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(SFGate)   Move over Vic's Secret Fashion Show, PBS explores testicles and uteruses during sweeps week   ( ) divider line
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4165 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Nov 2001 at 12:00 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-11-20 12:23:29 AM  
Yes, but will the new mother wear wings and spike heels? HUH?!
2001-11-20 12:29:31 AM  
Farkin' feds likely won't hear complaints about this one.. goddamn double standards......
2001-11-20 12:35:44 AM  
If they stop for a pledge break, will that be like selling porn?
2001-11-20 12:45:06 AM  
"Creation"! Did they say creation?! That seriously offends my athiestic, evolutionist beliefs.

Seriously though, this sounds like an exact replica of the original 1983 show that gave me my first viewing of an actual child birth. Exceptionally revolting. I hope to never have to deal with that on a personal basis.
2001-11-20 12:52:20 AM  
They should do a remake of Hands Across America while they're at it.
2001-11-20 01:17:57 AM  
NotTheQueen: No, but the baby will.

Fooshnik: Are any FARKers not atheist? Nah, I don't think any religious person would come here.

Boturaku_Hato: A remake of Hands Across America would come back as porn.
2001-11-20 01:26:29 AM  
'k, but who'd get a woody from watching that?

Cow: most of us non-athiests keep our mouths shut, because we're outnumbered about 15 to 1, and get tired of the same hypocrytical arguements over and over.
2001-11-20 02:18:47 AM  
TLC already did this. They filmed a penis ejaculating inside a vagina, from inside the vagina. It was great.
2001-11-20 03:01:33 AM  
2001-11-20 03:27:35 AM  
Uteri that, mister, and you're in big trouble. I'm not that sort of ovary!
2001-11-20 05:27:41 AM  
I'm not an atheist. But if I decided to claim that Christianity pushed at me through the media circus of "Christmas" offended my beliefs, how far do you think I'd get?
2001-11-20 06:13:54 AM  
I'm an atheist but I think people have the right to practice their religion freely. However I don't think that incorporates the right to demand that other people should believe too. But most religions make proselytising one of the main things you have to do. So in fact I *don't* believe that people should have the right to practice their religion freely.

Damn, I hate being a liberal. If I was Fb- I could just say something really offensive. Maybe I'll become Lg- and call for the bringing back of the amphitheatre and the lions.

Goatman: Not only is Xmas being pushed offensively at me (the offense mainly coming from the family dinner but still), I live in Brent so I am also going through Diwali and Ramadan at the moment. bloody religious nutters! i mean...cultural folkways...pretty lights anyway.
2001-11-20 08:03:47 AM  
I wonder if Fb- is the star of the show.
2001-11-20 08:04:59 AM  
Are you saying Fb- is a c*nt?
2001-11-20 08:10:31 AM  
Londongirl: Nope. I was just thinking that with all of the kids he's fathered in the past week, he might be involved in this one, too. ;-)
2001-11-20 08:12:11 AM  
It's so sweet thinking of all the Fb-abies. Sort of like the Cabbage Patch Kids (or maybe the boys from Brazil).
2001-11-20 08:13:43 AM  
I am into the last three days of my notice period, not doing any work (obviously) and I am about to die of boredom. someone, somewhere, post something!
2001-11-20 08:43:31 AM  
They film inside a testicle? WTF?

Childbirth was painful for a moment, but after I extracted my wifes fingernails from my hand it got better.
2001-11-20 09:57:01 AM  
Glad I didn't volunteer for that study........They film inside a testicle? WTF?
2001-11-20 10:39:37 AM  
Public Television has been pushing all sorts of decency boundaries recently. Did any of you see their broadcast of Moll Flanders? Lots of the British shows show boobies, and also mucho language. I saw a short the other day (one of those 10 minute jobs they put in to fill airtime between shows) where two guys chatting in a restroom used the word "motherfvcker" about 12 times in a couple of minutes.
2001-11-20 10:50:48 AM  
I belive in God so what are you gonna do about it? You can't make me stop Farking , in fact I'd like to see you try. I belive in creation-evolutionism. and I belive in
2001-11-20 11:05:17 AM  
What does "sweeps" mean anyway?
Is it where surveys or something are done to determine the ratings channels get?
If so, i thought the US had those Neilson digi-boxes that monitor that stuff all year round, so whats with this "sweeps" shiat?
2001-11-20 11:14:52 AM  
Wouldn't the plural form of "uteruses" be "uterii"?

2001-11-20 11:15:20 AM  
Damn, maybe next time I should READ the comments before posting my own...
2001-11-20 11:16:46 AM  
great thing about fark is that most of the atheist farkers can turn any topic into a religious debate, which is usually just bashing christians. and they're usually all the same "I hate christians because everyone of them tell me my beliefs are wrong." and then proceeding to tell christians that their beliefs are wrong.
2001-11-20 11:37:31 AM  
John Lithgow, according to the article, reveals the more important message contained within this PBS feature: THE MEANING OF LIFE! Why of course ... to reproduce, so that those offspring can ... reproduce ...

Fairly vapid "meaning of life," John.

Oh well.
2001-11-20 01:18:13 PM  
Warren Peese: Vapid is as Vapid does! Actually the Victoria Secret program's whole purpose was to remind us of the meaning of life and provide the stimulation to get us reproducing again instead of all teh other stupid crap we normally do.
2001-11-20 01:19:56 PM  
OOPS, I mean "all THE other crap we do." When I type fast I make mistaaakes!!!
2001-11-20 01:42:16 PM  

"Sweeps" month happens 4 times per year and is the month in which the networks set their advertising rates for the quarter. Obviously they want the highest ratings possible in order to get the most advertising dollars.

And this is why we get to watch "When Rabid Rednecks Attack!!!" on FOX.

Funny thing is... all the advertisers have to do is all say, "No, we want our rates based on reality, not this freaky anomolous month", and all this "sweeps" crap would largely go away. Networks might even consider doing more shows that will hold up for more than say... 4 episodes.

As if...

2001-11-20 01:48:26 PM  
Bobbie --

Excellent point, friend, only one thing though ... I don't get it!
2001-11-20 04:27:39 PM  
Thanks Modernhamlet, very helpful.
It does indeed sound stupid.
2001-11-20 04:51:44 PM  
I'm a Christian and I hate Christmas being pushed at me too. :) I hate when people claim it's a Christian holiday when it ain't.

But I too like laughing at stupidity. That's why I'm here. That and I'm bored.
2001-11-20 05:13:21 PM  

"Your popcorn has been pissed in. Film at eleven."
--Kentucky Fried Movie
2001-11-21 04:54:06 PM  
Me bored also.
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