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Burning Question

Q Unlike, say, the Las Vegas XXX-travaganza, the Sept. 7 premiere of MTV's The Real World: Philadelphia displayed a suspicious lack of naked hot-tub groping (although house skank Sarah did her best). In fact, the only thing ''shocking'' enough to be blurred out was...a print on the wall. So what manner of deviance is under that fuzzy red dot?

A It's a version of Robert Indiana's iconic ''Love'' logo. Wait, that's it? ''Sometimes we don't have the proper clearance to show all the artwork in the Real World houses,'' says a network rep. That's it? What is this, PBS?

Originally posted Sep 24, 2004 Published in issue #785 Sep 24, 2004 Order article reprints