Item The First: Be a Boob. Be a Boob. All the World, Loves a Boob. CNN is reporting on how Baby Talk magazine created a scandel when they (are you ready) showed a nursing baby on the cover of the free publication. “I was SHOCKED to see a giant breast on the cover of your magazine,” one person wrote. “I immediately turned the magazine face down,” wrote another. “Gross,” said a third. Note: This is a magazine whose audience is mothers of babys! Sigh. One mother said she was worried about her 13 year old son seeing the magazine, saying “I shredded it. A breast is a breast — it’s a sexual thing. He didn’t need to see that. I’m totally supportive of [breastfeeding] — I just don’t like the flashing. I don’t want my son or husband to accidentally see a breast they didn’t want to see.” Double-sigh. And we wonder why LiveJournal was so cautious on the default icon? It is precisely because of these, excuse the term, boobs out there, that would likely file lawsuit after lawsuit they would have to defend. I wish I could slap them upside the head and say that the primary purpose of a breast is not sexual, it’s food.
Item the Second: Perhaps They Should Move to Fresno. CNN is also reporting on how KFYE-FM in Kingsburg CA has changed its format from Christian music, sermons, and Bible stories to “Porn Radio” — “all sex radio, all the time”. The station is playing sons such as “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road” by The Beatles, “Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye and “Nasty” by Janet Jackson… and heating up tamer songs by adding recorded moans and groans. I wonder if they read Baby Talk magazine in Kingsburg. But then again, perhaps this is just a tempest in a tea pot (locals will understand that reference).