BBS explained (NSFW boobies)


#1

Continuing the discussion from Underrated and overrated films:

I’m not certain that I agree that the quirk is well thought out, but otherwise I think popobawa has got this place pretty well pegged. I gotta tell you though, longtime browsing while sitting in one of these:

has been murder on my backside. How did Ricardo Montalban do it?


#2

I don’t understand! BBS explained… do you mean Berberian Sound Studio, bOING bOING BBS - or BBS as in BooBieS? Were there boobies in Berberian Sound Studio? I don’t remember.

Are boobies NSFW? I do not crave them, but think that they are good wholesome fun. Think of the children!

Montalban can keep the wicker… it creaks too much for my sensitive ears. But I do like bamboo and wooden furniture. In my corner of the world, I can legally go topless, but not grow bamboo in my yard. Go figure!


#3

Traditionally, the above would be abbreviated BSS.


#4

True, I hadn’t noticed! Maybe I got lazy because of the double B in “Berberian”. It’s merely another symptom of my severe cognitive deficit today…


#5

Literally, yes. At least if you’re employed in most workplaces in the US of A.


#6

So, they are literally dangerous?

It was a question in jest. I refuse employment by prudes on general principle.

"Nipples?

You’ll poke yer eye out, Kid!"


#7

Depends on your definition of Boob – some are NSFA


#8

Prudishness is the least of their concerns. You’re literally asking for a lawsuit if you let your employees put up or conspicuously view any nudity. Any employee with a mild grudge can turn the workplace upside down with that. It happened at one place I worked, and it was way, way, way milder than exposed breasts. It was about as inoffensive as you can get without it being boring.

The entire department had to report for sexual harassment training, and by the time the dust had settled, people had been fired, supervisors were suspended and then written up, the workplace had to pay out a settlement, and literally nothing was made better by the ordeal.


#9

Aren’t these two ways of phrasing the same problem? I can understand employees requiring that people leave their body alone. But simply seeing other people’s bodies being something which requires “redress” is prudishness. If people having bodies is too risqué, then work somewhere else with disincarnate people. Breasts don’t even require people to be nude to be visible. Guarantee you that whoever claims to be offended has some skin showing themselves just the same. And nudity =/= sex.

And what if you are a sex worker? Good luck with that

Sure, everybody lost because they succumbed to a culture of prudery. And them doing so makes the culture at large worse.


#10

Call it whatever you want. It’s enshrined in law, and no amount of bellyaching in court will save you. There’s a lot of inertia in law. It doesn’t matter if society as a whole has changed. The fist of the state will come down on you just as hard no matter how obsolete the morals are.

If you work for a porn company, they actually do have policies on that.

But aside from what was on our screens, we were actually not allowed to have any X-rated materials displayed at our desks, on our walls, or anywhere within eyesight of another employee. From time to time we got calendars, posters, and other schwag from the producers…but it was all thrown away, or employees could take it home. Our cubicles were just like any other office’s…except of course for what was on our monitors and in our headphones.(via)

Coercion and surrender are two sides of the same coin. People succumb to cancer. It doesn’t mean they have control over it.


#11

Man, I’ve had jobs where I was required to look at boobies, and not the entertaining kind.


#12

Seems like a defeatist attitude. IMO an unprincipled life is not worth living.

I agree. But it is a coin worth avoiding. And if you can’t, coercion and surrender can go both ways. The pro-sex side has more of a future to it.

People at least make a fierce effort to overcome cancer - I wish I could say the same with regards to prudery, where people cave in instantly. Also, at this time, cancer is inevitable if your cells are copied often enough. While there is not anything inevitable or unavoidable about prudery. It’s a choice.

Sorry if I seem resolutely opinionated, I have been an activist for sex ever since I could speak.


#13

Foley, as in catheter?


#14

Yeah, man. It creeps me out when the boobies look back.


#15

Now that, is decidedly odd.


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#17

Knew that (those?) would show up shortly…


#18

My only response to this is my favorite and only Jean-Paul Sartre joke (I believe I read it on the BBS first.)

Sarte was sitting at a cafe, contemplating the process of writing Being and Nothingness. He told the waitress at the cafe that he wanted a coffee with no milk.

After a moment the waitress returned apologetic. “I’m afraid we’re out of milk. Would you like coffee with no cream instead?”


#19

Cleopatra and The Ten Commandments–featuring Elizabeth Taylor and Charleston Heston respectively–because they are historically inaccurate.


#21

One of my buddies is a sysadmin for Kink.com. The stories he tells but they match ActionAbe.

Of course, there are hand sanitizer dispensers everywhere as well.