Robin Williams can't make fun of James Dobson on the Oscars tonight. Nor can he hint that Olive Oyl is anorexic nor that Betty Boop is a bit of a tramp or that Caspar the ghost wears white because he's in the Ku Klux Klan.
Seems the official enforcers of fear and loathing at the FCC are winning. We're all afraid to laugh now. Laughter is bad. We might offend someone.
Cultures that can no longer laugh at themselves because we are taking ourselves too fucking seriously are headed for the enormous fall. You know, the hubris fall. Read Greek tragedy. Bone up on the word. You're going to be hearing a lot about it in the next few years. Trust me.