Strange Brouhaha

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A Saturday Six

I haven't done one of these in a while, so here's Patrick's Saturday Six from last weekend.

1. What do you generally find more offensive in a film: too much bad language or too much nudity?

2. You're touring an art museum and find that it has a special exhibit promoting the beauty of the human body that features live nude models. Would you walk into that room?

3. What if you personally knew one of the models: would you walk into the room then?

4. Take the quiz: Do you have a dirty mind?

5. You're cleaning house and you find pornography: would you be more upset if you realized that it belonged to your spouse, your child, or your parents?

6. If a local referendum gave you the chance to outlaw all pornography in your state, would you want to see that pass or fail?

1. I don't find either one particularly offensive, as long as there's a legitimate reason for them. I tend to have less tolerance for nudity, if only because it's almost always unnecessary. That's not to say I don't like it, you understand. It's just that there are very few times--and none that I can think of off the top of my head--where nudity in a film is both non-gratuitous and necessary to a story.

2. Sure.

3. I originally answered "sure," but on further reflection, I don't think I could handle it.

4. Hmm. I didn't pick very many of the obviously-dirty answers, and yet...
Your Mind is NC-17 Rated

You're mind is so filthy... you should should be washing every part of you out with soap.
If your thoughts can go dirty, they do. Almost everything is NC-17 to you!

5. I wouldn't get upset at all. I'd deal with each situation differently, but--at least in my imagination--none of them prompts me to get upset.

6. I would want to see it fail. I don't see the point in outlawing materials that depict acts performed by one or more consenting adults. The other stuff is already illegal.

Questions 2 and 3 put me in mind of the time a gaggle of naked people showed up at the radio station when I was on the air. Good times.


  • If I'm remembering correctly who those people were, is "good times" really the appropriate sentiment? :)

    By Anonymous Josh, at 9:01 AM  

  • Hehe! It is if you're being sarcastic for the benefit of those who remember correctly who those people were :)

    By Blogger Robert, at 9:37 AM  

  • (Fj) I was very disappointed that I was rated a PG-13!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:42 PM  

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