Rogues and scoundrels

September 15, 2006 § Leave a comment

After twenty minutes of hand-wringing about the evils of goth culture and the Internet, the good people at CTV tonight alerted us to another menace to society:

Penn

Whoa, stop the presses–it’s a smoking actor! (Gasps.)

Worse, it’s a smoking actor who hates George Bush and is against the war in Iraq. Oh, and he used to be married to Madonna, but that was a long time ago.

Public health officials assure us that an investigation is underway, which will no doubt result in the immediate purging of all actors who possess an ounce of chutzpah from the screens of our vulnerable communities.

I feel safer already.

On a related note, my favourite professor of public health has recently authored a post that links the tobacco control movement, scientific partisanship, and Foucault’s concept of truth regimes. Seriously.

And now, back to our regularly scheduled hand-wringing…

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