Flirting With Obscenity

by April 7th, 2009 - Culture » Society »

NSFW: NOT SAFE FOR WORK

Perhaps not the above video – though probably – but certainly the below links. Tread carefully dear visitor…

I have thought dirtier thoughts and imagined things far more offensive, but none have ever made it to mainstream air.

That is to say that while a rare bit of playful tongue in cheek naughtiness, the above piece is only mind-shatteringly awesome in that it is part of a major company’s ad campaign.

I have no interest in applauding or deriding the standards of censorship for different countries; it simply brings a smile to my face that it exists anywhere…publicly.

It is also interesting in that it is an advertisement for an object and purpose that is wholly acceptable and understood, but for which the actual utterance of it is less acceptable…more so when it is done humorously.

In another example…there is still a slightly weird puritanical feeling I get when viewing a commercial for condoms or lubricant.

As if to beg, “Yes…yes…fine. But is it really just so necessary to make such explicit references to sex?! Wouldn’t a wink and a nod be sufficient?”

“Um…no…because…those things…um…are FOR fuckin’…”

The above video was found in one of the more tame entries of the VERY NSFW Violet Blue’s Open Source Sex, a site that famously and smartly celebrates and examines all things joyous and otherwise related to the subject of sex…EXPLICITLY.

While I enjoy the site’s subject matter and complete abandon, I’m not able to focus that well. On this site, I certainly hope to be somewhere in between everything without any limits or commitments. But I do intend that as a shot across the bow to say the next three posts may very well be about Doctor Who and then…BAM! Man on dolphin sexcapades the like of which would make even Benjamin Franklin blush…

…big dolphin fucker, Franklin was…

…a lot of people don’t know that…

So…if you are one of the three people I personally know who reads this thing…do so in the current safety of your home.

But instead of locking ourselves in paranoid peepshow obscenity, wouldn’t it be nicer to flirt daily with obscenity, parading such things through the office…the streets…at least to the effect that we openly admitted that we have naked parts…when we take our clothes off…which does in fact happen…and sometimes there’s too much damn pubic hair…

“But even the president of the United States
Sometimes must have
To stand naked.”

“And if my thought-dreams could be seen
They’d probably put my head in a guillotine
But it’s alright, Ma, it’s life, and life only.”

Bob Dylan, “It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)”

Holy Pants, Dr. Boots!

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