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Gym etiquette: Is it OK to watch things with nudity, violence while working out?

Dori is concerned that his viewing material while working out might offend other gym visitors. Do you think he should be concerned? (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Taken from Wednesday’s edition The Dori Monson Show.

I need some guidance for a problem I’m having at the gym.

I’ve talked often about I don’t understand for the life of me libraries allowing people to access porn. Adults can go and watch pornography at the library on computers that are visible to all the other patrons walking around. I’m outraged by that, so…

I had an issue a couple days ago at the gym. I do cardio every morning. Jake got me started watching “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” It’s good because it’s a half hour show without commercials on HBO Go. I do 30 minutes of cardio. So I bring the iPad, pop it up there, and I watch.

But there was one scene in one episode, generally there is nothing like this on Curb, but there was one scene where they went to the Playboy mansion and there was about a two second glimpse of topless women on this HBO show.

As soon as it happened, I was mortified. I’m the one who is raving and ranting about these guys at the library.

The first thing I did was I kind of dove at the iPad. So my face was right in front of it to cover it up. Then I realize, this looks even pervier now. But I wanted to cover it up so nobody could see.

The machine that I like using, there are three rows of machines, and I’m in the front row, so anybody on the treadmill, or other type of machine, they’re behind me.

I started thinking: what is acceptable to watch when you’re at the gym?

Because I’m almost done with “Curb Your Enthusiasm” now. And I’ve been thinking about re-watching the entire series of “The Sopranos.” But there are violent, violent scenes in “The Sopranos.” Also when they go to the Bada Bing, there are lots of scenes in the strip club. Should I care?

I work out at 8:30 in the morning, so there are no kids there.

Should I care about watching things that include nudity or violence at the gym?

Taken from Wednesday’s edition The Dori Monson Show.


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