I was watching Resident Evil on Oxygen this weekend, and I kept hearing the word “Motivator” every few seconds. It took me a few minutes to realize that the Movie Cuss Word Replacer Person had replaced the word “Motivator” with the Grandmother Of All Cuss Words. You know which one. The two-word cuss word. The one that talks about your momma. In a not nice way. That one.
And I was laughing my head off.
“That motivator is shooting at us!”
“Get down, motivator!”
And on and on it went. I suppose motivator is better than just silence. Can you imagine watching the movie with a bunch of blank spots? It would be like Mad Libs for Movies.
“That __________________ is shooting at us!”
“Get down, _______________!”
I don’t think our brains could keep up.
It also occurred to me that the word motivator isn’t a bad word, really. I mean, if I’m in traffic, and someone cuts me off, would me shouting “Hey, motivator!!” really be that bad? In fact, I might encourage said cutter offer from cutting off others. It would be like Road Rage Encouragement. If I can just keep my fingers from illustrating the point, and paste a smile on my face, I just might make a difference on these here roads.
Update! I found a clip on youtube that shows the crazy censoring of Resident Evil!