Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Mom protests Scooby's burial tips: The UK's Manchester Evening News talks with a mother who's outraged that an issue of Scooby-Doo World of Mystery she bought for her 8-year-old son contained a strip called "Four Steps To Being Buried Alive":

"Joshua loves Scooby-Doo, and up to now loved getting the magazine because he likes doing the puzzles. But people shouldn't be giving children silly ideas like this. It's disgraceful."

The strip depicts a man burying himself in a field, and includes captions such as, "Empty stomach by swallowing 90 metres of cloth, then pulling it out," and "Cut your tongue muscles so the tongue falls back, sealing the mouth. Ouch!"

A spokesman for publisher DeAgostini had no comment.