I know we probably go farther here than almost anywhere else to keep this blog at a PG rating, but that is one of the things that I take a lot of pride in. I can have one of my daughters go onto the site, and not worry that some moron from outer mongolia has laced an entire thread with F-this, and F-that, and having every other word be something out of the bronx based version of Daniel Webster's dictionary. In the old days, if you wanted to use language that was not considered "fit for mixed company" you simply stepped into another room, or stepped outside as it was in my Grandmother's house and said what you had to say and moved on with it. And handing down what I consider to be one of the best parts of my life to my children is one of my most important priorities. However, sending them to a site filled with the worst language ever used by any sailor worth his salt, is not my idea of responsible parenting.
Now I am not naieve enough to think that I can protect my kids from the world and all it's little quirks and oddities, and I am also not going to sit here an preach to those who have no use for it, however, common decency ought to come into play at some point. Use your education, people, assuming you have the ability to do so. Are there UK fans that can't form complete sentences without completing a diatribe from a rap video? Sure. But no one should have to look at a site and request a rating from it's author to determine if it is fit to read. Perhaps our friends over at Card Chronicle ought to think about that. Seems they have no desire to be gentile and informative without being crass and rude. Or at least their commentators don't.
So, when the curtain falls Saturday night, and the dust settles, let's see if we can continue the high standards we have set for ourselves here at ASOB, no matter the outcome. Then again, we know what that outcome is going to be.