Does Crude Humor Belong On TV?

Does Crude Humor Belong On TV?

Crude humor shows are around, but for how much longer?

When I say the words crude humor, what comes to mind? Probably inappropriate, sexist, racist and disgusting comments that should rightfully offend individuals. This type of humor that has been a staple in adult animation since "South Park" began in 1997. But, in 2018, does this kind of humor still have a place in today's society?

"South Park" to me, is the beginning of crude humor in adult animation. With "Family Guy," "American Dad," "Big Mouth" and many others pushing the boundaries time and time again alongside "South Park." Some of these shows are classics, but there has been a rise of crude adult animation in the last 10 years.

I do not want to bog you down with titles of shows, but it is important to know some of these shows primarily so you can look them up later.

Knowing that today's society is becoming more progressive. It made me wonder about these shows like "Rick and Morty," "Big Mouth" and "Brickleberry." There is without a doubt a large fanbase that loves these shows to the point of worship. But, are they in the wrong for liking these shows in a time when we need to become united instead of divided?

I say that these fans are not in the wrong because everyone has a slightly different approach to humor. I know some people who would and do despise shows like "South Park." Personally, I love crude humor probably because it is so raw and not the fluffy stuff.

I do realize the horrible assumptions and racist remarks these shows make, but I am not all up in the arms against them for that. For example, "Brickleberry" makes jokes about Denzel, who is a black park ranger, being lazy and owing child support.

Now, many would and should take offense to those assumptions, but I think Denzel is a hilarious character and he simply confirms those stereotypes in a comedic way. Yes, at times these shows go way overboard and I acknowledge those facts. Those are the times where I think these shows shouldn't try and push hotspot buttons.

How can someone who is a feminist like shows that bash everything that a feminist may be against? It is very simple. I don't let it define my view on the show. A lot of the shows that show this crude humor are also the most advanced in terms of understanding social issues around the world.

"South Park" is without a doubt the best example because they tackle the most pressuring issues and put their comedic twist on it. In one of their episodes, all the Canadians are flocking to America, mainly in South Park, Colorado. So one of the characters, Butters, starts to date a Canadian girl and when he meets the girl's family, the father explains why they left Canada.

"Nobody really thought he'd ever be president. It was a joke! But we just let the joke go on for too long. He kept gaining momentum," the Canadian says. "By the time we were ready to say, 'OK, let's get serious now, who should really be president,' he was already being sworn into office. We weren't paying attention … We weren't paying attention!"

This quote should look familiar to what our country went through in the presidential election of 2016.

You have to give them props for dealing with this issue that really shaped our country. If you look beyond the crude humor of these shows, you will also see that they do a great job at just explaining life in general.

"Big Mouth," which is a more recent show on Netflix, deals with the dreaded experience of puberty of middle schoolers and the creators don't leave anything out. I mean they talk about the wet dreams, girls' menstrual cycle and all the horrible things that puberty brings along.

I cannot remember the last time I saw a live-action show actually tackle these somewhat "taboo" subjects that virtually everyone has or is currently going through. To have an animation show deal with these issues is an unbelievable thing to see. And believe me, this shows holds nothing back and every possible concern of puberty is discussed at length.

While adult animation has given us some of the most obscene and grotesque subject matter. They have the freedom to talk about social issues and life in general. I think that is a great trait of these shows. Crude humor shows push the boundaries, but they can also give us the best representation of what is truly happening in our world.

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9 Eligible Princes You Need To Know About Now That Prince Harry Is Off The Market

You too could have a Meghan Markle fairytale

Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

1. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (31)

Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.

7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting

Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. Although he bears the title, "Prince of Belgium," he is also Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Modena. Unfortunately, he'll probably never actually be king in any of these countries as he is ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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Poetry On Odyssey: The Room

It is difficult to let go of childhood traumas, but if you don't, you will never be able to move on to a healthy life.


Can you hear it?

The Sound of Silence.

I can. There I am.

Back in the little, old cube.

It's bland;

Only a single light bulb decorates the Room.


It takes me back to When.

I close my eyes.

There it is again.

The Silence.

It echoes.

It aches.

I open my eyes to a small child.

He hunches his body in a corner.

With his little shuttering voice, he speaks,

They're coming.\n\nThey're coming.

Who's coming?

I ask.

The Monsters,The Monsters,"

He replies.

Over and over he repeats:

They're coming.

They're coming.

The Monsters are coming.

Each time, his whisper grows louder.

Each time, his voice grows firmer.

Then, he stops.

I slowly approach the corner where the child sits.

His figure is so small and meek.

He is probably no more than five.

I grab his shoulder.

I turn his face my way.

What I discover is…


His eye sockets are shallow.

They are deprived of a soul.


They cry blood.

His face is sickly pale.

His dry lips part.

Then he speaks:

They're here.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner.

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