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Monday, September 17, 2007

You like me. Your really (bleep)ing like me.

They bleeped Sally Fields at the Emmy's last night. WTF? I didn't watch, so I only heard it second hand. I guess she went to say, "If mothers ruled the world, there wouldn't be god-damned wars in the first place." Fox bleeped out everything after the "God" part. What, did they think she was going to bear a breast or something?


Jim Wright said...

What, did they think she was going to bear a breast or something?

I would have watched it for that, but that's me - a big fan of breasts.

Steve Buchheit said...

I think there was a survey published that talked about why people flip channels. For guys, it was to find breats. Like 75% of the time.

And really, my cable sucks at it. But I am learning more Spanish. ¡Viva la Univision!

ThatGreenyFlower said... you remember when Sinead O'Connor ripped up a photo of the pope and said, "Fight the REAL enemy" on SNL? And they won't let Sally Fields cuss about war. But they'll show Janet letting it all hang out.

You know what really bugs me? I really hate it that sex is used to sell EVERYTHING (I'm sorry, but it's even used for Disney princesses--it IS!) and four-letter words are in every prime-time show and rap song out there. But someone wants to make a commend using G-D or state an off-kilter political opinion (a la Sinead) and suddenly it's a HUGE deal. Can't show a photo of a baby nursing at its mother's breast, but Bratz have cleavage. Frick-frackin' double standards. Hate them.

Steve Buchheit said...

Greeny, yep, I remember that. And I agree about the use of sex to sell. If it isn't sex it's violence. And it's just as unrealistic in either case.

Camille Alexa said...

Doesn't Liberty traditionally bare a breast? Or is that Justice? No, she's pretty prudish: I bet it's Liberty. (Well, not the American Liberty. She's wrapped up tight.)

Steve Buchheit said...

Camille, yes, Liberty (personafied) goes with one breast bare. Justice is normally fully draped, although in the US we have mixed the two and Justice does show one breast (typically it is the left breast). It created a big stir when former Attorney General John Ashcroft had Justice (the statue) draped to hold a news conference, lest the little kiddies see a bronze bare breast on TV. Same stupidity surrounds a copy of the The David in Connecticut (I think). Some people object to marble cranks just jangeling around where kids might see them.