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(Uproxx)   The FCC releases the indecency complaints it has received about The Simpsons, and they're as great as you'd expect: "One line was about whipping someone's toosh [sic]"   (uproxx.com) divider line 54
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2013-10-20 11:48:00 AM  
I'm enraged that we pay someone to field these complaints, and I'm also enraged that we had to pay someone to deliver them up again to the public.  It offends my delicate sensibilities.  It's worse than rape, and it needs to be stopped.
 
2013-10-20 12:08:41 PM  
i want to see that barely covered vagina commercial now
 
2013-10-20 12:19:59 PM  
I wanna see this barley covered vagina.
 
2013-10-20 12:37:53 PM  

jaylectricity: I wanna see this barley covered vagina.


The closest I can find is oats.

files.g4tv.com
 
2013-10-20 12:46:39 PM  
You think Matt might be doing this on purpose?
 
2013-10-20 01:24:31 PM  

jaylectricity: I wanna see this barley covered vagina.


Yeah.  Would that have rather seen a yeast covered vagina?  Sick, sick people!
 
2013-10-20 01:26:14 PM  
IF THE MALE PENIS AND MALE NUDITY AND THE MALE PENIAL AREA CAN NEVER BE SHOWN ON NON-CABLE TV THEN WOMEN'S VAGINAS&WOMEN NUDITY& WOMEN VAGINAL AREAS SHOULD NEVER BE AIRED ON NON-CABLE TV AT ANY TIME AT ALL

This guy apparently loves the cock.
 
2013-10-20 02:22:15 PM  
I must be watching the wrong shows. There's apparently a lot more nudity being shown than what I've been able to find.
 
2013-10-20 02:27:55 PM  

Mugato: IF THE MALE PENIS AND MALE NUDITY AND THE MALE PENIAL AREA CAN NEVER BE SHOWN ON NON-CABLE TV THEN WOMEN'S VAGINAS&WOMEN NUDITY& WOMEN VAGINAL AREAS SHOULD NEVER BE AIRED ON NON-CABLE TV AT ANY TIME AT ALL

This guy apparently loves the cock.


i.imgur.com

Also, last I heard the Parents Television Council is responsible for 99% of FCC complaints, so there's some poor bastard over the FCC whose job is to listen to PTC blowhards all day, every day, without reprieve. Dude needs a raise.
 
2013-10-20 02:37:26 PM  
Don't like it? Turn it off and STFU!
/not a simpsons fan
 
2013-10-20 02:39:06 PM  
I ain't askin' for much...

/all I got
 
2013-10-20 02:43:03 PM  
I think that the comments sections on Fark need to be cleaned up. There's way too much poop and pee.
 
2013-10-20 02:46:36 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Mugato: IF THE MALE PENIS AND MALE NUDITY AND THE MALE PENIAL AREA CAN NEVER BE SHOWN ON NON-CABLE TV THEN WOMEN'S VAGINAS&WOMEN NUDITY& WOMEN VAGINAL AREAS SHOULD NEVER BE AIRED ON NON-CABLE TV AT ANY TIME AT ALL

This guy apparently loves the cock.

[i.imgur.com image 500x300]

Also, last I heard the Parents Television Council is responsible for 99% of FCC complaints, so there's some poor bastard over the FCC whose job is to listen to PTC blowhards all day, every day, without reprieve. Dude needs a raise.


I use the PTC website to protest the PTC.
Whenever I get an email calling us to arms, I use their site posting in FAVOR of the show.
/god I need another hobby.
 
2013-10-20 02:47:13 PM  
What? No complaints about Barts penis in the Simpsons movie when it aired on TV? Ned and kids in coffee shop and smack against the window or was that the ride past the bush. Hello Mr. Bush sr.

Those hard male rightwingers who watch screen TV really hate females and love that bare chested man with his just right amount of chest hair.

/Dennis Franz still wagging his butt about.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-20 03:09:55 PM  
And now people will submit fake complaints to the FCC in hopes of becoming anonymously e-famous..
 
2013-10-20 03:17:22 PM  
i.imgur.com

/hot like Guatemalan Insanity Peppers
 
2013-10-20 03:29:36 PM  

namatad: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Mugato: IF THE MALE PENIS AND MALE NUDITY AND THE MALE PENIAL AREA CAN NEVER BE SHOWN ON NON-CABLE TV THEN WOMEN'S VAGINAS&WOMEN NUDITY& WOMEN VAGINAL AREAS SHOULD NEVER BE AIRED ON NON-CABLE TV AT ANY TIME AT ALL

This guy apparently loves the cock.

[i.imgur.com image 500x300]

Also, last I heard the Parents Television Council is responsible for 99% of FCC complaints, so there's some poor bastard over the FCC whose job is to listen to PTC blowhards all day, every day, without reprieve. Dude needs a raise.

I use the PTC website to protest the PTC.
Whenever I get an email calling us to arms, I use their site posting in FAVOR of the show.
/god I need another hobby.


It's a good hobby but I wish there was an anti-PTC group. I'll start harassing them today.

My wife and I have simple method to shield my daughter from really questionable content: I change the channel or we send her off to do something else when we do watch something not entirely approriate for her.
Fark those PTC morons. I'm off to watch some Beavis and Butthead reruns with my daughter.
 
2013-10-20 03:48:46 PM  
If these people have a problem with the content of a show, there is a simple solution: change the channel, turn the television off or program the parental controls to only allow TV-G content.

Oh wait, these people want to control the content that *I* get to watch on *my own* television?  Mind your own business, ya fundie puritan zealots.
 
2013-10-20 04:12:01 PM  
"Dear Mr. President,

There are too many states nowadays. Please eliminate three.

P.S. I am not a crackpot."
 
2013-10-20 04:17:53 PM  

Take me back, way back home, not by myself, not alone.

I ain't askin' for much.
I said, Lord, take me downtown.
I'm just lookin' for some

media.abesmarket.com

 
2013-10-20 04:50:16 PM  
The "exploding whale" segment was based on an incident where somebody got the brilliant idea of removing a whale carcass from a beach with high explosives.  The local news covered it live, including the shower of whale chunks.
 
2013-10-20 05:01:14 PM  

styckx: And now people will submit fake complaints to the FCC in hopes of becoming anonymously e-famous..


The complaints are confidential.  These only got released under a FOIA request.  So sending fake complaints to the FCC hoping you can link to them and become an internet star are usually not going to work.
 
2013-10-20 05:10:52 PM  
I bet most were signed by an N. Flanders.
 
2013-10-20 05:21:36 PM  
This isn't quite as hilarious as the story about all the letters Mtv got from people about Myley Cyrus' "pornographic" dance routine a month or so or whenever it was, telling the FCC to take them off the air. Ignoring #1, the FCC has no jurisdiction over cable channels, #2, there were numerous adult content warnings before and after each commercial break and #3, fark you.

To all the concerned citizens complaining about The Simpsons, you should let your kids watch South Park. It has the words "south" and "park" and must be completely wholesome.

/got sent home from school for a "I'm Bart Simpson, who the hell are you?" shirt, that's how far back I go
 
2013-10-20 05:28:37 PM  

jake_lex: styckx: And now people will submit fake complaints to the FCC in hopes of becoming anonymously e-famous..

The complaints are confidential.  These only got released under a FOIA request.  So sending fake complaints to the FCC hoping you can link to them and become an internet star are usually not going to work.


1. Make fake complaint
2. Request complaint via FOIA
3. ???
4. Fame
 
2013-10-20 05:32:02 PM  
No complaints about Homer regularly strangling Bart? Imagine if you tried to get away with that on a live-action TV show.

Whale blown up by TNT

What's funny about that is it actually happened.

www.salem-news.com

Video The dynamite goes boom about two minutes in. Totaled a car a quarter mile away.
 
2013-10-20 05:33:16 PM  
I am evil Homer! I am evil Homer!

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-10-20 05:33:18 PM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-10-20 05:41:17 PM  

fusillade762: No complaints about Homer regularly strangling Bart? Imagine if you tried to get away with that on a live-action TV show.


That's pretty funny actually because the show addressed that I think. The episode was like, "WTF are we doing making light of child abuse?" But two women kissing is much more offensive.
 
2013-10-20 06:26:53 PM  

fusillade762: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 400x300]


Was thinking in the same ballpark as you but this scene specifically:

images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Don't do that! Don't do that!
 
2013-10-20 06:28:23 PM  
What about the episode where Bart gets flashed by Jimbo's girlfriend?
 
2013-10-20 06:31:39 PM  

Lekneh: /hot like Guatemalan Insanity Peppers


I'm outraged because feed and seed are in the wrong order.
 
2013-10-20 06:46:52 PM  

Lsherm: I'm enraged that we pay someone to field these complaints, and I'm also enraged that we had to pay someone to deliver them up again to the public.  It offends my delicate sensibilities.  It's worse than rape, and it needs to be stopped.


What about the children? Won't someone please think of the children?
 
2013-10-20 06:47:53 PM  
www.pitch.com
 
2013-10-20 08:12:04 PM  

Mugato: This isn't quite as hilarious as the story about all the letters Mtv got from people about Myley Cyrus' "pornographic" dance routine a month or so or whenever it was, telling the FCC to take them off the air. Ignoring #1, the FCC has no jurisdiction over cable channels, #2, there were numerous adult content warnings before and after each commercial break and #3, fark you.

To all the concerned citizens complaining about The Simpsons, you should let your kids watch South Park. It has the words "south" and "park" and must be completely wholesome.

/got sent home from school for a "I'm Bart Simpson, who the hell are you?" shirt, that's how far back I go


If you go to the site Uproxx got this from, you'll also find they did this to get the indecency complaints about South Park (based on airings on terrestrial stations.)  I haven't made it through those yet, but they're just as derptastic as the Simpsons complaints.
 
2013-10-20 08:22:07 PM  

fusillade762: No complaints about Homer regularly strangling Bart? Imagine if you tried to get away with that on a live-action TV show.

Whale blown up by TNT

What's funny about that is it actually happened.

[www.salem-news.com image 320x241]

Video The dynamite goes boom about two minutes in. Totaled a car a quarter mile away.


For the full effect, you need to see the video.
 
2013-10-20 08:30:28 PM  

SirVagTheTighty: i want to see that barely covered vagina commercial now


thirded
 
2013-10-20 08:45:06 PM  

jake_lex: Mugato: This isn't quite as hilarious as the story about all the letters Mtv got from people about Myley Cyrus' "pornographic" dance routine a month or so or whenever it was, telling the FCC to take them off the air. Ignoring #1, the FCC has no jurisdiction over cable channels, #2, there were numerous adult content warnings before and after each commercial break and #3, fark you.

To all the concerned citizens complaining about The Simpsons, you should let your kids watch South Park. It has the words "south" and "park" and must be completely wholesome.

/got sent home from school for a "I'm Bart Simpson, who the hell are you?" shirt, that's how far back I go

If you go to the site Uproxx got this from, you'll also find they did this to get the indecency complaints about South Park (based on airings on terrestrial stations.)  I haven't made it through those yet, but they're just as derptastic as the Simpsons complaints.


Hell, check out their SNL complaints (second result in a site search for "simpsons", not sure why).  People never fail to be nuts.  I'd love to know the demographics of these complaints, though.  When you get complaints like "We don't watch Saturday Night Live because we find its brand of 'humor' offensive and moderately pornographic," (emphasis added), I have to assume it's an octogenarian.
 
2013-10-20 09:54:54 PM  

Last Man on Earth: jake_lex: Mugato: This isn't quite as hilarious as the story about all the letters Mtv got from people about Myley Cyrus' "pornographic" dance routine a month or so or whenever it was, telling the FCC to take them off the air. Ignoring #1, the FCC has no jurisdiction over cable channels, #2, there were numerous adult content warnings before and after each commercial break and #3, fark you.

To all the concerned citizens complaining about The Simpsons, you should let your kids watch South Park. It has the words "south" and "park" and must be completely wholesome.

/got sent home from school for a "I'm Bart Simpson, who the hell are you?" shirt, that's how far back I go

If you go to the site Uproxx got this from, you'll also find they did this to get the indecency complaints about South Park (based on airings on terrestrial stations.)  I haven't made it through those yet, but they're just as derptastic as the Simpsons complaints.

Hell, check out their SNL complaints (second result in a site search for "simpsons", not sure why).  People never fail to be nuts.  I'd love to know the demographics of these complaints, though.  When you get complaints like "We don't watch Saturday Night Live because we find its brand of 'humor' offensive and moderately pornographic," (emphasis added), I have to assume it's an octogenarian.


Will ferrel did wear those usa boxers pretty tucked in. And iirc basically sexually harassed another member with that member.
 
2013-10-20 09:58:05 PM  

Last Man on Earth: jake_lex: Mugato: This isn't quite as hilarious as the story about all the letters Mtv got from people about Myley Cyrus' "pornographic" dance routine a month or so or whenever it was, telling the FCC to take them off the air. Ignoring #1, the FCC has no jurisdiction over cable channels, #2, there were numerous adult content warnings before and after each commercial break and #3, fark you.

To all the concerned citizens complaining about The Simpsons, you should let your kids watch South Park. It has the words "south" and "park" and must be completely wholesome.

/got sent home from school for a "I'm Bart Simpson, who the hell are you?" shirt, that's how far back I go

If you go to the site Uproxx got this from, you'll also find they did this to get the indecency complaints about South Park (based on airings on terrestrial stations.)  I haven't made it through those yet, but they're just as derptastic as the Simpsons complaints.

Hell, check out their SNL complaints (second result in a site search for "simpsons", not sure why).  People never fail to be nuts.  I'd love to know the demographics of these complaints, though.  When you get complaints like "We don't watch Saturday Night Live because we find its brand of 'humor' offensive and moderately pornographic," (emphasis added), I have to assume it's an octogenarian.


Wait, isn't SNL broadcast during safe harbor?
 
2013-10-20 10:01:12 PM  

Dinjiin: If these people have a problem with the content of a show, there is a simple solution: change the channel, turn the television off or program the parental controls to only allow TV-G content.

Oh wait, these people want to control the content that *I* get to watch on *my own* television?  Mind your own business, ya fundie puritan zealots.


It's so not something worth getting worked up about.  There are, basically, six channels which are content restricted for 16 hours a day.  There's no content restriction on them from 10:00 PM until 6:00 AM.  There's no content restriction on anything on cable.  There's no content restriction on Hulu or Netflix.

And you know what?  Other than an occasional "shiat" or naked man's ass, there's basically no difference between the content shown in the content-restricted channels during the them they're restricted and on the non-content restricted channels or during the safe harbor times (when ABC could show hard core pornography if they wanted).
 
2013-10-20 10:02:33 PM  

meanmutton: Wait, isn't SNL broadcast during safe harbor?


I think so, watershed's at 10 or so, IIRC.  Doesn't stop the FCC from getting complaints, though.  You have to remember that these people are Big Block of Cheese Day-level nutjobs a lot of the time.
 
2013-10-20 10:02:43 PM  

meanmutton: Last Man on Earth: jake_lex: Mugato: This isn't quite as hilarious as the story about all the letters Mtv got from people about Myley Cyrus' "pornographic" dance routine a month or so or whenever it was, telling the FCC to take them off the air. Ignoring #1, the FCC has no jurisdiction over cable channels, #2, there were numerous adult content warnings before and after each commercial break and #3, fark you.

To all the concerned citizens complaining about The Simpsons, you should let your kids watch South Park. It has the words "south" and "park" and must be completely wholesome.

/got sent home from school for a "I'm Bart Simpson, who the hell are you?" shirt, that's how far back I go

If you go to the site Uproxx got this from, you'll also find they did this to get the indecency complaints about South Park (based on airings on terrestrial stations.)  I haven't made it through those yet, but they're just as derptastic as the Simpsons complaints.

Hell, check out their SNL complaints (second result in a site search for "simpsons", not sure why).  People never fail to be nuts.  I'd love to know the demographics of these complaints, though.  When you get complaints like "We don't watch Saturday Night Live because we find its brand of 'humor' offensive and moderately pornographic," (emphasis added), I have to assume it's an octogenarian.

Wait, isn't SNL broadcast during safe harbor?


"During this period, we have continued to receive and process indecency complaints. In addition, the Enforcement Bureau ("Bureau") has taken steps to reduce the backlog of indecency complaints that resulted from past pauses in enforcement activity. In particular, the Bureau has resumed its review and processing of cases, including closing those cases based on complaints alleging that a cable or satellite operator aired indecent material, complaints concerning broadcast content that is outside of the scope of the Commission's indecency enforcement authority based on Commission precedent, as well as complaints alleging that a broadcaster aired indecent material during the "safe harbor" hours between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., local time.  

Regarding the safe harbor period, Congress and the courts have instructed the Commission only to enforce the indecency standard between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., local time. - when children are more likely to be in the audience. As a consequence, the Commission does not take action on indecent material aired between 10 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. In this way, constitutionally-protected free speech rights of adults are balanced with the need to protect children from harmful content."

So, they are still accepted, just no one reads them. lol.
 
2013-10-20 10:11:50 PM  
Everyone knows FCC complaints about the Simpsons haven't been funny in 10 years

/low hanging fruit
 
2013-10-20 10:15:17 PM  

SirVagTheTighty: i want to see that barely covered vagina commercial now


Yeah, me too... I was hoping someone here would have some kind of idea what this person was going on about. A link would really be helpful, don't you think?
 
2013-10-20 10:48:28 PM  
How uptight do you have to be to write the FCC a complaint about the Simpsons? Sheesh, get a life.
imageshack.us
 
2013-10-20 10:56:51 PM  

Mikey1969: SirVagTheTighty: i want to see that barely covered vagina commercial now

Yeah, me too... I was hoping someone here would have some kind of idea what this person was going on about. A link would really be helpful, don't you think?


I tried searching Schick, but none of the thumbnails instilled any confidence in me.
 
2013-10-20 11:26:05 PM  

jaylectricity: Mikey1969: SirVagTheTighty: i want to see that barely covered vagina commercial now

Yeah, me too... I was hoping someone here would have some kind of idea what this person was going on about. A link would really be helpful, don't you think?

I tried searching Schick, but none of the thumbnails instilled any confidence in me.


This maybe?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQLnzbNL2CY
 
2013-10-21 12:05:40 AM  
I think we may have a winner. Thanks Mrbogey.
 
2013-10-21 01:56:20 AM  

Mrbogey: jaylectricity: Mikey1969: SirVagTheTighty: i want to see that barely covered vagina commercial now

Yeah, me too... I was hoping someone here would have some kind of idea what this person was going on about. A link would really be helpful, don't you think?

I tried searching Schick, but none of the thumbnails instilled any confidence in me.

This maybe?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQLnzbNL2CY


That might need a NSFW tag. Hopefully the mods are kind to you.
 
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