July 30, 2008

Janet's breast free to speak

In the long running, yet suspiciously sporadic, series: America is a foreign country, they do things differently there:
"The $550,000 fine that the Federal Communications Commission imposed on CBS for Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl was a serious setback to freedom of expression. A federal appeals court threw out the fine last week, ruling that the agency violated its own standards for what constitutes indecency. It is a well-reasoned decision, and we hope that the Supreme Court, which will soon be taking up a similar case, will take as strong a stand for free speech."
The censors lose in court


  1. Ah, Caz, reminds me of a joke.

    Into a Belfast pub comes Paddy Murphy, looking like he'd just been run over by a train. His arm is in a sling, his nose is broken, his face is cut and bruised, and he's walking with a limp.

    'What happened te ya?' asks Sean, the bartender.

    'Jamie O'Conner an' me had a foight,' says Paddy.

    'Dat liddle O'Conner,' says Sean, 'he couldna do dat to ya, he musta bin holdin' somet'ing ta beat ya with.'

    'Dat he did,' says Paddy, 'a shoovel is what he had, and a terrible beatin' he gave me wi' it.'

    'Well,' says Sean, 'ye shoulda defended yerself. Weren't ye holdin' anytin?'

    'Aye, I was,' said Paddy, 'Mrs. O'Conner's breast, and a ting of beauty it was - but fookin' useless in a foight!'

  2. Tee hee, tee hee. :-D

  3. Anonymous6:17 PM

    I remember the breast; reminded me of a big black watermellon. Wasn't worth half a mil.

    It could have been worse; imagine if her brother had a wardrobe malfucktion.

  4. Oh.

    You mean the last 25 years have not been one perpetual wardrobe malfunction for Jacko?

    Oh dear.

    Oh deary me.