The world has finally gone mad

Gout Man

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On the BBC these days:

'Blackadder is a classic comedy which reflects the broadcast standards, language and attitudes of its time. Some viewers may find this content offensive'.

^Gen.
Its all gone “wibble”
 

Gout Man

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I'm relatively relaxed about the disclaimer notices. It's the fact that someone thought it was worth digitising then pixellating some tits on calendars in the background that is baffling.
More like obscure.
 
They'll have a fit if they watch The Young Ones, Bottom, The League of Gentlemen...
The kids do though. They sit there pissing themselves laughing at it, quote to each other all the funny bits. Then at the end they all go out and say "That was unacceptable, I'm glad they don't allow that to be screened any more"
 
I'm still trying to work out how diversity and inclusivity is basically banning everything that has ever happened before in different times and totally ignoring what people who are not easily offended enjoy, its not very inclusive is it for them

That's just a smoke screen, it's Marxists trying to create division and unrest, stirring up racial hatred is part of that, even better if they can be double plus good and call it diversity and inclusivity
 

Stibbon

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On the BBC these days:

'Blackadder is a classic comedy which reflects the broadcast standards, language and attitudes of its time. Some viewers may find this content offensive'.

^Gen.

Yep it's everywhere now.

Flipping through my Sky Movies Film Guide and planner a couple of days ago I noticed once again that they were showing "Aliens - Director's Cut" from 1986. In the info text box was something along the lines of "Contains outdated language and attitudes which some may find offensive". :rolleyes:

As a society we truly are fucked. :(
 

Gout Man

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It's that phrase some broadcasters are using "it is wrong now and it was wrong then" (or something like that) that baffles me. It's like they are saying that back then, the makers of TV were aware that it was "wrong" and did it anyway, they were consciously being evil, with the obvious implication that the modern TV makers are morally superior rather than also merely being products of their time reflecting the contemporary ideas. This will not age well.
What’s it going to be like in another twenty years? I don’t know why I bothered asking that I probably won’t be about anyway.
 
Yep it's everywhere now.

Flipping through my Sky Movies Film Guide and planner a couple of days ago I noticed once again that they were showing "Aliens - Director's Cut" from 1986. In the info text box was something along the lines of "Contains outdated language and attitudes which some may find offensive". :rolleyes:

As a society we truly are fucked. :(

Presumably it's xenomorphist too
 
... I know, wrong type of snow, etc...
OT and for info.
That immortal phrase ‘... wrong type of snow ...’ is not a urine-take. It actually happened.
It was during the cold snap in Feb 91, and trains from London to Kent and Brighton area were experiencing all sorts of problems.
I was sitting opposite Dave Norris (those who went down south with 2 Para will remember him), then the Mail’s specialist Industrial Correspondent.
He was speaking to somebody from Southern Rail when suddenly he burst out laughing and said ‘WTF do you mean wrong type of snow?’
It turns out they had equipment and mechanical thingies in the trains to deal with the thick, damper type of snow that typically falls in the UK.
That day it was exceeding cold and the falling snow was very fine, dry and light, what skiers call ‘powder’. This somehow flew up into the engines which then cut out.
The Southern Rail quote was used, with great glee, by Dave in the piece he wrote.
Thus are well-known phrases and sayings born.
 
I think we are rapidly approaching the point where we were in Victorian England where certain artistic items were only deemed suitable to be viewed by the educated classes and the scummy workers were to be denied such salacious tidbits.
Except rather than fear of excitement of the lower classes it is fear of offending a tiny majority of the college educated elites, or those convinced they belong to such a demographic by social media.
 

Cold_Collation

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OT and for info.
That immortal phrase ‘... wrong type of snow ...’ is not a urine-take. It actually happened.
It was during the cold snap in Feb 91, and trains from London to Kent and Brighton area were experiencing all sorts of problems.
I was sitting opposite Dave Norris (those who went down south with 2 Para will remember him), then the Mail’s specialist Industrial Correspondent.
He was speaking to somebody from Southern Rail when suddenly he burst out laughing and said ‘WTF do you mean wrong type of snow?’
It turns out they had equipment and mechanical thingies in the trains to deal with the thick, damper type of snow that typically falls in the UK.
That day it was exceeding cold and the falling snow was very fine, dry and light, what skiers call ‘powder’. This somehow flew up into the engines which then cut out.
The Southern Rail quote was used, with great glee, by Dave in the piece he wrote.
Thus are well-known phrases and sayings born.
You know which area(s) in which I scribe these days. Leaves on the track is another one. It comes down to compression, adhesion, corrosion, pitting and all sorts. To the uninitiated, laughable. To the engineer, serious.

Similarly, the long miles of bollarded-off motorways lanes in which 'nothing is happening'. Quite often, it's surface-curing and expectation can be managed by something as novel as putting up a temporary sign/VMS message which says so.

Mea culpa. Maybe I should have said wrong type of snowflake.
 

Cold_Collation

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Yep it's everywhere now.

Flipping through my Sky Movies Film Guide and planner a couple of days ago I noticed once again that they were showing "Aliens - Director's Cut" from 1986. In the info text box was something along the lines of "Contains outdated language and attitudes which some may find offensive". :rolleyes:

As a society we truly are fucked. :(
That's a very interesting choice of phrase: outdated language.

Who says so, and who gave them ('them') permission to say so?

It's still current as far as I'm concerned. I'm not alone.
 

Cold_Collation

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I think we are rapidly approaching the point where we were in Victorian England where certain artistic items were only deemed suitable to be viewed by the educated classes and the scummy workers were to be denied such salacious tidbits.
Except rather than fear of excitement of the lower classes it is fear of offending a tiny majority of the college educated elites, or those convinced they belong to such a demographic by social media.
Yes and no.

We're awash with hardcore porn. The irony is that the images in the show referred to in the OP were/are from a time in society which was pre-R18 - in other words, when we had by comparison some rather draconian porn laws.

And yet the hint, in the background of a TV show (and you'd really have to be squinting to see it) of a nipple or two, is somehow depraved and outdated.

The further irony is that the same progressives now doing this are the same ones who were pushing the boundaries with nudity on the BBC in the 1980s. You couldn't watch a drama on BBC2 without there being breasts or even full-frontal.

As a 15 year-old, I thought it was great.*




*Oh, dear. That probably means that anyone working on those projects at the time should now be on a register somewhere. Retrospective, and all that.
 
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Stibbon

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Except rather than fear of excitement of the lower classes it is fear of offending a tiny majority of the college educated elites, or those convinced they belong to such a demographic by social media.

Except of course that the majority of them aren't offended at all. They just think they should be ...
 
Similarly, the long miles of bollarded-off motorways lanes in which 'nothing is happening'. Quite often, it's surface-curing and expectation can be managed by something as novel as putting up a temporary sign/VMS message which says so.
IIRC around the M5J1 there were miles of cordoned off lanes for over a year without a workman in sight. There were however over 600 of them underneath the elevated roadway repairing the decaying concrete.
 
As for Postman Pat and his black and white cat!
A propos of which, Alan Coren’s past wit must be causing his offspring, especially his tw*t of a son, some severe heartburn.
Coren on Poetry: ‘If it wasn’t for poetry, Postman Pat would have had a black and white dog’.
"The Bulletins of Idi Amin" remains a classic.
 
Was chatting with @Cold_Collation earlier an a point was made is this London centric, the further you get away from London the less it becomes an issue, because generally people just want to get on with their lives.

London lives in its own world and bubble, most of the media based there are in their own bubble which produces these little nuggets of stupidity, move out from London and the general consensus is Meh, whatever.
 

Stibbon

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London lives in its own world and bubble, most of the media based there are in their own bubble which produces these little nuggets of stupidity, move out from London and the general consensus is Meh, whatever.

I had the misfortune to reside in London for over 9 years.

For me, the same effect could have been achieved by spending 3 months of every year in Nigeria, Somalia, Pakistan and Poland respectively.

I don't regret leaving there one little bit.
 

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