3.30.2004

Puritans rock!

I had heard that Fairfax County had nixed a showing of the film musical 1776 in a middle school class due to sexual innuendo, but I didn't realize until now exactly how ridiculous that is. Here's the scandalous verbal exchange in question:

Jefferson is balking at staying in Philadelphia to write the declaration and protests to Adams: "I've not seen my wife in six months."

Adams responds, "You write 10 times better than any man in Congress, including me. For a man of only 33 years, you possess a happy talent for composition and a remarkable felicity of expression. Now, will you be a patriot . . . or a lover?"

Jefferson, clearly preferring the latter, says he "burns" for his wife, at home in Virginia.
That's it?

That's it.

If Jefferson had said: "Now if you'll excuse me, I find the need for a booty call to be self-evident!" Then, maybe I could understand. Or if Jefferson had said, "Mr. Adams, I must get me some slave love! Do not deny me hot chocolate! I must go jism into a black lady!" That, I could see why there's a problem.

But this? This seems kinda tame.

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