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Fair use rationale for Image:Marilyn Manson - mOBSCENE.jpg[edit]

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Image:Marilyn Manson - mOBSCENE.jpg is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

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BetacommandBot 06:09, 7 November 2007 (UTC)


Shouldn't this article be called "mOBSCENE"? The only rational argument I have heard to not use the official, proper and accepted name is that all other uses in the article would have to also use capital letters. But this is a very short article and changing all the "Mobscene"s to "mOBSCENE"s would not make the article look bad at all, because it is only used a very few times in the first place. JayKeaton (talk) 02:10, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Also I have read in the renaming proposal that the only reason the renaming was dismissed was because the only article that is allowed to lowercase its first letter is iPod article under instructions from Apples legal department. But jPod (TV series) also uses the {{Lowercase}} lowercase code which lowercases the first letter of the title. JayKeaton (talk) 07:33, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Read policy, specifically Wikipedia:NAMING#Use standard English for titles even if trademarks encourage otherwise, your argument is moot. — Moe ε 23:02, 5 May 2008 (UTC)


Is the name inspired by the spelling of the band fIREHOSE? If someone could confirm this, it could go into the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by DuggersCup (talkcontribs) 00:30, 19 March 2009 (UTC)


Lines in the song chanted by female vocalists, "Be obscene, be, be obscene..." are inspired by a quote by Oscar Wilde that has been commonly used as a chant among cheerleaders. Many critics have also compared lines in this song to the TV gameshow in the 2000 film, Requiem for a Dream, starring Jared Leto ("Be excited, be, be excited...").

This is incomprehensible, in addition to being unsourced.

One presumes the author was attempting to compare the "be obscene" chant to the very common "be aggressive" cheerleading yell, but this makes it sound like cheerleaders frequently quote Oscar Wilde. Of course we have the weasel-y "many critics" in the middle, and a spurious comparison at the end. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 23:43, 10 July 2010 (UTC). I see now the last sentence has been removed, but still no documentation for that being used as a chant by cheerleaders. I'll take it out. If someone has a reference for it, pls feel free to put it back in. (talk) 13:44, 3 August 2015 (UTC)