Censorship, naughty teens, biometrics and butt-plugs
Is nothing sacred? Can't a bloke respond to a woman advertising herself as seeking casual sex without being plastered all over the web for all and sundry to see?
This has been done before.
Unfortunately I'm at work and can't search for it, but check out a Google for Captain Obvious. He did a similar thing, but caught people on their webcams. In one case, even managing to convince a guy to cover himself with cream and hold up a sign saying "Owned by Captain Obvious".
Id have to agree, if anyone was to press charges against this guy... then all they are proving is that the people who sue him... are total and complete idiots. So they won't.... because pride... is a far stronger thing than privacy. I'd have to give the guy kudos for his ability to prove his point. Honestly, if your stupid enough to release your contact information to a total stranger so quickly so willfully... well nough said.
I hope those employers are wise enough to fire their butts.... cause that is a total embarrassment. Want to talk about perversion? How about arresting the respondents for breaking the law under the attempted context... granted it was fictional.. but that should warrant at least some attention.
There's my 2 cents.
And since we're speaking of debauchery, what about those teenagers, eh? Can't live without their mobile phones...or their booze, fags and drugs.
"Psychologist Dr. David Sheffield got 100 students to fill in forms normally used to assess gambling addiction, and found that ... showed addictive behaviour."
I wonder what would have happened if the aforementioned had given the forms to 100 random persons picked on the street... something make me think that he would have got the same results...
"Apparently 90 per cent of the students said they took their mobile phone with them everywhere"
He...humm.... what's the point of a mobile if you leave it at home?
Is it me or those 'psycologist' have too much time on their hands? Maybe *they* should use their own phone a little more...
"Meanwhile the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) is calling for ... increase in the legal age for smoking from 16 to 18"
Give them free sex, they'll quickly forget the fag.
Some psychologists do waste a lot of research time and money, don't they?
Maybe people ought to spend a few days walking round with no shoes on, just to make sure they're not addicted to footwear.
BBC staff made a video wishing a colleague farewell, spoofing once more the much spoofed "Amarillo" video. The colleague was leaving the Beeb for Al Jazeera. The video had people dressed up as Osama bin Laden and his henchmen (is that the right word?). You can see where this went...
I'm offended that licence payers' money will now be wasted in investigating this BBC leaving do skit. This could ruin the careers of a few people who have essentially done nothing wrong. All they did was celebrate an obviously well liked colleague's success.
I expect they'll all get a severe bollocking, or even sacked. Not because it's the right thing to do, but because it's the right thing to be seen to have been done. I hope they all flatly refuse to apologise and go on to bigger and better things.
I'd be astonished if a small proportion of the licence fee didn't get misappropriated in this way. Anyone who is shocked by this is a hideously idealist naive fool.
You were a bit wrong about that bbc spoof. That is not really bad. It is not even really awvul. It is so terrible that even a site like SomethingAwful.com would not even dare to place on its website for fear of being shut down once and for all for exceeding all civil norms!
It is so bad that our usually multimedia discriminating firewall let it pass through for fear of contaminating its /dev/null with the filthy bits and bytes of this video... The FW admins would hate me for months for having to manually extract the filth from that usually efficient black hole... ugh...
I can understand why this story is on your web site, the guidelines for what you cover in your entertainment section are well known but what I am writing to you about now is the total lack of brains in the person who first reported it to the London Evening Standard, and you can rest assured that I am letting the London Evening Standard know what I think of them for taking it further.
First, I am not a Muslim, neither am I a racist. What I am is totally outraged that someone sees fit to complain about something that was blatantly not for public consumption and would in my mind be about as offensive to Muslims as Eastenders would be to people from a certain part of London and as Spooks is to members of the Security Services! How can you find something like this tasteless when it wasn't meant for you or me to see? It's a leaving party gag, and if we must complain about this then I believe that you should be going to as many leaving parties as you can and seeing what ever so called tasteless things you can uncover.
Why on earth is everyone so sensitive these days anyway? Get a grip on reality all of you!
I was thoroughly entertained by the video. Who would have thought the BBC had such a sense of humour?
I bet their wishing they just went with the traditional 18" dildo and a tub of KY. Although I bet if they did a video ripping the piss out of George bush nobody would give a damn... hell they'd proberbly play it on some crap bbc 2 comedy half breed trash.
Are you getting as PC as the rest of them?
Gawd help us when heads must roll is the only solution - I know let's send them to Iraq and get it done for free...
Or, did I miss some sarcasm somewhwere? Owen
Er, yes. the huge big buckets of it. But never mind.
I'm frankly disgusted.
What kind of lifeless pratt could be such a complete *wanker* as to complain about that? And to complain about wasting of licensepayers' money? I mean, hello, this thing must've taken a handful of hours of studio time and all the bored production engineers that the video's cast members could drum up from the murkier corners of the staff room. High budget it is not.
I'm honestly disappointed by the fact that somebody's such a complete wort as to whine about the pittance that is the cost of a few people exercising their senses of humour when pitted against, for example, the sums forked over to the BBC's worthless bloody executives.
And just when you thought the world couldn't get any weirder, environmentalists are issuing warnings about the dangers of sticking things up one's bottom. As ever, you cut to the core of the issue:
So greenpeace basically warn that the butt plugs shouldn't be used on infants, as the phtalates pose a risk to young children? Well, allright, I think that this news should thus not change anything for anyone (outside of Belgium that is).
Marvin the Martian
If you could have resisted the temptation to engage in some Eurotrash style mockery of people who use sex toys and had instead done a little research, you would have noticed that, like any sensibly designed anal toy, the Spectra Gel Anal Plug has a broad, flanged base to prevent it from getting stuck in the anal passage and thus ensuring that there no "posssible risk of ending up in hospital with a dildo stuck firmly up your jacksie" etc etc.
If you choose not to use such products, that is your own business, but please don't judge or mock others for having different sexual interests.
And finally, your thoughts on the censorship of a documentary about the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington because it has swearwords in it. Hundreds of dead people and mass panic would be fine, except for that...
If you want profane or lude material to air on tv why not suggest Showtime or HBO. That would be more appropriate. My FAMILY ( seems more and more people don't seem to know what these are!) doesnt want to see Crap on tv. So to summarize, if a show has Gore, Profanity, Nudity, Homosexuality, or Sex PLEASE keep it off regular tv and leave this for HBO & Showtime (or others like it) so people with morals and values can choose to not purchase the above. Oh and it is your right to want to see this and whatever you please. I just would like to have some rights every once in a while. I get tired of being persecuted because I believe differently than liberals, atheists, etc. Now be honest my request isnt all that crazy now is it? Or do you believe you should determine what should be on tv?
Rob, you always have the power to switch off if you don't like what is on, or flip to another channel. Perhaps take a deep breath and sit in a dark room for a bit?
I love America. If decency rules for TV were truly enforced, almost every program aired would be censored out and the networks shut down because there is barely a decent show on TV.
I am waiting for the Voice Dub Over version to come out so we can hear "Gee Whiz" and "Ack" at the inappropriate moments done in Gilber Godfried's voice so we can truly experience what a tragedy and travesty this whole PC BS from our strong 1st Amendment flogging Media estates has become.
I hope the offended affiliates offered some classic Barney episodes in lieu of this offensive content.
This is appalling.
The firemen gave their lives in their hundreds so thousands could live.
They are without doubt the bravest men and women on this planet. And even if the most pious of us where in a building that was on fire and cuming down round are ears I think a choice expletive or two would be ushered.
In fact in the case of a lot of people it may not get that far. Go in their and save them people. No. I swear when the cereal box falls on me in the morning, this was a whole building
Oh I'd like to complain that fireman dragged me from the burning collapsing building, but he swore while doing it really is unacceptable.
They ran in to danger so others may walk out.
So who exactly are we protecting by not showing self-sacrifice and bravery of the highest order. Surely the most noblest and greats gesture of are humanity
And on that uncharacteristically somber note, we'll wish you a good weekend. Back next week. ®