A dear friend of mine told me that she passed on my blog to a colleague of her’s and that her colleague enjoyed my voice but wished I didn’t censor my profanity. I’m very happy that my dear friend has read at least one of my posts and even thought enough of them to recommend it to someone else.
I thought about the censoring and I think her colleague is right. It’s not like I’m writing this blog for kids. And if an adult gets offended then they can just go fuck themselves (ha – I mean they CAN go fuck themselves but they can just stop reading it, too. It’s a free country.).
Here is a list of the words I will now be using in a completely uncensored manner that are considered “obscene,” “indecent” by the Federal Communications Commission (the following paragraphs are copied from the FCC website and pretty boring legal language but they’re germane to this post but you can easily and freely skip over them to get to the actual list of words if you feel you do not need a boring, legalistic description of what a stupidly run Federal considers “obscene,” “indecent” or “profane”.
(1) an average person, applying contemporary community standards, must find that the material, as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest (i.e., material having a tendency to excite lustful thoughts); (2) the material must depict or describe, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by applicable law; and (3) the material, taken as a whole, must lack serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. The Supreme Court has indicated that this test is designed to cover hard-core pornography
Indecent material contains sexual or excretory material that does not rise to the level of obscenity. Material is indecent if, in context, it depicts or describes sexual or excretory organs or activities in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium. In each case, the FCC must determine whether the material describes or depicts sexual or excretory organs or activities and, if so, whether the material is patently offensive.
In our assessment of whether material is patently offensive, context is critical. The FCC looks at three primary factors when analyzing broadcast material: (1) whether the description or depiction is explicit or graphic; (2) whether the material dwells on or repeats at length descriptions or depictions of sexual or excretory organs; and (3) whether the material appears to pander or is used to titillate or shock. No single factor is determinative. The FCC weighs and balances these factors because each case presents its own mix of these, and possibly other, factors.
Profane language includes those words that are so highly offensive that their mere utterance in the context presented may, in legal terms, amount to a nuisance.
Sorry about all that boilerplate. But rest assured that I will make it my personal mission to freely use (most of – I won’t use slurs) the banned words and to freely incorporate most of what the FCC considers obscene, indecent and profane into all of my future posts without one iota of censorship!
Get ready for my “blue” period!
(I kill me)