Opinions are like assholes - everyone has one. Except maybe someone unfortunate enough to be born without a butthole....I think they can surgically fix that. I digress.
I don't know, it just seems like there are so many people who are really judgey these days.
Having majored in Journalism, I have a problem with censorship. Of course, there are the no-brainer type things such as stopping a person from running into a crowded theatre and yelling "Fire!" is not censorship.
Things that are illegal are exceptions too. Say, child pornography. Not only should it be censored, but it shouldn't happen in the first place.
Otherwise, I prescribe to the quote credited to Voltaire: "I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."
I was lucky to grow up with parents who didn't censor what I read. What I watched was somewhat monitored (i.e. they weren't about to dump me off at the movies for an R rated film at the age of 10 or anything like that). But, I often stayed up much later than the rest of the family and watched shows like Saturday Night Live in the 70s. My mom never said "No" when I flashed the newest issue of "Mad" magazine at her.
My dad and I had a special ritual - just the two of us. We would go to the library, every two weeks like clockwork. I was allowed to check out anything that caught my eye. I would often have a stack of books I could barely carry out!
The Evil Twin are like that with our own kids. I don't flip through the books Buddy brings home from the school library. If he's reading, he's learning!
We're a crass and inappropriate family. Sissy doesn't stand a chance.
We enjoy singing the Diarrhea Song and making up new lyrics (if your stomach starts to cramp and your pants are really damp - diarrhea, etc.).
Just last night, I was walking - briskly - past Buddy who said, "I have hiccups." I looked at him and said, "I have diarrhea, wanna trade?"
But, just like double dipping, we let the kids know the kinds of things we joke around about here should be kept in the family because some people have "issues" with certain jokes or words.
That's a shame. We could all use more laughter. :-)