Part of the US definition of "pornography" relates to "community standards." Gets sticky when you try to define community
. The USG has been known to try pornography cases in the buckle of the bible belt even though the "crime" was committed elsewhere.
Define community when, on HBO you can say any word or show nudity, and despite the fact that you have to pay a monthly fee for it, more people subscribe to HBO than voted for any President. Community standards are actually, all the BS
stripped away, accurately represented by HBO and Showtime and - the internet
My son-in-law is not up to speed on computers and I was showing him the internet. I demonstrated Google, one of the best reference tools man has ever devised. At that moment my kids were talking about a Cheers episode where Norm responded to the usual How's-it-going-Norm? question with this gem: "It's a dog-eat-dog world and I'm wearing Milk Bone underwear!"
Well I typed in "Milk Bone Underwear" and got ten thousand porn hits on each word. You want the real
community standards? There it is in a nutshell. (which word will probably also get porn hits.)
is rumored to have more Baptist churches per capita than any city in the US. It is also said to have more topless bars. So tell me Charlotte, what are
your community standards?
And it is not just us decadent westerners. Arab men studying here in the US have been legendary for their appetite for alcohol and strip clubs. I've been told several times that "Allah cannot see outside the Kingdom." What are community standards.
Europe; there is some hypocrisy in your cultures as well. You love to claim that there is no big deal at seeing some exposed skin and yet, judging from the adverts one sees in the streets and rail stations, bare flesh still seems to sell everything from perfume to jeans.
I think we like our hypocritical Victorianism as much as we like the titillation (sorry about that word, censors) itself.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.