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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Do You Know What Your Children Are Listening To? Souljah Boy's "Crank Dat"...with Sponge Bob Square Pants Cartoon

File this under "I am officially OLD", "Do You Know What Your Child is Listening to?," AND " Parenting Tips from the Childless."
For those of you who have elected to bring children into the world, do you know what your child is listening to? Today I offer this Parenting Tip From the Childless, when the kiddies get home from school, line them up and ask them if they have heard a song by Souljah Boy called "Crank Dat" and then ask them for a performance.

I got this e-mail about a professor at an HBCU being “educated” about the Lyrics to Soulja Boy's “Crank Dat”

Forgive me for being slow... but soulja boy's "crank that" (nearly
6500 spins last week nationwide) just had its meaning explained to me
by my students in class today. i still have never heard the song but
the lyrics "supaman dat hoe" mean to *edited by WAOD to say "excrete bodily fluid"* on a woman's back and have it stick to a bed sheet so as to form a cape. i looked at the lyricsonline and laughed to keep from crying. its worse than i thought out

I looked up the definition myself in the Urban Dictionary. They ain't talking about Superman the action hero.

Oh Yeah, and did I mention that they prepared a Sponge Bob Square Pants cartoon reciting the lyrics for your kiddies?

Seriously, do you know what your kids are listening to?

Now I have listened to snippets of this song, but typically turn the dial as I have an aversion to an "artist" that refuses to pronounce the last syllable of every freaking word in a song, but I have heard the "superman" phrase on my radio.

Now if you do have the misfortune of sitting through this entire song and it is playing on your (non satellite) radio at any point during the day, please take a pause to note the time of day and the radio station and send this little note to the Federal Communications Commission.

Complain directly to the FCC using the FCC Form 475B Obscene , Profane and/or Indecent Material Complaint Form. If you would like to know more information about what the FCC thinks qualifies as obscene, profane, or indecent, the FCC has a FAQ sheet available. Did you know that there are limitations on what can be broadcast on the radio between 6:00am and 10:00pm? Read the FAQ sheet to learn more.

Indecency is defined as depicting or describing sexually explicit or excretory activities.

For an explanation of what happens once the FCC receives your complaint you can go here to read a Washington Post article. There ARE CONSEQUENCES IF people complain. If you would like to receive ACTION ALERTS about contacting the FCC, you can go to Industry Years.

Also, send a carbon copy to your US Senator and US Representative as the FCC appears to be out to lunch.

Don't forget the Podcast Thursday at 8PM CST. We have a great panel lined up and ironically, we will be talking about LUUUV. What it is- What it ain't and why it has NOTHING to do with domestic violence. Be sure to read the first post from our series, "WAOD Lets Brothers Speak About DV" as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.