We don’t need no stinkin’ broadcast standards here!

In light of all the (very belated and very, very ridiculous) fuss over the unedited version of Dire Straits’s “Money For Nothing”, I thought it might be instructive to deconstruct the offensive word in question…with a little help from The Kids in the Hall:

And if that’s not enough deconstruction for ya, here’s another crack at it:

In case you’re wondering: Yes, Scott Thompson, the star of both sketches, is gay. And yes, this did pass muster for broadcast on CBC…Canada’s national, federally funded network. Once upon a time…

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