The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

A VERY SHORT COMPLAINT: I don’t want to sound prudish or anything, but I think I must object to public television’s blatant pandering to the audience’s basest and most prurient instincts. I am referring to this past Tuesday’s egregious display of cetacean porn. I am not sure if I am now a better person knowing that a male right whale’s testicles each weigh a ton or that its generative organ is nine feet long. Nor am I sure that knowing that female right whales are promiscuous sluts is something that should be broadcast widely, lest other, more impressionable creatures follow the right whale’s morally offensive example. I am further dismayed that public television would, under the guise of “scientific research,” encourage pornographers to film this wallowing in a moral morass and present the resultant filth to a family audience. I realize that in this day and age there is not much I can do to prevent the media elite’s nostalgie de la boue from polluting the airwaves, but as qui tacet consentit I feel I must protest this abuse, and yes, no sooner than the footage became overly graphic I changed channels, going immediately to Fox News, where I know I will not have put up with this sort of disgusting rubbish.

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