Where are those good old fashioned values . . .

I want to open up a little here about one of the television shows I watch. In doing so, I'm not trying to offend anyone, but am just being honest about what I find entertaining. I'll admit, I'm a little timid about opening myself up like this because there's always someone anxious to play holier than thou [especially when a minister is concerned]. But I trust you, so I shouldn't be worried at all. Levy any complaints to me personally.

One of my favorite shows is back: Family Guy returned to Fox tonight. A new episode was shown for the first time in something like four years. For those unfamiliar with it, Family Guy an adult themed cartoon that was a few years ahead of its time. It's not as irreverant as South Park, but pushes the limits a bit more than the Simpsons. It developed a cult following a few years after Fox cancelled it, but what brought it back to the prime time schedule was a great reception it received on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim which aires at 11pm. It outdrew Letterman and Leno among 18 to 35 males. Personally, I enjoy the brand of edgy humor that drives Family Guy.

Tonight's episode probably went a little further than what I prefer [they joked about Mel Gibson producing a Passion of The Christ 2 co-starring Chris Tucker], but there were a few lines that still have me laughing. Here's how they set up the best one of the night: Mel Gibson is chasing Peter and Lois with a gun and runs off the edge of Mount Rushmore, falling to his death. Lois remarks to Peter, "I can't believe he just ran off that cliff." To this Peter replies, "Of course he did. Everyone knows that Christians don't believe in gravity."

I don't know if any of you Christians find that offensive, but I find it hilarious. I really can't explain why, but I swear it's funny. To end this post, here are some quotes of my favorite Family Guy character Stewie. Stewie is an intelligent baby with a British accent who is intent on world domination:

"There's always been a lot of tension between Lois and me, and it's not so much that I want to kill her, it's just, I want her not to be alive anymore."

"Hey, mother, I come bearing a gift. I'll give you a hint. It's in my diaper and it's not a toaster."

"Let me guess, you picked out yet another colorful box with a crank that I'm expected to turn and turn until OOP! big shock, a jack pops out and you laugh and the kids laugh and the dog laughs and I die a little inside."