That's right, I said "FUCK."
Now this blog entry would be rated R by the MPAA, if this blog were a movie. Had I only said "fuck" once, then this blog would be rated PG-13 by the MPAA, if this blog were a movie.
The "PG" part of "PG-13" means parental guidance is recommended. Because it's easy for parents to explain the word "fuck" once, but if a 13-year old hears it twice? No way, the teenager would be forever traumatized.
Maybe they think that 13-year old kids are so MTV addled that they will miss the first "fuck?" But not 12-year olds. Those little bastards will watch you like a HAWK. You utter one "fuck," and those 12-year olds are on you like a pack of hyenas. Laughing hyenas. Maybe more like giggling hyenas.
I just don't understand how would-be censors think. Why is one "fuck" okay, but two "fucks" objectionable? Are they trying to be accomodating to moviemakers? "You can use ONE "fuck" but after that you gotta say "fudge." If so, aren't they betraying the trust of the people who are supposedly counting on them to protect their children's ears from words that are objectionable? Don't those people want to keep their children from hearing "fuck" at all, not more than once?
Now if you have a guy's head explode, splashing blood all over the dinner guests as his severed nose falls into his tomato soup, that's still PG-13...
When I was 13 years old, I would have said "Fuck, that was cool!"
Tuesday, September 06, 2005