Re: Zeb shares the funniest story I have heard in ages....

From: Zeb Haradon (
Date: Fri Feb 18 2000 - 01:19:32 MST

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From: Max More <>
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Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2000 10:23 AM
Subject: Re: Zeb shares the funniest story I have heard in ages....

>At 07:43 PM 2/14/00 -0800, Jeff wrote:
>>Leave us not forget the subversively-indelicately-named protagonist in
>>Dicken's (wasn't it?) Oliver Twist: Master Bates.
>Oh boy, since we can't seem to stop playing with this subject, Jeff reminds
>me of a children's cartoon show about pirates in England years ago. It too
>had a character called Master Bates. But that wasn't enough. Oh no. They
>also had a character named "Seaman Staines".
>It's hard to imagine writers getting away with that these days. Or could
>they really be so innocent?!
>Max More, Ph.D.
>President, Extropy Institute.
>CEO, MoreLogic Solutions.
> or

People love to slip these subversive things into innocent shows. I would.
Don't forget the all time classic on Leave It To Beaver, where Mother says
(to Wally or Dad, I forget): "Don't you think you were a little rough on the
beaver last night?". And if you have the early laserdisc version of Who
Framed Roger Rabbit, there is a scene where Jessica Rabbit is doing some
kind of flip and her dress comes up and genetalia is shown in a single
frame. I seem to remember some similar scandal with The Little Mermaid but I
don't recall it.

Zeb Haradon
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