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2013-05-21 01:36:55 PM
demonsresume.files.wordpress.com

Good headline.  Good headline.  I like the way you think, Subby.  I'm going to be watching you.
 
2013-05-21 01:46:34 PM
The "Way Hot" daughter on Downton Abbey was topless in a movie?  Why wasn't I notified.
 
2013-05-21 01:46:54 PM
As much as I would love to see this happening, the moral guardians would have an outrage. Heaven forbid you take an active role in monitoring what your children watch on television instead of plopping them down in front and using it like a surrogate babysitter. The FCC doesn't govern cable channels, and even they are only very slowly beginning to allow boobies in their programming (and I'm talking basic cable, not HBO).

In every other civilized country on earth you can watch programming that would make your mother blush on prime time terrestrial television, this is the only one where you can air Passion of the Christ uncensored on ABC at 8PM, but Janet Jackson flashing her nasty breast for a split second during the Superbowl is a national tragedy.
 
2013-05-21 01:48:13 PM
I blame HBO for this change. Damn you HBO and your prime time boobage.
 
2013-05-21 01:51:53 PM
images.paraorkut.com

/oblig
 
2013-05-21 01:53:57 PM
Oh god, they quote the AFA.
 
2013-05-21 01:55:49 PM
Please do not let our youth & society be exposed to more nudity/indecency including profanity than
what the stations currently allow. TV is a babysitter; kids think that these are the norms. Also, a lot of
serial killers started out with soft porn..
I wouldn't allow foul language in workplace. It shouldn't be in
one's home either.
There needs to be prosecution for cable sites going overboard on hardcore porn., too.
Thanks.


It links to the complaints.   GOLDMINE!
 
2013-05-21 02:01:41 PM
cache.thisorth.at
 
2013-05-21 02:05:45 PM
If you thought that our television channels were already saturated with enough sex, vulgarity and profanity

I laughed.
 
2013-05-21 02:07:33 PM
Also, a lot of serial killers started out with soft porn..

Solution: start them off with hard porn. Soft porn makes me want to stab people too.
 
2013-05-21 02:09:15 PM
The kids will have to explain what's happening on TV when grandma comes to visit.
 
2013-05-21 02:14:10 PM
Bea Arthur was kinda hot in her younger years

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-21 02:16:05 PM

James!: Please do not let our youth & society be exposed to more nudity/indecency including profanity than
what the stations currently allow. TV is a babysitter; kids think that these are the norms. Also, a lot of
serial killers started out with soft porn..
I wouldn't allow foul language in workplace. It shouldn't be in
one's home either.
There needs to be prosecution for cable sites going overboard on hardcore porn., too.
Thanks.

It links to the complaints.   GOLDMINE!


facepalm.jpeg

and these are the SAME PEOPLE that go to protests demanding Government not intrude in their lives!!!!!
 
2013-05-21 02:23:34 PM

spman: In every other civilized country on earth you can watch programming that would make your mother blush on prime time terrestrial television, this is the only one where you can air Passion of the Christ uncensored on ABC at 8PM, but Janet Jackson flashing her nasty breast for a split second during the Superbowl is a national tragedy.


I know a guy who cited the Janet Jackson incident as one of the major influences in his decision to go to law school.  He thought the whole situation was so outrageous that he ...now wants to work for the FCC to "make sure that doesn't happen again."  My already low opinion of him started to dig upon hearing that.
 
2013-05-21 02:31:31 PM
Like this will ever happen (even after 10pm).  The Family Research Council will poop itself.
 
2013-05-21 02:32:02 PM
good. tired of programs on f/x only being allowed to use a couple curse words, and in turn using those curse words to death.
 
2013-05-21 02:39:02 PM

SpikeStrip: good. tired of programs on f/x only being allowed to use a couple curse words, and in turn using those curse words to death.


F/X is a cable network, and not beholden to the FCC's standards. Cable is dependent upon the advertisers, what typically happens is that when a show starts to get too racy for the moral guardians, they'll just pressure the advertisers to stop buying ad time on the show, which is what eventually happened to Wrestling and Jerry Springer about a decade ago, which forced them to tone down their content substantially.

If the case were such however that the advertisers simply didn't care about the moral guardians, they would likely just pressure the cable companies to drop the offending channel altogether. The premium channels get away with it because you have to pay for it, so they have no advertisers, and the god squad doesn't pay attention, however even then have limits to what they are willing to air. Cable is gradually getting more relaxed however, you do see some nudity from time to time, and Comedy Central does (did?) air uncensored R rated movies during the overnight hours.
 
2013-05-21 02:54:57 PM
No, thank *you* for being a friend.
 
2013-05-21 03:01:26 PM

SpikeStrip: good. tired of programs on f/x only being allowed to use a couple curse words, and in turn using those curse words to death.


Kind of like Sons of Anarchy. "Jesus Christ" is the stand-in for about six of the seven words.
 
2013-05-21 03:08:32 PM

James!: Oh god, they quote the AFA.


why are they quoting a hate group?
 
2013-05-21 03:21:54 PM
So basically, American Television will become like the British?

I'm Okay with this.

campanita.joueb.com
 
2013-05-21 03:32:43 PM

spman: SpikeStrip: good. tired of programs on f/x only being allowed to use a couple curse words, and in turn using those curse words to death.

F/X is a cable network, and not beholden to the FCC's standards. Cable is dependent upon the advertisers, what typically happens is that when a show starts to get too racy for the moral guardians, they'll just pressure the advertisers to stop buying ad time on the show, which is what eventually happened to Wrestling and Jerry Springer about a decade ago, which forced them to tone down their content substantially.

If the case were such however that the advertisers simply didn't care about the moral guardians, they would likely just pressure the cable companies to drop the offending channel altogether. The premium channels get away with it because you have to pay for it, so they have no advertisers, and the god squad doesn't pay attention, however even then have limits to what they are willing to air. Cable is gradually getting more relaxed however, you do see some nudity from time to time, and Comedy Central does (did?) air uncensored R rated movies during the overnight hours.


Comedy Central still does that, IIRC; that said, their willing lack of censorship only stretched as far as language.
 
2013-05-21 03:44:28 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Bea Arthur was kinda hot in her younger years

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And ya know who else...?  Ol' Nurse Ratched is looking pretty sharp there...


i1168.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-21 03:45:47 PM

ristst: FirstNationalBastard: Bea Arthur was kinda hot in her younger years

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And ya know who else...?  Ol' Nurse Ratched is looking pretty sharp there...


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She could have stroked my Pah Wraith.
 
2013-05-21 03:46:51 PM
Finally, a government decision that makes sense.
 
2013-05-21 03:47:41 PM

dletter: The "Way Hot" daughter on Downton Abbey was topless in a movie?  Why wasn't I notified.


Thank you, Fox News, for keeping us infromed.
 
2013-05-21 03:48:23 PM

dletter: The "Way Hot" daughter on Downton Abbey was topless in a movie?  Why wasn't I notified.


It made the rounds:

www.timdrussell.com
/you didn't notice
 
2013-05-21 03:48:31 PM
agrees
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-21 03:49:12 PM

James!: Please do not let our youth & society be exposed to more nudity/indecency including profanity than
what the stations currently allow. TV is a babysitter; kids think that these are the norms. Also, a lot of
serial killers started out with soft porn..
I wouldn't allow foul language in workplace. It shouldn't be in
one's home either.
There needs to be prosecution for cable sites going overboard on hardcore porn., too.
Thanks.

It links to the complaints.   GOLDMINE!


Dear AFA,

If you are using your television as a babysitter instead of taking an active role and interest into your child's life, you're doing it wrong and shouldn't really be using labels like 'Family' or 'Parenting'

That is all.
 
2013-05-21 03:51:26 PM
1.  Poison the Well
2.  Invite Comments (of agreement only, naturally)
3.  Outrage Stew!
 
2013-05-21 03:51:48 PM

RoyFokker'sGhost: James!: Please do not let our youth & society be exposed to more nudity/indecency including profanity than
what the stations currently allow. TV is a babysitter; kids think that these are the norms. Also, a lot of
serial killers started out with soft porn..
I wouldn't allow foul language in workplace. It shouldn't be in
one's home either.
There needs to be prosecution for cable sites going overboard on hardcore porn., too.
Thanks.

It links to the complaints.   GOLDMINE!

Dear AFA,

If you are using your television as a babysitter instead of taking an active role and interest into your child's life, you're doing it wrong and shouldn't really be using labels like 'Family' or 'Parenting'

That is all.


Everyone knows the female body is evil and will cause your sons to sin.
 
2013-05-21 03:53:42 PM
dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2013-05-21 03:54:53 PM
start with Honey Boo Boo
 
2013-05-21 03:57:02 PM
And people will still complain about the quality of programming.
 
2013-05-21 03:57:06 PM

mcreadyblue: RoyFokker'sGhost: James!: Please do not let our youth & society be exposed to more nudity/indecency including profanity than
what the stations currently allow. TV is a babysitter; kids think that these are the norms. Also, a lot of
serial killers started out with soft porn..
I wouldn't allow foul language in workplace. It shouldn't be in
one's home either.
There needs to be prosecution for cable sites going overboard on hardcore porn., too.
Thanks.

It links to the complaints.   GOLDMINE!

Dear AFA,

If you are using your television as a babysitter instead of taking an active role and interest into your child's life, you're doing it wrong and shouldn't really be using labels like 'Family' or 'Parenting'

That is all.

Everyone knows the female body is evil and will cause your sons to sin.


The tragic hilarity of it is the number of "feminists" whom are incapable of comprehending that familiarity with the female form would prevent its objectification, and it is this attempt to keep it shrouded in mystery and shame that does the exact opposite.
 
2013-05-21 03:59:30 PM

mcreadyblue: Everyone knows the female body is evil and will cause your sons to sin.


But the American Opthalmological Society *wants* your son to sin so he'll need glasses.
 
2013-05-21 04:00:24 PM
Vivian Vance was a cutie too.

howsweetitwas.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-21 04:00:29 PM
FTFA The FCC has received almost 95,000 comments on this proposal, whereas the next highest active proceeding has a mere 320 comments.

Of which 94,940 of which are just the AFA's form letter.

/this article is just an advertisement for conservative hate groups
 
2013-05-21 04:00:47 PM

Cythraul: I blame HBO for this change. Damn you HBO and your prime time boobage.


It's been a long time since Dream On first aired.
 
2013-05-21 04:03:21 PM
Careful, we'll get Franz again.
 
2013-05-21 04:03:26 PM
More nudity, more sex, less violence. The world would be a much happier place.

If Bonobo chimps can do it, why can't we?
 
2013-05-21 04:03:36 PM
Hopefully this resolution will pass in time for Kathy Lee and Hoda to have that wet t-shirt contest they've been talking about for a while now.
 
2013-05-21 04:14:18 PM
Why didn't they do this when we had Kelly Bundy?

I feel so cheated.
 
2013-05-21 04:16:28 PM

Clutch2013: spman: SpikeStrip: good. tired of programs on f/x only being allowed to use a couple curse words, and in turn using those curse words to death.

F/X is a cable network, and not beholden to the FCC's standards. Cable is dependent upon the advertisers, what typically happens is that when a show starts to get too racy for the moral guardians, they'll just pressure the advertisers to stop buying ad time on the show, which is what eventually happened to Wrestling and Jerry Springer about a decade ago, which forced them to tone down their content substantially.

If the case were such however that the advertisers simply didn't care about the moral guardians, they would likely just pressure the cable companies to drop the offending channel altogether. The premium channels get away with it because you have to pay for it, so they have no advertisers, and the god squad doesn't pay attention, however even then have limits to what they are willing to air. Cable is gradually getting more relaxed however, you do see some nudity from time to time, and Comedy Central does (did?) air uncensored R rated movies during the overnight hours.

Comedy Central still does that, IIRC; that said, their willing lack of censorship only stretched as far as language.


For crying out loud, didn't anyone ever watch Nip/Tuck on F/X?

Don't use the telly for your surrogate babysitter...

....But I still don't want to see topless Mike and Molly.....
 
2013-05-21 04:18:47 PM
Good.  I would love to see it where we no longer have to nerf television or the radio because some kid might be listening and the parent might honestly believe that their kid has never seen a naked person or heard a bad word before.

A few years ago, before the Janet Jackson nipple over reaction, there was talk about letting cuss words on television (this was also before Bono's "Fark yeah" awards speech).  My sister, who had a young child, instantly complained about the idea of her kid watching television and hearing cuss words.  I asked her "becky, really, what could they say on television that is worse than what you say to your husband when you two fight?"  She still said that it was a bad idea.  I then asked "What if they said only after prime time?  No cussing during prime time, but from 10 to 5 am say what you want?"  She still said "No, because my kid may still be watching."  I asked "Even when school aged and SHOULD have a bed time?"  she answered "What if she waits until we got to bed, sneaks out of her room and then watches tv?"  I said "Ground her."  She answered "She'll still hear the cuss words and I don't want her to."  And I answered "So, according to your logic, we have to keep everything child friendly, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week because your kid MIGHT come across it and you don't like it."  She said "Yes."  I asked her "So, when are you canceling HBO and Cinemax?"  She looked at me and said "Well...that's different."

/Yes, she's an idiot
//she wants caffeine, gambling and all forms of vice banned because they are bad things
///smokes pot, doesn't get the irony in that.
///I don't capitalize her name because I honestly have no respect for that dumbass.
 
2013-05-21 04:20:18 PM

metallion: Clutch2013: spman: SpikeStrip: good. tired of programs on f/x only being allowed to use a couple curse words, and in turn using those curse words to death.

F/X is a cable network, and not beholden to the FCC's standards. Cable is dependent upon the advertisers, what typically happens is that when a show starts to get too racy for the moral guardians, they'll just pressure the advertisers to stop buying ad time on the show, which is what eventually happened to Wrestling and Jerry Springer about a decade ago, which forced them to tone down their content substantially.

If the case were such however that the advertisers simply didn't care about the moral guardians, they would likely just pressure the cable companies to drop the offending channel altogether. The premium channels get away with it because you have to pay for it, so they have no advertisers, and the god squad doesn't pay attention, however even then have limits to what they are willing to air. Cable is gradually getting more relaxed however, you do see some nudity from time to time, and Comedy Central does (did?) air uncensored R rated movies during the overnight hours.

Comedy Central still does that, IIRC; that said, their willing lack of censorship only stretched as far as language.

For crying out loud, didn't anyone ever watch Nip/Tuck on F/X?

Don't use the telly for your surrogate babysitter...

....But I still don't want to see topless Mike and Molly.....


Topless Mike and Molly: no.  Topless Molly's sister: yes.  Topless 2 Broke Girls: please.
 
2013-05-21 04:27:30 PM

spman: SpikeStrip: good. tired of programs on f/x only being allowed to use a couple curse words, and in turn using those curse words to death.

F/X is a cable network, and not beholden to the FCC's standards. Cable is dependent upon the advertisers, what typically happens is that when a show starts to get too racy for the moral guardians, they'll just pressure the advertisers to stop buying ad time on the show, which is what eventually happened to Wrestling and Jerry Springer about a decade ago, which forced them to tone down their content substantially.

If the case were such however that the advertisers simply didn't care about the moral guardians, they would likely just pressure the cable companies to drop the offending channel altogether. The premium channels get away with it because you have to pay for it, so they have no advertisers, and the god squad doesn't pay attention, however even then have limits to what they are willing to air. Cable is gradually getting more relaxed however, you do see some nudity from time to time, and Comedy Central does (did?) air uncensored R rated movies during the overnight hours.


That's the thing.  Even if the FCC lifts its regulations, nothing's really going to change thanks to the advertisers.  Unitl recently, the most you would get on cable is an occasional "shiat" and some man-ass.  Shows still bleep the f-bomb (except occasionally for South Park) and it seems like only this season that F/X and AMC have started exploring the wonderful world of sideboob and women's butts.

People are going to get all up in arms, but ultimately nothing will change.
 
2013-05-21 04:30:39 PM
Think of the children... who somehow own a TV but don't have access to the internet.
 
2013-05-21 04:34:18 PM
The pilot of  The Golden Girlshad a completely superfluous gay housekeeper character named Coco.  I saw the episode and trust me, I want a gay housekeeper character named Coco to be part of every televisions show.  But Coco just couldn't keep up with the other girls, never have I wanted a character to mince it up a bit more.

I wonder what ever happened to Coco?  With the years of syndication and dinero, I'm sure he's wondering why he go for broke and turn his loafers up to levitate.
 
2013-05-21 04:46:18 PM

brap: The pilot of  The Golden Girlshad a completely superfluous gay housekeeper character named Coco.  I saw the episode and trust me, I want a gay housekeeper character named Coco to be part of every televisions show.  But Coco just couldn't keep up with the other girls, never have I wanted a character to mince it up a bit more.

I wonder what ever happened to Coco?  With the years of syndication and dinero, I'm sure he's wondering why he go for broke and turn his loafers up to levitate.


From what I read, the reason why Coco wasn't kept was he was mostly in the kitchen.  That was also the same room where they kitchen table was at and the strongest scenes of the show were the discussions between the girls at the kitchen table.  Coco got in the way of the strong scenes between the girls, added nothing while taking away the strength of those scenes, so he was ditched after the pilot.
 
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