"I named my vibrator 'NickJr.'," or "Children of the Porn," or "Calm the 'F' Down"

     I'm very excited for my friends Kristine Kinsey and Michelle Miller Harrington for their first T.V. appearances on NickMom! Disappointed in Viacom for airing the show on NickJr...that's not exactly the target audience for stand-up comedy; and these women are FUNNY and deserve to be seen by people who will Love, Appreciate...and Pay them.

     Clearly, some parents are outraged because they feel their children have somehow been tainted by exposure to Industry-standard, Clean comedy; and are furious that this program is not on some color-coded threat level spectrum and/or a Do-Not-Fly list! If this show had come on Comedy Central, for instance, it may have been criticized by those same parents as "mild" or "mellow." The outcry is loud and misinformed. Let's get something straight:
 
     Parents shelter their children to their own degree of ignorance and fear. "I don't understand it, therefore my children are not allowed to try to understand it." This made sense for neanderthals. They wouldn't have wanted their children to investigate a pungent new smell on their own. It may have been poisonous. But we live with television now--sometimes multiple televisions--with hundreds of channels of programming, available 24/7. This is the most pressing concern of many 1st-world mothers. I'd love to see some discourse between mothers all over the world, so that moms in the USA could learn a valuable secret to which most people in the rest of the World are already privvy:
    
     Whatever is made taboo will be sought. Desired. Indeed, highly coveted. No one is trying to attack your precious crotch-fruit with big, bad words or evil jokes that zombify toddlers into sex-seeking missiles. Calm. Down.

 
     If Nick/Viacom move this show to another channel, and I hope they do--not for The Children, but to get it in front of an audience that wants it--then I hope all these nonplussed parents will tune in to watch. Without their children, if they wish to continue the dumbification and numbification of future generations. Perhaps children of Thinking parents WILL be allowed to watch. Maybe they'll even have discussions on favorite jokes/least favorite jokes/words/comedy/comedians/the Fool archetype/history of jesters/the need for laughter/performance/stage fright/family values/politics/World politics/religion/unity...
     It could happen. I am determined to fight the prophecy of Mike Judge's Idiocracy. In the immortal words of George Carlin: http://youtu.be/Jo2Y4PzTCOc