Thursday, October 15, 2015

Quick Hits 46

Sometimes I hear an utterance or catch a quick visual of something that sticks in my mind. As this sensory input rolls about in my head, several different outcomes are possible. It might be the case that after a moment of consideration, the input is deleted as uninteresting, trivial, or too much for me to deal with. However, another possible outcome is that the input keeps demanding my attention. It somehow wants me to wrestle with it and give it more than just a passing notice. In such cases, they can end up here, in my blog series called Quick Hits.

The other night I woke up at 3:00 a.m. and couldn't get back to sleep. To kill some time, I turned on the T.V. and it was tuned to a Comedy Central show of Dave Atell. The part of his routine that I saw was focused on some very adult themes, involving sex and sexual situations. Even though it was very clear what he was saying, they still bleeped out the cuss words (actually only some of the cuss words). I couldn't help but wonder what the point was and what this says about us as a society. With what the censors allowed to be shown, do they think that they are actually protecting us from anything?

What do you think?