Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Fact One

In my adventures in Professional Writing I keep coming across random stupid facts (did you know that Cufflinks predate the shirt) and I feel the need to spread these interesting tidbids to you my loyal and vast (cough) audience

Fact One - The Pokemon episode Electric Soldier Porygon/"Dennou Senshi Porigon" is currently banned from television because on its original airing it caused seizures in 635 children in Japan, a move which saw the show suspended for 4 months with the credit sequences significantly redesigned and new regulations introduced for animated shows to control the use of flashing light sequences on television.

There are currently 7 banned episodes of Pokemon. Other reasons include one character dressing up like Hitler posing with a gun and a female character examining her oversized breasts. Several episodes were banned because of the use of this character and her racially insensitive appearance. She was later redesigned.