22.04.2009 19 °C
One of the first things I noticed about Germany was the mass communications stations lack of or unwillingness to censcor anything. I remember I was listening to some rock song here that had a lot of "fuck" this and "fuck" that in the verses and this is usually bleeped out back home. I recalled almost jumping a mile high when I noticed that the words were not bleeped out at all on the radio. I thought for sure it had to be just that station or a mistake.
Then I was watching MTV and noticed that nope, nothing was censored. They try to cover the english with German but I can still hear mostly everything and once again, I was shocked to shit to hear all the nice curse words uncenscored. I personally don't care as it is refreshing to hear the whole song without things being blocked but it is a bit jarring depending on the subject or artist.
At work today I had a nice little chuckle when Lincoln Park was singing "Bleed it Out" and the fuck part was nicely sung for all to hear. I was dying of laughter as I looked around to see if anyone thought it was weird but people were just singing along or doing their work like nothing was amiss. And you know what? Nothing was amiss as that is just the norm here. I just can't get over how certain things are so liberal here and seen as normal. As a North American, I think we think we are all liberal and open-minded but I beg to differ after being here for 3 short weeks.
Don't even talk about television. The...um....sexual nature is very open. I don't know why they both blurring certain things out as very limited imagination is needed to comprehend what is happening. I had a conversation about this and my friends thought it was weird how much is blocked in Canada! Apparently Friday night is all out porn night here so if you are in the area and interested.......
The weather is gorgeous again at +19, sunny and hot! I love it!