Cleans Up the Blue Streak | Sojourners

Cleans Up the Blue Streak

"Curse Free TV" is a new invention that automatically filters out profanity and other offensive language in television programming. By reading the hidden closed-caption text, Curse Free TV detects offensive language, momentarily mutes the sound, and (according to its creators) displays acceptable words and phrases with 95 percent accuracy. Additionally, Curse Free TV has a religious setting that allows you to block out offenses to the name of God and Jesus Christ on one setting, while leaving the names of God in place for religious programming. It is unclear whether "Curse Free TV" cleans up the Bible too ("Oh, you group of little snakes. How will you get away from that nasty heck?" Matthew 23:33).

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Sojourners Magazine July-August 2001
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