My mom used to go through my music and throw my rap cassettes in the trash. There used to be a college radio station in the city I live. On Friday nights, they played hip hop. Mind you, this is the late 80's, early 90's, and this was during my preteen and teenage years. At this time, gangsta rap as some call it, was just starting to become popular. This college radio station would only play the west coast gangsta stuff after midnight. Then the program would go off at 1am, and alternative rock played afterwards. I used to act like I was going to bed early. The reality is, I had the light off in my room, and headphones attached to my radio, so my folks couldnt hear me getting my first taste of NWA, Ice Cube, Scarface, Ice-T, Above The Law,DJ Quik, Compton's Most Wanted, amongst other artists. Back then I wasn't of working age, and I couldn't realistically ask my folks for 10 bucks to buy the kind of music being played after midnight. So I would take my folks Jazz casettes, or old soul and Motown casettes. I'd stick tape or paper over the little slots in the top of the casettes. By doing that, you could tape over those cassettes as if it were a blank cassette. Mom would think I was listening to Sam Cook or The Spinners in my walkman. Meanwhile I was listening to NWA or Ice-T. When I got older and started working, and buying my own music, my mom would periodically "clean house." Everytime I'd get a sizeable collection, she'd toss the stuff. She'd toss the non-gangsta music too. Back then let the WTS tell it, ALL RAP WAS FILTHY, which was BS. Gangsta just happened to be popular at the time and gave the rest of the culture a bad rap, no pun intended. A couple times I would dig threw the garbage when nobody was around and reclaim my music.
Surprisingly, in the house I grew up in, fantasy movies weren't frowned upon. My dad was a huge into Sabu, The Flying Carpet, The Jungle Story, etc.. He also liked things like Conan, Red Sonja, Clash of the Titans, etc.. Its funny to because he's stated to me, "these kids are watching demonized entertainment like that Harry Potter!" Meanwhile one night I went to visit the folks, and he was watching one of the Lord of the Rings! Gotta love it.
I never had too much trouble with video games in the house. My folks couldnt stand the noise and music from Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat, Doom, etc.. Immediatley after hearing Ryu on SF II yell, "Ha Du Ken" several times, my dad would yell out, "turn that mess down!!!" An Elder came over my folks pad when I was a teenager, and saw me playing Doom. He asked me whether true Christians should play such games. I agreed at the time, probably not. I threw the game away, only to dig threw the trash a couple days later and get it back. I loved Doom back then!! I guess the dog really does return to its vomit, and the sow to her mire.