Thursday, February 08, 2007

What so prudely we hail

People complain to the NFL about being offended by Prince's "phallic" shadow on the backdrop during his Stupid Bowl performance.

A woman complains that she finds her next door neighbor's "busty mermaid silhouettes" offensive.

Another woman complains to a Florida theater that she's offended by their listing of "The Vagina Monologues" on their marquee. The theater subsequently re-titles it "The Hoohah Monologues".

What the hell is happening to us? When did this country become populated by prudes? Has it always been this way? Did I miss a memo or something?

It still fascinates me that people can get their panties in such a twist over sex. Anything remotely sexual is just so shocking to them. Violence, however, is just fine. Put guys in body armor and have them slam into each other over a pigskin; no problem. Flood the airwaves with "America's Most Shocking Videos"; it's a hit. Horror movies are still a mainstay of Hollywood. I could go on and on.

It's so ridiculous.

"But this kind of early exposure to sex harms children. It contributes to the moral decay of our society," they whinge.

Fuck that.

Japanese culture is absolutely saturated with sex, yet they have some of the lowest crime rates in the world (not to mention the fact the longest lifespans).

Are we still so rooted in our Puritan beginnings that we continue to be ludicrously sensitive to anything sexual? It disgusts me. It makes me angry. Of all the things to get offended by, why this? I guess I'm blind for the most part, as I live in one of those heathen, liberal cities, but doesn't it seem like there are more important things to address?

I blame religion and its demonizing of sex. I blame government, as it also demonizes sex (sex ed is still a hot topic, no?). I blame stupid people... 'cause they're stupid. I blame America because we don't have our heads on straight. Sure, we're the most powerful country in the world, but we're also one of the most uptight and mockable.

Audio porno:

Sven Vath - L'Esperanza
(blowing the dust off an old dancer)

Swans - Filth
(flex your muscles)

Rasputina - Cabin Fever
(wonderful world of weird)

Hallucinogen - Twisted
(LSD in CD form)

Nile - Annihilation Of The Wicked
(the rain that will come and wash all the scum off the streets)


Blogger Wink said...

If Hallucinogen's "Twisted" isn't LSD-50 in CD form, I sure the fuck don't know what is. Nothing like putting on some headphones and going for a trip, but it only lasts 70 minutes, not 14 hours. I'm just too old for that shit.

12:12 AM  

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