Thursday, April 22, 2004

BOONE CALLS FOR CENSORSHIP: We were surprised that Pat Boone was still alive, ourselves, so our brain was already swimming before we read what he had to say. The daft old stick is calling for more censorship of artistic works. Things would be different, dammit, if there was a President Boone:

Mr. Boone said that if he were in charge of standards, there would be stringent controls on material.
"It must be majority approved ... voluntary ... and self-imposed," he said, clad in a yellow blazer, black slacks, a canary yellow tie and white leather shoes. "Censorship is healthy for any society, and that goes for arts, entertainment, anything. Self-imposed means that the majority of people say that is what we want, and it can be changed if people's attitudes change, which is how a democratic society works."

We're not quite sure quite how this is meant to work - if censorship is going to be imposed democratically, wouldn't everyone have to see the thing to be censored to be able to make a decision on if it should be banned? And we'd be curious to see if someone who was staunch Reganite would have the same understanding of a "voluntary" system of censorship as, say, us.

In his Washington Times interview, Boone also tries to explain away how a devout Christian who believes in restraining artistic licence came to be doing the theme tune for the fuck-filled swearfest that is The Osbournes:

 "[Ozzy] told me he was trying to attract a family audience," he said.

So, that's alright then.

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