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(ABC News)   Parents freak over school play swearing   ( divider line
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2003-01-31 10:13:29 AM  
No shiat?
2003-01-31 10:21:52 AM  
First they need to form a commitee to see who will pull all the sticks out of their asses.
2003-01-31 11:47:48 AM  
Numberz is going straight to hell. Do not pass go, do not molest a choirboy. Oh dammit, I said hell. Oh shiat, I said dammit. Oh fark....
2003-01-31 01:24:41 PM  
In my 9th grade English class, instead of just reading "Of Mice and Men" in class, we acted it out. But we had to censor any words that might be offensive, because my teacher was an idiot. So we had to say "darn" instead of "damn," "heck" instead of "hell," et cetera. Anyway, I was George. Getting toward the end of the book, there's a part where George finds the girl that Lenny accidentally killed and says "Jesus Christ." This is one of the most dramatic scenes in the book. But since I couldn't say "Jesus Christ," I replaced it with "Judas Priest." The entire class roared with laughter. A good time was had by all.

I'm sure you probably didn't care about my little story at all. I'll go away now.
2003-01-31 04:18:45 PM  
I heard they were f**king pissed.
2003-01-31 04:36:50 PM  
Ironically, the recently added Bukkake scene was left in.
2003-01-31 04:50:41 PM  
It's pretty sad that some adults actually think that curse words will have an affect on the moral fabric of society.
2003-01-31 05:20:17 PM  
Farker freaks over submitting the same link 8 hours ago, and having this one chosen over his, despite his title being much funnier.

/bitter, party of 6
2003-01-31 05:21:02 PM parents were yelling that kinda stuff at me when I was 4....I'm that not normal?
2003-01-31 05:21:25 PM  
Well, they can always turn to sci-fi TV for acceptable substitiutes:


Whoops! The tape holding my glasses together came apart. I'll get back to you.
2003-01-31 05:21:33 PM  
As a parent bringing up this mentioned issue, I dont wan't my kids swearing. Or my grandkids. Or my parents.
2003-01-31 05:21:41 PM  
I'm sure that none of the parents who complained have ever used swear words, especially in front of their kids.
2003-01-31 05:22:47 PM  
If a few parents don't like the play, why on God's green earth don't they just not go, and not let their kids go?!

Noooo.... We have to biatch and make it miserable for everyone who WANTS to see it.....
2003-01-31 05:22:58 PM  
I was spewing s bombs when I was in 2nd Grade. It's no big deal.
2003-01-31 05:23:15 PM  
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Yeah? Well you're all BASTARD PEOPLE! And I'm gonna go home and I'm gonna...I'm gonna BITE MY PILLOW, THAT'S what I'm gonna DO!
2003-01-31 05:23:40 PM  
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2003-01-31 05:24:10 PM  
Even in this age of raunchy rap and tasteless television

These words just speak for themselves... coming from one of them!
2003-01-31 05:24:30 PM  
Swearing has its place. There's even an instant soup mix called "Damn good chili." I'm only against swearing where it sounds dumb or inappropriate (i.e. scripts for "teen" films written by 40-year-olds, or dialogue for black characters written by people who've never even SEEN a pimp).
2003-01-31 05:24:33 PM  

Frelling Farscape frelling rules.
2003-01-31 05:24:50 PM  
Ironically, the recently added Bukkake scene was left in.

Oh maaaaaannnnn. That is so wrong. Funny as hell, but so wrong.
2003-01-31 05:25:01 PM  
I can't believe "Parents freak..." was the actual headline from the local ABC station. It sounds more like the school newspaper.

I got my entertainment from the story link on the right:
"Jason Priestley speaks out"
2003-01-31 05:25:18 PM  

Someone should point out to the objecting parents the little fact that everyone they meet is the result of a man busting a creamy nut into a woman's hot vagina.

Then ask them what position they were using their child was concived.
2003-01-31 05:25:21 PM  
"I'm in it because of the story that the words tell."

This kid knows what's up. Rawk on.
2003-01-31 05:25:22 PM  
Hah... in the last school play I did, I was a flaming gay guy who brought home a near-deaf prostitute to a retarded son and an alcholic mother. Choices excerpts include "damn" "shiat" and "masturbation".

Yes, I go to a strict all boys highschool.
2003-01-31 05:25:42 PM  
Blame Canada.
2003-01-31 05:26:19 PM  
PhilGroovy: I must admit I haven't seen every show, but don't they have another swear word in there, or do my memory banks need attention from my DDR's?
2003-01-31 05:26:47 PM  
Next year they should do a David Mamet.
2003-01-31 05:27:35 PM  
Good story. In my 9th grade drama class, my friends and I performed a scene from Reservoir Dogs, I thought I'd add in a little excerpt of the scene where mr. White tells how to torture the owners.
"When you're dealing with a store like this, they're insured up the wazoo. They're not supposed to give you any resistance whatsoever. If you get a customer or an employee who thinks he's fudging Charles Bronson, take the butt of your gun and smash their nose in. Drop's 'em right to the floor. Everyone jumps, he falls down, screaming, blood squirts out his nose. Freaks everybody out. Nobody says fudging poop after that. You might get some hoochie talk trash to ya. But give her a look, like you're gonna smash her in the face next. Watch her shut the fudge up."
I didn't matter the content, just as long as there were no dirty words.
2003-01-31 05:27:37 PM  
Welcome to small-town America. We had to censor everything in highschool. In A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the story hinges on a 'house of ill-repute' and a virgin, yet we weren't allowed to say either "virgin" or "courtesan," because it might offend some people.

The quote on the back of our shirts said: We had something funny, but we had to cut it.
2003-01-31 05:27:54 PM  
Jammer211, was a play.....right....
2003-01-31 05:28:02 PM  
"The Max Fischer Players Present: The Big Lebowski"
2003-01-31 05:28:15 PM  
No, blame stupid people. Then crowd them on some small no-name island in the Pacific and nuke it. There goes the population growth problems, and the food shortages, too! Three horrible problems whiped out in one fell swoop!
2003-01-31 05:28:38 PM  
I saw and experienced a lot of obscene things in public school and none of it involved curse words.
2003-01-31 05:29:05 PM  
It's not like they're 3rd graders or anything, high school kids hear and use much worse all the time. Some talk in a almost constant stream of profanity.

Now if they were performing Hair and all the high school kids were dancing around the stage naked then i could see a justification for a small outrage, and a raise in ticket prices too.
2003-01-31 05:29:31 PM  
"I'm in it because of the story that the words tell."

*sniffs* That's so beautiful...


Oh, and we all know you're really in it for the pussy...
2003-01-31 05:29:42 PM  
I clicked this link expecting that the play they're performing was some experimental/artsy play in which everyone is dressed in a black turtleneck and black tights and kvetches and curses...or at least, I thought, they're putting on "Hair" or something else with some historical controversy.

but LES FREAKIN MISERABLES!!?!?!?! Is Ned Flanders in charge in Maryland???!!
2003-01-31 05:29:45 PM  
When I was in High School some Black Parents & students freaked when an English teacher had us read "Black Boy" by Richard Wright. They said it was "Racist"
2003-01-31 05:29:50 PM  
Hey, could we please watch our f***ing language on this thread?
2003-01-31 05:30:09 PM  
First of all none of those words are bad in and of themselves... So it comes down to "What is vulgar about those words; The words themselves or the meaning?"

Well, if it's the words everone who goes to church is fukt. And so are children born out of wedlock. So if the meanings are what is offensive then "Son of a gun" should be just as bad a "Son of a biatch." Heck = Hell. And so on... Morality is an amazing double-standard... I say DON'T fark WITH ART! Junior can't say hell in a school play but buy him the new Nelly cd for Xmas. Assclowns.
2003-01-31 05:30:14 PM  
Because of the controversy, they have decided to drop "Les Mis" and are instead going to do "Hair".
2003-01-31 05:30:18 PM  
Wandering Cowboy: Do ha have to use all them cuss words?
Dude: What the fakr are you talking about?
2003-01-31 05:30:20 PM  
So does this mean the elementary school in my area won't be doing, "Rocky Horror, The Play" ?
2003-01-31 05:30:22 PM  
Censorship? Holy shiat. What kind of fark would censor something in America?

2003-01-31 05:30:24 PM  
George Carlin is rolling over in his grave.

Oh wait...

Ah to hell with this...I'm going to play BF1942 and kill some Farkin Canadians...

2003-01-31 05:30:45 PM  
Gosh darn those French! Why do they have such by-golly bad vocabulary in their stories. H - E - double hockey sticks.
2003-01-31 05:31:46 PM  
Well, crap. In the time it took me to type that one line, Blitzzer and Bill_Wick's_Friend beat me to the punch.

Good times!
2003-01-31 05:31:54 PM  
01-31-03 05:29:31 PM TwentyThree
Oh, and we all know you're really in it for the pussy...

hate to break it to you, but most likely it ain't the pussy he's after. it's... well you'll figure it out.
2003-01-31 05:32:00 PM  
Why does this remind me of that South Park episode where the Christmas play is them dancing around in black bodysuits to strange music?
2003-01-31 05:32:32 PM  
Oh, THAT kind of school play. I thought they were upset about cussin' each other out on the swingsets.
2003-01-31 05:32:32 PM  
They get an A for publicity stunt. Or are schools really that uptight now?

My audition monologue for the HS play started with "Does he know who he's messing with? Does heknow who he's f**king with? He's f**ing with God, that's who! And do you know what happens when God gets f**ked?..."

I got the part.
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