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It's all Buffy's fault!

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 26th 2008 3:44PM
BuffyRemember when rock 'n roll was to blame for teenagers being out of control? What about when John Lennon's quote about The Beatles being as big as Jesus drew the ire of the church and resulted in deejays advocating the destruction of LPs and singles?

Well, here's another missive from an "authority figure" about how pop culture is ruining today's youth. Sociologist Kristin Aune claims that Buffy, the Vampire Slayer is responsible for young women not attending church.

Dr. Aune, who's written Women and Religion in the West, and is a teacher at the University of Derby (that's in the U.K.), doesn't know if Buffy has also affected young men. Her research doesn't address if boys are abandoning the church, too, so I guess they're safe.

This is no joke, although it does sound like a good way to promote a book that would otherwise be ignored. Mentioning Buffy is a good way to let the world know that Dr. Aune wrote it.

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TV Squad visits the set of Supernatural, part one

by Kevin Kelly, posted Apr 6th 2007 2:02PM
Supernatural -- Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and the Car.
I have a secret that I need to share. A guilty shame that I keep from people, and take pleasure in behind closed doors. I'm finally going to shout it to the masses and shed myself from the shackles ... I'm a big fan of Supernatural. There. I've done it. A great burden has been lifted!

I've been covering Smallville for TV Squad for awhile now, but have been watching it for years. When Jensen Ackles left the show and started doing Supernatural, I scoffed. The show didn't look that appealing to me, and the posters with Jared Padalecki holding a wicked curved knife and Jensen holding the rifle just didn't appeal to me. I thought it looked like a rough day on the set of The O.C.

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