America The Uptight and Victoria Secret's CBS Special

Panties in a Bunch

CBS' Victoria's Secret show prompts indecency inquiry. After receiving hundreds of complaints, Commissioner Michael Copps thinks broadcast indecency standards should be tightened

Now, I did not actually watch this but I have to assume that the models did have all the particular parts covered that should have been covered. And, granted, the whole show is just one big ad and ratings ploy. But, indecent? By some standards, maybe. But indecent enough to be banned from TV? I don't think so.

The problem with our society is that we allow the most grotesque forms of violence to make their way into movies and even television while anything more then the "kiss/fade/cigarette in the morning" sex scene gets labeled porn.

Something is so wrong with that. Sex is normal. Sex is natural. Sexuality and sensuality are natural. Ripping the guts out of a mummy is not. It's backwards. Sure, watching a sex scene is uncomfortable but only because we have been taught to think it is "nasty" versus normal. Ever watch a foreign film? Sex and sexuality is always treated as just another normal part of life. It isn't hidden and feared.

Do we want our kids watching people having sex on TV? Of course not but I think you get my point.

Sex should be celebrated. Violence is what should be banned.


by Steve Hall    Nov-21-02    

More on Advergaming

The technique of embedding commercial messages and product placements within video games is becoming ever more pervasive.

Advergame Touts BellSouth's DSL Service

You could say telco BellSouth is "racing" to sign up customers to its DSL service. Today, BellSouth and online game technology firm WildTangent announced the launch of BellSouth FastAccess DSL Racing. The new advergame, built by Redmond, Wash.-based WildTangent, educates consumers on the benefits of a DSL hookup -- while providing some high-speed entertainment.


by Steve Hall    Nov-21-02    

Wireless Messaging To Be Bigger Then Wireless Internet

Here's some interesting news on where wireless is predicted to go.

Wireless Messaging Will Outpace Wireless Internet

In-Stat/MDR reports that there are some very bright spots in the wireless data market. Overall, the messaging market (thanks to the newer Enhanced Messaging Service (EMS) and Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS) that support graphics and video) will continue to outstrip the wireless Internet market, in terms of subscribers, through 2006, growing from an estimated 305 million at the end of 2001 to more than 1 billion by the end of 2006. While smaller than the messaging market, the wireless Internet market is growing at the same pace.


by Steve Hall    Nov-21-02    

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