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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Lately the wife has taken to watching the TV series by that name. Although we don't get regular TV, Netflix is available via the internet. So she's pretty stuck on it.

I watch it too, but find it disturbing on some levels. The gratuitous T & A turns me off and has me considering bypassing the show altogether.

Maybe it's a case of being increasingly grouchy in my old age. As a matter of fact more than one person has commented on my "Puritanical" mindset and how it's grown, especially since reverting to the Catholic Church.

But the GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) principle is always in effect. If I found a mystery series similar to this I'd probably toss it due to the smut.

Right now I'm remembering an incident that happened with my aunt, Sister Mary Beatrice of the Sisters of Notre Dame. She was quite intelligent, spent a lot of time furthering her education to the point of acquiring a Masters in English.

Anyway, one of her pastimes was reading current literature. She came across one novel (this was in the 60's) with what she felt was unnecessary vulgarity. So she wrote a letter to the author, complimenting him on his work and citing her objections with the observation that any writing with real quality didn't need to dive into the gutter. He replied to her, thanking her for her comments but noting he hadn't written the book with Catholic nuns in mind as an audience.

Not being one to quietly shut up and go away, my aunt replied by asking him just why wouldn't he expect Catholic nuns to read his works? That ended the exchange, he may have felt he'd met his match. She had the effect on more than one person. God rest her soul.

I'd guess the same logic can be used for television programs. If it's really a quality piece of work, the T & A should be minimal, if that's needed to "sell" the product then we might as well be talking about porn. FWIW, even during my rowdiest days as a sailor I couldn't read porn novels or watch skin flicks, they were too damned boring!

So what's the point? There is none really, this post was written for me to sort things out in my own plodding, nonintellectual way. If you've endured it for this long, cheer up and leave me a comment. I'll remember you in my prayers, you've probably earned that.

As for my wife, I'll cite my reservations with the show and let it lie there. I'm not her conscience nor her father and she's suffered through several of my favorite flicks in the past. When she turns on the tube I'll go read a book.


Rick said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

ignorant redneck said...

There are a couple of show I wont watch because of the 'T&A Factor". One of them, "Two Broke Girls" says more about me than the show. A lot of the humor is making fun of humans and our sexual foibles--fair game for humor--but that's not why I avoid it. I avoid it because of my own weakness and how attractive I find one of the actresses--it's not a show for kids, but it's not "dirty" either.

The other is "Revolution"--I liked it but quit watching it as the down blouse and back lit scenes multiplied. I'm not a saint, and I don't need titillated.

Sometimes, it would just be more honest to watch porn than TV and movies.

Subvet said...

Rick, thanks and same to ya!

Subvet said...

IR, yeah I have that problem too. But I feel "Justified" goes over the line when the main character (a US Marshal) busts a guy who is busy watching two hookers perform a lot of lesbian foreplay while he sprawls on a bed wearing nothing but his BVD's. THAT is when I think it just might not be all on me!

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