[JPL] Valentine's Programming

Jeff Turton jturton at comcast.net
Fri Feb 3 07:14:22 EST 2006

I guess that means I can't get away with playing any part of the 
Aristocrats on the air ?



> "I've had listeners swear to me that Louis says, "f--- it" during that 
> song. It sounds to me like he says "buck it" but I thought you should 
> be aware that
> some others hear something different." - Eric Jackson  (2.2.06)
> "Louis most definitely said "Fuck 'em, baby" on the original 
> recording" - Lenny Mazel (2.3.06)
> In an attempt to shed light on the culpabibility of what Louis said or 
> of broadcasting it, I refer you to the following:
> In the United States, the Federal Communications Commission fines 
> stations for the broadcast of "indecent language", but in 2003 the 
> agency's enforcement bureau ruled that the airing of the statement 
> "This is really, really fucking brilliant!" by U2 member Bono after 
> receiving a Golden Globe Award was neither obscene nor indecent. As 
> U.S. broadcast indecency regulation only extends to depictions or 
> descriptions of sexual or excretory functions, Bono's use of the word 
> as a mere intensifier was not covered. In early 2004, the full 
> Commission reversed the bureau ruling, in an order that stated that 
> "the F-word is one of the most vulgar, graphic and explicit 
> descriptions of sexual activity in the English language"; a fine, 
> however, has yet to result. Notwithstanding widespread usage and 
> linguistic analysis to the contrary, the reversal was premised on the 
> conclusion that the word fuck has always referred to sexual activity, 
> a claim that the FCC neither explained nor supported with evidence.
> In a widely-publicized June 2004 incident, US Vice President Dick 
> Cheney told Senator Patrick Leahy to either "fuck off" or "go fuck 
> yourself" during an exchange on the floor of the Senate. [2] The 
> Washington Times, in a show of journalistic prudence, reported that 
> the Vice President "urged Mr. Leahy to perform an anatomical sexual 
> impossibility." The Vice President's words later came back to haunt 
> him in the wake of Hurricane Katrina while touring the disaster area 
> in Gulfport, Ms. when local resident Ben Marble, M.D. said "Go Fuck 
> Yourself Mr. Cheney" live on international television.[3]
> The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link 
> attachments:
> Shortcut to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuck#False_etymologies
> Happy Valentine's Day.
> Anna Immanuel
> In 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the mere public display 
> of fuck is protected under the First and Fourteenth Amendments and 
> cannot be made a criminal offense. In 1968, Paul Robert Cohen had been 
> convicted of "disturbing the peace" for wearing a jacket with "FUCK 
> THE DRAFT" on it (in reference to conscription in the Vietnam War.) 
> The conviction was upheld by the Court of Appeals and overturned by 
> the Supreme Court. Cohen v. California, 403 U.S. 15 (1971).

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