Bleeping ridiculous words in movies on TV

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  1. Jason Seaver

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    It's a frequent device, although I remember Larry Niven used it a lot in his "known space" books.
     
  2. Cees Alons

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    Yes, that's true. I seem to remember, however, that it was a Clifford Simak book that had it first. But I can be wrong and I don't recall the title anyway.

    Cees
     
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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High has some pretty funny dialog substitutions for broadcast.
     
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    Is this a recent change? Parents Television Council specifically mentioned this in manyy of their complaints about The Shield.
     
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    Best censoring: Showgirls on VH1. They actually had computer-animated bras and bikinis drawn on all the topless girls (which was roughly 97% of the time). Made the movie even more hilarious.
     
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    I saw Speed on FOX recently.

    Towards the end of the movie: "Pop quiz, ANIMAL..."
     
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    I think my all time favorite is Rain Man. They change "fart" to "pass". "Did you pass Ray?"
    I mean seriously...fart???[​IMG]
     
  14. Mark Murphy

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    MTV likes to cut out alot of stuff now in the videos by just silencing the word (when they play them). I happened to pass by Akon's "Locked Up" video and the words Re-up, cash and stash, all drug references, were silenced. Its one thing to cut out curse words but MTV takes it too far. I think they censored Maroon 5's "This Love" too. They silenced the words "keep her coming every night". I think its hilarious that artists make clean or radio friendly versions of their songs and they are cleansed even more by the outlets that play them.
     
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    I was recently in Australia and NZ. Any movie that is on after 8:30 is un-censored. I watched American Pie completely uncut starting at 8:30 and this is not pay TV. They also had all the HBO series on normal TV after 8:30. Even the commercials for the Sopranos were uncensored.

    It doesn't seem to be affecting them at all, why shouldn't we adopt the same principle?
     
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    ???

    What has the forum to do with it?

    Cees
     
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    WT..? Anything more? Anything more of what? This discussion? [​IMG] Please clue us in, as this forum exists PRECISELY so we can have meaningful discussions about this topic and others without people getting too "uptight", to use your words. Loosen up please [​IMG]......the discussion is about how funny and/or ridiculous these 'edits' are, not about "perceived" moral standards.
     
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    I know that this about the funny edits and stuff, it's just that if I start talking about why we are subject to these ridiculous edits, I'll go off on a political rant and start going crazy.
    I do find some of them funny. I haven't had the privlege of hearing the melonfarmers one yet, hopefully I will.
    [​IMG]
     
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