Don't you love Seth McFarlane?
Seth hosted the Oscar presentations last Sunday. Part of his entertainment was a piece called "We've seen your boobs." It was a recitation of award winning actresses and the movies in which their boobs were on display.
Naturally outrage arose the next morning. Two California lawmakers condemned him. "Off with his head," they shouted, demanded that America and the Academy disavow any knowledge of Seth McFarlane.
Yes, Seth has a juvenile humor. He tells the truth in a coarse, juvenile way. The truth here is that those women have displayed their breasts in the movies as he listed them.
How horrible for him to sing about that. Doesn't he know that we want to pretend that it didn't happen? After all, women are not supposed to have breasts or we're not supposed to talk about them, or something. God forbid a nipple shows up somewhere and sets off another war - because that's what wars are all about.
Just think if he'd sung about vaginas, or worse, men's peckers. Peckers, as most people know, are notoriously camera shy outside of porn. They are not allowed in movies.
Imagine the uproar if there was a pecker slip.
Seth was dinged for other jokes that people labeled inappropriate. But as I told my wife when they announced him as the presenter, "This will be interesting." I expected something the boob song and its subsequent uproard Hadn't they seen McFarlane's work? Did they not see "Family Guy", "The Cleveland Show" or "American Dad"? I didn't watch "Ted" - too juvenile and coarse for my taste so I chose not to go - but I heard that it displayed classic low brow McFarlane humor. Were they really surprised by what happened at the Oscars?
Yep, some apparently were surprised or unprepared. Reminds me of when Stephen Colbert roasted President Bush and the press at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Sometimes truthiness rankles people.
And sometimes it's just juvenile.
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