<p>George Carlin passed away. He will forever be remembered (at least among legal scholars) for his Filty Words monologue which was the subject of a U.S. Supreme Court case. See <a href=”http://supreme.justia.com/us/438/726/case.html”>FCC v. Pacifica Foundation</a>, 438 U.S. 726 (1978). The Appendix to the Opinion includes a verbatim transcript of the monologue prepared by the Federal Communications Commission. That’s U.S. tax dollars paying some bureaucrat to transcribe an indecent monologue.</p>
Federal Communications Commission: In the Matter of Complaints Against Various Television Licensees Concerning Their February 25, 2003 Broadcast of the Program “NYPD Blue”. Although ABC argues, without citing any authority, that the buttocks are not a sexual organ, we reject this argument, which runs counter to both case law and common sense.
ABC should have cited Wikipedia, the preeminent authority on the Internet. 😉 Wikipedia lists the 10 anatomical parts in female mammals that are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute the reproductive system. As expected, the buttocks aren’t one of them.
However, we all know that occasionally Wikipedia is wrong. I’m not sure that this is one of those times though.
Although Congress is extremely busy working on the “growth package” to stimulate the moribund economy, maybe it can impanel a blue-ribbon committee to investigate whether the human buttocks are sexual organs. Because, if the buttocks have a reproductive function, America deserves to know. Seriously, there are potential Constitutional implications if couples can reproduce through butt sex, as the FCC contends.