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Gory details

The obituaries columns in newspapers do throw up some interesting facts and sometimes not even about the deceased. Reading the Prince obituary in the Times last week it was revealed 2 me that on account of the sexualised lyrics on some of Prince’s music a new profanity police was created. It came in the guise of a similar looking woman to Mary Whitehouse. This being was the second lady of the United States (1993-2001), Tipper Gore, wife of the veep (same years or ditto), Al Gore. It was Tipper that instigated the “Parental advisory: explicit content” sticker that prevails on CDs to this day.

Well played, the Gores. Not content with saving the planet they also are trying to save the innocence of youth. Ironically, Prince toned down his act, curtailing swearing, and became a Jehovah’s Witness.

As for the Gores, they are a couple no more. Still, nothing compares 2 em. The ozone’s got his hat on and you need to prove you’re 18 before you can buy a Cannibal Corpse record; tip, tip, tip hooray.

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  1. April 30, 2016 at 6:41 am

    Tip? Tipper? Remember the eponymous O’Neill? What kind of familiar namei Tip?

  2. April 30, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Oh yes, one of the last puritanical members of the American left. She meant well, but she assumed that people were wholesome and innocent when they were not. Pro-code Hollywood films should have made that point clear enough.

  3. christinaosborne
    April 30, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Well frankly we could do with a few like her right now in the UK!
    I was disgusted several times over by some of the things I saw and heard in Wales. It would make me very hesitant to come back to the UK.. people seem to have lost all sense of decorum, morals, ethics and a lot else besides including their knickers!

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