Was not able to drive to Leipzig today, so staying another night alone here, hoping to be able to drive tomorrow morning.
To kill time, I watched Comedy Central's Roast
of Joan Rivers just now. Maybe it reveals a lack of civilization in me, but I've never before seen an episode of this show.
I've always thought I have a good sense of humor, but this went over my head. Almost every word was the f-word or derived from it, or different names to male and female parts needed to do that. In fact, if I leave out those words, here's a complete transcript of Joan Rivers episode:
Tonight at Comedy Central Roast...
A good joke is fun. A good joke can IMO also be based on sexuality, or lust; it's just normal. But I think it goes too easily too far, this show was at least for me a good example of that.
For us the show is rated K15 (Finnish, not German rating; was watching this from my Finnish TV stream service). This means that the show can not be aired before 9PM, and it is prohibited (who controls that?) from kids under 15 years of age. I did notice that the American rating was TV-MA L, meaning "mature audience only, possible crude indecent language".
A question to you Americans: Over there, who decides these ratings? Networks themselves, or is there an authority like we have? Do people over there really care about the ratings, do you let your kids to choose what to watch or are you forbidding rated shows and films?