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Old 12-12-2004, 02:25 PM   #16
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As far as I was aware, the parental advisory label is self-imposed or at least left to the discretion of the label. One song with the word "fuck" doesn't warrant a label. Look at Ben Folds' albums; the only one with a label is the live album, but the words "fuck" and "shit" appear frequently, along with a good bit of drug reference. But WalMart sells all of those, and no one ever complained. Shit, I could say it's because Ben Folds isn't really mainstream and Evanescence is. Well, then you look at Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill": fuck shows up numerous times, references to oral sex ("go down on you in a theater" and "wine, dine, 69 me"), along with "shit" and a few others... but guess what? It still sold millions and millions and millions and millions of copies without a parental advisory label or sanitized version available. In fact, the "dirty" version still sells at WalMart. It's just one radical person reacting to one song with "questionable" content on an otherwise clean CD. Jeez.
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This is so stupid. If would be one thing to tell the kid sorry, you can't listen to the CD anymore (even though I think that's a dumb idea because it will make the kid want to listen to it even more because it's "forbidden"), but it's an entirely different matter to sue the store. The store is under no obligation to be a moral baby-sitter.
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The last time I walked into Walmart, I made a promise to myself it would be truly be the last time. And it has been. I feel like I've been reborn.
Yeah, I had one of those "Walmart epiphanies" too. Last time I went in there I realized it was such a dreary place with a crappy selection of everything I was even considering, and I just don't like the whole feel of the place. I, too, decided I'd not go there again. I haven't been back. And I don't miss going there in the least.
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Somehow, in the grand scheme of things, I doubt hearing the f-word will really screw up children's lives.
No. I mean, it's not like Wal-Mart stocks anything bad. Like guns.
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this thread has seen some of the best replies ever at interference.

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Whoa, our 13-year-old heard the F-word! Only $74, 500 can reverse such trauma!!!!



How ridiculous.

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to continue on the sheryl crow and fuck thing, sheryl's first album does also have the word mentioned once (she says "fucking record labels") and it has no advisory. i remember when i bought jagged little pill (like every other 12 year old girl did at the time), i was shocked that it didn't have an advisory label. i didn't care, though, i was just surprised.

i just can't believe that these people and companies that thrive on their values and being patriotic could agree that it's fine to censor art like this.
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to continue on the sheryl crow and fuck thing,





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i just can't believe that these people and companies that thrive on their values and being patriotic could agree that it's fine to censor art like this.
Because nowadays patriotism=censorship.
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Amazing that people get sooo upset over hearing the word 'fuck'...as if that is a complete outrage and they have no strong reaction to the fact that there are so many people in the whole world dying from poverty and AIDS.

THAT makes me angry....not hearing someone say 'fuck'.
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Yeah, I had one of those "Walmart epiphanies" too. Last time I went in there I realized it was such a dreary place with a crappy selection of everything I was even considering, and I just don't like the whole feel of the place. I, too, decided I'd not go there again. I haven't been back. And I don't miss going there in the least.
I had my "Walmart epiphany" about a year ago. I started shopping at Target and all was well - and then they banned the Salvation Army bell ringers.
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Because nowadays patriotism=censorship.
Yep.

Plus being a censor is a good way for "fine upstanding citizen" to get all the fun stuff without being questioned. "I don't like this, I'm just doing it for the good of the country!" HAHAHAHA!!!!!
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