Australian censorship is set to rival (or even overtake) red China’s!
See HERE. And HERE.

“The move by the Australian Communications and Media Authority comes after it threatened the host of online broadband discussion forum Whirlpool last week with a $11,000-a-day fine over a link published in its forum to another page blacklisted by ACMA – an anti-abortion website.”

Yes, yes, these things start with child porn and soon move away to political discussion and areas of political sensitivity. Should we be surprised?

Fuh-kar-wee

March 22, 2009

“After World War II, I set out to become an anthropologist — and in fact earned an M.A. in that field from the University of Chicago. That was a big mistake. I couldn’t stand primitive people. They were so stupid! But I still have a favorite Native American tribe, the Fuh-kar-wee, who actually exist only in a joke my brother, Bernie, told me.

The joke: In the late 19th century, supposedly, there was this tribe of Indians, see, who had become nomadic. They were forced off their ancestral lands by pioneers, peace treaties and the United States Cavalry.

OK?

So an agent from the Bureau of Indian Affairs was sent to interview them at one of their temporary encampments, to learn who and what they are — or to be more exact — who and what they used to be. He asked the name of the tribe. They said, “We are the Fuh-kar-wee.”

The agent wanted to know if the name had a special meaning. They said it had in fact been adopted only recently and was based on what their chief, who had just died, wailed in despair at sunset on every day of their aimless wandering:

“Where the Fuh-kar-wee?”

Kurt Vonnegut

Remember this one…?

Give it a minute to warm up…this is very funny.

Thought for the day

March 22, 2009

“We are all happy if we only knew it.”

Dostoevsky

First lines

March 22, 2009

“The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.”

Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray