Violence On TV, Stupidity On The Couch

| | Right | August 28, 2008

(A video rental customer approaches with two young children.)

Customer: “Hey, you guys seen Con Air?”

Me: “Yeah.”

Customer: “Why’s it rated R?”

Me: “Well, the language is pretty strong, but it’s primarily because of the violence.”

Customer: “Oh. Well, does it have any sex in it?”

Me: “Um, not that I recall.”

Customer: “Okay, great. Hey kids, we’re getting Con Air!”

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  • Trillium

    That sums western values of what’s acceptable to children pretty well.
    A hero can blast peoples’ heads off with a shotgun in a shower of gore, but don’t he dare smoke or use a bad word…

    • nordic

      or show too much naked skin.
      And god help you if a bare breast is shown at any point