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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:22 PM

The Boobs song: Has anyone mentioned it's vulgar? [View all]


Also:
"base, boorish, cheap, coarse, common, contemptible, crude, dirty, disgusting, dishonorable, filthy, ignoble, impolite, improper, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, inferior, low, malicious, nasty, naughty, obscene, odious, off-color, profane, raw, repulsive, smutty, sordid, suggestive, tasteless, tawdry, uncouth, unmannerly"? (copied, thinned, and pasted from a nearby on-line thesaurus)

This was the Oscars, folks. The professional highlight of one of our great industries, and one of our great art forms. And the best they could do was The Boobs Song?

Has anyone stopped to think how many people were insulted by this song apart from the individual actresses named in it? Among the probable insultees: women of my generation, civilized men of my generation, civilized men and women of any generation, and children of civilized men and women?

BOOBS? Who the hell raised these people? There are times and places for every one of the words in our magnificent language, but the Oscars ceremony was betrayed by this bit of "entertainment."

I suspect that the movies, and the ceremony that honors significant achievement in the movies, have both fallen victim to the marketers, who slice and dice the demographics of our great land to find that segment of the population with the most money to spend, and then tailor entertainment to fit them. The target audience for the Oscars seems to have been 13-to-24-year-old men with time on their hands. "I saw your boobs." Yes, folks, the guys who were entertained by this need something socially constructive to occupy their time.

This was sung to Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, Quvenzhané Wallis, and other people of taste and professional attainment.

We have to do better than this, folks. We really have do.

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