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Odd trend in cable television.

JJJJ DailyStormerRegistered User regular
edited January 2007 in Social Entropy++
I've been noticing on more networks that "bullshit" gets uncensored now, however "shit " is still bleeped out.

What's the reasoning behind this?

Maybe some day "motherfuck" will be fine but they'll still censor "fuck".

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    MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I only watch HBO and downloaded episodes of Lost and Heroes.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    Comcast is the devil incarnate.

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    KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    bullshit

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    CalebrosCalebros a k a TimesNewPwnin Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    JJ wrote:
    I've been noticing on more networks that "bullshit" gets uncensored now, however "shit " is still bleeped out.

    What's the reasoning behind this?

    Maybe some day "motherfuck" will be fine but they'll still censor "fuck".

    did you watch last nights The Daily Show?

    because Stewart explained why they got away with it

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    JordynJordyn Really, Commander? Probing Uranus. Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    if it's bleeped, then it's not uncensored now is it, hmm?

    HMM?

    HMMMM?

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    WordsworthWordsworth Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Bullspit!

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    MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Calebros wrote:
    JJ wrote:
    I've been noticing on more networks that "bullshit" gets uncensored now, however "shit " is still bleeped out.

    What's the reasoning behind this?

    Maybe some day "motherfuck" will be fine but they'll still censor "fuck".

    did you watch last nights The Daily Show?

    because Stewart explained why they got away with it

    please to explain

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    JJJJ DailyStormer Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Monkeybomb wrote:
    Calebros wrote:
    JJ wrote:
    I've been noticing on more networks that "bullshit" gets uncensored now, however "shit " is still bleeped out.

    What's the reasoning behind this?

    Maybe some day "motherfuck" will be fine but they'll still censor "fuck".

    did you watch last nights The Daily Show?

    because Stewart explained why they got away with it

    please to explain
    I actually did watch it but I was also on the internet so I missed the explanation.

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    MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Who cares about curse words? Until they show rude tit-tays on basic cable every half hour (at the least), I will be left unsatisfied.

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Wow! That's actually kind of awesome.

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    [Tycho?][Tycho?] As elusive as doubt Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    THat comic wasn't funny.

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    PbPb Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    [quote=[Tycho?]]THat comic wasn't funny.[/quote]

    You're right.




    It was hilarious.

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    Carl with a KCarl with a K Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    im watching the gorillaz live on mhd its fucking awesome

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    Riggs BlitzkriegRiggs Blitzkrieg Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    im doing something completely different and i have an opinion about it too

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    wombatwombat __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2007
    JJ wrote:
    Monkeybomb wrote:
    Calebros wrote:
    JJ wrote:
    I've been noticing on more networks that "bullshit" gets uncensored now, however "shit " is still bleeped out.

    What's the reasoning behind this?

    Maybe some day "motherfuck" will be fine but they'll still censor "fuck".

    did you watch last nights The Daily Show?

    because Stewart explained why they got away with it

    please to explain
    I actually did watch it but I was also on the internet so I missed the explanation.

    i want to know this

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    potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    i haven't had cable in nearly 2 years

    this thread is not for me

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    Riggs BlitzkriegRiggs Blitzkrieg Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    i steal basic cable

    We have cable internet. We figured out that taking off this little filter thing on the cable gives us tv too

    we have splitters going all over the house. through the attic to the living room and junk

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    wombatwombat __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2007
    speaking of cable


    Im thinking of getting an internship at G4TechTV or G4 TV or whatever you want to call it now


    all workin for the enemy, bonin morgan webb, aww yea

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    Homestar GunnerHomestar Gunner Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    wombat wrote:
    JJ wrote:
    Monkeybomb wrote:
    Calebros wrote:
    JJ wrote:
    I've been noticing on more networks that "bullshit" gets uncensored now, however "shit " is still bleeped out.

    What's the reasoning behind this?

    Maybe some day "motherfuck" will be fine but they'll still censor "fuck".

    did you watch last nights The Daily Show?

    because Stewart explained why they got away with it

    please to explain
    I actually did watch it but I was also on the internet so I missed the explanation.

    i want to know this
    The guest was the author of this book and therefore "bullshit" was a word relevant to the discussion, which apparently allows using the word.

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    CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Morgan Webb will never let your filthy intern ass anywhere near her.

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    potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Morgan Webb will never let your filthy intern ass anywhere near her.
    exactly

    his dick points towards her, his ass points away

    it's how the body works

    need a diagram?

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    CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    It will still be near her, smartypants. I never said "Morgan Webb will never allow your filthy intern ass to face her."

    Reading comprehension++, genius.

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    mackingtheknifemackingtheknife __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2007
    tits also gets bleeped
    because they're too rude

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I don't watch tv

    I am not missing much

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited January 2007
    Shit and any of its variants are okay as long as they aren't referring to fecal matter.

    OH SHIT! in reference to being thrown off a roof is fine

    Oh, shit! in reference to being thrown into a sewer is bleeped

    Damn, I have to take a shit! is verboten

    Shit, I have to take a crap! is okay

    (actually 'crap' used in a biological sense might be banned as well)

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    CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Fun fact: on basic cable, they can technically say and do whatever they want. Most cable networks self-censor, however.

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    edited January 2007
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    HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    wombat wrote:
    JJ wrote:
    Monkeybomb wrote:
    Calebros wrote:
    JJ wrote:
    I've been noticing on more networks that "bullshit" gets uncensored now, however "shit " is still bleeped out.

    What's the reasoning behind this?

    Maybe some day "motherfuck" will be fine but they'll still censor "fuck".

    did you watch last nights The Daily Show?

    because Stewart explained why they got away with it

    please to explain
    I actually did watch it but I was also on the internet so I missed the explanation.

    i want to know this
    The guest was the author of this book and therefore "bullshit" was a word relevant to the discussion, which apparently allows using the word.

    The rerun at 8:00 today had it bleeped, though, so it must be after 9:00 where this starts to go into effect.

    But still, we progress

    alriiiiight

    EDIT: silly homophones

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited January 2007
    Fun fact: on basic cable, they can technically say and do whatever they want. Most cable networks self-censor, however.

    it's also pressure from the fcc, advertisers, and conservative organizations

    technically they can do what they want but yeah they don't because dealing with all the bullshit just to have an edgy show is more risk than reward

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    CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    The FCC has no authority to enforce decency standards on cable (though the assholes are trying to change that). The only reason they have legal authority over the radio and broadcast networks is because the airwaves are supposedly publicly owned.

    But, yeah, I would imagine that pressure from advertisers and conservative organizations who like to bitch about things would have an impact.

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I think the technodrome was pretty cool, but the big eye on top was overkill

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    AirAir Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    mother of christ i woke up in a coughing fit this morning
    or..less than an hour ago
    it is almost 2pm
    but it was still before my alarm went off

    guys i do not like waking up because of coughing and my throat still feels fucked

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    PbPb Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I think the technodrome was pretty cool, but the big eye on top was overkill

    I think a seeing-eye dog would be more hokey.

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited January 2007
    publicly owned my fuckin' ass

    if they were publicly owned I could set up a microbroadcast transmitter on an unused FM frequency as long as it doesn't interfere with other broadcasts

    you know

    since airspace is a public resource

    but I can't do that without being hunted down, having my equipment stolen, and slapped with ridiculous amounts of fines and punishments

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    ToadTheMushroomToadTheMushroom Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Knob wrote:
    publicly owned my fuckin' ass

    if they were publicly owned I could set up a microbroadcast transmitter on an unused FM frequency as long as it doesn't interfere with other broadcasts

    you know

    since airspace is a public resource

    but I can't do that without being hunted down, having my equipment stolen, and slapped with ridiculous amounts of fines and punishments
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abnV6Q-M3kw

    Family guy at its peak I would argue. The intro is particularly brilliant.

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    AirAir Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Knob wrote:
    publicly owned my fuckin' ass

    if they were publicly owned I could set up a microbroadcast transmitter on an unused FM frequency as long as it doesn't interfere with other broadcasts

    you know

    since airspace is a public resource

    but I can't do that without being hunted down, having my equipment stolen, and slapped with ridiculous amounts of fines and punishments

    plead the fif

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    SlungsolowSlungsolow Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    I used to have a giant poster filled all the usable frequencies within the spectrum. The amount set aside for the public is nothing compared to military and government use.

    That said, broadcasting on any of them without a license from the FCC will get your creamed.

    By creamed I mean fucked in the ass by dudes in prison.

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    the fcc is a bullshit agency

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    CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Knob wrote:
    publicly owned my fuckin' ass

    if they were publicly owned I could set up a microbroadcast transmitter on an unused FM frequency as long as it doesn't interfere with other broadcasts

    you know

    since airspace is a public resource

    but I can't do that without being hunted down, having my equipment stolen, and slapped with ridiculous amounts of fines and punishments
    Yeah, it's stupid, but that's how they justify it.

    "The airwaves are publicly owned, and, therefore, the federal government can do whatever the fuck it wants with them. Eat a dick, you worthless peons."

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