Michigan Court Declares Talking Penis to be Indecent
Got this off the newswire today:
It appears that the Singing Vagina's radio show is safe for now. ;)
Michigan court says talking penis on TV is indecent
DETROIT (Reuters) - A Michigan court apparently has ended the television career of a talking penis.
A three-judge panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals declared that the talking penis, nicknamed Dick Smart, telling "purportedly humorous" jokes on a Grand Rapids, Michigan, public access cable television channel constituted indecent exposure.
The court let stand a one-day jail sentence already served by the show's creator, Timothy Huffman.
Wednesday's ruling contained a transcript of the three-minute segment that aired twice in 2000, including the voice-over lines delivered in the style of the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield: "Hi, I'm Dick Smart. I am a comedian, yeah, stand up, ha."
Huffman could not immediately be reached for comment but he told the Detroit Free Press newspaper he planned to appeal in defence of his right to freedom of speech.
So what do you think? Does the talking penis have a chance of winning the appeal? Is comedy done by male genitalia protected by the Constitution or do federal and state television decency standards apply here?