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(SeattlePI)   Columnist says violent media is poisoning the nation's soul, but ultraviolence is still better than dirty, dirty naked boobies   (seattlepi.com) divider line 69
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2013-01-03 02:13:41 PM
What Ultraviolence may sound like: new window
 
2013-01-03 02:18:56 PM

MBooda: Here's to ultraviolence AND boobies!
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Just making sure this reference was made.

Violent crime has been declining for years, I like to credit the obesity crisis. Say what you will about fatties, but you know they don't have the energy to bludgeon someone.
 
2013-01-03 02:21:39 PM
It's an interesting question if only because I was thinking last night, watching TV, as an ad came on for "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D" and it's rated PG-13 and the ad features a half-naked girl shackled just as Leatherface is about to start chainsawing her in half--anyway, I was thinking, "Holy crap, why is this stuff on so early in the evening? Why is it on the Food Network?"

I don't believe that "violent media causes violence" blah blah. And I don't think for a second that it's up to Hollywood to stop making movies because of our kids' tender sensitivities. But I do question what the hell is going on when you get chainsaw-massacre ads on the Food Network. Maybe the critics are right, not that it causes violence, but that its become unavoidable in society. It really is everywhere. You can't not see it. And yet nobody wants to acknowledge that maybe--just MAYBE--it does have at least a little effect on us. It has to be bad when you're sitting watching a cooking show and suddenly you get, without the slightest warning, slammed between the eyes with the image of a terrified girl trying to scream as a chainsaw appears over her shoulder.
 
2013-01-03 02:30:24 PM
Looks like the jerkoff greenlighters didn't get another gun thread like they were trolling for.

Was that a soccer mom blog?
 
2013-01-03 02:30:55 PM

Sofa King Smart: and what was on FX basic cable last night? Machete!

fortunately there were no boobies displayed... but lots and lots of beheadings and enough head shots splashed across the walls to keep dexter busy for another 10 seasons...


SOOO TRUE......

Beheadings, limb amputations of varying types, swinging from intenstines, slow, graphic hari-kari, blood squirting everywhere.....

That's all fine and dandy, but we can't any boobies peekin out...... sigh.....

/That has got to be the best b-movie ever. I thought maybe I'd catch it on HBO or something, but I musta missed that (or it was too low for even their standards... LOL). When I saw it on FX, I just had to watch. Now, I need to see the unedited version for sure!
 
2013-01-03 02:37:05 PM

Mikeyworld: We don't have a gun or violence problem any more than 1950, or 1850, for that matter. We have a media problem. We used to hear about the killings in the next town over, but rarely the town next to that. Nowadays, we're wringing our hands over killings from a world away. There was killings every day, back in them days, but we didn't read about it, or see it on the TV. Newspapers were 4 page editions (2 for want ads), TV was too interested in sitcoms, and news was a half-hour long. The media found out that news shows were cheaper to produce, AND people would watch, regardless how crass, or old, the items. If we start beating down the media onslaught, and stick to news you need to know, we wouldn't have this national paranoia.

/'Nuff said
//That's why I read Fark...all the news I give a shait about
///On that note, My gifted TF runs out tommorrow, I thank Eeek! for that. It was interesting to see the inside, but I'm good with the parking lot. It's not $5/mo better. Sorry.


You have had your present, hear it from all over the nation, 24-hour newsfeed for quite some time now, though. Long enough to see some trends.
 
2013-01-03 02:41:28 PM

Gyrfalcon: It's an interesting question if only because I was thinking last night, watching TV, as an ad came on for "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D" and it's rated PG-13 and the ad features a half-naked girl shackled just as Leatherface is about to start chainsawing her in half--anyway, I was thinking, "Holy crap, why is this stuff on so early in the evening? Why is it on the Food Network?"


It's rated R for "strong grisly violence and language throughout"

But I do agree with you that the ad placements need to be fixed.
 
2013-01-03 02:55:30 PM

Gyrfalcon: It has to be bad when you're sitting watching a cooking show and suddenly you get, without the slightest warning, slammed between the eyes with the image of a terrified girl trying to scream as a chainsaw appears over her shoulder.


I dunno, maybe you just do what most people do - tune it out.

Maybe it's because I'm a fan of the genre, but such a commercial, unless it's being played in between Yo Gabba Wubbzy or whatever, has absolutely no effect on me. Probably because I got used to filtering out ads for the 9,000 other crappy movies out now (I haven't gone to a movie theater for a non-old movie in a while. AFI Silver Theater rules just a bit), what's one more incoherent series of flashing images?

// not trying to be rude
// but I guess I see your point - I feel the same way about "get in touch with your period" commercials
// don't get alarmed - if they were showing Ducolax commercials with people making similar comments about their "heavy flow", I'd be upset too
 
2013-01-03 02:56:33 PM

ITGreen: AdrienVeidt: cherryl taggart: As someone trying desperately to un-do a few years of tolerance of violence to a small child, I am all for banning scenes of blood and gore. But, I don't need the help of anybody else to do it. I simply act like a grown-up and tell my kid, no, you don't need to watch that and you can't act like that. The only time I consider violence to be praiseworthy is in the defense of the defenseless, such as small kids, animals, elderly, handicapped, etc. I wish my kid would hurry up and get to puberty, so his mind starts craving the sight of boobies, and wanders away from blood and gore. But society has a tendency to think anyone who provides girlie mags to teen boys is a perv, so I guess I'll be labeled a perv in a few years.

If it assuages your conscience any, my mom got me a subscription - in my own name, no less - to Playboy for my 12th birthday.

And I've never been convicted of anything worse than speeding.

Yet.

Holy shiat, you have a cool mom.


Seriously. I had to make due with the Sears catalog.

And then, one glorious day, we started getting Victoria's Secret catalogs. I grateful I was the first one home to check the mail almost everyday, because that thing was mine.

And then came the internets and I eventually had my Quagmire moment.
 
2013-01-03 03:15:00 PM
Jack Reacher nonstop violence but not a nipple in sight = PG13
 
2013-01-03 03:26:38 PM

scottydoesntknow: Gyrfalcon: It's an interesting question if only because I was thinking last night, watching TV, as an ad came on for "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D" and it's rated PG-13 and the ad features a half-naked girl shackled just as Leatherface is about to start chainsawing her in half--anyway, I was thinking, "Holy crap, why is this stuff on so early in the evening? Why is it on the Food Network?"

It's rated R for "strong grisly violence and language throughout"

But I do agree with you that the ad placements need to be fixed.


Interesting....the TV ads show it being rated PG-13 which is why I thought it very strange. Maybe it's been re-rated.
 
2013-01-03 03:48:07 PM

monoski: Jack Reacher nonstop violence but not a nipple in sight = PG13


When you say "nonstop violence" do you mean the same violence in the Dark Knight (i.e. anytime you're supposed to see somethng grisly the camera suddenly cuts away)?

Honestly I'm over the PG-13 action movies now. Too much censorship both verbally and visually. Jack Reacher is supposed to be a cold motherfarker, yet it's PG-13? Fark that mess.
 
2013-01-03 04:23:01 PM

Mikeyworld: We don't have a gun or violence problem any more than 1950, or 1850, for that matter. We have a media problem. We used to hear about the killings in the next town over, but rarely the town next to that. Nowadays, we're wringing our hands over killings from a world away. There was killings every day, back in them days, but we didn't read about it, or see it on the TV. Newspapers were 4 page editions (2 for want ads), TV was too interested in sitcoms, and news was a half-hour long. The media found out that news shows were cheaper to produce, AND people would watch, regardless how crass, or old, the items. If we start beating down the media onslaught, and stick to news you need to know, we wouldn't have this national paranoia.


This.

Before the intertubes got plugged in, people couldn't check the news on their breaks, lunches or on their hand held pocket computer/phones.

A producer had to decide what news was fit to put on the TV at 5:00, 7:00 & 10:00... and unless you were an avid newspaper reader, you didn't get the local stuff that didn't make the late edition or the national stuff that got trumped by the local stuff that made it.

It's not that there's more gun violence, or more child molesters or more drunk drivers, it's the fact that we're no longer limited to a few local networks and even fewer national networks for television. Instead of the few channels on the dial when I was a kid here in southern california (2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 & 13) there are several different cable providers with hundreds of channels. in addition to that we have NEWS channels. ALL NEWS ALL THE TIME!

"NEWS" is no longer the big thing that happened yesterday in the next town, it's the thing that happened 10 minutes ago, on the other side of the planet.
 
2013-01-03 04:35:54 PM
Grudies, o me brothers.
 
2013-01-03 05:17:03 PM
EIP for research purposes.

/no violence please
 
2013-01-03 06:08:22 PM
We are primates. We are excited by violence and sex because it is in our mammalian blood. Violence and sex are bred into the gene pool, and are the two most basic tools of survival for all living creatures. We watch and simulate sex and violence because we want to, plain and simple.

We learn by doing and by watching others. We plunk our kids down in front of Sesame Street because we know what little sponges they can be, and we hope they learn basic literacy skills, but also life lessons. Lessons about sharing, about honesty, about loyalty and love. We plunk them down in front of one hero after another to try to mold their attitudes about life. The fact that we go to such great lengths to shape the thinking of our children argues that, on the whole, we believe that it can be done. So how could it be, that children would suddenly stop absorbing lessons about life the moment they sit down at their computer to play Grand Theft Auto?

The question is: is there no amount of indulgence in the fulfillment of our basest desires, that causes us to pause and reflect on what it means to be civilized?

Incidentally, the whole "naked = EVIL" meme is nothing new. When Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, you may recall that pretty much the entire consequence of that action (before God found out, that is) was that they discovered their nakedness and hid from view, and later worked something out with fig leaves. That is, the basic Biblical lesson that the knowledge of good and evil revealed was that nakedness = evil, shame = good.
 
2013-01-03 07:14:36 PM
fark it, lets ban every thing. i didnt want to live free anyway.
 
2013-01-03 07:44:46 PM

stuffy: I for one would not mind replacing violence with boobies.


I See A Great Need: combining the two!
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Guns aren't even necessary.
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2013-01-04 12:12:05 AM

Odd Bird: Let's discuss this at the milk bar.


MBooda: Here's to ultraviolence AND boobies!
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I was hoping to find this a part of the discussion.

/FWIW A Clockwork Orange was originally rated X, until Kubric toned down one of the rape scenes.
 
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