Alan Peppard Is Afraid of a “Bitch”

Long-suffering FrontBurnervians know about Kim Gatlin’s book Good Christian Bitches because Sarah told them about it awhile back. Say what you will about the book’s theme, the dialogue, its structure, whatever. But the title is undeniably catchy. Which is why I giggled when I saw this morning that Alan Peppard couldn’t print part of the title in his column. The paper can print “Butthole Surfers” but not “Good Christian Bitches”? I, for one, am much more offended by a vulgar slang term for the anus and by the notion of someone surfing thereon (or therein?) than I am by a common word for an ill-tempered female.

Peppard, don’t be such a wussy.


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17 responses to “Alan Peppard Is Afraid of a “Bitch””

  1. Daniel says:

    There’s even a magazine called Bitch, available at yr newstand today. Three guesses who their target demographic is.

  2. Daniel says:

    Wait a minute, you can’t say it here either. Now who’s the wussy?

  3. Anne says:

    Peppard’s not the wussy. The editors at the DMN are. BTW, I could have written that book. The hypocrisy in the Park Cities is legend. I am so amused that all of my former “good friends” are such dedicated church goers. Maybe it’s a good thing they go to church. If only something would sink in….

  4. Daniel says:

    Can I say it it quotes, “Bitch”?
    Can I say it in plural form, you little bitches?
    Can I say it in a boat?
    Can I say it with a goat?

  5. Daniel says:

    How am I supposed to pitch my sitcom treatment, “Oh! That Bitch”

  6. Billusa99 says:

    Sounds a lot like J.C. Conklin’s literary tour de force “The Dallas Women’s Guide to Gold-Digging with Pride.”

    Dallas literature is so shallow, no?

  7. Margaret says:

    But!! The main character in Dallas Guide to Gold Digging was a yankee… IJS.

    If I remember correctly.

  8. bbb says:

    If you’re offended by the name of the band BHole Surfers, then I can’t even imagine how offended you would be if you were to actually see their live show.

  9. SMB says:

    Note also that Tim uses “wussy” because the FrontBurner roboeditor deletes “pussy” (wussy with a “p”). Apparently, pussy willow is vulgar, as is pussy cat.

  10. wes mantooth says:

    I’ve always thought that the “Dead Kennedys” had a much more tasteless name than did the “Butthole Surfers”. Neither of them really did it for me musically, though.

  11. Lemastre says:

    If christian bitches are verboten, how about labrador retriever bitches?

  12. Lemastre says:

    What if we spell it backward? (sehctib)

  13. Carol White says:

    Daniel, honey, sweetie, don’t let Alan get to you.

  14. Spamboy says:

    @Daniel Genius poetry.

  15. Halloween GCBitches! delivery date says:

    How appropriate!

    Hey, SHE started it!

  16. Feel good book? says:

    No matter how you look at it, being called a bitch is NEVER o.k.