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Title: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: Malcolm Boyce on January 13, 2011, 11:03:58 pm
This is one of the strangest ones in a while, and doesn't make me a happy Canadian...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/pointofview/2011/01/money-for-nothing -should-the-song-be-banned-on-canadian-radio.html
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: grantis on January 13, 2011, 11:08:02 pm
don't let the man get you down.
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: Paul Cavins on January 14, 2011, 12:19:23 am
Wow, that is sad.

I'm sure the "make sure no one is offended" commission sounded like a good idea at first.

PC
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: bblackwood on January 14, 2011, 07:56:53 am
Saw that the other day.

Surprised it hasn't happened here.

Unbelievable how PC countries are getting.
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: YZ on January 14, 2011, 07:59:35 am
Interesting.

From the lyrics:
Quote:

See the little faggot with the earring and the makeup Yeah buddy that's his own hair That little faggot got his own jet airplane That little faggot he's a millionaire


Which are said by a man who's complaining that
Quote:

That ain't workin' that's the way you do it Get your money for nothin' get your chicks for free


Which shows the perspective of the song's creators as "some backwards and low-intellect people will say anything about people they hate or envy who've been more successful than them".

So the song in fact is showing how idiotic the guy who's calling another a 'faggot' is, and it is not slanderous towards homosexuals.

My own opinion, not politically-correct: anyone complaining about this song is gay.

Smile
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: MagnetoSound on January 14, 2011, 08:20:57 am
So much irony, I can't eat all of it.

Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: Fibes on January 14, 2011, 09:49:08 am
Then there's that little "let's make Huck " PC too.

Subtlety and satire are lost on some (most) people.

Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: arconaut on January 14, 2011, 09:55:09 am

And in retaliation, Mark Knopfler scraps his album of Rita MacNeil covers.
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: PookyNMR on January 14, 2011, 12:06:54 pm
Great.  Welcome to the new world order.  I hope you like it.
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: YZ on January 14, 2011, 12:15:07 pm
Honestly, when I saw the post and before I read the linked article I was thinking: "could it be that some workers' union had protested against the song portraying hard-working low-wage people as prejudiced and resentful against those who had more success in life?"
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: ktownson on January 14, 2011, 01:32:56 pm
Those damned 8-bit characters finally got'em an anti-defamation league, huh?

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Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: bruno putzeys on January 14, 2011, 04:27:50 pm
Knopfler literally picked up the lyric when he was in an electrical goods store (the ones that sell both washing machines and TV's) when he overheard an employee whining about having to work so hard while the yoyo's on MTV got their money for nothing and their chicks for free. Knopfler says he quickly hid behind a washing machine to jot down as much of the conversation as he could.

This story very much reminds me of the spanking new sanitized version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that has both the n-word and "injuns" edited out.

What frustrates me so about this is that life is being made more and more impossible by both right-wing and left-wing whiners who would probably have a ball together if locked up in a theme park devoted at once to that ideal glorious and innocent past and that ideal, glorious, happy future. It's clear that both left and right want exactly the same thing: a world that never was, and never will be.
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: Malcolm Boyce on January 15, 2011, 11:57:12 am
...and some of what's happening after:

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2011/01/14/ns-money-for-nothing -marathon.html#socialcomments
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: YZ on January 15, 2011, 05:04:11 pm
I particularly enjoyed the following comment:
Quote:

As a straight white male I am offended by all the rap songs that contain the "N-Word". CBSC please ban all these songs forthwith...


The guy is right: if "faggot" bans a song, "nigger" should too.
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: Tidewater on January 16, 2011, 07:28:59 am
Watch out what speech you take from me. It makes me speak it, and suddenly I start feeling it, and once you get me started.. well, that's your problem.
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: jetbase on January 16, 2011, 05:04:23 pm
Personally, I was inspired by that little bunch of sticks that became a millionaire.
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Post by: jetbase on January 16, 2011, 05:12:13 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BiZdWhft1Q

"Burn the fagots!"
"I wish you'd stop saying that."
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: johnR on January 16, 2011, 05:24:10 pm
This kind of thing isn't new, unfortunately.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(food) :
"Faggots were used as the subject of an infamous 2004 radio advert by the UK supermarket chain Somerfield.[7] The commercial featured a husband challenging his wife's repetitive routine of a set meal for each day of the week. While he wanted lasagne, he was told that, as it was Friday, he was to have faggots. He responded: "I've nothing against faggots, I just don't fancy them." This advert was subsequently deemed to have breached the rules on Good Taste, Decency and Offence to Public Feeling of the Advertising and Sponsorship Code, and was banned from future re-broadcast by the industry regulator, Ofcom."
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: johnR on January 16, 2011, 05:37:16 pm
bruno putzeys wrote on Fri, 14 January 2011 21:27


It's clear that both left and right want exactly the same thing

I've often thought this. In the 1930's they nearly achieved it, at least in Europe. The similarities between extreme left and extreme right wing governments with their personality cults, prison camps, slave labour, secret police, etc. have always struck me as obvious, but it seems to be something that's rarely commented on.
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: Paul Cavins on January 16, 2011, 06:50:59 pm
That reminds me of a story from the BBC website a while back. It features a family that won a contest as the #1 Family in terms of being fans of Mr. Brain's brand of food called "faggots".

You would think it came from the Onion.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/2698507.stm







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Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: Tidewater on January 16, 2011, 07:58:18 pm
LOOK! The Brits also have religious cults.
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: bruno putzeys on January 17, 2011, 03:20:06 am
johnR wrote on Sun, 16 January 2011 23:37

I've often thought this. In the 1930's they nearly achieved it, at least in Europe. The similarities between extreme left and extreme right wing governments with their personality cults, prison camps, slave labour, secret police, etc. have always struck me as obvious, but it seems to be something that's rarely commented on.


I took the hint from Soviet Communism which was supposedly leftist. Economically it was but socially it was extremely conservative. Left-handers were retrained as right-handers and homosexuality was treated as an illness to name two. In the west we have learned to think of the political left and right as a single spectrum stretching from socially liberal, economically control-minded and mildly or not religious on the one hand and socially conservative, economically liberal and dogmatically religious on the other hand. We'll never get to grips with the situation like that. Those axises don't run parallel. A two-party system discriminates against socially open-minded entrepreneurs, morally conservative socialists and most importantly, deeply religious poor people.
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: MagnetoSound on January 17, 2011, 03:21:45 am
Paul Cavins wrote on Sun, 16 January 2011 23:50

That reminds me of a story from the BBC website a while back. It features a family that won a contest as the #1 Family in terms of being fans of Mr. Brain's brand of food called "faggots".

You would think it came from the Onion.




Brain's Faggots are a kind of meatball. They put the onions in the faggots.  Shocked



Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: johnR on January 17, 2011, 03:48:53 pm
bruno putzeys wrote on Mon, 17 January 2011 08:20

In the west we have learned to think of the political left and right as a single spectrum stretching from socially liberal, economically control-minded and mildly or not religious on the one hand and socially conservative, economically liberal and dogmatically religious on the other hand.

I prefer to think of it as a circle rather than a spectrum. On one side of the circle are moderates, but go far enough to the right or left of that and you end up on the opposite side with those of extreme views. The behaviour of the latter is often remarkably similar, regardless of the ideology that inspired it.
Title: Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
Post by: Bubba#$%Kron on January 17, 2011, 04:59:41 pm
"not that there is anything wrong with that"  Wink

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