Monday, January 07, 2008

g-rated?

In my blogger travels, I've noticed some have this cool little rating banner. And being the curious kind, I clicked that how-does-your-blog-rate link below the banner. To my surprise . . . dismay . . . (I'm not sure what word would be correct) my blog received a G rating. Surely, I thought, I deserved at least a PG, but G? That's crazy. This isn't a trashy site, but definitely not all of the content is open for all ages.

Then I noticed it was because the word sex was only found once on my entire blog. Well, that is a completely ridiculous way to rate a blog, because everyone knows context rules. I mean, just because a post is about going to the convenience store or traveling from state to state, doesn't mean it's not about sex. Heck, I was just reading this morning about how Diet Mt. Dew can be about sex. Even a scavenger hunt can be about sex. But you wouldn't know that out of context.

So all I'm saying is there is a lot I've written about that I wouldn't necessarily want children to read (not that any have been here, but you never know) and so I thought it would be nice to give a little warning.

Let's see if I've added just enough sex talk to get the rating I want . . .

That's better!

9 comments:

for a different kind of girl said...

ha! it's a wonder what can be done in postproduction!

Phyllis Renée said...

I'm just sneeky like that!

1blueshi1 said...

I personally think there is NO better way to spend your time then reading and commenting on blogs...especially mine and DKG's!!! hehehe
also, buying shoes--that is a top contender.

Desmond Jones said...

Well, my parents said it was OK for me to visit your blog. . .

Sailor said...

Well I just don't even ask my parents. Oh wait, I don't have to, I'm an adult.

Okay, well, I don't ask my kids either! Nice and tricky, but I'm glad you got your rating up.

Ron Burgundy said...

Well played - thanks for posting the link.

Ron

FTN said...

Well crap, it says mine is NC-17. What was that about context?

Little Town Big Life said...

Phyllis
Thanks for directing me to lisa lessing--what an inspiration she is! Did you listen to the Brennan Manning video? It brought chills up and down my spine. It's like having a revival with just one!!

Have a great day!

Nanette said...

I stole this from you, and I was not surprised to find out that I am a naughty thing. :O I need to take a few things out I guess. ;)