The fourteen episodes of the thirteenth season of South Park, an
American animated television comedy series, originally aired in 2009.
The show focuses on the exploits of protagonists Stan, Kyle, Cartman,
Kenny and Butters in the fictional Colorado mountain town of South Park.
The 13th season satirized such topics as the ACORN scandal, Japanese
whaling, piracy in Somalia and the marketing tactics of the Walt Disney
Company. Celebrities were spoofed throughout the season, including the
Jonas Brothers, Kanye West, Carlos Mencia, Paul Watson and Glenn Beck.
The season received mixed reviews: some critics called it one of South
Park's strongest seasons, while others claimed the series was starting
to decline in quality. The season maintained the average Nielsen rating
viewership for the series, around 3 million viewers per episode. The
episode "Margaritaville", which satirized the global recession then
affecting much of the industrialized world, won the 2009 Emmy Award for
Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour).
"Fatbeard" was praised by the crew of the USS Bainbridge, which was
involved in the 2009 rescue of the MV Maersk Alabama from Somalian
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Lancastrian forces under Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond,
defeated Yorkist forces under Richard III of England at the Battle of
Bosworth Field, decisively ending the Wars of the Roses.
Queen Anne's War: A British attempt to attack Quebec failed
when eight ships wrecked on the Saint Lawrence River.
The yacht America won the first America's Cup race (trophy
pictured) near the Isle of Wight, England.
Japan annexed Korea with the signing of the Japan–Korea
Annexation Treaty, beginning a period of Japanese rule of Korea that
lasted until the end of World War II.
Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers struck out the Oakland
Athletics' Rickey Henderson, becoming the only pitcher in Major League
Baseball to record 5,000 strikeouts.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(derogatory slang) People who unquestioningly accept as true whatever
their political leaders say or who adopt popular opinion as their own
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I love music passionately. And because l love it, I try to free
it from barren traditions that stifle it.
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