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South Park: The Meat of the Matter

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In the interest of balance today, time to post about some offensive TV on Comedy Central that I liked. South Park’s “Whale Whores,” while not an all-time great, was one of those episodes that hit for the cycle of South Park fixations: pop-culture mocking (Whale Wars, Lady Gaga), stories about the kids and, at the end, a wrap-up about the Japanese taste for whaling that managed to be outrageous, absurd and sucker-punch thought-provoking at the same time.

Between that and last night’s Top Chef guest-starring Natalie Portman, it was a good night to be a vegetarian.