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Would this lawn display have been socially acceptable in the sixties?
Is it prudish or inaccurate to maintain it underscores the moral decay of society, and better suited for a backyard location.
Happened to be channel surfing the other night at 1:30am and stumbled across Zak And Jake Make A Porno. Basic cable channel. The content was beyond vulgar. Although exposed body parts were blurred the script was unaltered. Every conceivable profanity was covered in abundant fashion, including the C-S word. C__k S__ker.
Apparently the only limitation imposed for this type of programming is air time, and we all know kids are in bed before midnight and lack the ability to capture programs on electronic devices.
Thinking back to my HS days I didn't think the public school administration was going over board by requiring hair cuts above the collar, no gym shoes except in gym class, and if your pants had belt loops you better be wearing a belt. It was almost as if they were predicting a beltless future, when fashion would invite pants to be worn at the pubic symphysis.
Meanwhle, Barb Eden wasn't allowed to expose her navel and Dick VanDyke and Mary Tyler Moore had seperate beds. Playboy After Dark was considered risque. Were TV viewers being deprived of robust entertainment back then, since standards prevented the Genie from doing a guest appearance on the Dick VanDyke show, featuring all three under the sheets on a waterbed? I think not.
That type of avant garde entertainment was prudently relegated to the movie houses. Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice comes to mind.
Frank Wilson |
Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 06:31 PM
This was in the morning and I wondered if this was done during the night by pranksters. This home is very close to a large university campus, and Friday night binge drinking, and all that. But who knows. It is a family neighborhood and, at the least, it reflects very poorly on the homeowners if they did this.
I certainly don't think we'd have seen this in the sixties, unless it had been done as an adolescent prank.
Dr X |
Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 07:11 PM
It could be a prank but it's not the first time I've seen a photo of this arrangement.
It reminded me of the peeing Santa figurines. Homeowners situate an illuminated Santa on the edge of their roof and use rigid wire and string of lights to depict a urine stream.
Frank Wilson |
Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 07:53 PM
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