Hooray for Model@#$%
Fear of the FCC crackdown on indecency has officially gone too far.
Last night, on America's Next Top Model, they blurred out part of a sign that I can only presume said "Modelwood" (surely the residents of Modelwood Drive in Beverly Hills, Florida will be dismayed to learn that their address is considered obscene by the people who put Shasta McNasty on the air).
Apparently, UPN's Standards & Practices department is run by giggling 12-year-old boys who think that "wood" is a naughty word (though pictures of women barely concealing their nipples close out each episode with nary a pixelation in sight). I don't have a tape of last week's show, but this summary, which notes that one of the rooms is indeed named "Modelwood," suggests that there was no problem with the compound word then. Maybe the network got some calls from Brent Bozell between installments.
As Jonathan from The Amazing Race would say, "reality blurred"