Blogwatch: Oct. 24, 2005

Bloggers felt blue last week after the Smurf village was bombed in a TV spot for the Belgian branch of U.N. children's agency UNICEF. The ad, meant to highlight the toll of war on children, had STEADY DIET OF NOTHING waxing philosmurfical: "It has garnered more interest than actual dead human beings. Smurfs don't get bombed every day, I guess." THE 10 OF CLUBS praised the attack, which kills Smurfette, as a "brilliant practical application of psychology" to jar today's jaded world out of complacency. And ERIK'S RAMBLINGS warned of more carnage, imagining a PETA ad with "the Care Bears being...

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