Thursday, March 02, 2006

Another "Go Figure" Moment in Culture

In the "Life" section of the March 2 USA Today, look on the left side of the main page at an item called "Pimp Won't Cuss." The item is about an upcoming performance of the hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia (Yeah. 666 Mafia. That ought to tell you something) at the Oscars. They're going to perform a supposedly sanitized version of their nominated (I hate to call it a song) "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp." Member Jordan "Juicy J" Houston is quoted as saying, "We took out all the cuss words, dotted some i's and crossed some t's. It's going to be a clean show. You can let your kids watch it and they don't have to wear earmuffs."

Yeah, right. "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp." That's real family fare, isn't it? Just what I'd want to watch with a six-year-old.

And people wonder what's wrong with society, much less what's wrong with today's kids. Go figure.

1 comment:

SolaMeanie said...

I note post Oscar that the activists are all in a dither. "Brokeback" failed to win Best Picture. The award went to "Crash" instead.

Take me back to 1940 when movie making was still an art and not a prurient bludgeon.