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It has been reported (in The ChristLast Media, I must note) that the current Pope does not like the phrase "lead us not into temptation...

"Let no freedom be allowed to novelty, because it is not fitting that any addition should be made to antiquity. Let not the clear faith and belief of our forefathers be fouled by any muddy admixture." -- Pope Sixtus III

Thursday, January 25, 2007

From The Keep It In Your Pants Department (Part Two):

See if you can spot the most interesting line in this story, kiddies.
Honolulu Advertiser: Islanders object to portrayal in MTV's Maui Fever
Ka'anapali, Hawaii — Some Maui residents are objecting to the latest MTV reality show, "Maui Fever," saying its sexual content and all-white cast gives viewers a skewed impression of their island.

The first episode highlights a group of men who target tourists for fast, easy, and noncommittal hookups.

Previews for the eight-episode series — which airs on MTV Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. — hint at cheating, fighting, partying and hooking up. The first episode aired last week.

"I don't want (tourists) to come to Maui and think that people are going to come up to their daughters, so 'I better keep them away,"' Nathan Ugale, 16, who was born and raised in Lahaina told The Maui News. "It's good for TV but not when it's happening in the town that you live in, that you've been a part of your whole life."

Dingdingdingdingdingdingdingding! You're a winner.

If only Fresno got that many tourists...

Abcde Shibao, 16, also of Lahaina, said Maui residents come across as one-dimensional in the program.

Abcde? I can only hope that is a typo. (If it isn't, I should not complain. I have often thought of changing my name to Abacab.)

"I thought it was kind of insulting. ... They just show partying," Abcde Shibao, 16, of Lahaina told the newspaper. "But (young people are) active in school, community and sports. We do other things besides partying."

Other objections stem from how the show fails to represent the ethnic and cultural makeup of Maui.

The show's seven main stars — two women and five men — are all Caucasian.

Are they saying it would be better if non-white guys were screwing the daughters of the tourists? Would that make native Hawaiians look good?

According to the 2000 census, Maui County is 31 percent Asian, 10 percent Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 22 percent mixed race. Caucasians account for 33 percent of the county, which includes the small islands of Lanai and Moloka'i along with Maui.

None of the players was born on Maui, though three graduated from Maui schools.

"Players". How hip of thee.

"(The show) is a really good idea, but these people aren't from here," said Kim Cabanilla, 18, of Lahaina. "The haole thing is not a big deal, but I'd like to see people who are from here." "Haole" is local slang for white.

Again, taking advantage of tourist babes is fine and makes wonderful entertainment as long as our own hometown non-white studs are doing it.

Series creator Morgan J. Freeman told The Honolulu Advertiser that casting was a challenge because of the need to find a group of people who already were friends and who didn't mind getting intimate on television.

"You can only film people who are willing to be filmed, and a lot of the people we wanted (for a more diverse cast) didn't want to be filmed. You can't control that," Freeman said. He added some of the supporting characters are nonwhite.

I know how sick you have to be to do this, but how extra-special sick do you have to be to want to be filmed doing it?

Freeman said Maui was an ideal setting for the show because of its exotic backdrops and spicy mix of tourists and locals.

"There's an allure to the tropics and to Hawaii, and of living on a tropical island and being on permanent vacation," Freeman said.
State Film Commissioner Donne Dawson said her office was unaware of the show's details when producers pitched the idea.

She added that film permits can't be denied based on content, unless a proposed project violates state pornography laws or other state rules.


Dawson and Benita Brazier, Maui County film commissioner, said her office hasn't heard whether the show would be shooting a second season.

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