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Subject: Hokey Pokey obscene?
From: Hollowfox
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 02:05 PM

One of the perks of librarianship is reading the American Library Association's Newsletter of Intellectual Freedom. Really. It deals with censorship of all kinds, some serious, some foolish. I just got to read the November 2000 issue, and I quote the first sentence:" The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed a lawsuit July 7 asking whether the "Hokey Pokey" can be considered a criminal act."It seems that last February, a fight broke out in the parking lot of a "Skate Zone" (roller skating rink). The manager called the sheriff's office, and after they arrived and dealt with the fight, "..disregarding constitutional safeguards, the local authorities entered the Skate Zone and ordered (the manager) to "shut it down". They then conducted a warrent-less search of the premises and seized approximately sixty pre-recorded CDs."
Other impounded selections included songs by Britney Spears, Snoop Doggy Dog, Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and the Chicken Dance. (I hope this last hasn't infested itself outside of the United States.


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: Hollowfox
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 02:21 PM

oops, I hit the wrong button. To continue..) Any rap or hip-hop songs were the edited "air play" versions, purchased at the local Wal-Mart. Six days later the manager and owner went to she sheriff's office to "sit down and work something out". They were arrested for contributing to the delinquency of juveniles, handcuffed, body searched, urine tests, the lot. This rink hosted community service programs, etc. The sheriff claimed that the music was corrupting the children of the area. Maybe the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about!


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: NightWing
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 02:44 PM

You've GOT to be kidding. I would say that here is one sheriff who is going to lose the next election. At the very least for criminal stupidity. If he is going to try to claim that these songs are "contributing to the delinquency of juveniles", he should AT LEAST have had the sense to make the claim as a result of a legal search. The county will have to pay out BIG bucks, and they have not even the vaguest chance of winning.

I'm only laughing 'cause it hurts to much to cry.

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?G
From: GUEST,Guest Murray
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 02:44 PM

Well it's a start! It maybe a little late. Even TNN is getting smutty.


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: LR Mole
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 03:15 PM

Oh, I don't know. Seems like pretty gross stuff to me. You put your left foot in, you take your left foot out... amd you shake it all about. Hmmm.


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 03:26 PM

Oh yeah........what's next?

OHMYGAWD!!!!!!!!!

THIS THREAD COULD BE IN JEOPARDY!!!!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: Bert
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 04:10 PM

Talking of smutty, did anyone see 'The Vicar of DIbley' last night?


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: Rizla the Green
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 04:14 PM

yes i saw the vicar of dibley....what about it?


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: Bert
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 04:21 PM

Well I liked the lines about making a tent with his underwear and poking out in front. Rather a surprise for that sort of remark to be on Vicar of Dibley.


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: Rizla the Green
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 04:23 PM

That was funny, but the programme ususally has a few risque lines...especially the joke at the end after the credits.


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 04:29 PM

Do you mean the Hokey Cokey?


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: MMario
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 04:33 PM

the "Hokey Cokey" is the "Hokey Pokey" in the US


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: Bert
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 04:34 PM

Yup, Hokey Cokey it is. Hokey Pokey didn't make it past the British Censors.


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: paddymac
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 05:35 PM

Jeez. There are some really sick people in this world.


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: okthen
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 05:45 PM

I read this thread in the hope it was about the Richard and Linda Thompson song.

oh well

cheers

bill


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: Bugsy
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 10:19 PM

Shows what small minds some people have. Entire populations of countries starving all over the world, wholesale genocide, whole cities destroyed..... and they're worried about their kids listening to the fucking Hokey Cokey!

The mind boggles!

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 10:22 PM

Just for kicks and giggles, I printed out the original post with the info in it, and took it to the CopShop....they need a laf once in a while, too. I can't believe this........(well, yes, I can, coming out of Louisiana)


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: GUEST,h
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 12:48 AM

What if the hokey pokey is really what its all about??


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: Amergin
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 12:53 AM

Well, I am sure relieved those kids are safe now....Maybe I can actually sleep tonight....


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: GUEST,Ribbit
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 01:33 AM

Musta been the part where "you put your hips in, you put your hips out?" :)


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: GUEST,Fibula Mattock
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 06:53 AM

Almost as worrying as the verse in "The Farmer Wants a Wife" where the children sing "We all pat the bone".


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: Garry Gillard
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 09:50 AM

I too was hoping to find out more about Hokey Pokey, re Richard and Linda Thompson. Not just the song, the charity release recordings ...

Garry


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: LR Mole
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 10:06 AM

Pokey or Cokey? The English-speaking world wants to know!


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: mousethief
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 12:47 PM

I mean look at it this way: you have a whole song about sticking it in and pulling it out. In, out, in, out, for a full three and a half minutes. Let's face it. That *IS* what it's all about.

But obscene? I can't imagine.


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: Don Firth
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 01:16 PM

The way I interpret that, if it weren't for the Hokey Pokey, none of us would be here. Not even the sheriff.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: Blackcatter
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 10:52 PM

On the other hand, the fact that they confiscated the "Chicken Dance" does give me some hope . . . by the way about the Chicken Dance - I've been told by several German friends that it's actually the "Duck Dance"

Any ideas?

Tom


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 10:59 PM

Ya' know MT, you'd be a lot more popular if you'd "stick it in and pull it out" for LONGER than 3 and a half minutes........................

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: mousethief
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 11:57 PM

LOL. Touch‚.


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: Bugsy
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 12:10 AM

"TOUCH"?

I wouldn't touch it with Yours!

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: LR Mole
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 12:02 PM

According to the Queen of Foreign Language here at the coll.,the Chicken Dance IS orginally the Duck Dance: very old and from Bavaria. I observed that purely from a percussive viewpoint, it was better to quack than to cluck, and now the department is wandering about muttering, "It's better to quack than to cluck." Higher ed. What a gig.


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: mousethief
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 12:18 PM

That was supposed to be touche, except with the last "e" the french one with the accent acute over it. For some reason it disappeared.

Test: é

Weird.

Alex


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Subject: RE: Hokey Pokey: obscene material?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 01:22 PM

Still nothing about ice cream?

Les


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