Friday, February 27, 2004

A Recent E-Mail

Hello mrdave,

Recently we became aware that your eBay registered account was involved in the following activity:

Posting material containing profanity, vulgarity, hate speech, or threats of violence.

which is not permitted at eBay.

This is a copy of your post:

Posted by mrdave (133) on Feb-26-04 at 10:01:15 PST

Today's Lileks: I think it’s a shame [Howard Stern] was reprimanded. I don’t think people understand what’s at stake here. We need to coarsen public discourse as much as possible as quickly as possible, because a free and open society depends on the right of Pink to flash her labia at the next Superbowl. I’m serious: if we don’t see a clitoris on the Jumbocam, this nation is OVER. (Breast, labia - what's the diff? Please don't tell me you're one of those bluenoses who thinks a boob's okay but explicit gyno topography is somehow unsuitable for prime-time. It's the HUMAN BODY, people; what's your hang up? ) I’m tired of people who think that it’s the role of large media chains to hit the panic button when a caller to Stern’s show calls him a f--ing k-ke, and bleeps Howard when when he says the caller a sh-head ch-nk. People! Come on! What is this country coming to when people can’t call other people sh-thead ch-nks on the public airwaves?

...And we'd be paying what for gasoline under President Gore's People's Green Petroleum Collective Distribution System? Call me a middle aged conservative white guy, but I don't think all the dishonest moron assholes are in the Bush administration. ...

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Okay, so I deserve 40 lashes with a wet noodle, as Dear Abby used to say. I guess I'm not as PG-rated as I should be sometimes. D'oh!

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