Friday, June 16, 2006

"God Has Fucked Me In the Ass So Many Times..."

Cornelia Read has an excellent post over at the NakedAuthors gang-blog about swearing in mystery fiction, or, to put it more accurately, some people's rather odd reactions to it, considering.

But as this memo from the creators of South Park to the MPAA shows us, everything's relative.

1 comment:

Cornelia Read said...

Okay, that is now MY favorite memo EVER...

Well, except this one is pretty good, too:

H.M. Embassy


Lord Pembroke
The Foreign Office
LONDON 6th April 1943

My Dear Reggie,

In these dark days man tends to look for little shafts of light that spill from Heaven. My days are probably darker than yours, and I need, my God I do, all the light I can get. But I am a decent fellow, and I do not want to be mean and selfish about what little brightness is shed upon me from time to time. So I propose to share with you a tiny flash that has illuminated my sombre life and tell you that God has given me a new Turkish colleague whose card tells me that he is called Mustapha Kunt.

We all feel like that, Reggie, now and then, especially when Spring is upon us, but few of us would care to put it on our cards. It takes a Turk to do that.

Sir Archibald Clerk Kerr
H.M. Ambassador