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I watched a movie about Lenny Bruce many years ago. It chronicled the many times he was arrested for the indecent speech he used in his routines. I remember one scene of him on stage during a comeback performance where he talked about it. There were many police in the aisles waiting for him to slip up but he "behaved" by circumventing the language. One example was when he asked the date of a guy in the audience if she ever "blahed his blah" and then pointed out that that was one of the dirtiest things he could say but could say it anyway.....but because of the laws he couldn't say the "f" word if he hit his thumb with a hammer for example. Point taken but at the same time a line needs to be drawn someplace, doesn't it? It is on this message board, no? And words are symbols are they not? So if the symbols communicate the thought for the word then the symbols are fair game aren’t they? Can you write and say anything you want in any forum you want whenever you want to?
Good point about Lenny Bruce. It reminds me of writers circumventing the Hayes code with double entendre. I love the noirs with dialogue full of sexual innuendo.
That said, there's nowhere to draw the line since safe words refer to the exact same things that the dirty words do, only with subtler shades of meaning. Depicted parents can say doody all they want, but if a character says "I've got to take a sh1t" it's verboten. Replace with "I've got to take a doody" and it's probably allowed. Writers and producers are literally in a place where they're bargaining with censors on which words can be kept and which ones can't - writers add a couple of "4ssholes" so they have greater bargaining power for the "b1tch" they really want to keep. It's asinine.
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(That said, the fact that we can see people beating the ever loving tar out of each other on TV with all the really nasty injuries that go along with said activities and yet there' not a t1t to be found is the stupidest thing I've ever thought about outside of posts in this forum. More sex on TV, please. And not the 12 year old titillation kind.)
Allahu Akbar to them ...
Brings to mind a story from a biker friend of mine.
He bought a metal band CD at Walmart ... didn't realize all their CD's are the edited versions.
So he takes it back ... tells the customer service rep the CD had no swearing in it.
She's tells him ... yes that is Walmart policy ... they buy the ones where it is removed.
He then asked her why then is it the same price ...
Walmart is supposed to be more for less ... not less for the same.
You have got to be kidding me. Patters has been all over my 4ss lately while PF13's been doing his best to get caught up on the Scientific Method.
I've got the infractions and PMs to prove it. Do you want to see them?
You've only gotten 1 infraction mr clueless. a warning is not an infraction.
"Some guys play in all-star games, some guys don't. I don't know who picks all those all-star teams. In all honesty, I don't know who picks the combine, for that matter," Belichick said. "How does (Miami-Ohio offensive lineman Brandon) Brooks not get invited to the combine? How did Vollmer not get invited to the combine? I don't know. We can't really worry about that. We just have to try to evaluate them the best we can."