Thursday, April 26, 2007

Fucking Paris Hilton

"Fucking Paris Hilton" is apparently a phase that offends some folks. I am slightly offended at the "Paris Hilton" part of it. I am ashamed that I have been exposed to enough mainstream media to even know who she is. The "fucking" part of the phrase I dig. Sometimes if it were not for the word "fucking", my sentences would be devoid of adjectives - especially when I talk about people who protest art. There's an awful lot of horrible acts going on in this world every God damned day and yet these people think that the best use of their time and energy is to protest a play or movie or art exhibit.

I remember when people protested The Last Temptation of Christ. I remember thinking that they should just shut the fuck up and see another movie instead. This plan would minimize the publicity that the movie would get and help insure that it did not fare as well as it would have against its competition at the box office. After all the quickest way to kill any piece of artistic expression is to not talk about or otherwise draw attention to it. There is a lot of truth to the old axiom about "no such thing as bad publicity".

Anyway, back to "fucking Paris Hilton", I admit that this is a pretty raw phrase and one that doesn't really belong in polite conversation. I can see why teachers and parents would not encourage their young students and children to repeat this phrase in polite conversation and may go out of their way to avoid having these kids hear it; but instead these bozos saw fit to disrupt a performance and engage in vandalism to "protect the children" from hearing another instance of the dreaded word.

Well, fuck that I say. If you have no idea about what I am ranting about check this out:



The artist is Mike Daisey. He did a hell of a job handling the disruption and there is a pretty good follow up on his blog. I may have to buy his book or see some of his shows but you know -I had never heard of the guy until I read about these fuckers walking out and dousing his notes on boingboing earlier this week.

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