A step too far: a moral examination of the limit

May 10, 2011

There is a game of sorts that my friends and I play: someone offers up a mildly offensive idea, another elaborates in an amusing fashion, and then someone takes it way too far and we are all forced to create as much distance from the original line of inquiry as possible.  There is a distinct tipping point where an uncomfortable idea transforms into an abhorrent one. In an effort to spare you, my childrens, from the lasting social censure crossing such boundaries can bring we here at Beatsentropy have decided to delineate the spectrum of acceptability in series we call: Fine, Borderline, A Step to far. Let’s get down to business.

Category Fine, I suppose.    Borderline A step too far 
.Suggestive military rank Rear Admiral Cock Swain Frigadaire General
.Feminine based products Lady Milk La Femme Burritos OBG-Wine
.Bonding with inanimate objects Pets rocks Adopting stretches of Highway Marrying the persistently vegetative
Foreboding baby names Buster Having Lee as any part of a compound name Rapetholomew
Vaguely racist toy ideas Magic Sand Watermelon patch kids Rockem’ Sockum’ Jewbots
Awkward places to have a Romantic Anniversary dinner Columbine High Cafeteria Ground Zero gift shop: order humus and shawarma platter Crawlspace of ex girlfriends’ apartment
Suggestive Band names The Kinks The Strokes Vas Difference’
True, but painful, career advice for a friend Firemen have to be able to do more than one pushup You’re too ugly to be a clown How can you be a policeman when you couldn’t keep yourself from getting molested?
Mood killing euphemism for a spouses genitalia Slamgina Buttered velvet wallet The orifice for which circumstances have forced me to settle
Acceptable topics of discussion while babysitting How no one really won Vietnam How Strangers are just parents you haven’t met yet The Hidden meaning of mommies’ low back tattoo of a butterfly getting double teamed by two black guys.
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4 Responses to “A step too far: a moral examination of the limit”

  1. Sally Says:

    Whoa…did the original intro go too far for you?

  2. After multiple reading I found it bit too distracting. It was too long and too tonally overpowering for the rest of the piece.

  3. sulya Says:

    The offerings on the subject of spousal vaginas made me laugh out loud in that honking sort of embarrassing way that a person needs to experience a minimum of once a week in order to stay sane. Thank you, kind sir. (Second place goes to the marrying of the persistently vegetative and third to the Jewbots. If you need promotional help for the latter, just let me know and I will do what I can…)

  4. Graloulgaro Says:

    Re-twit you post: to my @lfrinuzi twitter

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