Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mainstream Culture

It seems MTV is very concerned about their new hit show, "Skins". Why? Because they're afraid it may violate child pornography laws. Imagine that. How far we've come. Thanks, Hollywood, for your sense of social responsibility.

The NY Times has the story here.

Takeaway quote: “There are times when I look at mainstream culture and think it is skirting up against the edge of child pornography law.”

That's about right.

[Note to Em, Ted, Kris, and Chip: Yes, this post is ironic. Ha, ha.]

Everything Bad is Joe Lieberman's Fault

So says Gail Collins.

Don't take it personally, Joe.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rewriting Huckleberry Finn

The Daily Show's "Senior Black Correspondent" handles a publisher's announced intention to replace every occurrence of the n-word in Huckleberry Finn with the word "slave". Perfectly.

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