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An Excerpt from NewsBlog 4000 BBS, Aug. 8, 1981

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Editor's Note: Radio Star deserves Justice

They may look like clean cut young men, but they are Devo: a rock group that encourages people to “break your mamma's back”

Last week, something horrible happened. A cable television network known as “Music Television” or MTV was launched. They have promised that until the end of time, the only thing they will play on their station will be music videos. Immediately the news wire was awash with stories about this godless phenomenon.

I didn't read any of the articles about this godless channel, but just by glancing at them, I saw the same words again and again: Video killed the Radio Star. Furthermore, I saw repeated references to “Buggles”, which can only be some code word for homosexuality.

I'm not a big fan of the drug addicts that sing rock music, I'm a fan of Willie Nelson, a clean living Texan that would never do drugs. But one thing I know for sure is that even radio stars have a right to life, liberty and justice. I don't know what conditions this radio star died under, but one thing is clear: video is dangerous, and there should be some kind of investigation.

Now I am sure that this MTV will never get off the ground just a sure as I am that we will never have a women Supreme Court Justice, at least not as long as Ronald Reagan is in office. Enjoy it while you can, pinkos, it's never going to last.

Dr. Ryan Maynard, Editor, Newsblog 4000, BBS edition

hee hee hee! Very clever & I've only read the first paragraph.
MTV was so cool, then. More cool then Ronald Reagan for sure. Love your smut book cover.
Is there a particular reason why you have a pentagram as your background? (Yeah, it's white on white, but I found it. Admittedly by accident.)

By the way, this site is certified 74% GOOD by the Gematriculator.
I actually had to watch WTBS NIGHTTRACKS in order to see videos back then, our cable only had about six "cable" channels and MTV wasn't one of them.
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