Line of the week

by Henry Farrell on June 29, 2004

The line of the week comes from “Scott McLemee”:; I’ve put it beneath the fold to avoid trampling on the sensibilities of especially delicate CT readers.

bq. I’d like to think my article will encourage someone out there to advance the frontiers of Motherfucker scholarship.

See the original for full context.



Chris Marcil 06.29.04 at 4:00 pm

And those who specialize in Funkadelic studies are Mothership scholarfuckers?


Ophelia Benson 06.29.04 at 9:30 pm

The actual post is quite interesting (as Scott’s posts always are). The interplay among factory workers and Andy Warhol and Debord and Baudrillard is…a combination of surprising and amusing.


degustibus 06.30.04 at 1:59 am

“I?ve put it beneath the fold to avoid trampling on the sensibilities of especially delicate CT readers.”

Cute. How does “putting it beneath the fold” avoid anything? It’s still part of your motherfucking site.


Marco 06.30.04 at 3:47 am

But it’s not on the motherfucking front page.


Peter Murphy 06.30.04 at 4:52 am

Wasn’t it true that Frank Zappa was originally going to call his band “The Motherfuckers”? Nay-saying by record labels made him change it to “The Mothers of Invention”. Good thing that – offense for the sake of offence dates pretty badly, and “TMoI” is actually a pretty cool band name.


jack pugh 06.30.04 at 5:38 am

This guy Vinnie I know calls ’em “Muddafuckahs”. Calls me that too, sometimes, in the singular, of course. Being from the hinterlands, I’ve never heard of these Motherfuckers. We did have a performance art collective in the undergoround scene in Alvin, Texas in those days, but it got busted up by Roger and the Ranch Hands, a homophobic local band that took exception to the way the collective, which called itself the Revolutionary Armadillo Liberation Front (RALF), satirized them. Though Roger, the lead singer, did call the RALFistas Motherfuckers, as I recall.


dave heasman 06.30.04 at 9:09 am

The Philadelphia instrumental group, famous for backing all the great Gamble-Huff productions in the 70s, rejoiced in the name “MFSB”. They claimed it stood for “Mother Father Sister Brother”. LAMF it did.

(And someone reviewed Miles Davis’ autobiography and claimed that it turned on understanding the several different meanings of “motherfucker”. It didn’t really, but it’s a lovely point to be able to make in a Sunday supplement.)


juleswinfield 06.30.04 at 11:27 am

It’s the one that says “Bad Motherfucker”.

Now that’s a good fucking line.


Adi 06.30.04 at 12:37 pm

Think about the children .. won’t SOMEONE think about the children?


James Russell 06.30.04 at 1:40 pm

Think about the children

I have thought about them.
“The hell with ’em”, I decided.


bob mcmanus 06.30.04 at 3:09 pm

Dirtiest RSS feed ever. But my CT feed is the “recent comments” one.


Ophelia Benson 06.30.04 at 6:31 pm

Hey, if it’s good enough for our distinguished VP, it’s good enough for CT, unnerstanwhatImsayin?.

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