Friday, November 24, 2006

another shiva

I have a percolator. I'm an un-cool coffee drinker and I'm ok with that. I don't use a press pot. I don't drink a fancy squeezed bean with a foamy top. I percolate a pot, add half-n-half and sugar in the raw. and, it's perfect.

my percolator is from the 50s. I got it at a garage sale for 5 bucks. not because I couldn't afford a fancy percolator. but it tastes better.

my perc's on the peel.

I'm so forlorn.

I'm going to have to send my perky pot to heaven. I need a hot tip on a new one. it's sad. but, true.

toss me a pearl.

sexy sexy

I love the drama and sex appeal of a good vinty ad.

clearly she, me has nothing interesting to say. so, here's the plan.

leave work.
pick up loujew from school.


we hope.

go with god,

cleansing the blog of barbie

I wonder if he was like the george clooney of his era.

sitting shiva

I'm so lighting a rokeach for barbie... she's dead to me. we are through. no matter what her ensemble, she's still a fuckin barbie. Predictable as ever.

this can't be real

what's happening here?

girl friday

what is she saying?

vintage barbie

love this fabulous spread.

osama ken doll

what a refreshing change from ken. I wonder if his cock is bigger.

taliban barbie

the bride of jihad.

burqa shmirka

she may look like burqa barbie. but she screams eva peron on the lam.

movie meme

shalom... wp tagged me for a movie meme, which I will be doing. click on over to wp's and lewch's meems. good reads. I will be posting my meemish shortly, but you know how much I love an advanced tag. I did include one additional question. indulge cuntsteinowitz, will ya?!

1. Popcorn or candy?
2. Name a movie you've been meaning to see forever.
3. You are given the power to recall one Oscar: Who loses theirs and to whom?
4. Steal one costume from a movie for your wardrobe.
5. Your favorite film franchise is....
6. Invite five movie people over for dinner. Who are they? Why'd you invite them? What do you feed them?
7. What is the appropriate punishment for people who answer cell phones in the movie theater?
8. Choose a female bodyguard: Ripley from Aliens. Mystique from X-Men. Sarah Connor from Terminator 2. The Bride from Kill Bill. Mace from Strange Days.
9. What's the scariest thing you've ever seen in a movie?
10. Your favorite genre (excluding "comedy" and "drama") is....
11. You are given the power to greenlight movies at a major studio for one year. How do you wield this power?
12. Bonnie or Clyde?
13. Who am I tagging to answer this survey?
14. If Jesus were to submit a synopsis of a documentary about life in America since 9/11, what would his pov be? ::: not a joke question. I'm really curious.

tagging people I think would be interested. if I missed you, please do not, not, not take it personally. the guilt will kill me. anyone else who wants to do it, please do it! would love to read it.

big mouth
honey in a handbag
mullet boy
third dimension boy
jew laughter
self help
al sensu

that cbs sure has moxie!

CBS appeals FCC indecency rules
By Brooks Boliek
Nov 21, 2006

WASHINGTON -- CBS told a federal court Monday that the government's new "zero tolerance" policy for indecent broadcasts is threatening to choke off free speech.

In its opening brief with the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, CBS contends that the commission's policy "is flatly inconsistent with the bedrock principle that First Amendment freedoms require breathing space to survive.

"The case is one of two legal battles this month that will go a long way to deciding whether the government can slap broadcasters with a big fine and threaten their licenses to operate because of a slip of the tongue. The other case is in the New York circuit and involves Nicole Richie's use of the word "shit" during the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which aired on Fox.

On Sept. 22, 2004, the FCC said that CBS and Viacom, its parent company at the time, knew or should have known that Janet Jackson's breast would be exposed during a halftime show at the 2004 Super Bowl. CBS, MTV -- which produced the show -- Jackson and fellow performer Justin Timberlake have all said that the moment was unplanned, though Jackson and her choreographer added a "wardrobe reveal" just before the show aired, according to commission and court documents. The FCC proposed fining all 20 of CBS' owned-and-operated stations the maximum $27,500 for the indecent broadcasts.

"The orders at issue in this case cannot be reconciled with either the prior three decades of FCC precedent or, more importantly, the decisions of federal courts articulating the First Amendment limitations" of the FCC's power over indecent speech, CBS said.

At issue is the FCC policy adopted in response to U2 frontman Bono's utterance of a version of the word "fuck" during the 2003 Golden Globes broadcast.

In the Bono decision, the commission changed its definition of "fleeting" use, deciding that a certain word can be so vile that it runs afoul of the nation's indecency laws.

"All we're asking the court to do is to reinstate the old enforcement regime," one CBS executive said.

The commission contends that the fines, which totaled $550,000, were necessary because of the attention the show generated and the threat that an unrestrained Hollywood poses to American sensibilities.

"CBS continues to ignore the voices of millions of Americans, Congress and the commission by arguing that Janet Jackson's halftime performance was not indecent," FCC spokesman Clyde Ensslin said. "CBS believes there should be no limits on what can be shown on television even during family viewing events like the Super Bowl; we continue to believe they are wrong.

"CBS executives bristle at comments like Ensslin's. FCC chairman Kevin Martin has made similar comments.Executives at the network accused the commission of speaking out of both sides of its mouth. Broadcasters say that's not true.

"If we're out to do what they say, then why do they use our own practices as an example?" one network lawyer asked.They argue that the commission has commended broadcasters for their actions to voluntarily curb indecent speech.

"Our assessment of contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium is strongly bolstered by broadcasters' own practices," the FCC wrote in its 2003 order in the Billboard Awards case.

As defined by the FCC, material is indecent if it "in context, depicts or describes sexual or excretory activities or organs in a patently offensive manner as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium."

While obscene speech is not protected by the First Amendment, indecent speech is as the federal courts and the FCC have ruled that such speech can be aired from 10 p.m.-6 a.m.


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