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ilpostino Donating Member (238 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-03 10:45 AM
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Harder, Daddy, harder.
I didn't notice if it got any discussion here, but WNBA star Sue Bird got her wrists slapped this past week for agreeing to a bet with a radio interviewer, which if she lost would have meant she had to let him spank her on air while she said, "Harder, Daddy, harder." After the uproar (well, it is the WNBA and it was the week of the Kobe charges, so uproar may be overstatement), Bird apologized and cancelled the bet. I bring it up because last night I watched the old MGM musical Kiss Me Kate. The signature scene is Howard Keel bending Kathryn Grayson over his knee and spanking her (that appears on the DVD cover art and was on the original poster for the movie).
Okay, the duscssion question at long last: Are we better off being so sensitive about such things now or are we worse off for having lost our sense of humor about such things?

(This of course brings up the whole PC question. The Right effectively hammers the Left on PC all the time, but political correctness has its roots in the Pentagon with such phrases as "friendly fire" and "collateral damage." )

(Appropo of little above: any Ann Miller fans out there--she played the landlady in Mulholland Drive--should check out Kiss Me Kate---Ann Miller elevates tap to an art.)
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-03 12:04 PM
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1. We are much worse off.
IMHO of course.
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