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2014-01-31 01:29:38 PM  
The worst part of all this is it's really not that great a boob to begin with. At that point she was kind of moving close to the bad naked group.
 
2014-01-31 01:30:58 PM  
DNRTA - don't need to...

I remember it like this...  The FCC was finally actually starting to lighten up a little bit.  Some previously forbidden words were making their way into the mainstream.  They were finally loosening their grip on trying to censor every damn thing that was said.

Then these two pulled the "wardrobe malfunction" stunt.  The conservatives and the FCC went absolutely berzerk!!  It set everything back by years.  And it will likely never recover.

So, it's not just the internet that has changed.  Every form of media has suffered for it.

Nice job, guys.  You did us a really good service.


www.durbnpoisn.comli.com
 
2014-01-31 01:32:24 PM  
The real tragedy is that we were moving toward nudity on basic cable. Between the Stern show and Wild on, it would have been only a matter of time. Then bam, turd in the toilet bowl.
 
2014-01-31 01:32:33 PM  
FTA: 540,000 people filed complaints with the FCC

Apparently over half a million football fans have too much god dammed free time on their hands.

I don't care if it was planned or not, it lasted less than a second, and with that bizarre piercing thing on her nipple you could barely see anything. You know what else happened in February 2004? Halliburton was (again) caught screwing the U.S. taxpayers, Iran elected a bunch of religious nuts that made Kohemeni look rational, and a bunch of suicide bombings in Iraq, all of which were basically ignored by the U.S. populace. But show a nipple and legions of dimwitted housewives and fundies immediately flip out.
 
2014-01-31 01:37:13 PM  
What gets me is that I actually watched it live, and switched away literally seconds before the incident
because I was bored to tears.

And they totally planned it.
 
2014-01-31 01:38:12 PM  

Tyrosine: You know what else happened in February 2004? Halliburton was (again) caught screwing the U.S. taxpayers, Iran elected a bunch of religious nuts that made Kohemeni look rational, and a bunch of suicide bombings in Iraq, all of which were basically ignored by the U.S. populace.


Well to be fair, that shiat's never considered offensive. And we can shield our children from it if need be by voting Republican.
 
2014-01-31 01:38:25 PM  
It's a farking tit. Get over it. It's the first thing they shove in your mouth when you're a kid and that is all it is. It is the thing that gives us nourishment and life.
People that have a problem with tits are assholes.
 
2014-01-31 01:40:41 PM  

SpectroBoy: TheShavingofOccam123: [images.performgroup.com image 620x348]"A boob? How about a knee?"

Violence is AOK in America. You can show murder, torture, sports injuries, even war. But the FCC will END YOU if you show a boobie.

It's SO farked up. I truly hope that my kids grown up to someday have sex and lots of it. I equally hope they have nothing to do with murder, torture, massive injuries, or war.

So what  secret group of puritanical clicking hens is making these rules and how do we kill them?


Apparently, a nipple is a deadly weapon.
 
2014-01-31 01:40:46 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: How badly was he traumatized by it?


He went out the next day and bought two tiny coffins.
 
2014-01-31 01:41:44 PM  

lafalotentertainment.com
"What are you doing, Janet? You can't just whip out a 40 year old titty. That's your man's titty. 40 year old titty -- your man's titty. 20 year old titty -- community titty."

 
2014-01-31 01:42:00 PM  

AteMyBrain: "No one remembers the second half of the Super Bowl."

...except the millions of viewers like myself, who were interested in the game, and didn't even bother to watch the halftime show. (And didn't care about the "fallout", and still don't, even to this day)

Sorry, Rolling Stone reporter. I know you thought that sounded really cool and added to the importance of the topic.


And yet, you've managed to one-up him in that department. Kudos.
 
2014-01-31 01:44:32 PM  

Fano: The real tragedy is that we were moving toward nudity on basic cable. Between the Stern show and Wild on, it would have been only a matter of time. Then bam, turd in the toilet bowl.


Well, remember who was in power at the time. So they had the means and the wherewithal to do something about this.
 
2014-01-31 01:45:18 PM  

vudukungfu: It's a farking tit. Get over it. It's the first thing they shove in your mouth when you're a kid and that is all it is. It is the thing that gives us nourishment and life.
People that have a problem with tits are assholes.


That's the best kind.
 
2014-01-31 01:54:06 PM  
On a similar note, what's everyone's first memory of a "Did I just see what I thought I saw?" moment on regular broadcast TV? Mine was when I saw a rerun of Mann and Machine, a lame sci-fi cop/robot buddy show from the 90's. The opening doesn't actually show full nudity, but it sure tries to fool you into thinking it does. NSFWish.
 
2014-01-31 02:03:46 PM  

the_end_is_rear: In December my wife and I were down in Playa Del Carmen. We go there a couple times a year.
It is very European and it is very common to see women on the beach minus bikini tops.
In other words.....beautiful

Well on this last trip we were at our usual beach club hangout when this women starts complaining to the staff there about several women who are topless.
She went on to say "I am an American Christian and I do not want my children exposed to this"
*facepalm*
The beach club manager polite told her that since these women are not running around shakin it, there is no issue.
The "American Christian" took her kids and left the beach club.

America, as a whole, is very repressed.
It is no surprise that we have so many sex crimes etc.

They are just breasts, big farking deal.


This. As an American born and raised outside of the US, I see examples of this a lot. Locker room at the gym. All the loudmouth, jagoff, ex-jocks meekly walking to and from the shower with farkin' underpants on.

There's even a second curtain so men can undress in private (modesty curtain and shower curtain), then a hook on the wall of the shower specifically for underpants.

/i don't want to look at your cawk.
 
2014-01-31 02:15:26 PM  

the_end_is_rear: In December my wife and I were down in Playa Del Carmen. We go there a couple times a year.
It is very European and it is very common to see women on the beach minus bikini tops.
In other words.....beautiful

Well on this last trip we were at our usual beach club hangout when this women starts complaining to the staff there about several women who are topless.
She went on to say "I am an American Christian and I do not want my children exposed to this"
*facepalm*
The beach club manager polite told her that since these women are not running around shakin it, there is no issue.
The "American Christian" took her kids and left the beach club.

America, as a whole, is very repressed.
It is no surprise that we have so many sex crimes etc.

They are just breasts, big farking deal.


This surprised me as well when my girlfriend and I went down there. Most of the boobs were the type that you didn't really want to see... but there were a few instance where I had to put my sunglasses on and check out in more detail.

/not a creep, I swear
 
2014-01-31 02:37:43 PM  
I remember watching the half-time show when they cut away to fireworks and I was sitting there with this nagging subliminal idea that I saw something but wasn't sure. I stood up from the sofa and said "I think I just saw a boobie". I went over to Fark and looked at the latest comments and yes, everybody else saw a boobie. There was a bare boobie at the Super Bowl half-time show.

I was traumatized for weeks.

No wait. I was ok with it and found it amusing.
 
2014-01-31 02:41:39 PM  
If Janet Jackson is remembered for nothing else, let us never forget that her titty is responsible for the creation of YouTube.
 
2014-01-31 02:43:00 PM  
While the Material Girl is on her best behavior, her guest and frequent shiat-starter M.I.A. promptly gives the middle finger to the millions watching at home.

I don't really have an opinion on her music, but if you're an entertainer and Rolling Stone calls you a "frequent shiat-starter" you must be doing something right.
 
2014-01-31 03:03:10 PM  
I still get mad when I think of that Super Bowl. My dad still can remember the exact cuss words he heard his 15 year old son yell when that kickoff went out of bounds. He was understanding. and maybe just a little bit proud...
 
2014-01-31 03:07:57 PM  

the_end_is_rear: In December my wife and I were down in Playa Del Carmen. We go there a couple times a year.
It is very European and it is very common to see women on the beach minus bikini tops.
In other words.....beautiful

Well on this last trip we were at our usual beach club hangout when this women starts complaining to the staff there about several women who are topless.
She went on to say "I am an American Christian and I do not want my children exposed to this"
*facepalm*
The beach club manager polite told her that since these women are not running around shakin it, there is no issue.
The "American Christian" took her kids and left the beach club.

America, as a whole, is very repressed.
It is no surprise that we have so many sex crimes etc.

They are just breasts, big farking deal.


My wife and I went on our honeymoon a couple hours north on Isla Mujeres, and we met up with a couple friend of ours.

While most women who are topless are discreet, my wife and the other girl were openly playing with each others tits and doing "nip tickling"

I think that is what the woman expects the topless women to descend into.
 
2014-01-31 03:15:18 PM  

The Liver: AteMyBrain: "No one remembers the second half of the Super Bowl."

...except the millions of viewers like myself, who were interested in the game, and didn't even bother to watch the halftime show. (And didn't care about the "fallout", and still don't, even to this day)

Sorry, Rolling Stone reporter. I know you thought that sounded really cool and added to the importance of the topic.

And yet, you've managed to one-up him in that department. Kudos.


Oh you!

Won't the other boys get jealous?
 
2014-01-31 03:19:51 PM  

Fano: The real tragedy is that we were moving toward nudity on basic cable. Between the Stern show and Wild on, it would have been only a matter of time. Then bam, turd in the toilet punch bowl.


FTFY
 
2014-01-31 03:23:25 PM  
i.imgur.com

Christ, Americans are dumb.
 
2014-01-31 03:37:59 PM  

AteMyBrain: "No one remembers the second half of the Super Bowl."

...except the millions of viewers like myself, who were interested in the game, and didn't even bother to watch the halftime show. (And didn't care about the "fallout", and still don't, even to this day)

Sorry, Rolling Stone reporter. I know you thought that sounded really cool and added to the importance of the topic.


Exactly.  It was a Super Bowl that was won with 0:04 to go!  No one remembers that?

Yeah, there have been some crappy Super Bowls that I've turned off by the 3rd quarter, but no- not this one.
 
2014-01-31 03:39:16 PM  
OMG! A BOOB! IT'S A BOOB! HORRIBLE! AAAGGHH!!!

img.fark.net
 
2014-01-31 03:40:57 PM  

Teknowaffle: the_end_is_rear: In December my wife and I were down in Playa Del Carmen. We go there a couple times a year.
It is very European and it is very common to see women on the beach minus bikini tops.
In other words.....beautiful

Well on this last trip we were at our usual beach club hangout when this women starts complaining to the staff there about several women who are topless.
She went on to say "I am an American Christian and I do not want my children exposed to this"
*facepalm*
The beach club manager polite told her that since these women are not running around shakin it, there is no issue.
The "American Christian" took her kids and left the beach club.

America, as a whole, is very repressed.
It is no surprise that we have so many sex crimes etc.

They are just breasts, big farking deal.

My wife and I went on our honeymoon a couple hours north on Isla Mujeres, and we met up with a couple friend of ours.

While most women who are topless are discreet, my wife and the other girl were openly playing with each others tits and doing "nip tickling"

I think that is what the woman expects the topless women to descend into.


Go onnnnn...
 
2014-01-31 03:57:53 PM  

Slives: Two things:
1) Headline got a snort of amusement from me.


Thanks.

I was specifically referring to YouTube.  I was going to get more specific, but I couldn't think of a way that didn't detract from the joke...
 
2014-01-31 04:32:12 PM  

the_end_is_rear: In December my wife and I were down in Playa Del Carmen. We go there a couple times a year.
It is very European and it is very common to see women on the beach minus bikini tops.
In other words.....beautiful

Well on this last trip we were at our usual beach club hangout when this women starts complaining to the staff there about several women who are topless.
She went on to say "I am an American Christian and I do not want my children exposed to this"
*facepalm*
The beach club manager polite told her that since these women are not running around shakin it, there is no issue.
The "American Christian" took her kids and left the beach club.

America, as a whole, is very repressed.
It is no surprise that we have so many sex crimes etc.

They are just breasts, big farking deal.


I agree with your assertions about American repression, but I do NOT believe your anecdote one single bit. Extrapolating a known quantity (American repression) to an unfunny stereotype is common internet BS.  Rework your fiction and come back with a more believable story.

/Did you know that the LOUDER YOU SPEAK ENGLISH, THE EASIER IT IS TO UNDERSTAND??? EVEN IF SOMEONE DOESN'T KNOW ENGLISH AT ALL - THEY WILL UNDERSTAND IF YOU JUST SHOUT IT AT THEM.
//Never had to shout at anyone in Thailand, everyone seemed to know exactly how to communicate.
 
2014-01-31 05:12:38 PM  

Slives: Two things:
1) Headline got a snort of amusement from me.

2) People made WAY to big a deal about it, but that was no wardrobe 'malfunction'. Yes, it was right at the end of song, but the way Janet and Justin both stopped and kinda huddled made it obvious they were playing it up and subtlety drawing attention to it. With most stage/live performances like that the performers would try and keep going with the routine and not draw attention to the fact that something unusual just happened.

I think they knew what they are doing and played their roles nicely.


Big THIS.

That was also one ugly titty...
 
2014-01-31 05:18:20 PM  

Onkel Buck: Thats some in depth analysis. Are you Zapruder? Back and to the left...


Did you look at the photo in the link?
 
2014-01-31 06:13:29 PM  

holdeestrufs: the_end_is_rear: In December my wife and I were down in Playa Del Carmen. We go there a couple times a year.
It is very European and it is very common to see women on the beach minus bikini tops.
In other words.....beautiful

Well on this last trip we were at our usual beach club hangout when this women starts complaining to the staff there about several women who are topless.
She went on to say "I am an American Christian and I do not want my children exposed to this"
*facepalm*
The beach club manager polite told her that since these women are not running around shakin it, there is no issue.
The "American Christian" took her kids and left the beach club.

America, as a whole, is very repressed.
It is no surprise that we have so many sex crimes etc.

They are just breasts, big farking deal.

I agree with your assertions about American repression, but I do NOT believe your anecdote one single bit. Extrapolating a known quantity (American repression) to an unfunny stereotype is common internet BS.  Rework your fiction and come back with a more believable story.

/Did you know that the LOUDER YOU SPEAK ENGLISH, THE EASIER IT IS TO UNDERSTAND??? EVEN IF SOMEONE DOESN'T KNOW ENGLISH AT ALL - THEY WILL UNDERSTAND IF YOU JUST SHOUT IT AT THEM.
//Never had to shout at anyone in Thailand, everyone seemed to know exactly how to communicate.


First of all ....fark you.
Not fiction...her farking exact words were "I am an American Christian"
You were not there so kiss my ass.
Over the last several years in the Yucatan region I have seen numerous groups of American Christian missionaries having their evangelical revivals and doing their best to get the locals involved. Tulum was the first place I witnessed this.
Mexico has a large Catholic population. They have their faith and religion. Let them be.
 
2014-01-31 06:14:40 PM  
I didn't get to see Janet's boob because I was in Iraq and valued sleep more than football.
 
2014-01-31 06:45:00 PM  

MyNameIsMofuga: I didn't get to see Janet's boob because I was in Iraq and valued sleep more than football.


We are talking about football and titties. Your farked up priorities are not the issue here, soldier!

/um... thank you for your service
 
2014-01-31 09:05:54 PM  
Oh the humanity.
 
2014-01-31 09:15:59 PM  
I posted this in the Puppy Bowl thread, but it's more applicable here.

The only Superbowl halftime show I ever missed was the one with Janet Jackson, because the partygoers wanted to watch Lingerie Bowl instead. Ironically, there was more nudity in the halftime show than in the Lingerie Bowl.

/CSS
 
2014-01-31 09:32:48 PM  
So...when do we get to see the other one?
 
2014-02-01 05:53:28 AM  
Two things I wonder is one, why did the FCC fine some individual TV stations and not others?  Two, why did they fine anyone at all?  It's not like the managers of those stations knew it was coming.
 
2014-02-01 10:01:57 AM  
I'd lick her boob. And by that I mean have sex with her.
 
2014-02-01 04:29:20 PM  
9/16ths of a second

9/16ths of a second

9/16ths of a second


Bears repeating. People were acting like it was the fall of western civilization or something.
 
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