Censorship rant

Censorship rant

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Muzic
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Censorship rant

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Okay why the FUCK is it that North America seems to be on a fucking crusade to basically make every fucking thing televised on public television "clean".

I just watched 40 year old virgin that had been completely sterilized of some the brighter parts of it's entertainment value becuase some fucking pricks decided that swearing is absolutely the most fucking foul thing a human being could possibley fucking do.

In fact it basically goes like this. Untasteful nudity>Swearing>Nudity>Gore>Violence>Women Voting.

This completely fucking contradicts all fucking logical reasoning I could possible comprehend. It's okay to rob a bank, to shoot someone, to mug someone, to stab someone, to punch someone in the face. But saying "fuck" is like a crime.

A movie could have a story in which a girl's father is killed right in fucking front of her and then she grows up to become a deranged serial killer. But if it were to be shown on cable, some people will decide to censor it.

Why bother fucking censoring things like that? If parents are actually worried about their kids fucking swearing over the fact that they just watched Danny fuckingOcean rob millions of dollars or Edward Norton fucking curbstomping someone, then their priorities are fucking messed up.

Swearing and foul language should really be on the bottom of what a parent should be worried about. Parents already fucking spoon feed their children absolutely unimaginative shit with most RnB music and the fucking disney channel in order to keep their lives "PG" but then suck any fucking creative passion right the fuck out of them.

Swearing opens a deeper and broader range of emotions in film. If the protagonists father was just stabbed in front of him and he's rushing him the hospital. Does "heck or crap" really fit? When you remove that emotional response, some of the movie itself becomes lost. It just becomes weak; it's like fucking removing parts of Beethoven's 5th Symphony or covering half of the Mona Lisa. It's just not right. You completely insult the writers and artists involved by deciding what you think is right to put in lieu of what they decided to be said/done.

If you're really fucking worried about kids swearing, just don't let them fucking watch violent or disturbing films so I can fucking enjoy something on cable without it being fucking castrated so your fucking 10 year old can watch a movie that involves the mob or steve fucking carell.

tl;dr: Go fuck a goat
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Signed and dated. We didn't hit it off, but her sister is hot.
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neddiedrow wrote:Signed and dated. We didn't hit it off, but her sister is hot.
Sounds lire the story of the last chick I dated ^_^ (that being the hot sister of someone i dated in 2006 :P)
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Swearing opens a deeper and broader range of emotions in film.
I'd have to disagree. Swearing has become so commonplace that it evokes little or no emotion at all. When you spout profanities like that it makes you look uneducated, crass, and not capable of expressing yourself properly.

That said, I don't disagree with you that it is absurd that nudity and language are seen as more "offensive" than horror and gore. While I personally do not denigrate myself to cussing, I would like to think that I live in a country where people have those rights. The disproportionate aversion to sex and nudity is puzzling as well, but I think its a bit counterproductive to just say, "alright kids, go and watch some pornos to learn about sex". Pornography is addictive and harmful -- contrary to what I'm sure most of you think. And allowing impressionable children free reign to access it is quite irresponsible.
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maackey wrote:
Swearing opens a deeper and broader range of emotions in film.
I'd have to disagree. Swearing has become so commonplace that it evokes little or no emotion at all. When you spout profanities like that it makes you look uneducated, crass, and not capable of expressing yourself properly.

That said, I don't disagree with you that it is absurd that nudity and language are seen as more "offensive" than horror and gore. While I personally do not denigrate myself to cussing, I would like to think that I live in a country where people have those rights. The disproportionate aversion to sex and nudity is puzzling as well, but I think its a bit counterproductive to just say, "alright kids, go and watch some pornos to learn about sex". Pornography is addictive and harmful -- contrary to what I'm sure most of you think. And allowing impressionable children free reign to access it is quite irresponsible.
I can agree that it can make you look fairly uneducated and limiting yourself to a smaller vocabulary. But at the same time when you're watching a movie where there definately isn't any intellectual or profound meaning, and the movie itself is crass, there is no reason for it to be censored to reserve itself for weaker euphemisms or a slipshod attempt at being verbose.

Also imagine people you've never heard swear in their entire lives. And then suddenly he or she gets angry and says Fuck. Things like those can stop you in your tracks.
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I wouldn't have been able to watch Happy Gilmore when I was 12 if it wasn't for bleeping. I find foul language usually distasteful unless it's done with comedic intent. For instance, I can happily tolerate everything in the "I'm the Juggernaut, Bitch!" video.

However at the same time, when people use language like that to try and act cool or intimidate, it disgusts me and I wouldn't want my hypothetical children being subjected to that.

I think all the things we geeks and other single people say about, "down with censorship, legalize drugs, etc..." changes a bit when you put yourself in the perspective of a parent.

It screws things up, sometimes a lot, but I'm willing to tolerate or even endorse it for the sake of the least of us. For instance, there are some great jokes I'd like to insert into AA, but I know my nephew might be playing it, so I either tone them down or remove them entirely.
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