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8/11/2010

Kirk Refuses to Delete the Expletive

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:06 am



William Shatner says that his new series “$#*! My Dad Says,” which derives from the “Shit My Dad Says” Twitter feed, should not delete the expletive:

He tells the Associated Press, “Do you know what I wish? I wish they would call it shit. I’ve got grandchildren. I brought up three girls. They’ve all got kids. OK? And you say, ‘Boopy-doo-doo, you’ve got to make poo-poo. Come on. Make poo-poo in the toilet.'”

“Eventually, poo-poo becomes shit. ‘Go take a shit, you’ll feel better.’ You say that to your kids. The word shit is around us. It isn’t a terrible term. It’s a natural function. Why are we pussyfooting?”

(In deference to Shatner, I have deleted the deleted expletives from the quote and replaced them with the real thing.)

You gotta love Kirk. You never know what he’s going to do or say next.

25 Responses to “Kirk Refuses to Delete the Expletive”

  1. Racist

    JD (abc2eb)

  2. Beam me up, Scotty!

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  3. Winston Churchill wrote three autobiographies. Shatner has written four. He is a trained Shakespearean actor, novelist, recording artist, director, voiceover and commercial artist, with 60 years in showbusiness.

    Please remember that next time you see him acting like a horse with a midget on his back.

    TimesDisliker (a12dfb)

  4. Reminds me of an old joke….

    A first grade teacher is trying to encourage her students to use “adult” words. “Now that you are no longer in kindergarten, it is important that you use adult words, not baby talk,” she says. “Now, Mary, what did you do this weekend?”

    Mary responds, “We took a ride on a choo choo!.”

    Teacher: “No…choo, choo is a baby word. You should say we took a ride on the train! Jeffrey, what did you do this last weekend?”

    Jeffrey: “We went to the pet store and bought a bow wow!”

    Teacher: “No, no….not a bow wow, but a dog! Remember, we are trying to learn how to use adult words. Johnny, what did you do this weekend?”

    Johnny: “We read a book!”

    Teacher: “What was the name of the book?”

    Having seen two of his classmates chastised by the teacher, Johnny thinks long and hard before he answers. Then, his eyes light up and he knows he has the correct response! He is going to nail it!

    Johnny: “Winnie the shit!”

    RAZ (996c34)

  5. Patterico says “ya gotta love Kirk,” and TD thinks that’s a dis? Chillax, dude!

    Icy Texan (e1cc22)

  6. IcyT, forgot my */sarc off*. Didn’t really think it was needed, but I like that of all things discussed on PP, I get touchy about Shatner.:-)

    TimesDisliker (a12dfb)

  7. I think you should go all “happyfeet” ballistic and start slamming Picard for being an empty-headed (or is that “empty-haired”?) poseur that isn’t fit to carry Kirk’s jock.

    Icy Texan (e1cc22)

  8. You know there is a time and place for said terms, but they should be used sparingly, recall that episode of “South Park” when they did not

    ian cormac (ab2f02)

  9. Well, there was that little French mercenary kid in the South Park movie. “Sheet! Sheet!”

    Icy Texan (e1cc22)

  10. Oh, hell everyone says “shit” nowadays, even my mom.

    Dave Surls (8f52ea)

  11. Just in case anyone needed reminding, The Mighty Shatner’s most lulzy moment:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN3MGN899yE

    Another Chris (2d8013)

  12. All I know is that Picard’s most frequent command is…”Options?”

    He’ll say this as Romulans are ramming photon torpedoes up his shuttle bay. The guy is the most indecisive Captain ever.

    Kirk, on the other hand, is Horatio “freaking” Hornblower in space.

    Christian (0c55b5)

  13. Let’s face it…Kirk rules, Picard was a wanker.

    I watched about two episodes of that show (back in the days when I still watched the idiot box), and that was enough Star Trek The Next Generation for me.

    Dave Surls (8f52ea)

  14. Denny Crane

    JD (f89659)

  15. My earlier comparison of Shatner to Churchill was unfair. I apologize to Churchill, as he was earthbound and only saved the world.

    Some of the more learned posters on PP may have read or seen “Fight Club”. Shatner is also in the proud company of some other brilliant historical figures who contributed greatly to Western Civilization. The writer/filmmakers use Gandhi, Lincoln, and Shatner as examples of how the Narrator/Jack and his alter-ego Tyler Durden would choose their dream opponent. But I now think that the intended image wasn’t the actor Shatner, it was Capt. James T. Kirk, who was forced to fight ‘himself’ in one episode, and in another to slap and punish himself.

    The reason the “Shatner” line stood out to me was the sheer silliness of the choice, especially in comparison to the historical choices of “Gandhi” and “Lincoln” (“skinny guys fight ’til they’re burger”). Why not Bin Laden? Hitler? Stalin? Charles Manson? One of history’s unequivocal ‘bad guys’ that everyone would like to punch in the nose? Why Gandhi and Lincoln or Capt. Kirk, all good guys and good leaders? Wait for it…because Lincoln presided over the country during the Civil War, when our country was in jeopardy of splitting in two. He kept the U.S. whole, and was willing to fight an extremely violent (@ 620,000 dead) and costly war to the bitter end. And tried to keep one from becoming two, and he succeeded. And Gandhi was willing to use non-violent means (and willing to go to prison) to fight a battle to separate the ruling British from the country of India. He tried to keep two from becoming one, and he succeeded. Nice~! The book is great, every time I pick up something new. Also, the choice of Hemingway just hit me right this second! Hemingway put the gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger, just like the Narrator/Jack. Nice~! Here are the very short sound clips from the movie.

    Norton’s Character: If you could fight any celebrity, who would you fight?
    Tyler: alive or dead?
    Norton’s Character: Doesn’t matter. Who’d be tough?
    Tyler: Hemingway. You?
    Norton’s Character: Shatner, I’d fight William Shatner.

    Tyler: Ok, any historical figure?
    Norton’s Character: I’d fight Ghandi.
    Tyler: Good answer.
    Norton’s Character: How about you?
    Tyler: Lincoln.
    Norton’s Character: Lincoln?
    Tyler: Mm hmm.

    TimesDisliker (a12dfb)

  16. The SHAT! Seriously, I love that man.

    Vivian Louise (eeeb3a)

  17. Star Trek WTF Moment

    I’ll bet everyone on the set — actors, crew, and all — enjoyed a hearty laugh on the first take.

    Blacque Jacques Shellacque (147d2b)

  18. kirk was the most fun captain.

    picard was the best actor to play a captain and frankly kept it afloat when the stories and other characters were too boring. yeah, he doesn’t have kirk’s bravado, but he was still great in his own way.

    janeway comes in pretty good in part by being the hottest captain. of course i am a straight male, so my opinion is appropriately skewed. btw, hottest character on the show was 7 of 9. resistance is futile, indeed.

    and archer on “enterprise” was sort of like barrack obama. he was always bowing to foreigners and generally ineffective. But the irony is that the show in the second to last episode had one of the most powerful emotional moments. the engineer and the vulcan chick had had their genes combined to make a baby without their consent and then they tried to save it and the baby died. they should have gotten an emmy for it, but i am pretty sure no one watched. you might find it on netflix and it is very much worth it.

    and kirk’s father, seen for only a few minutes in the beginning of the last star trek, was pretty awesome. that was a really well done scene in general. i thought “young kirk” didn’t have as much impact as it should, but it was still pretty good.

    Aaron Worthing (A.W.) (e7d72e)

  19. Aaron, I call Jeri Ryan’s character on Voyager “Two of Thirty-Six”.

    The story arc on Enterprise that had Peter Weller as the villain was some of the best writing and best acting on Star Trek – but the bulk of Enterprise sucked.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  20. “picard was the best actor to play a captain”

    That’s blasphemy pure and simple.

    Dave Surls (8f52ea)

  21. Fables say the Shit is actually an acronym.
    Manure/fertilizer being shipped on frieghters was to be kept on open decks. therefore it was marked “Ship High In Transit.”
    So fables say…

    pitchforkntorches (888cb1)

  22. Please note, I did say “Fables.” You will find my tongue in cheeck etomolgy to be a falsehood up and down serious langauge researchers web sites…jest havin’ fun.

    pitchforkntorches (888cb1)

  23. Its sad that I know this, but I think that was the “Plato’s Stepchildren” episode.

    Frank Drackman (550e6d)

  24. A TV show based on a Twitter feed. And who says there are no new ideas.

    (((((Sigh)))))

    L.N. Smithee (9ad2b6)

  25. it’s just not a good thing for society in general for the public display of vulgar and crude to become acceptable.

    sorry, no, it doesn’t render said vulgar or crude things harmless.

    there is an athropological reason some behaviors have been considered to be unacceptable: it’s because behavior that does not support calm, peaceable, productive society is rightly rejected.

    you can look back in history as far back as you choose, and you will find that ANY society practicing licentiousness dies very quickly.

    ShyAsrai (b4a15e)


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