Friday, April 27, 2012
X: Xanadu, X-Rated, and Xanax
#atozchallenge - X
Xanadu by Olivia Newton John and Jeff Lynne
A place where nobody dared to go
The love that we came to know
They call it Xanadu
(It takes your breath and it'll leave you blind)
Cheesy movie, but at least it gives us an X word. And yes, there's Xerox, X-ray, and Xylophone
from Roget's Thesaurus - racy, lewd, salacious, erotic, pornographic, adult, impure, obscene, smut, bawdy, filthy, blue. What constitutes an x-rating? Justice Potter Stewart in an obscenity case said hard-core pornography is hard to define, but "I know it when I see it". He did go on in that case to defend the movie in question against further censorship.
Lolita and Lady Chatterly's Lover were considered pretty darn racy for their time and are still subject to censorship issues.
Like many drugs, Xanax, can be poisonous if overused and abused. Prescribed to relieve short term anxiety, it can be quite addictive