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(Yahoo)   Historians object to the amount of profanity in the movie "Lincoln". Come on, just be glad Spielberg didn't have any nude scenes with Daniel Day-Lewis and/or Sally Field   ( divider line
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2012-12-07 10:07:59 AM  
2 votes:
Four score and seven years ago, we got all up in this biatch and made a new nation, conceived in "Fark you, we're America" and dedicated to the proposition that no biatch-ass British assholes can tell us what to do.

Now we've got some serious shiat to deal with, testing whether we have to balls to get shiat done. Well you know what? Fark you Jefferson Davis, you prick. We are busting some caps in some Rebel ass in this field. We have come to dedicate a portion of this field to the badass motherfarkers who took a bullet so that your whiney ass can sit at home complaining. Shiat.

But fark all if we think we can consecrate this place, because these dead motherfarkers already did that shiat. The world doesn't give a fark what we say here, but they sure as shiat can't ignore all the shiat that went down here. So it's up to us to get up off our asses and finish this shiat for them. We won't forget what these bad motherfarkers did for us, so we're saying that they didn't just piss away their lives but instead they set some serious shiat in motion and nobody's going to take that shiat away from the people. Fark yeah.
2012-12-07 08:42:56 AM  
2 votes:
Why is it that American culture is just fine with graphic, gory depictions of violence in everything from films to network television, but an errant tit or "cocksucking motherf*cker" causes Americans to collectively lose their shiat?
2012-12-07 07:05:33 AM  
2 votes:
Bolox. And Sally Field is lovely
2012-12-07 10:53:06 AM  
1 vote:

Swoop1809: shiat, piss, fark, coont, cocksucker, motherfarker, and tits.

The seven words that can't be sent by telegraph?
2012-12-07 10:40:59 AM  
1 vote:

7480325115184371z: Why is it that American culture is just fine with graphic, gory depictions of violence in everything from films to network television, but an errant tit or "cocksucking motherf*cker" causes Americans to collectively lose their shiat?

Drive a six-inch spike into a woman: R
Drive a six-inch penis into a woman: X
Drive a six-inch spike through a board with your penis: Deborah Foreman.
2012-12-07 10:05:31 AM  
1 vote:

Son of Thunder: RTFA. This is about historical accuracy. According to the historians quoted, Lincoln didn't use that kind of language, and chewed out high-ranking soldiers who cursed in his presence.

The American public is also just fine with time-travelling cyborgs. That doesn't mean an allegedly-historical film about Lincoln should have them.

And according to the historian who wrote the book that served as the basis for this film, the language was perfectly appropriate.

If you watch Lincoln and your big takeaway is "why did they have to cuss so much?" then you're probably far too stupid to have gained anything from the film, and you definitely should not spend your time having someone read the book to you.
2012-12-07 09:52:14 AM  
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2012-12-07 09:50:36 AM  
1 vote:
Also, any organization that refuses to recommend an excellent film because the film uses profanity - unless it is a film aimed at children - is an organization of ninnies.
2012-12-07 09:44:27 AM  
1 vote:
How dare they force Abraham Lincoln to tell that vulgar Revolutionary War joke! It sullies his legacy to have him say what several people, on different occasions, reported him to have said!
2012-12-07 09:20:08 AM  
1 vote:
There's a certain mindset that buys into the myth of the perfect past. Cultural heroes never spit, or use the can, or use dirty words.

Even otherwise intelligent people can fall into this. It is alway beneficial to keep in mind that our historical idols were, for the most part, real people with real problems. (the exceptions are the fictional heroes that somehow became 'historical')

When we fetishize and mythologize these historical figures, it really minimizes the impact and lessons we can learn from them. Every famous person who ever lived was, before they were famous, was a squalling, crapping, pissing baby, with a mother, and a father. Every elder statesman, or celebrated military hero, or brilliant scientist also had to eat, and sleep, and visit the toilet.

Just as Caesar supposedly had a servant to whisper "Memento Mori" in his ear, we need to emphasise "They were mortal."
2012-12-07 09:09:41 AM  
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2012-12-07 08:33:17 AM  
1 vote:
I would totally check out a Sally Field nude scene.
2012-12-07 08:31:35 AM  
1 vote:
People in the mid 19th century, up to and including the President, swore all the g--d--- time. And if you go back a little further, George Washington was famous for cursing almost nonstop. It was only in the 1880's that the bluenoses started biatching about it.
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