Are U.S. airlines too prudish or

Mar 27th, 2006, 07:47 AM
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Are U.S. airlines too prudish or

Or European Airlines too liberal.

Recently flew American Airlines and they played the CBS citcom "2 1/2 Men." Every time they said the word SEX they sensored it.

I flew Qantas and British Airways during Dec/Jan. and they played "The Wedding Crashers" and "Deuce Bigalow, European Gigolo," which seemed completely unedited. I remember saying to myself, my she has nice breasts.

And those $5 wines and beers on the U.S. airlines and flight attendants that only know three words, "fasten your seatbelt."

Any comments?
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Mar 27th, 2006, 07:49 AM
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I suppose if you had an inquisitive 8yr child with you, you might be glad they dubbed the word sex!! trying to explain it on a full airplane could be bring a few raised eyes!
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Mar 27th, 2006, 07:52 AM
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Just be glad they didn't edit out all the dumb parts of those movies and programs. There wouldn't be anything left to watch.

Having to explain the word sex to an 8 year old? Where has this kid been locked up for the past 8 years?
Mar 27th, 2006, 07:56 AM
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I suppose that either way the airlines can't win. Either they get complaints because they do not censor enough or some complain they are too prudish if they censor too much. I don't usually have much good to say about airlines in general, but in this case I sympathize.
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Mar 27th, 2006, 08:14 AM
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As the editors of The Economist recently concluded, half the world thinks we're Puritans and the other half thinks we're pornographers. Societies are like people, the normal healthy ones are found in the middle.
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Mar 27th, 2006, 08:22 AM
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Sorry if I sound ignorant, but is there REALLY a beeb over the word sex on American Airlines movies?

Bare tits donīt hurt anybody, not even children. Heavens, their mothers have ones!
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Mar 27th, 2006, 08:45 AM
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I was flying on BA two years ago and they played a movie about a college pledge. Participants in the movie were expected to tie a rope to their privates and trust that there was enough rope tied to the weight. The weight hit a manhole and kept going. The scene was very funny.

One month later I was flying on Continental airlines and they played the same movie. I said to the lady next to me, this is so funny, watch. The scene was removed.
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