[Ads-l] "ribbit" redux

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Sun Sep 16 09:07:11 UTC 2018

On Sat, 15 Sep 2018 13:46:24 Zone - 0400 Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

>The episode is discussed in David Bianculli's book "Dangerously Funny: 
>The Uncensored Story of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour." Apparently they
>wanted Tom Smothers, after being turned into a frog, to say "frigget," 
>but the censors objected.

I wonder what the censors would have done with a historical TV show about the "frigate Constitution" (which, by the way, is not a frigate, it's a razee).

OT:  heard yesterday "the May Two movement"

OT:  In a partisan article on the sexual-attack allegation against Kavanaugh: "Surely senators will also soon begin to say ‘Ah, it was high school, it’s too long ago.’ This argument can be easily pre-butted."  https://www.thedailybeast.com/dianne-feinstein-what-in-the-hell-were-you-thinking

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