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Me So Horny...Also, Jack Thompson made my history book.


I've been working hard lately as I've been trying to get all of my study questions done in my History of Rock
and Roll class. In my third hour of work today and on my twelfth chapter of study questions I came about this

"2 Live Crew's 1989 LP As Nasty As They Wanna Be became the first recording ever to be
obscene by an American court, even though the group included a warning label on the cover and
simultaneously released an edited version called As Clean As They Wanna Be. Led by founder Luther
Campbell, the group's #26 hit Me So Horny created a moral outrage that prompted evangelical Christian
attorney Jack Thompson to file suit against Campbell. In 1990 a Broward County (Florida) judge declared
the album to be legally obscene, making it illegal to sell, and in short order record retailers in Ft. Lauderdale
and Huntsville, Alabama, were arrested for selling it (both were prosecuted but acquitted). The band was
also arrested for performing the songs in a Hollywood, Florida, nightclub. Eventually Nasty sold more than
two million copies (eight times as many as the clean version), a jury cleared 2 Live Crew after thriteen
minutes of deliberation, and in 1992 the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the obscenity

Now, I know some of you may already know this, but not everyone goes around wikipediaing every annoying
ex-anti-videogame attorneys. It just seemed very interesting to me at the time. I also would like to point out, in
a coincidental form of irony, that the album was incredibly successful despite such a harsh ban. It just goes
to show the flaws in such ways of thinking and how as soon as you take something away that is rightfully
the peoples' they will get it anyway.

Source: History of Rock & Roll, Second Edition, Larson, Thomas E., Pg. 279

I have no idea how to source anything, forgive me.
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About nukka jdavone of us since 5:51 PM on 12.06.2007

About Me:

Hey there, I'm James. I'm originally from Deer Lodge, MT, but now I'm going to school in Missoula for TEACHING. Yeah, I kind of changed my mind. I was doing the journalism thing, but kind of had a weird epiphany about the whole thing. Teaching was what I wanted to do before journalism and after some hard thought I'm going to return to it. I figure becoming an english teacher will allow me to continue writing. That blogging dream will still be there, It just won't be priority.

I'm very into music, especially Modest Mouse and Animal Collective. Classic rock makes my genitals burst as well. My life is simple: School, my lady, friends, family, dogs, and games. Easy peasy, no? I've been around Dtoid for a while, lurking since the beginning, and registered a while ago. I love it here, having such a good community really does the place well. I'm into any game that doesn't suck. There is really very little I'm not willing to play. The only problem is time, but please recommend good games to me. I've been on an indie binge recently, so start there. Feel free to add my PSN and Gamertag to your friends lists. I'm a nice dude and love playing with Dtoiders. You guys are amazing.

I blow at fighters, this is just the only cool looking picture I've ever taken.

Top Five Games at the Moment (No Particular Order)
1. Left 4 Dead
2. Half - Life 2
3. Metroid Prime
4. Resident Evil 4
5. Little Big Planet

Play with me...

My Steam ID: teh_james

Trade shit with me...

Other Things...

The Unshaven - a dodgeball movie that probably won't be funny to you that my friends and I all made as a parting senior thingy. Anyway, if you wanna see me in action I'm the chubby one playing The Lion King on my Sega. (Major credit to Daniel Lombardi)

My Youtube Channel - nothing too special on there, just some videos from a longgg time ago and a few I made from boredom.

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