Posts Tagged 'Obscenity'

Free Boobs For Kids!

Companies like giving added-value freebies to their good customers; it produces an affinity for their brand and makes customers feel appreciated. So, when Land's End partnered with Conde Nash to give free magazine subscriptions to their customers, it seemed like a good idea.

So, female customers got women's magazines, and male customers got men's magazines. Magazines like GQ, which often are full of scantily-clad non-nude women.

What Land's End forgot is that many of their customers are high-school students who buy their school uniforms in bulk from Land's End.

Now, as you may imagine, the kind of parents who send their kids to a school where uniforms come from Land's End had a holy hell freakout when their post-pubescent teen boys started getting GQ in the mail.

Wait, is Adam Levine a douche? I have been missing out on all the news lately.

Anyhow, Land's End apologized profusely, so teens are going to have to get their non-nude masturbatory magazines by 'borrowing' the free subscription to Glamour that their sister is still receiving because she had the sense to keep her fucking mouth shut.


Uncensored Honi Soit Vaginas!

For those among you who are so curious, depicted below is the bingo card from the last orgy I attended. No, wait, my mistake: it's the uncensored version of the Honi Soit 'vagina dialogue' cover from earlier today.

Art Before Bedtime!

The sad thing is, there's outrage about this in the U.K. Normally, no nudity can be shown on TV in the UK before the kids are in bed, but C4 is bucking the trend by showing an art programme using nude models over the lunch hour. Haven't they learned enough from America yet: All nude art is pornography; somebody might find it sexy, we need to be protected from our own urges! I've often thought European TV was completely awesome for its healthy opinion of the human body; glad to see it's still working that way, despite the prudes.

Statue Tits Anger Clergy!

I read about this a few days back, but nobody had a good picture - until now. An innocuous antique shoppe has a statue outside, holding up a sign, but a local priest has a problem with the statue's erection-provoking cleavage. The pirate chick statue isn't nude, or particularly naughty compared to the beach, but there's enough skin to make a priest uncomfortable, which has encouraged the church to take out its rage on the little old ladies running the antique shoppe. Remember, antique shoppe grannies are the most insidious of pornographers.

Hey, cutie, how's about -- HEY, THAT'S UNCALLED FOR. Bitch.

Sexual Lewdness: Protected Speech

Larry Craig is setting an excellent prescedent for the pornographic industry -- he's claiming his foot-tapping and hand-gestures were protected speech, even though they could be considered sexually lewd and obscene, by offering homosexual sex to a stranger. The adult industries, from erotica to gonzo, ride on the verge of prosecution because obscenity is not protected speech. So, where does Craig's action take the adult industry? Well, it doesn't "fix" anything, but it is beginning to provide precedence...if obscene gestures, directly sexual gestures, are considered protected under free speech, according to the US Constitution, this opens up a category of allowable, protected speech. Obscene sexual hand-gestures of a woman in just her panties and bra? Protected. Obscene sexual hand-gestures of a naked woman? Well, inexplicit nudity can be considered protected, so with Craig's precedence, even more naughtiness is allowable by adding obscene hand-gestures. Thus, a naked woman masturbating -- sexually-alluring hand gestures that many find obscene -- isn't too far away. Pornography is around because of lack of interest in prosecuting...but when it crosses the line into protected speech, the adult industry is handed a pocketful of get-out-of-jail-free cards. The more the 'protected speech' card is played by powerful people trying to get out of trouble, the better the adult industry has it. Craig doesn't open any floodgates, but if what he does works then others are going to continue to stretch the leniency in the future.We've still got the 'community standard' problem, however, in which a community of Congresspeople could decide that public solicitation of homosexual sex is not obscene, but a naked woman during prime-time is -- well, then that says a lot about the kind of people we're electing. Who knew we were such a gay-friendly country?