I don't think this lan connection is going to allow me to set up an instant messaging service aside from the work one (which is proprietary in scope).
But, if it ever works, my MSN name is firstname.lastname@example.org. You can email me there if you want, but I'm not going to read it. I hate hotmail. I'll be on IM though, I think, maybe.
So, I was reading this article
about the Timberlake/Jackson boobie incident, and part of the article describes what the FCC considers "obscene" and "indecent". Obscene was pretty straightforward, but here's what it said about Indecent:Indecent is "not as offensive [as obscene] but still contains references to sex or excretions."
Exsqueeze me? Did he say excretions
? Is that explicitly stated in the Big Book o' FCC Rules? (and there does exist such a thing -- I've seen the 1990 or so version of it.) I would have thought "references to sexual activity" would cover most bases. To mention excretions specifically, that implies there was some sort of
excretion-mentioning incident. Is this a heavy-handed response to the Got Milk?
campaign? Does the FCC hate milk? Is there a conspiracy designed to keep kids from growing by drinking milk with calcium for strong bones? Can we still watch episodes of "Green Acres" and "Little House on the Prairie" on airwave television? And those questions only affect people. What do the cows think about this? They toil and sweat all day to provide us with excretions, and now they are denied airtime!
But milk is only one of the excretions we love. We also love silk, honey, kopi luak (sp?)... ok maybe nobody loves that. But that doesn't mean excretions are dirty or blasphemous or corruptive! (OK, maybe kopi lewac is dirty, blasphemous, and corruptive.) In a land of milk and honey, the FCC can hardly expect us to censor ourselves purely for excretion's sake. I say let there be excretions! As long as it's not kopi lewak (for those who don't know, that's coffee made from beans which have passed through the digestive tract of a civet cat, known as a louak but I forgot how to spell it). I'm all :
stays crispy in milk Jammin' with :
an Outkast song that is stuck in my head