Friday, January 14, 2011

Are you f'ing kidding me?!?

I have, in a couple of past posts, had a short feature that I've called ''Are you f'ing kidding me?!?'' that I've put up when I come across a news story that seems so absurd, so jaw droppingly stupid, that it leaves me in a dumbfounded state of amazement that anyone could be so numb. This particular installment of ''Are you f'ing kidding me?!?'' is SO big that it needs a whole post to address the entire dangerous mind numbing stupidity.

Evidentally, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has decided that the song ''Money for nothing'' is offensive because of the use of a certain F word in reference to an unspecified generic glam rocker. What?!? Okay, where to begin? Well, first of all, the CBSC is just a bit late to the dance, seeing as how the song in question came out 25 YEARS AGO!!! Does anyone under 30 even know who Dire Straits is?!? I also think that the CBSC is taking the reference completely out of context, but I'll let you be the judge of that. If they really want to find offensive lyrics they don't need to go all the way back to 25 year old rock classics, just look at Eminem's catalog, or about 98 percent of hip hop. Maybe we should censor ''Baby got back'' because it's offensiue to women with big butts, or perhaps we should censor ''Something in your mouth'' because the lyrics insunate that women look better with an unspecified ''something'' in their mouths?!?

This comes on the heels of a Mark Twain reprint that edits out all of the N words. This is all very, VERY dangerous! What's next? Do we edit ''Snow White and the 7 Dwarves'' because the term Dwarf is offensive to little people?!? Do we censor ''The Rocky Horror Picture Show'' because it's unacceptable to call Dr. Frank N Furter a Transylvanian Transvestite?!? Maybe we should edit the history of the Spanish Inquision because saying that that was an evil thing to do is offensive to Spanish catholics?!? This is as dangerous as rewriting history in Texas school textbooks and putting bathing suits on nude statues!

Are we really now all so thin skined, so PC, that we have to sensitize and sterilize everything and encase it in a thick layer of bubble wrap?!? It's no wonder that no one can have any meaningful discussions about any sensitive subjects. It's begining to look like George Orwell was right, he just got the year wrong.

Dani xxx


Amy K. said...

Yeah, really. Ironically, as far as Orwell goes, the 80's were okay, since nobody had a problem with the song back then. Sheesh.

Dani said...

Yeah, I thought that it was pretty ironic, too, seeing as how the song first came out the year after 1984! It was the biggest hit that Dire Straits ever had. It was on heavy rotation on radio, and on MTV, back when MTV actually played music videos. The song won all kinds of awards and platinum records for the band, and no one found anything objectionable, until now.

Dani xxx