. And if I did ever get round to worrying about it, I'd quickly snap out of it and tell people to get on with their lives.

  37. Terry 6 Silver badge
    Childcatcher

    "If the first thought that comes into your head is bestiality, then I have to wonder about how your mind works."

    It does make you wonder, doesn't it!

    Weird...

  38. spiny norman

    Fake

    It's not even a real pig.

  39. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I hope...

    I hope these Million Moms don't discover what Brian gets up to in Family Guy :)

  40. Eponymous Cowherd
    Joke

    I used to be in to....

    bestiality, flagellation and necrophilia.

    But found I was flogging a dead horse.

    Or was it a lasagne?

  41. SirDigalot

    The commercials made sense

    when all he was saying was WEEEEEEEE! now they are just plain creepy

    I think the joke is meant to be the fact nobody notices he is a pig..

    The bloody gecko is just as annoying and gives ex pats a real bad reputation

    if progressive and geico merge will we have lipstick on a pig? (there is not much discernible difference between flo and the pig anyway)

  42. meanioni

    Babe?

    Perhaps the casting person made a mess-up - director said - I need a Babe in the car..... :-)

  43. Ken Darling

    Perhaps, instead of fussing over something that only exists in their own depraved minds, they should cast their attention to the disgusting ritual of child beauty pageants.

    Dolling 5 year old girls up to like like low class prostitutes is little short of paedophilia.

    F*ck the pig (metaphorically, of course)

  44. Scott Pedigo
    Coat

    A pretty New Yorker

    Once rode with a porker

    His auto was parked and

    He wanted to pork her

    Do you have protection

    She wanted to know

    Why of course, he replied

    I'm insured by Geiko

  45. admiraljkb
    Facepalm

    Anywone else notice...

    that Pigs can't operate a modern smartphone anyway? Their hoof is essentially a big fingernail. It just isn't going to work... Every time I see it, that's what I notice...

    That was the part of the commercial that "offended" me. :)

    1. Scott Pedigo
      Childcatcher

      Re: Anywone else notice...

      "... Their hoof is essentially a big fingernail. It just isn't going to work... "

      Well, they do have other appendages they could use.

  46. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    One Million Pigs ready to roll

    anytime

  47. Someone Else Silver badge
    Flame

    Dear One Million Moms,

    Get

    A

    Life!

    Sincerely,

    The rest of the world

  48. Simon Harris
    Childcatcher

    Chocolate* bars...

    It's a good job those 'moms' haven't seen the 1980s Cadbury's Caramel adverts.

    Half the animal kingdom seems to have the hots for a rabbit (sexily voiced by a lesbian, no less).

    In one of them you even get to see a naked beaver while in another the rabbit indulges in a bit of face-sitting on a mole.

    If the moms saw all that, their heads would probably explode!

    YouTube medley of adverts

    * well, by a loose definition of chocolate anyway.

  49. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Million" moms

    "Million" moms - for sufficiently small values of "million".

    Like many other organizations, they try to make their numbers sound bigger than they are.

    And why aren't they bitching about Family Guy? - not only have they frequently had the dog date human women, he has even sired progeny by them.

    Be reassured, my fine Brits, we Americans pay as much heed to these wastes of baryonic matter as they deserve - roughly as much attention as the damage a small yellow bulldozer would suffer running over a man in a bathrobe laying in front of it.

  50. Dazed and Confused

    I be worried about these mums

    If the kids read sex in that, then I'd be worried what their Mums had been telling them.

    Given a dirty adult mind you can see the extrapolation of the girls conduct, but as a kid?

    Leave it out.

  51. RW
    Childcatcher

    One Million Moms? Hardly!

    Joe Jervis regularly features the latest insanity from OMM on his gay-oriented blog, Joe. My. God. (findable via Google). I forget the exact figure, but someone checked Facebook and found that OMM had about forty thousand "likes". The suspicion is often voiced that OMM is just one person with a very dirty mind who sees filth everywhere.

    Regular readers of El Reg are likely to get a kick out of Joe. My. God.'s regular features of homophobic nuts, if only for the comedy value. Particularly recommended is a dude who styles himself "Third Eagle of the Apocalypse and Co-prophet of the End Times."

    1. Oninoshiko
      Joke

      Third Eagle of the Apocalypse and Co-prophet of the End Times.

      WOW! That's awesome! I want a title like that!

      How come only the crazy nutters can come up with the good titles. The best I can seem to get is "Eunuchs Admin" (or something homophonically similar).

  52. Old Handle

    This is nothing new.

    Skittles did it first.

  53. M Gale

    Meanwhile in the UK, we get Rebecca Loos wanking a pig. Yes, really.

    Caution: Contains corkscrew dong. And bloody hell, that little bugger's productive.

  54. Mussie (Ed)
    WTF?

    The Sooner

    Someone builds a rocket so all the normal people can leave this place and start a new saner colony (preferably on a hoth like planet... I like the snow OK) the better....

  55. Anonymous Coward
    Unhappy

    Tiny, unrepresentative group in UK advocates stupidity

    <US Reg Readers> What a stupid group.

    <UK Reg Readers> What a bloody stupid group.

    Tiny, unrepresentative group in the US advocates stupidity

    <US Reg Readers> What a stupid group.

    <UK Reg Readers> ARGH AMERICANS ARE STUPID AND FAT AND BLOODY FAT STUPID CONSERVATIVE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE WITH STUPID RELIGIONS AND FAT STUPIDITY! FUCK THE FUCKING FAT STUPID AMERICAN WORLD POLICEMEN GUN TOTING REDNECK RELIGIOUS STUPID FAT PEOPLE!!! AARRGH STUPID BLOODY FAT PEOPLE! AND ALL THEY THINK ABOUT IS AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA!!! THEY'RE FUCKING OBSESSED WITH AMERICA! FUCKING AMERICANS! USELESS GITS! FAT FAT FAT TOURISTS AMERICANS GUNS RELIGION AMERICANS!!!!!

    Seriously - I really don't get it. I live in the rural US, in a place where you see truck nuts and every trailer has an American flag, and I have yet to speak to anyone so utterly obsessed with America as UK Reg readers seem to be. What's going on, guys? I hadn't even heard of these jokers before - god knows nobody in the US pays any attention to them.

    If you want to take a country to task for its policies, fine, but why to Reg readers obsess over the social conservatism of the US, where gay marriage is only a matter of time, and a significant majority of the population supports it - but never criticize France, that bastion of European enlightenment, where they had weeks of huge, enraged protests from their own religious right over the same thing?

    Despite being an American, I don't consider this 'the best country', despite some other posters in this thread seeming to think it's a universal trait.

    But I don't think it's "jingoistic" to take exception to, as a response to an article about some religious windbags, be the target of:

    "How sex with a beast is different to sex with an American?"

    "The Yanks really haven't got a clue. They're steeped in stupid religions... and insist on the "right" of everyone to carry sidearms.They're just another version of the Middle Eastern bigots."

    "Bloody Americans..."

    "...in the US, these people hold views which are taken seriously."

    Is it just me, or is it a bit ironic for a forum full of guys to go on a collective nationalistic rant which judges a country of 280 million people by the actions of a few thousand, while simultaneously attacking those people as being ignorant of other countries?

    Here's a hint, guys: Most people in the US favor gun control. Most people favor gay marriage. We have gays in the military and will soon have women in combat. And for a nation supposedly consisting only of obsessively celibate, sex-hating religious freaks, we have an awfully big porn industry, and do not, as a matter of fact, have a broad and ill-defined 'extreme porn law' that prevents adults from looking at pictures of adults, nor do we have an organization which acts on its own and without supervision or oversight but can exert enough pressure to ban web sites at will.

    Yeah, the US has a lot fat people and a lot of gun nuts and a lot of religious freaks. I get it. But you guys are tarring an entire nation based on the wild opinions of a tiny, tiny minority.

    Remember that the US is only a bit smaller than Europe taken as a whole. Would the UK people here think it reasonable of me to accuse them of being rabid anti-semites because Hungary's foreign minister suggested that Jews should be identified and tracked as a danger to the state? Would Germans be pleased at being lumped in with France's ultranationalists? Are Finns and Swedes supposed to take responsibility for Greek financial profligacy and Italian chauvinism?

    What's truly strange is that most Reg readers are Americans, yet the vast, vast majority of jingoistic vitriol is directed at Americans from Britons - and the vitriol is often specifically based on Americans being jingoistic and attacking other countries!

    I used to be quite a fan of the UK, and to a lesser extent, Europe in general - but at this point I'm starting to feel like I actually really wouldn't be welcome in Britain or on the continent. You've managed to hate the United States' (largely-imagined) self-righteous hatred so much that you've become it yourselves.

    I don't have many experiences of Americans going on forums and doing the equivalent of the Reg forumites referring to Americans as stupid, fat, inbred, violence-loving fundamentalists. And yet we're seen as - and hated for! - being the mean ones and the aggressors.

    Sigh.

    1. Chairo
      Pint

      Remember that the US is only a bit smaller than Europe taken as a whole. Would the UK people here think it reasonable of me to accuse them of being rabid anti-semites because Hungary's foreign minister suggested that Jews should be identified and tracked as a danger to the state? Would Germans be pleased at being lumped in with France's ultranationalists? Are Finns and Swedes supposed to take responsibility for Greek financial profligacy and Italian chauvinism?

      Yes, the Germans are lumped in with France's ultranationalists, the Finns and Swedes are supposed to take responsibility for our Greek and Italian friend's deeds, as is the rest of the EU in one way or another and we all suffer under whatever stupid statement the Hungarian foreign minister might or might not have uttered.

      That is one of the reasons why the EU is not so popular at times...

      Want to join the club? You know it all started with a free trade agreement...

      Cheers!

    2. Psyx
      Joke

      "but never criticize France, that bastion of European enlightenment, where they had weeks of huge, enraged protests from their own religious right over the same thing?"

      The difference is that we already hate France anyway.

      Whereas we're at least on speaking terms with America.

      Also: We can get our smug sense of superiority over the French by knowing that they'd surrender if someone fired a pop-gun over the Channel, whereas we have to feel socially superior to the US, lacking the manpower to kick their asses in civilised warfare.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        "Also: We can get our smug sense of superiority over the French by knowing that they'd surrender if someone fired a pop-gun over the Channel..."

        I don't know about that - as The Economist pointed out, Hollande has something to prove. He might call your bluff on that one, and take you unawares - and before you know it, the royal family will have met the headsman and the King of England will speak French once again.

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      It's "Favour"

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Take a deep breath....

      @David W - take a deep breath. Let it out slowly. It's OK.....

      Unfortunately, the Internet at large, with the Reg as only a microcosm of it, is one gigantic Lord Of the Flies. When the kiddies decide something is acceptable to hate, even desirable, then that thing is hated with all the fervor of the 5 minute hate in 1984 - be that something Justin Bebier, or Windows 8, or the US. 90% of the haters are ignorant of the thing they purport to hate; the only information about it they have is what they've heard from the other kiddies, and have no more direct experience of it than the common prole did of Emmanuel Goldstein - they just hate because it is expected.

  56. HFoster

    Where's Max Branning?

    What happened to the GEICO Gecko, voiced by Jake Wood (known to British soap fans as Max Branning off EastEnders)?

    One Million Moms should chill out. It's a pig that can drive, use a mobile phone, and would rather play Fruit ninja than make out with a woman.

  57. flatline2000

    MUPPETS

    Were the offended by the muppets, cause Miss Piggy used to get all freaky with almost every male presence on the show, or does beastiality only work one way ?

  58. Martin Budden Silver badge
    Coat

    Insert pork sword gag here.

  59. Mephistro
    Happy

    To the guy at ElReg who wrote the article's heading:

    I'm sure you'll enjoy this video. ;-)

  60. Muckminded

    I want a turn at that

    when she is done.

  61. Paul Hovnanian Silver badge

    One Million Moms

    I've seen some of them. And their husbands. So their aversion to bestiality is understandable.

    And probably based on personal experience.

  62. Znort666
    Facepalm

    So...

    being a front for a Christian organisation, they are ok with a talking serpent seducing the first woman into eating a forbidden apple, but a pig (obviously meant to represent the person who has purchased a contract from the company) driving a car and being seduced by/suffering the advances of a woman is a bad thing?

    Religion...go figure!

  63. Deadly Headshot
    Facepalm

    I assume they're also offended by The Muppets...

    "A Pig and a Frog?! That's disgusting!"

    It's probably worth mentioning now that "One Million Moms" are a registered hate group, with similar views to Westborough etc...

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