oh man...i think we have all experienced the stupidity of this....a couple examples from my youth:
i grew up only really being allowed to listen to the easy listening station on the radio....but when i finally did discover music that appealed to my maturing ages (mostly rock/alternative styles like Bush, Live, Alanis Morissette, etc), my friend let me have a bunch of cut-outs of famous musicians that she had saved from magazines and such.....I decided to put them on the back of my bedroom door in a collage style, just to express my interest in music. The only way to see the collage was if you were in my room with the door closed, otherwise it faced a wall and was hidden. (I actually planned it that way because I knew my dad would have thrown a hissy fit if I tried to put it up on a wall or something) WELL. my dad barged in my room one day, as he usually did, but closed the door behind him, which allowed him to actually see my collage. He took one look at the poster of Bush, which had song titles of the album listed...saw that one of the song titles was "everything zen" and immediately yelled at me that i had to get rid of all of it and that it was idol worship blah blah blah....i had to tear them down and throw away my awesome collage :( my friend felt so bad for me that she actually bought me a teddy bear and gave me a card that said in it: here's something your dad can't make you throw away. How sad is that!? (I still have that teddy bear to this day heehee)
Another gem: when i was in my late teens...probably about 18 or 19, I had taken out a Missy Elliott cd from the library cuz I was wanting to hear a particular song that I heard on the radio and wasn't sure what the song was called or what album it was on, so I just got whatever the library had. I kept it in my car because it had a "parental advisory" label on it (which of course I was banned from having ANY cd with that label on it). Now listen to how crazy this is: I had put the cd in the little side pocked of my car door....with the advisory FACING the door...so the only way to even know what it was or see the label was to pull it out on purpose and look at it. My dad had to move my car one day. Tell me WHY i got into my car after that and found the cd lying on my passenger seat with a post-it note on it that said "Nice choice". WTF! He totally snooped in my car and wrote some ridiculous passive-aggressive note about me making bad choices in entertainment! SO DUMB.
but yeah....umm....looottsss of tv shows were banned in my house...roseanne, threes company...of course southpark and beavis and butthead...ummmm my parents didn't like the fact that we watched the show Friends either, but oddly enough....toward the end of the shows' term they actually began watching all the new episodes WITH us and loving it! LOL! Oh wow, i totally just had a glimpse of a memory....I think...oh wow I think they even banned us from watching Cheers with them until we reached a certain age! ha! I just remember being excited when they would actually let us stay up late enough to watch one of their "adult" sticoms with them. LOL
OH and i remember one time austin powers came on TELEVISION....not even cable (which means it would be super edited)...and my dad told me to leave the living room (the MAIN room of the house that you can't really avoid unless you're downstairs or in your bedroom) because i shouldn't watch it. YET he sat there and watched it himself. Hypocrite much? The stupidest part is that (and he knew this too) I had ALREADY SEEN IT BEFORE. But he still felt that it was too inappropriate for a near 20 year old to watch. WTF? LOL
man...i'm sure i could come up with a bunch more hilarious stupidity if i thought about it enough, but i'll quit while i'm ahead lol