Saturday, January 26, 2008

Beyond Irony

My last post has been trumped for irony points. Steve at No More Mister Nice Blog found this:


The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $1.4 million fine against 52 ABC Television Network stations over a 2003 broadcast of cop drama NYPD Blue.

The fine is for a scene where a boy surprises a woman as she prepares to take a shower. The scene depicted "multiple, close-up views" of the woman's "nude buttocks" according to an agency order issued late Friday....

The agency said the show was indecent because "it depicts sexual organs and excretory organs -- specifically an adult woman's buttocks."

The agency rejected the network's argument that "the buttocks are not a sexual organ."

Dangerous chemicals:

Dallas gas plant fined $6,300 in July blast that injured 2

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Southwest Industrial Gases $6,300 after an acetylene gas explosion at its facility near downtown Dallas spawned spectacular fireballs and sent metal canisters flying over freeways in July.

OSHA said Southwest Industrial exposed employees to serious hazards that were likely to cause death or serious physical harm, according to citations issued Thursday and released Friday.

I know that America is extremely prudish when it comes to nudity (something I've never understood), but $1.4 million for a butt? $6,300 for hazards that were likely to cause serious injury or death? Glad that we have our priorities straight.
And, no butt is worth $1.4 million.


tengrain said...

I love compare and contrast pieces!



ellroon said...

A nude butt has done more harm to the fragile psyches across America than to the few employees of Southwest Industrial Gases.

I mean, think of all the damaged children and shaken family values! A few workers here or there... they were probably union guys or undocumented workers...

I don't know what America is coming to....