Fnarr, Fnarr

This post banned in China:

China cracks down on ‘sexual innuendo’ and ‘celebrity gossip’ in new censorship rules

OK, just to make sure, Kim Kardashian’s bum, fnarr, fnarr.

10 thoughts on “Fnarr, Fnarr”

  1. and how is this different from getting a visit from the rozzers for your opinion on trannies?

    Censorship changes. Back in the 1970s, it was considered very off to criticise the royal family. The BBC refused to play God Save the Queen by the Sex Pistols and the chart company rigged the chart so that it didn’t go to #1. Torbay banned Life of Brian. It Ain’t Half Hot Mum had plenty of references to “poofs”, Fawlty Towers had a joke about racist slurs. And no-one’s going to retain Guy Gibson’s dog’s name in a Dambusters remake.

  2. (Tangent) Double entrendre is a way of adducing certain gospel passages are probably made up. Written in greek 60 years after about a bloke who spoke Aramaic. E.g. The bit where Nicodemus pulls up Jesus on his statement you need to be born again to get into heaven, on the grounds it would mean going back into and out of the womb again. The Greek reader would know the same Greek word can mean born above not only again. Of course It doesn’t have that double meaning in Aramaic so prolly didn’t go down like that AD 30.

  3. “certain gospel passages are probably made up”: those must certainly include the nativity yarns in Matthew and Luke. They’re obviously ‘Zeus impregnates women’ stuck into a tale about a Jewish milieu. Not only can’t both the accounts be true it’s a sure thing that neither is remotely authentic. And that’s before you reject them for involving the supernatural.

  4. @BoM4

    And no-one’s going to retain Guy Gibson’s dog’s name in a Dambusters remake.

    Too late. I’ve posted here before, but a TV version I saw a few years ago had him called “Nipper”.

    I don’t remember, but I think they also cut all smoking too.

  5. don’t remember, but I think they also cut all smoking too.

    I’ve just started watching Peaky Blinders (I know, latte to the party or what?) and they smoke constantly, so not all tv is self censored.

  6. @dearie me
    Yes. And some Greek myths may be more literal than mythical. I’m thinking of that girl locked in a tower to protect her virtue who was nevertheless impregnated by Zeus as he turned himself into a shower of gold. Hmmm….

  7. Dearime – yes good point. When His nibs (another form of Tim’s cribbage cry) was found in the temple as a 12 year old Mary said your father and i have been looking all over for you kind of gave the game a way…. God the father doesn’t really need to look after all.

    BiG- well if they were written now ‘based on a true story’ probably covers it.

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