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The Gordon Lee Saga continues...
August 15, 2007 1:40 PM   Subscribe

Pablo's Penis Prosecution, the crazy case against comic retailer Gorden Lee was supposed to start today. Only the judge was sick, or the air conditioner was broken, or maybe the prosecution wants to drop all the charges and refile...again. Interesting to note that the judge presiding over the case has ruled against Mr. Lee in a previous prosecution for comics obscenity. Previous MeFi discussion, before the original charges were all dropped 18 hours before trial.
posted by dejah420 (30 comments total)

 
Disclosure: I don't currently represent the CBLDF, but I have represented them in the past, and they defended a retailer who was busted for selling one of my books to an undercover cop posing as a minor. I do however support them, and encourage anyone with extra pennies to drop them in the defense jar.
posted by dejah420 at 1:44 PM on August 15, 2007


That these two kids, upon seeing a vaguely scandalous drawing, immediately ran to their mom — as opposed to, say, charging their classmates a quarter to take a look — makes us worried that America is raising a nation of wieners.

Classic.
posted by itchylick at 1:49 PM on August 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


That these two kids, upon seeing a vaguely scandalous drawing, immediately ran to their mom — as opposed to, say, charging their classmates a quarter to take a look — makes us worried that America is raising a nation of wieners.

The next wave of 'Karl Roves' is upon us!
posted by ericb at 2:07 PM on August 15, 2007


That these two kids, upon seeing a vaguely scandalous drawing, immediately ran to their mom — as opposed to, say, charging their classmates a quarter to take a look — makes us worried that America is raising a nation of wieners.

I just felt like quoting the same thing a third time.
posted by cortex at 2:24 PM on August 15, 2007


That these three kids, upon seeing a vaguely scandalous drawing, immediately ran to their dad — as opposed to, say, charging their classmates a nickel to take a look — makes me worried that America is raising a nation of wieners.

Can you spot the differences?
posted by davejay at 2:34 PM on August 15, 2007


Can you spot the differences?

Yes, but not the point.
posted by dersins at 2:46 PM on August 15, 2007


Metafilter: raising a nation of wieners
posted by TechnoLustLuddite at 2:46 PM on August 15, 2007


Can you spot the differences?

There is a vas deferens between those two statements.
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:49 PM on August 15, 2007 [14 favorites]


Can you spot the differences?

Dammit -- this a'int a copy of Highlights in the lobby of the dentist's office, but a reputable website/group blog!
posted by ericb at 2:50 PM on August 15, 2007


There is a vas deferens between those two statements.

We got all derailed, but *that* was funny, Joey.
posted by dejah420 at 2:56 PM on August 15, 2007


"Can you spot the differences?"

Fucking Highlights.
posted by klangklangston at 3:08 PM on August 15, 2007


It takes a nation of wieners to hold us back.
posted by ardgedee at 3:08 PM on August 15, 2007


Dammit! Shoulda previewed!
posted by klangklangston at 3:08 PM on August 15, 2007


There is a vas deferens between those two statements.

Favorited.

If I could unfavorite the two kids that snitched, I would. Couple of narcs.

I remember, as a girl, sneaking peeks at my Dad's Playboy with my friends, wondering if we would look like those women someday.

And then, when we were all older, casting furtive glances at the anatomy books in the library, because those were the only texts that let you see a naked man then.

Isn't that gleeful, secretive discovery a natural rite of every kid's progression from childhood to maturity?
posted by misha at 3:09 PM on August 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Isn't that gleeful, secretive discovery a natural rite of every kid's progression from childhood to maturity?

I'll show you mine, if you show me yours.
posted by ericb at 3:12 PM on August 15, 2007


Here we have proof that Rome GA is a perfect place. They must have no muggings, no theft, no rape, no murder, absolutely nothing of that nature that the Prosecutor could be better spending their tax dollars on. Right?

Didn't think so.
posted by sotonohito at 3:13 PM on August 15, 2007


Fucking Highlights. Dammit! Shoulda previewed!

klangklangston -- can you find Señor Wences, a teapot and Karl Rove hidden in the Pablo Picasso's Wang picture?
posted by ericb at 3:17 PM on August 15, 2007


Fucking Highlights. Dammit! Shoulda previewed!

Gallant would have.
posted by Challahtronix at 3:40 PM on August 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Poor Pablo has an ugly penis. In fact itt doesn't even look like a penis.
posted by snsranch at 4:00 PM on August 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


My God, what would happen if children discovered the existance of two dimensional spanish artist genitalia?

The kids would turn the color of an avacado
as they opened the pages of this communicado
It was only inches tall, but they could not resist a stare...
Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole.

Not around here.
Not like Gordon Lee.
posted by Smedleyman at 4:06 PM on August 15, 2007


My experience wasn't with Playboy, but with an early issue of Hustler that someone had gotten their hands on. I had no idea what it was I was looking at, but I simply couldn't stop staring.

I can understand parents being a bit uptight about Playboy's frontal nudity or Hustler's confusing (to a fifth grader anyway) closeups but a brief cartoon penis?

The again, given a number of recent precedents, we shouldn't be the least bit surprised.
posted by aladfar at 4:10 PM on August 15, 2007


My God, the damage a cartoon penis can cause to a young mind, it's unimaginable! This is the worst kind of crime, and the worst kind of criminal. This man forced young boys; mere children, to see a squiggly line that was a representation of a man's genitals. A man's genitals!

Clearly this 'artist' is some kind of pedophile intent on turning these fine, upstanding young men into ho-mo-sexuals.

There is no fine large enough to punish this man. Prison is too good for him, I say we stake him out in a field, and set the wolves loose on him.

It's no worse a crime than what he's done to our children! Won't someone, somewhere, please think of the children?
posted by quin at 4:29 PM on August 15, 2007


olo

come and get me, coppers!
posted by TechnoLustLuddite at 4:35 PM on August 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think you're all overlooking the obvious danger— the children might grow up and become artists.
posted by klangklangston at 4:56 PM on August 15, 2007


=====> (\i/)
(oo)

this is a challenging medium.
posted by bruce at 4:57 PM on August 15, 2007


“come and get me, coppers!”

Edward G. Robinsonfilter, see? Yah, see?

You’re pretty big man with an emblematic penis to wave around TechnoLustLuddite, but what about Soapy and Bim? Or Patsy, Crabface and Hunky? Those MeFiers idolize you. You want to see them with cartoon penises...or worse?

All right, fellas... let's go say a prayer for a boy that couldn't post as fast as I could.
posted by Smedleyman at 5:07 PM on August 15, 2007


I think the man should be hung, unlike Pablo Picasso apparently...
posted by ob at 5:13 PM on August 15, 2007


Damn it, somebody beat me to the Jonathan Richman reference.
posted by mykescipark at 8:28 PM on August 15, 2007


Maybe this is a dumb question, but why was there nudity in a Free Comic Book Day comic?
posted by graventy at 7:25 AM on August 16, 2007


Uh, do they not have the internet, which lets any kid see penii by the million, in Georgia? I thought that the days of kids getting their first taste of porn from a ripped up Hustler were long over. That sex remains such a mystery that a child could start a small business charging access to a doodled prick these days is confounding.
posted by bunnytricks at 7:48 AM on August 16, 2007


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