By: R. Murray-o'hair Re: Beavis and Butt-Head Told BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD TOLD TO BUTT-OUT b

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By: R. Murray-o'hair Re: Beavis and Butt-Head Told BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD TOLD TO BUTT-OUT by Conrad F. Goeringer With various religious and social groups out to ban everything from pornography to the teaching of evolution, it's good to know that NOTHING is exempt from the insatiable drive to censor. huh-huh-huh huh-huh-huh Now, Beavis and Butt-head -- those raunchy and admittedly disgusting cartoon characters on MTV -- are under attack in Greenville and nearby by Hempfield Townships in Pennsylvania. About 120 people signed petitions charging that Beavis and Butt-head are "decaying the quality of life which we hold so dear." The Township council president declared that "their language is in poor taste, and their remarks are not funny." One person claimed that "some people might think it is funny, but some people blow up federal buildings, too." Beavis and Butt-head haven't blown up any federal buildings, but they HAVE deep fried a rat, driven a heart patient's golf car through a hospital, and contaminated hamburgers. Ironically, the incident with the rat is similar to a story which "shock jock" broadcaster and former Watergate burglar G. Gordon Liddy tells in his somewhat macho autobiography, "Will." Liddy, a darling of the far-right talk radio crowd, claims that he conquered his own fear of rodents by catching, cooking, and then eating a rat. Executives at Cablevision Industries based in Pittsburgh which supplies MTV said that it was impossible to block out only one program on the cable. Township council members who granted the company a franchise said they would consider voting on banning MTV altogether. Beavis and Butt-head are also the targets of a third petition drive in communities with some 11,000 citizens. One petition organizer said that Beavis and Butt-head's behavior was like "daggers and knives" directed against local morals. Aside from their obnoxious behavior, Beavis and Butt-head are known for their annoying "huh-huh-huh chuckle." The cartoon is drawn by Mike Judge; MTV recently broadcast several Beavis and Butt-head episodes during a one-day "Moron-a-Thon." Fans of the program include David Letterman. It is suspected that Beavis and Butt-head are in danger of being upstaged by programs airing on C-Span. huh-huh-huh. --30--

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