Monday, October 20, 2008

F the FCC

I live in Canada, which apparently means my government is a lot cooler than the government just a bit south of me. For anyone who knows what I mean, you know that swearing on channels higher than 25 happens all day long. It also means that after 9pm, even the lower channels let the cusssing roll through into your living room.

I've noticed for a long time that Canada's law's regarding what can and can't be said on TV are very different than our south of the border friends. One of the first times I noticed how tight they are about things like this in the states was when I was on vacation and caught Weezer's video for "Hash Pipe" except the version of the song I was hearing was about a "Half Pipe."

Anyways, yesterday I saw something else that "got my goat." 

As any good geek such as myself knows, very soon the new Kevin Smith movie staring Seth Rogan is coming out (and it looks f'n hilarious). It's also a well known fact that the movie is called "Zack and Miri Make a Porno." There's posters all over Toronto with the name of the movie up, and there's even a slight bit of oral innuendo on it. However, yesterday, I saw the American FCC strike again.

My roommate is a huge football fan, so he spends Sunday afternoons flipping between every American station watching all the football games. During a break in the Bears game we saw a commercial for "Zack and Miri."

No, I didn't leave out the "Make a Porno" part, the commercial did, and it really pissed me off. People with dirty minds, who always make movies with dirty thought's in them (eg. my boy Kevin Smith minus that one he did with JLo) have to bend to the will of the people who said "you can't say porno on TV." I know it's really not a big deal and I could even see why parents wouldn't want their little 5 year olds to be saying "mommy, what's a porno?", but it still really pissed me off.

Check out the real trailer, porno and all, here:


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