Friday, 22 May 2009

Bared Facts


American Idol's Kara DioGuardi

No thanks, Tan Sri.

Initially when I read Star’s headline: “Veteran artiste wants more people on censor board” and then the verbatim quote:
Is it right to have only three authorised persons, representing the country’s 26 million people, to watch and suppress anything considered unacceptable for public viewing?
I thought: “Well, hey, didn’t realized HE cared.”

I learn now to never jump the gun until I get the whole picture.

A few paras down the line came the punchline: “Jins, who sits in the board’s appeal committee, said that due to such a situation some films escaped censorship.”

Such a knuckle head I was for thinking that the good old Malayan Bond was talking about the arbitrary ways of the National Censorship Board.

About how more rep would mean more varied opinions.

Nope, nothing like that.

What the Umno Tan Sri wants is a like minded fellows to join in arbitrarily censoring the cinematic offerings to the public on the silver screen.

(Wonder what they think of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. What a title, eh?)

Truth be told, it has been a LONG, LONG while since I watched anything at the cinema.

Having a young un with the shortest of short in attention span means that cinema are no go in family outings.

That said, I did manage to squeeze in some good “Disney on Ice” hours of which Tan Sri might think worthy of least some snips with some good showing of cleavages from most of the female dancers.

So I have never been able to grace any of the good Tan Sri’s censorship skills thus far and I do hope I am not missing (pun intended) much.

BTW, what was Astro’s Star World thinking when they decided to blip away Kara DioGuardi peep show after a good few minutes of Katrina "Bikini Girl" Darrell near
nude tanned showcase just before?

Weird that.

Perhaps, it’s the act of “flashing” that is being censored.

We don’t want Malaysian Star World viewers to go around flashing their undies, now do we?

It just has to be snipped.

Walking around near stark naked is not as bad.


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