On a subject near and dear to my heart, the kind fellows at The Smoking Gun have posted a smattering of complaints to the FCC arising from Super Bowl XLI. The complaints all focus either on Prince's silhouetted guitar-as-penis routine and/or the Snickers commercial where the two guys accidentally kiss. Here are some choice quotes:
"CBS Sports producers knew, that when the former penist [sic] named Prince brought out that guitar it wasn't going to be good." [What in God's name is a "penist"? And why is Prince no longer a penist? If she's complaining about Prince pretending he has a giant penis, isn't he still a penist?]
"One of [my children] has hoped to be a quarterback and now he will turn out gay. I am actually considering to check him for HIV. Thanks CBS for turning my son GAY." [The TV turned his children gay AND gave them HIV! Also, global warming does not exist.]
"This image only made him look extremely large which made the rest of us feel small, and unable to perform this evening." [This one just may be serious, folks.]
"I didn't turn on the superbowl expecting to be tricked into watching gay sex!" [Those tricksy gayses!]
This one is interesting only because the complainer appears to know the vocabulary of First Amendment law, even if s/he doesn't know what the words actually mean.
A lot of these complaints are poorly written and make no sense, but in defense of the complainers, it's hard to put together a compelling indecency argument when you don't have the Parents Television Council writing form letters for you.