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2012-08-21 01:55:55 PM
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Betty White? She looks pretty good to me.
 
2012-08-21 01:59:41 PM
In other news, people blowing each others' heads off and cutting throats is just fine and dandy.
 
2012-08-21 02:02:26 PM
Watchdog groups need to get a hobby. Like playing in traffic.
 
2012-08-21 02:06:23 PM
In each case, the full nudity is obscured by pixilation or strategically placed objects.

"It's a lot more suggestive than we've seen in the past," said Melissa Henson, spokeswoman for the group.


It's that weird Puritan streak that still exists in America all these years later.

An inch deep perhaps but miles wide.
 
2012-08-21 02:07:13 PM
photos.imageevent.com
 
2012-08-21 02:16:07 PM
Yeah yeah...someone make with the first season Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco pics...
 
2012-08-21 04:44:37 PM
Why is this a problem?

Seriously, what's the big deal?
 
2012-08-21 04:45:45 PM
Showing that partially dissected dead hooker on the autopsy table with her innards spilling all over the place is perfectly fine so long as you make sure to blur out her nipples lest someone get offended by the graphic content.
 
2012-08-21 04:46:01 PM
"Implied nudity"?????

Look, either a person is naked or they're not. You can't "imply" that they're naked unless they're in the shower and you otherwise assume they'd be wearing a full burka in there.
 
2012-08-21 04:47:18 PM
Next they will be complaining that the actors are naked under their clothes.
 
2012-08-21 04:48:48 PM
I'm still pissed that they cancelled the "Side Boob Hour".
 
2012-08-21 04:48:50 PM
I'm still scarred from seeing Dennis Franz' ass on NYPD Blue.
 
2012-08-21 04:50:07 PM

eraser8: Why is this a problem?

Seriously, what's the big deal?


Because "think of the children" that's why.
 
2012-08-21 04:50:57 PM
Watchdog group says there is more implied nudity on prime time television

THA HORROR
 
2012-08-21 04:51:42 PM

gunga galunga: eraser8: Why is this a problem?

Seriously, what's the big deal?

Because "think of the children" that's why.


Think of the children?

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-21 04:53:16 PM
imply... or implode?
 
2012-08-21 04:53:48 PM
IBTC thread?
 
2012-08-21 04:54:05 PM

Pro Zack: Next they will be complaining that the actors are naked under their clothes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ0SRgh3X9Q
 
2012-08-21 04:54:40 PM

gunga galunga: eraser8: Why is this a problem?

Seriously, what's the big deal?

Because "think of the children" that's why.


ps3media.ign.com
 
2012-08-21 04:54:50 PM
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2012-08-21 04:55:20 PM

eraser8: Think of the children?


//shakes tiny fist
 
2012-08-21 04:56:31 PM

Pro Zack: eraser8: Think of the children?

//shakes tiny fist


This is the first time I've ever, EVER been first.

It feels good.

/please be happy for me
//don't take that away from me
 
2012-08-21 04:56:45 PM
In other news, the Parent's Television Council and Brent Bozell and FOAD while EABOD.
 
2012-08-21 04:59:08 PM
www.taintedthoughts.com
 
2012-08-21 05:01:40 PM
Good thing they weren't watching the Olympics.

s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2012-08-21 05:02:31 PM
oh... no?
 
2012-08-21 05:04:06 PM
watchdog groups need to be hunted down and set on fire. Mrs.Kritter pays a farking bundle to dishNetwork (we're old, not hip) so we get TV. child-free household and they still blip and bleep words.

and hey Channel 11, Comedy Central and others that rerun It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, i know every damn word, gesture and scene you're cutting. knock it the hell off. "Sunny" is one of the few reasons I don't kill myself. QUIT FARKING WITH IT.

/meanwhile ultra-violence and bloodshed is A-Okay
//desensitize the citizens
///sign up, go kill people for us
 
2012-08-21 05:04:07 PM
From TFA: The parents group, which also monitors language and sexually suggestive content on broadcast television, said it will complain about the development to the Federal Communications Commission.

Good luck with that. I'm sure the FCC will get right on it.

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2012-08-21 05:08:01 PM
I agree. There should be less implied nudity on television. And more actual nudity!
 
2012-08-21 05:10:23 PM
Ah, the PTC. Same old same old.

From Wiki:

"In 2004 the FCC revealed the Parents Television Council as the primary source of all content complaints received.[1] Throughout its existence, the Council has been accused of promoting censorship and been criticized for its ideology."
 
2012-08-21 05:11:34 PM

TheraTx: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 836x1044]


I'm entranced...oh also...love all the Simps buuuuuuut we forgot one...

www.ronanlyons.com
 
2012-08-21 05:12:11 PM

Ape Shiat Nuts: I agree. There should be less implied nudity on television. And more actual nudity!

 
2012-08-21 05:15:01 PM

puckrock2000: Good thing they weren't watching the Olympics.

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 490x367]


Hope they didn't see that rowing crew guy with the huge--though decently clad--boner.
 
2012-08-21 05:18:05 PM
www.jeffsextonwrites.com

pics.blameitonthevoices.com
 
2012-08-21 05:25:44 PM

puckrock2000: Good thing they weren't watching the Olympics.

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 490x367]


8.mshcdn.com
 
2012-08-21 05:26:30 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: I'm still pissed that they cancelled the "Side Boob Hour".


Meh. It jumped the shark after season two when they started having the stars of Dogs Humping guest star on half the episodes.
 
2012-08-21 05:28:42 PM

quatchi: In each case, the full nudity is obscured by pixilation or strategically placed objects.

"It's a lot more suggestive than we've seen in the past," said Melissa Henson, spokeswoman for the group.

It's that weird Puritan streak that still exists in America all these years later.

An inch deep perhaps but miles wide.


On top of that, saying that it's "more suggestive than we've seen in the past" is utter and complete BS, unless they're limiting themselves to everything after the 80s. In the 70s they flat out had nudity during prime time programming on more than one occasion. We've become a lot more prudish since then, so none of this "it's the worst it's ever been!" crap, please.
 
2012-08-21 05:28:59 PM
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2012-08-21 05:33:40 PM
imply away
 
2012-08-21 05:36:47 PM

Ape Shiat Nuts: I agree. There should be less implied nudity on television. And more actual nudity!


You want to see Howie and Betty naked?
 
2012-08-21 05:38:09 PM
I bet they could get middle school boys to do this job for cheap. Then they'd have a tally of naughtiness and they can claim children were harmed.
 
2012-08-21 05:40:16 PM

Tax Boy: puckrock2000: Good thing they weren't watching the Olympics.

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 490x367]

[8.mshcdn.com image 502x319]


Huh. I guess DirecTV labeling the XXX Olympics as adult programming was spot on.
 
2012-08-21 05:44:34 PM
Well, it's a good thing the PTC doesn't watch Japanese television... they might have a brain aneurism.
 
2012-08-21 05:50:13 PM
Betty White? I still do her. She deserves it.
 
2012-08-21 05:55:33 PM

derio42: Well, it's a good thing the PTC doesn't watch Japanese television... they might have a brain aneurism.


Now, how do we get this to happen....
 
2012-08-21 06:01:47 PM
Lighten up,PTC.
 
2012-08-21 06:23:39 PM

skinink: I'm still scarred from seeing Dennis Franz' ass on NYPD Blue.


It was called NYPD Buns. Get it right.

/Sheesh.
 
2012-08-21 06:29:27 PM
If the thought of Howie Mandel and Betty White naked gets you pervy.
You have some seriouse mental health issues PTC.
 
2012-08-21 06:47:35 PM

stuffy: If the thought of Howie Mandel and Betty White naked gets you pervy.
You have some seriouse mental health issues PTC.


Are they naked together is the major question?

Howie wearing rubber gloves (and one over his head) to give Betty the romantic pelvic exam she needs...
 
2012-08-21 07:00:00 PM
Ahhhh! The PTC. Ensuring that television safe for a seven-year-old is all that America gets to see. Keep up the good work ladies!
 
2012-08-21 07:09:59 PM
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"Pfft... Amateurs."
 
2012-08-21 07:10:06 PM

palan: derio42: Well, it's a good thing the PTC doesn't watch Japanese television... they might have a brain aneurism.

Now, how do we get this to happen....


Send them a nice DVD labeled, "American shows approved for viewing" and then wait for the blood fountains to commence.
 
2012-08-21 07:15:32 PM
 
2012-08-21 07:19:28 PM

derio42: Well, it's a good thing the PTC doesn't watch Japanese television... they might have a brain aneurism.


Either that, or we just send get them a cable subscription so they can catch up on True Blood, Game of Thrones, and Louie:

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2012-08-21 07:24:26 PM
You say Watchdog Group, I say mutt too busy licking its own balls to actually do anything to justify its existence.
 
2012-08-21 07:27:04 PM
 
2012-08-21 07:39:02 PM

Nem Wan: Sam the Eagle


The Count Censored

I **** the spiders on the wall.
I **** the cobwebs in the hall.
I **** the candles on the shelf.
When I'm alone, I **** myself.
 
2012-08-21 07:43:43 PM
You know before we were with sin we were naked as jaybirds.  We're just getting ourselves back to the garden of Eden man!
 
- This thought may or may not have come to me while smoking opiated hash out of Richard Nixon bong and listening to Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young with my very nude girlfriend Butterfly.
 
2012-08-21 07:59:33 PM

Pro Zack: eraser8: Think of the children?

//shakes tiny fist


shakes tiny fist?! I don't want to know what your kink is but you should have a seat way over there.
 
2012-08-21 08:34:50 PM
It's hilarious and sad how afraid some people are of the human body in its normal, natural state. Especially when they're so insane they think that children who see a naked body will transform into women-hating demonic rape-beasts. If that was true, explain all the children in nudist colonies, at nude beaches, and other nudity-friendly places who are normal people and grow up into normal people? How have children not gone crazy from seeing their own bodies?

Idiotd. Idiots and dipshiats, all of these Puritan pussies.
 
2012-08-21 08:58:10 PM
Implied nudity is the worst nudity.

I want to see winky.
 
2012-08-21 09:05:52 PM

DeaH: Implied nudity is the worst nudity.

I want to see winky.


My brown eyed girl,
You my brown eyed girl.

Do you remember when we used to sing,
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da
 
2012-08-21 09:13:34 PM
Has anyone ever actually pinned one of these people down on the "Nudity is evil, but watching violence is perfectly fine" question?
 
2012-08-21 10:07:49 PM
70 years ago, Betty White looked good nakkid
NSFW
 
2012-08-21 10:11:47 PM
i am with the majority of farkers here with the question "nipple = bad, body with nipples and breasts cut out with a butcher knife = okay"? crowd

I remember a bunch of years back after a train bombing somewhere in Europe where they showed pictures of the bombed train and you could see the bodies of the victims in the picture. Lifeless bodies seen in the doors and windows blown off the train with there mouths agape and obviously dead. no pixelation, no mormon bubbling, just lifeless bodies. Those pictures disturbed me more then seeing a damn nipple during a superbowl halftime show.

I don't understand the standards,

/very glad fark has discovered bubbling, should make for fun for years to come.
 
2012-08-21 10:40:29 PM

gerbilpox: 70 years ago, Betty White looked good nakkid
NSFW


Totally adorable and smoochable.
 
2012-08-21 10:55:45 PM

gerbilpox: 70 years ago, Betty White looked good nakkid
NSFW


An 8 maybe but not a 9.
 
2012-08-21 11:25:53 PM

Old enough to know better: Has anyone ever actually pinned one of these people down on the "Nudity is evil, but watching violence is perfectly fine" question?


Usually they will say something like "well, of course gratuitous violence is bad...BUT..." and then follow with something like "but you know we can only deal with one issue at a time," or "it's up to the parents to define violence and explain it to their kids," or "young children don't really understand violence" or some weak sidestep that doesn't address the issue but derails the conversation onto violence, which they can accept, and away from sex, which is icky.
 
2012-08-21 11:30:13 PM
>nudity

I seriously hope you guys don't do this.
 
2012-08-21 11:42:09 PM
They can stop the actual and implied nudity, but they can't stop me from inferring it.
 
2012-08-21 11:48:03 PM

Gyrfalcon: Usually they will say something like "well, of course gratuitous violence is bad...BUT..." and then follow with something like "but you know we can only deal with one issue at a time," or "it's up to the parents to define violence and explain it to their kids," or "young children don't really understand violence" or some weak sidestep that doesn't address the issue but derails the conversation onto violence, which they can accept, and away from sex, which is icky.


As a guy who's pretty much fine with gratuitous violence, I told a religious person that Passion of the Christ seemed like a two-hour torture porn and it made even me uncomfortable with how much it glorified violence. The calm, measured response that I received was along the lines of "THE TORTURE IS TO SHOW YOU HOW MUCH GOD LOVES YOU BECAUSE HIS SON WAS BRUTALLY BEATEN AND KILLED IN THAT MANNER TO DIE FOR YOUR SINS."

When your religion hinges upon sadistic violence being necessary for salvation, it's not altogether surprising that "purposeful" violence is acceptable. The old film censorship codes had the same sort of morality: you can show bad things happening, just so long as the perpetrator gets punished (or rewarded if the violence was done righteously) in the end.
 
2012-08-22 12:03:15 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Gyrfalcon: Usually they will say something like "well, of course gratuitous violence is bad...BUT..." and then follow with something like "but you know we can only deal with one issue at a time," or "it's up to the parents to define violence and explain it to their kids," or "young children don't really understand violence" or some weak sidestep that doesn't address the issue but derails the conversation onto violence, which they can accept, and away from sex, which is icky.

As a guy who's pretty much fine with gratuitous violence, I told a religious person that Passion of the Christ seemed like a two-hour torture porn and it made even me uncomfortable with how much it glorified violence. The calm, measured response that I received was along the lines of "THE TORTURE IS TO SHOW YOU HOW MUCH GOD LOVES YOU BECAUSE HIS SON WAS BRUTALLY BEATEN AND KILLED IN THAT MANNER TO DIE FOR YOUR SINS."

When your religion hinges upon sadistic violence being necessary for salvation, it's not altogether surprising that "purposeful" violence is acceptable. The old film censorship codes had the same sort of morality: you can show bad things happening, just so long as the perpetrator gets punished (or rewarded if the violence was done righteously) in the end.


Don't forget how many horror, killer animal, and serial killer movies start with a young woman or young couple doing anything from skinny-dipping to drinking to cuddling to petting to sex and immediately being brutally killed for their transgression. And if it's not at the beginning, then somewhere there's going to be something even vaguely sexual that's punished with extreme prejudice. The "Friday the 13th" series in particular revelled in it.

Hell, in the days of black-and-white, it happened. "The Giant Gila Monster" opened with two kids sitting in a car and hugging who were then shoved off a cliff and eaten by the titular lizard. Hollywood is as schitzo about sex as it is about rich people, corporations, and anti-heroes.
 
2012-08-22 12:03:31 AM
The argument, as I understand it, is that seeing suggestive pictures causes lust, which they conider sinful. Seeing violence does not cause wrath, and thus it doesn't lead directly to the viewer doing something immoral.


Personally, I don't care if a show has sexy parts, but I can't stand violent scenes that depct suffering. (Stormtroopers getting shot is one thing, but someone being stabbed and cut open would make me uncomfortable.) My values are different from theirs, obviously. Empathy gets in the way of enjoying watching people suffer, and I don't have guilt getting in the way of enjoying depictions of women.
 
2012-08-22 12:38:36 AM

eraser8: Pro Zack: eraser8: Think of the children?

//shakes tiny fist

This is the first time I've ever, EVER been first.

It feels good.

/please be happy for me
//don't take that away from me


what the hell happened to the boobies filter?
 
2012-08-22 01:41:15 AM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Gyrfalcon: Usually they will say something like "well, of course gratuitous violence is bad...BUT..." and then follow with something like "but you know we can only deal with one issue at a time," or "it's up to the parents to define violence and explain it to their kids," or "young children don't really understand violence" or some weak sidestep that doesn't address the issue but derails the conversation onto violence, which they can accept, and away from sex, which is icky.

As a guy who's pretty much fine with gratuitous violence, I told a religious person that Passion of the Christ seemed like a two-hour torture porn and it made even me uncomfortable with how much it glorified violence. The calm, measured response that I received was along the lines of "THE TORTURE IS TO SHOW YOU HOW MUCH GOD LOVES YOU BECAUSE HIS SON WAS BRUTALLY BEATEN AND KILLED IN THAT MANNER TO DIE FOR YOUR SINS."

When your religion hinges upon sadistic violence being necessary for salvation, it's not altogether surprising that "purposeful" violence is acceptable. The old film censorship codes had the same sort of morality: you can show bad things happening, just so long as the perpetrator gets punished (or rewarded if the violence was done righteously) in the end.

Don't forget how many horror, killer animal, and serial killer movies start with a young woman or young couple doing anything from skinny-dipping to drinking to cuddling to petting to sex and immediately being brutally killed for their transgression. And if it's not at the beginning, then somewhere there's going to be something even vaguely sexual that's punished with extreme prejudice. The "Friday the 13th" series in particular revelled in it.

Hell, in the days of black-and-white, it happened. "The Giant Gila Monster" opened with two kids sitting in a car and hugging who were then shoved off a cliff and eaten by the titular lizard. Hollywood is as schitzo about sex as it is about rich peopl ...


Oddly, it's a leftover from the old Legion of Decency codes. I did a research paper on the topic one year in law school. The old codes had requirements, among other things, that bad be Bad, good be Good, and no mitigating factors or explanations allowed. Further, by the end of the movie, all transgressors had to have received due punishment, and all righteous people receive some kind of reward. So the way Hollywood filmmakers got around the codes to show the sex&violence their viewers wanted was to show people "transgressing" (having sex/necking in a convertible, depending on the era) and then being "punished" (killed by a machete-wielding freak or eaten by a Giant Gila Monster) and then they could get their Legion of Decency stamp because they'd followed the code.

Although the Legion would hate that Jason was never really punished for his crimes.
 
2012-08-22 05:37:49 AM

Gyrfalcon: Oddly, it's a leftover from the old Legion of Decency codes. I did a research paper on the topic one year in law school. The old codes had requirements, among other things, that bad be Bad, good be Good, and no mitigating factors or explanations allowed. Further, by the end of the movie, all transgressors had to have received due punishment, and all righteous people receive some kind of reward.


How was that even legal? Or were they just blackballed, the way the NC-17 rating is now?
 
2012-08-22 07:08:12 AM
I'm completely fine with gratuitous nudity if it involves hot chicks. I thinking an R-rated version of "Wipeout."
 
2012-08-22 09:26:52 AM

DeaH: Implied nudity is the worst nudity.

I want to see winky.


Sometimes they can do cool / funny things with strategically placed objects. Think Austin Powers, for example.
 
2012-08-22 02:15:39 PM

Gyrfalcon: Keizer_Ghidorah: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Gyrfalcon: Usually they will say something like "well, of course gratuitous violence is bad...BUT..." and then follow with something like "but you know we can only deal with one issue at a time," or "it's up to the parents to define violence and explain it to their kids," or "young children don't really understand violence" or some weak sidestep that doesn't address the issue but derails the conversation onto violence, which they can accept, and away from sex, which is icky.

As a guy who's pretty much fine with gratuitous violence, I told a religious person that Passion of the Christ seemed like a two-hour torture porn and it made even me uncomfortable with how much it glorified violence. The calm, measured response that I received was along the lines of "THE TORTURE IS TO SHOW YOU HOW MUCH GOD LOVES YOU BECAUSE HIS SON WAS BRUTALLY BEATEN AND KILLED IN THAT MANNER TO DIE FOR YOUR SINS."

When your religion hinges upon sadistic violence being necessary for salvation, it's not altogether surprising that "purposeful" violence is acceptable. The old film censorship codes had the same sort of morality: you can show bad things happening, just so long as the perpetrator gets punished (or rewarded if the violence was done righteously) in the end.

Don't forget how many horror, killer animal, and serial killer movies start with a young woman or young couple doing anything from skinny-dipping to drinking to cuddling to petting to sex and immediately being brutally killed for their transgression. And if it's not at the beginning, then somewhere there's going to be something even vaguely sexual that's punished with extreme prejudice. The "Friday the 13th" series in particular revelled in it.

Hell, in the days of black-and-white, it happened. "The Giant Gila Monster" opened with two kids sitting in a car and hugging who were then shoved off a cliff and eaten by the titular lizard. Hollywood is as schitzo about sex as it is ...


The movies suggested that Jason especially hated humping teens because he drowned while two camp employees were screwing. So they'd likely call him a hero.
 
2012-08-23 11:38:29 AM

gerbilpox: 70 years ago, Betty White looked good nakkid
NSFW


You do realize she's wearing pasties, right?
 
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