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I am actually very busy at work, and should be focusing instead of posting. And, of course, I have nothing of value to post anyway. Um. Look, I made my first fannish icon! I'm eventually gonna do an Illyria that says "I wish to do more violence" and a vamp!Willow saying "This world's no fun" as well. This time of year, I outta get plenty of use out of those. Sigh.

Were you aware that you can get away with saying "chickenshit" on TV? It was SG1, so it was the Scf-Fi channel, rather than network. But they're always bleeping milder things, like "god damn." You can say "chickenshit" but not "god damn"? That strikes me as odd.

So. Yeah. Nothing to see here really.


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Nov. 30th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC)
<------ Look! I'm a geek too!
The god people get upset over the "god" in "god damn." The chickens seem to have no such lobby.
Nov. 30th, 2004 07:18 pm (UTC)
Re: <------ Look! I'm a geek too!
Yay! Hitchhikers!

(OK, this icon is for the goth cred!)
Nov. 30th, 2004 07:19 pm (UTC)
Re: <------ Look! I'm a geek too!
Nov. 30th, 2004 07:47 pm (UTC)
Chicken Lobby Terrorizes Peanut Gallery
GHOD I love you.
Dec. 1st, 2004 03:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Chicken Lobby Terrorizes Peanut Gallery
My working theory is that she's the reincarnation of Dorothy Parker.
Dec. 1st, 2004 05:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Chicken Lobby Terrorizes Peanut Gallery
You mean I've been wrong all this time, thinking it was Jack? Jeepers! ;-D
Dec. 1st, 2004 01:14 am (UTC)
Re: <------ Look! I'm a geek too!
Who will help the goddamn chickens?
Nov. 30th, 2004 07:12 pm (UTC)
They did? Which episode? Because they bleep some milder curses from the first season when they re-air it.
Nov. 30th, 2004 07:20 pm (UTC)
At the beginning of Metamorphosis, season 6. Jonas is tying to get Sam to talk to a nurse he wants to date on his behalf, and she says "Jonas, you are such a chickenshit." I actually went and checked a transcript to be sure I'd heard right.
Dec. 1st, 2004 01:00 am (UTC)
IIRC, Spike managed to slip a "shite" through in the last season of Angel, but I think that's because most Americans don't know it's supposed to be dirty.

The FCC allows "indecent" (but not "obscene", and possibly not "profane") material to be aired after 10pm, and cable has a bit more leeway. "Shit" seems to now be OK after 10 as long as it's just an epithet or exclamation, not a discussion of faeces. They've used it on NYPD Gratuitious Butt-Shot Blue or ER, I think, and South Park had a whole episode about how allowing "shit" on TV almost lead to the destruction of civilization.
Dec. 1st, 2004 03:20 pm (UTC)
And apparently one can say "shag" as well. Even in context.
Dec. 1st, 2004 05:45 pm (UTC)
I have some thoughts about this. See, to Americans, British vulgarity is just too terribly precious. It doesn't really *sound* dirty to Americans. Case in point: Nat's mom, who cannot stand vulgarity in American pop culture, *adores* British comedy, and seems impervious to its naughtiness. When Mrs. Slocombe talks about having a terrible time washing her pussy...cat... Nat's mom thinks it's just a hoot.

Nov. 30th, 2004 07:20 pm (UTC)
It's, oh, crap, one of the S6 episodes. Sam and Jonas talking, Jonas trying to convince Sam that on Kelowna it's traditional for a friend to approach a potential date first.

If I remember correctly, Sam doesn't actually say the entire word, she gets cut off somewhere around the h. It's clear what she's saying, though.
Nov. 30th, 2004 07:15 pm (UTC)
well, usually these days it's the "god" they're bleeping, not the "damn". but yeah, i'm rather surprised that they can say "shit" in any form.

Nov. 30th, 2004 07:21 pm (UTC)
Yep. It goes "bleep damn." God people are weird. *smooch back*
Nov. 30th, 2004 09:48 pm (UTC)
Hee! Admittedly, I look forward to your proposed icons (because I'm easily amused and they sound darling), but I think your man fucking a box turtle one is my favorite. Today.

Nov. 30th, 2004 08:34 pm (UTC)
That reminds me of the old George Carlin observation that one could "prick his finger" on TV but not the other way around...
Dec. 1st, 2004 03:23 pm (UTC)
Carlin is just magnificent. "I can PROVE to you that rape is funny! Picture Porky Pig raping Elmer Fudd!" Gaffaw.
Nov. 30th, 2004 10:06 pm (UTC)
Yay you posted!
The other day, I was thinking about the trip to DC when I brought Beck to meet everyone and was thinking that I was glad I got to see you. You should post more even when you feel you don't have anything to say. Besides a post about chickenshit is always good for a chuckle!
Dec. 1st, 2004 03:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Yay you posted!
Hey there! I actually do post every now and then. Some weeks more than once, even. But it's rarely anything very exciting, so it's possible you just missed it :)
Dec. 2nd, 2004 04:15 am (UTC)
OMG, some of the best I've read yet as a post during this past hour, or I'm getting tired and more loopy. One or the other. Hughs and smooches!
Dec. 3rd, 2004 07:21 pm (UTC)
I'm gonna have to go with tired and loopy, I think :) *Smooch!*
Dec. 6th, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)
Comedy Central has also shown South Park the movie uncut at 1 am. Also Richard Pryor uncut. Yow.

And did you see the Daily Show where Jon Stewart accidentally said "Those fuckers!" We couldn't believe it. Had to rewind, and yep, he said it. He talked about it the next day too. :)
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