However, if this kind of indirect money stream is too puzzling for Mike, I'm happy to put Family Guy on the shelf, and use the thread for something more positive. I'd like to ask you all to please give generously to Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Michael Richards. You probably haven't heard of them... they had a short-lived sitcom that tried (somewhat foolishly) to chronicle the misadventures of terrible people.

Needless to say, it was an abysmal failure. All four are now dying of tuberculosis, brought on by malnutrition. They can only desperately beg for change in the streets, hoping that someone will forgive them for trying to foist "quality" by jackasses on a public that only wants to watch nice people.

Obviously we can't save everyone. There'll always be a Carroll O'Connor or James Gandolfini who has to keep themselves warm on the musty cots of the poor house, praying for death to release them from their life of poverty. But if we all try, maybe we can save these four.
"When one says 'Africa,' it refers to Africa in the Euro-colonized sense, not the damn bush country or whatever."
- Ed Gauthier, DCP