7/16: BREAKING 'NEWS' BULLETIN: Scroll down for MORE!
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(Commentary. Note: Yes, at my age -- one way or another -- I've heard 'em all before....I also fully realize that mine is an increasingly lonely voice about this:)
Obscene (partial definition is linked to source): 1) offensive to morality or decency; indecent; depraved
Vulgar (partial def. is linked to source): 3) crude; coarse; unrefined
James 3:9-12: "....With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water...." (-- Off-site source link. More: Link)
(Parental guidance is suggested below↓. Post is intended for adults:)
(YT video link. (It's a parody, I think.) No affiliation, ownership or endorsement asserted.)
...↓How to instantly lose one (former) fan's respect↓...for whatever that is worth.
( = Nuthin', today. E.g.; Around 8,000 'likes', and counting. It's sorry: So proud of each dirtbag's word unleashed ...and (effectively) broadcast
Let's pander right down to the lowest common denominator (..that we're able to) by broadcasting ridiculous celebrity cursing "contests"!
...Now that's entertainment....:
(YT video link. No ownership etc., as stated above)
(Insert: ...↓Oh, but it is↓.....When you broadcast s**t like this↑ over widely-seen, widely-available (network) TV. (P.S. An almost-justifiable usage of profanity, previous sentence.):)
...Hepburn and Garbo never needed to do this↓ (incl. at their Oscars). (...Pull s**t like 'dis, in swear-speak.. Also: Garbo...if she had appeared..)
..Notice that neither do (..for example..) any of the Sound Mixing winners..in history. (So far.) (Language caution:)
(YT video link)
None of this is 'new', of course. Here's a brief, reposted opinion piece from a couple of years back about the "f-word", by a person who seems quite enamored with it:
...And for those who want to go back a bit, find "Tom Wolfe's New Book of Etiquette", from the 'New Journalism' writer's The Pump House Gang collection. (Note: I think that's the specific piece I'm remembering. Couldn't find a free link online, though I didn't look that hard...)
...Of course it can be hilarious at times, e.g; in exaggeration. But that's not really the overriding point (dudes). (I.e.; Note the general type and level of humor. It's described by 'Sheila Broflovski' (Kyle's mom), video link below..)
Exaggerated bad language etc. follows, by cartoon little kids... but not for little kids:
YT video link. (6.6+ million views, BTW....Ergo: Case closed, for those sinking down and down to the l.c.d.) Follow it at your own discretion and I'm assuming that various parental controls are 'ON'.
...Random comment on YouTube↓...succinct and helps this rambling post start getting to the main point. (No affiliation/blog endorsement.) Linked to source. Note: It's admittedly somewhat out-of-context, but still "on-message", as expropriated for this post:
"Frankly, it's boring. I don't use any myself, but I laugh at anybody trying to be "hardcore" just with cussing. All it does is show a lack of class!"
Nope: Don't dismiss me as one of these↓ (fictional-) types. It's not what I'm advocating. (Two imaginary bad-language-citations are below:)
(YT video link. No affiliation/ownership.)
Battles for decency continue to be lost. Battles for civility continue to be lost, probably on a daily basis........................blah blah
7/16: We interrupt this important rant (from a reasonably sane person...) ..for must-see BREAKING 'NEWS' UPDATES and clickbait BULLETINS!!!!!!
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[Reasonably-sane blogger insert: I'm a weather guy. ↑That's a thunderstorm (cloud)...]
"Kourtney Khardashian bares her booty...."!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Off-site source linked)
"Ben and Jennifer spend Fourth of July with their kids...."!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Why have celebrities become so vulgar...????" (Off-site link, no affiliation)
So what was I saying before here again...? Oh yeah: Vulgar, profane, obscene America, especially as portrayed or mimicked by broadcast 'entertainers', and.................