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December 11, 2006 |
Post to the Host:
I was shocked and deeply disappointed to hear "don't pick your butt," etc., in a song on your program. This is what I heard this morning, Sunday, 12/10/06, as I listened on KERA radio in Dallas, TX. Isn't there enough potty humor and vulgarity in the media? I though you had more class than this. Please consider setting the bar higher.
Did you really hear the song as "Don't Pick Your Butt"? That's interesting. I wrote it as "Don't Scratch Your Butt" and the reason the New York audience got such a kick out of it is that, doggone it, you see men doing that in New York all the time. Reaching back and scratching and adjusting their underwear. It's vulgar. And it's also funny. I see people do it and I just have to laugh. But "Don't Pick Your Butt" is really gross and not something I would've come up with. That's your idea, not mine.