Friday, January 30, 2009

One Song I Can't Believe They're Playing Unedited on the Radio

Britney Spears, If You Seek Amy.

The whole point of a double-entendre is that it has two meanings, one of them totally innocent, and the other one naughty. That means you can say something naughty but plausibly argue that your real meaning was the innocent one. But when you sing "All of the boys and all of the girls are begging to if you seek Amy," it's really, really hard to argue that there's an innocent interpretation, because only the naughty interpretation makes any damn sense.

I don't understand why it was wrong for Howard Stern to say "fuck" on the air, but there's no problem with Brit singing "F-U-C-K me".


Phutatorius said...

Sorry, Redneck, but I think this is the closest Britney Spears's songwriting pool comes to clever.

Mithridates said...

To quote Eric Carpman: "I mean, what's the big fucking deal bitch? Fuck-fuckity-fuck-fuck-fuck. See that didn't hurt anyone."

Phutatorius said...

Mithridates: there's Cartman,
and there's Carpman.

Note the difference.

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