I don't understand American Culture. 67 replies

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#1 12 years ago

Oddly enough, for me being an American (:P), I have no clue about this culture (or currently, lack there of).

In the seventies, the music artists were chosen for their instrumental/vocal talent and could be ugly as sin. Now, it's just a bunch of phoney, silicone filled, mainstream stars who don't have an ounce of talent. What the hell happened? Has our society became so shallow that talent isn't even accounted for anymore? Turn on the radio and you'll hear nothing but utter shit, unless it is a station that plays 60s to 90s. How did that redneck hoe, Britney Spears ever make it to the top? If this were several years back, she would have been laughed/booed off stage. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy rap and R&B, however more and more it is sounding homogonized and corporate.

Ugh. :vikki: Now here is another issue I have some beef with.

Why do Americans accept violence into their daily lives, however when a breast is shown in plain view, people freak out? Last time I checked, breasts are wonderful and are pleasing to the eye (;)). Since when have boobs shot or stabbed somebody? For example:

On labor day, ABC decided to run "Saving Private Ryan" in its uncut and unedited glory. People getting shot in the head, intestines spilling out, etc...

No complaining.

When Janet Jackson accidentally flashed her breast on television, the whole country got into an uproar and she got fined insane amounts of money. After that, the FCC (Federal Communist Commission) started cracking down on "indecency". Radio shows had to water down their sexual innuendos that children wouldn't have understood in the first place. What is wrong with this picture? I could easily blame religious people who call funbags "dirty pillows", however that would be too easy.

I just don't understand! :(




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#2 12 years ago

I totally agree with you about the music. There are few good bands out there now, but most are crappy.

When Janet Jackson accidentally flashed her breast on television, the whole country got into an uproar and she got fined insane amounts of money.

They planned a "costume reveal". The superbowl was also rated as PG. If they would have done nothing about her, they would have been sued for letting it go.

On labor day, ABC decided to run "Saving Private Ryan" in its uncut and unedited glory. People getting shot in the head, intestines spilling out, etc...

The stated that the movie contained images not suitable for children. There was no thing stating the superbowl would have a boob being showed.

Why do Americans accept violence into their daily lives, however when a breast is shown in plain view, people freak out?

Do women with huge boobs get monuments built to them? Has a boob ever saved a country from an invading army? Has a boob ever stopped someone from getting killed?

Radio shows had to water down their sexual innuendos that children wouldn't have understood in the first place.

You would be amazed at what the kids understand today.

I am giving you rep jeffro since that was a good post.




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#3 12 years ago
Pethegreat You would be amazed at what the kids understand today.

Isn't that the point though? If they understand so much, then they should be able to handle seeing a boob for a split second on tv. It had a huge star peircing on it anyway, you could barely see anything. Plus it was pretty comparable to something you'd see in National Geographic, something that is everywhere anyways.




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#4 12 years ago
PethegreatI totally agree with you about the music. There are few good bands out there now, but most are crappy.

Exactly. And EMO music just gets me livid. Words cannot describe how awful that music is. They need to play more Debussy, Brahms, Ligeti, Chopin. More Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and Art Blakey. More...

...you get the picture. ;)

They planned a "costume reveal". The superbowl was also rated as PG. If they would have done nothing about her, they would have been sued for letting it go.

I suppose, however did they really have to be that strict? It just seems that one slip and the network gets royally screwed...

The stated that the movie contained images not suitable for children. There was no thing stating the superbowl would have a boob being showed.

True, but would a child really be that traumatized after seeing one part of the human anatomy on television? It was on for about half a second too...:lookaround:

Do women with huge boobs get monuments built to them? Has a boob ever saved a country from an invading army? Has a boob ever stopped someone from getting killed?

Have you ever seen Barbwire with Pamela Anderson? :p

No disrespect, however how does that comment pertain to what I said? Elaboration for the lame one (me)?

You would be amazed at what the kids understand today.

I have no idea what kids understand today considering I don't ever talk to them. I just can't get over the fact that I was like that back in the day...

It's scary! :o

I am giving you rep jeffro since that was a good post.

Your a peach, PE. ;) Thanks.




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#5 12 years ago
PethegreatHas a boob ever stopped someone from getting killed?

Boobies saved my life.

Jus the otehr day I was getting ready to step out onto the street when a large breasted tanned blonde goddess got out of her car wearing a two sizes two small T-shirt and tight gym shorts.

I stopped to stare and appreciate the beauty of nature when a hooligan came speeding by at high speed.

If I had not stopped to admire those boobies I might be dead today.

Thats how boobies saved my life.

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#6 12 years ago
PethegreatDo women with huge boobs get monuments built to them? Has a boob ever saved a country from an invading army? Has a boob ever stopped someone from getting killed?

That doesnt have anything to do with the OP's point. Gore is gore, it supposedly being "tribute" to wwII vets wouldnt keep a kid from being "damaged" by the ebil pictures if that were to happen.

But yeah, its quite strange that people in the US have no problems with brains being splattered all over the place, while completely going insane as soon as a boob is seen. I mean.. its just a boob, how is that bad?

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#7 12 years ago
PethegreatThey planned a "costume reveal". The superbowl was also rated as PG. If they would have done nothing about her, they would have been sued for letting it go.

You got to be kidding me (if not LEAVE the country), sueing people over an accident that could hardly be prevented and did not injure anybody... that would be like sueing a guest in a (nation wide) show on how bad men are that reveal themselfs to women (infamous kikaboo with a leather jacket showing the things) when his pants drop to the floor on accident. :n0e:




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#8 12 years ago

i have a hard time understanding it as well........but some things are like that


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#9 12 years ago
You got to be kidding me (if not LEAVE the country), sueing people over an accident that could hardly be prevented and did not injure anybody...

Yeah, the "accident".




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#10 12 years ago

we dount really have a culture. america is too young right now. boobs do nothing, i seriously have NO clue why boobs are so bad. its a tit with a nipple. guys have them too:eek: its true us guys do have nipples and a breast muscle. as for gore it can give kids nightmares and stuff, but boobs, i mean come on we all have seen a boob a a day if not hours after we were born. they are lovely things i dount see how someone can argue that boobs are bad.