Monday, November 10, 2008

George Carlin is fucking in his grave

Here's Joe Scarborough "dropping the F-bomb," in the parlance of our times.



Hear the commotion and off-camera whispering as soon as he says it? Sounds like a third grade classroom when one of the students says fuck in front of the teacher. And then - stop everything - Joe simply must apologize for using that word. When's the last time you heard an adult say fuck and then go "I am so sorry, I only meant to say the letter, deepest apologies"? It's ridiculous! Even if a grown man says fuck in front of a child, he may go "oops, sorry," and continue on.


Clearly the word doesn't offend Joe himself, or he wouldn't have used it so casually that he didn't even notice he had said it. Is there really anyone who would be so offended hearing the word fuck in real life that they would demand such an apology? Seriously, has anyone ever met such a person?

It's like we're all part of some grand social experiment designed by the FCC to manufacture a conditioned response to innocuous stimuli. Like the apocryphal monkeys beating each other up for simply trying to climb the stairs.

Fuck, people! It's just a word!

P.S.
We all know what these guys are like when the cameras are off.

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