Tuesday, 24 April 2007

The Villains in my Home Town- part 8.

F or some reason this one slipped through my memory net. Firstly, Pete Mullins just reminded me that we found ourselves in court together, twice and not once as I said last time (april 18). Secondly, this sketching job is the trial for the jailbreak that Abbott, the 'Postcard bandit', planned. They made their exit under a 'hail of gunfire', but three of his accomplices were nabbed fairly quickly. Abbott was on the lam until the middle of the following year (my april 17).

In fact this one got a great deal of coverage and there was an artist for Channel Nine there too. I never crossed paths with him again.

In other news: CNN.com: Students attend school's first integrated prom April 23, 2007.
"ASHBURN, Georgia (CNN) -- Students of Turner County High School started what they hope will become a new tradition: Black and white students attended the prom together for the first time on Saturday.
In previous years, parents had organized private, segregated dances for students of the school in rural Ashburn, Georgia, 160 miles south of Atlanta."

Nude art exhibit too revealing for ISU officials. Monday, April 23, 2007
Associated Press
"POCATELLO -- Nude photographs included in an exhibit titled "God's Art" have prompted Idaho State University officials to cover windows at the art gallery featuring the display with paper and black drapes."

God bless America.



Blogger Christopher Moonlight said...

America is still a work in progress. I still love it, even though there are just as many stupid people here as in the rest of the world. It's no better or worse in that way. I know because I have the BBC.

24 April 2007 at 01:46:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're obviously not demanding their right to bare arms

24 April 2007 at 03:38:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the human body is unwholesome, they should blame god; they keep telling us he (sic) invented it.

24 April 2007 at 07:15:00 GMT-5  
Blogger MarkSullivan said...

Yeah, work in progress is right. I still blush a little when I see stories like this. At least they're not both from the South! I moved from Michigan to North Carolina twenty years ago, and I'm still suffering from culture shock.

25 April 2007 at 10:18:00 GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

Aaah, I knew that if I came looking for it you had something on censorship...

We ARE living in a mad world and I have a fresh example for you.

This morning, I was about to post a picture on my LJ but when I went to look for it on Photobucket I found that it had been censored (i.e. taken off the server) by the administrators, for violating terms of service. A quick scan through said terms of service quickly came out with the fact that it can only have been banned under article 5.e, forbigging to
"Post, upload, email, or otherwise transmit, via the Site or Services, any Content that is unlawful, obscene, harmful, threatening, harassing, defamatory, or hateful, or that contains objects or symbols of hate, invades the privacy of any third party, contains nudity or pornography (including without limitation any child pornography or child erotica), is deceptive, threatening, abusive, inciting to unlawful action, defamatory, libelous, vulgar or violent, or constitutes hate speech, or is otherwise objectionable in the opinion of Photobucket"

Now the photo is of a mostly naked male statue, so yes, nudity it is, your honour.
However, this is a subject that I have plenty pictures of in my photobucket folders, so why this particular one ?

Naturaly, I immediately uploaded the picture into my Flickr account instead (hoping that at least the people there are sensible) and posted the whole story into LJ and also posted the thing on my Blog, out of spite (even created a label for this, in case it should happen again).

I must say I find this little adventure appalling but on the other hand ALSO feel quite elated that one of my picture might be judged sufficiently controvertial to be banned...
If you can't fight them ... (at least have a good laught about it).

Nathalie (the pornographer - now there's definitively a ring to it)

8 May 2007 at 06:32:00 GMT-5  

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