[internetworkers] somewhat bizarre comment

David Minton dminton at mindspring.com
Tue Sep 14 16:42:06 EDT 2004


I must agree--Dave, are you slumming at washingtonpost.com again? I thought
you had your left-leaning tendencies corrected through electroshock therapy
ages ago.

David

On 9/14/04 3:49 PM, "Edward Wesolowski" <edwes at idisplay.com> wrote:

>> please note that the comment was NOT written by me.
> David: ...I don't  e v e n  want  to know how you came to find that comment;-)
> Ed W
> 
> At 02:38 PM 9/14/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>> hey everybody, this has nothing to do with nothing, but i happened upon it
>> recently and thought it quite interesting.  please note that the comment
>> was NOT written by me.
>> --
>> 
>> http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A12994-2004Sep10_2.html
>> 
>>  Language Malfunction
>> 
>>  As a practitioner of bondage, discipline and sadomasochistic practices
>> for 25 years, I am perplexed by the phrase "S&M-clad," which is how Frank
>> Ahrens chose to describe Janet Jackson's dancers in the infamous
>> MTV-produced Super Bowl halftime show [Business, Sept. 4]. "S&M" is not a
>> style of dress but the acceptance of a set of sexual fetish activities as
>> "normal" and "healthy" when performed appropriately.
>> 
>>  Would dancers acceptable to fundamentalist Christians have been called
>> "missionary-clad"?
>> 
>>  -- David Phillips
>> 
>> Arlington
>> 
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