April 27, 2007

The internet's deleted

I learned today via Linkastic, where I am a contributor also, about a woman deleting the internet*.

Wow...the Chinese must be happy... problem solved! :)

* Don't worry...its fake-satire news... but then how much more ridiculous is the Chinese government wanting to rid the Internet of "unhealthy" content...or moral police in India getting their knickers/langots in a bunch
and ”burning effigies because Richard Gere kissed Shilpa Shetty. The situation has reached such ludicrous levels that a judge is now ordering for Gere's arrest because..
After examining video foot-age of the event, the judge said that the stars’ behaviour was “highly sexually erotic”, “transgressed all limits of vulgarity” and “denigrated” Indian culture and social values. He also noted that Shetty’s attitude had been “cooperative” towards Gere, who has already left the country.
I would be laughing harder at this if it were not so ridiculous and sad! I don't see any protests over basic human rights being denied or abject poverty -- we live with those situations very comfortably -- but oooo... a kiss in public and the crack-pots get out of the woodwork and create a big hullabaloo, with the media feeding the frenzy but lets not even go there!

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