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Funniest Parental Info quote

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jjeffreydd, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. jjeffreydd

    jjeffreydd New Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    I really enjoy reading the parental information quotes. While informative and probably useful for some, non-parents can look to the for some free humor:

    Mirrors on HBOZHD: Sex: ... A lead female character dresses primarily in low-cut tops, wet tops, or low-cut and wet tops.

    Not just one of the other... but both, omg!

    What are the funniest you have read?
  2. dorfd1

    dorfd1 Icon

    Jul 15, 2008
    the 3-d on demand test video is rated nc-17
  3. Carbon

    Carbon Godfather

    Sep 22, 2006
    I'm glad to hear that there are some other people out there that get a kick out of reading those.
  4. skatingrocker17

    skatingrocker17 Godfather

    Jun 23, 2010
    I read them almost all the time just because they're funny.
  5. TEN89

    TEN89 Legend

    Jun 27, 2003
    i guess you have to much time on your hands.
  6. pfp

    pfp Whatever

    Apr 28, 2009
    sounds like must see tv to me
  7. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    My wife likes The Bachelorette for its unintended humor. What's even funnier is the parental advice.

    The description for Married With Children is also pretty funny (and spot on too)
  8. Avder

    Avder Hall Of Fame

    Feb 6, 2010
    A lot of these parental quotes remind me of a movie reviewer we had in the local paper here a few years ago. Very very hardline christian, only gave wholesome movies good reviews, etc. I made a habit of going to movies that got one or no star rating from her and found a lot of entertainment in the crap she hated.

    "Lots of gratitious violence and some graphic sex scenes..." sounds like a good time to me!
  9. cartrivision

    cartrivision Hall Of Fame

    Jul 25, 2007
    I'm just annoyed that the search function doesn't search that text, denying me the ability to set up an autorecord for "low cut wet tops".
  10. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    If I watch a series, then the Parental text is a must read. I'm actually disappointed if it isn't listed yet. I'm genuinely curious as to what the "summarizers" and "fact finders" come up with. It often tells me a lot more about the author than the program he/she might be reviewing.

    Then comes the humor...some are just hilarious. Some appear puritanical, and many have a tin ear for irony.

    It is apparent that there are some very bright people putting these things together, however. As much as their over the top "sensitivity" may entertain me, they could and should serve the stated purpose of warning parents about suspect content, and the implied values any given plot line or behavior may entail.

    I wonder what the Parental advisory would say about the talking head "so-called" news programs (of all political persuasions)?

    "Parents should know the open bigotry and lying, as well as deliberate mis-characterizations of opponents may lead to the stabbing of a perfectly innocent cab driver, or the beating of anyone who doesn't look like those on this show."

    Maybe we could gin up some sort of surgeon general's warning for the mind rot and lack of critical thinking that is so in evidence on Fox, CNN, and MS-NBC, not to mention from politicians in general.

    If we really cared about "the kids", we'd be more worried about the intolerance, lies, propaganda, and hysteria we allow into our homes (and all too often display ourselves), than a couple of words or the sight of some skin. Much of this rubbish is fed to them by the very "parents" that the Parental warning is aimed at. The irony is certainly not lost on me.

    Our own sheep-like unthinking blather, leads our "children" to the hatred that gets people really harmed.

    I find the Parental warnings entertaining, and marginally purposeful. I find our politicians and so-called news organizations (again of all flavors), truly pornographic and more deserving of parental discretion than just about anything else. (other than the parents themselves)

    There...I vented. (based on this morning's news).
  11. mikeinthekeys

    mikeinthekeys Godfather

    Feb 9, 2007
    My dear Hasan, take a deep breath... if you can use your critical thinking to evaluate what you are watching, what makes you think everyone else out there is incapable of separating pap from reality?
  12. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    Not everyone, to be sure, but the masses of people waving their arms, screaming God is on our side, or some other equally delusional slogan.
  13. Eskimo

    Eskimo AllStar

    Aug 2, 2010
    You owe me a cup of coffee and a new keyboard...
  14. JeffBowser

    JeffBowser blah blah blah

    Dec 21, 2006
    What amuses me are the people that take offense at the very presence of these parental advisories. If they are not for you, they are not for you, so why spend a moments thought on them? They must be hitting a nerve somewhere, else, you'd just ignore them.
  15. GoPokes43

    GoPokes43 Mentor

    Sep 13, 2007
    Particularly if you're not a parent. As a parent I've read a few of these and they're nice to see because in many instances, if there's not violence and sex, my first instinct is that it's okay for my 4 year old. But, there are a few other things that aren't as obvious and it shows up with the kids rather quickly. For instance, my 4 year old has used the word "stupid" some recently, has mentioned "killing" his friends and said something like "he's an idiot" yesterday. It does lead to a conversation about using those words, but it seems a little early in his life. We watch almost no TV around him, so he may get it from friends or maybe some of the movies he's watched (Toy Story, Cars, Disney cartoons). Still, it gives us a little more insight into what the kids might see and how they may be affected. Gives us an opportunity to discuss those issues or hold off on exposing them to such issues. I've never thought of the parental notices as being judgemental though as some seem to be suggesting - they are listing things that children learn about during different times of their upbringing and its helpful to part of that process as a parent.

    I agree though, that they are entertaining in their own right in many instances.
  16. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

    Nov 13, 2006
    Fort Pierce, FL
    Where are you seeing these advisories? I see the splash screen before FX shows or overlays at the start of some other networks with MA and such. But I don't ever remember reading descriptions of the upcoming content.
  17. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    When you hit "Info" on a show in the Guide, there may be an item in the list on the left that says "Parental". Many series have them, most documentaries don't. If you select Parental, then the stuff we've been discussing comes up.
  18. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

    Nov 13, 2006
    Fort Pierce, FL
  19. Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

    Apr 22, 2002
    Music City, USA
    Robert...Was there any particular news program that knotted your knickers, or just news in general? ;)
  20. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    The "parental guidelines" are indeed hilarious.

    But there are other good laughs when poking around on your DirecTV receiver.

    For example, I noticed that the Showcase advising customers about the "DVR Scheduler" was listed as a "Drama" in the program description!!!

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