We may have circumnavigated the globe, split the atom, walked on the moon and cured polio, but the human race still faces its share of barriers. For example: it can be incredibly difficult to name a teddy bear or a pineapple, or to draw a cartoon.
Since the Jyllands-Posten fiasco in 2005, people have been very edgy when it comes to cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. You’ll never find a cartoon of Muhammad in the news, and while this is justified as “avoiding offence” in most instances, you only need scratch the surface to find “…and we don’t want to be murdered” plays into an awful lot of the reasoning too.
One of the few sites to regularly flaunt this taboo is the brilliant, blasphemous and — in some countries — blocked webcomic Jesus and Mo. I was fortunate enough to get a short interview with the anonymous artist behind this controversial cartoon: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Dan | Posted in Censorship | Posted on 18-01-2012
SOPA, PIPA and ACTA are the death rattles of money-grabbing rich fucks who are terrified of change. They’re the same people who tried to sue the VCR and the cassette tape, twisted the arm of the most powerful government on the planet to crush allofmp3 into oblivion, and ensured that every time you buy a blank CD or DVD they keep a portion of the money just in case you use that blank media to burn copyrighted material.
Basically: they’re evil fucks and they want to eat your internets. Don’t let them.
Posted by Dan | Posted in Censorship | Posted on 28-06-2010
I’ve never been a fan of sport.
Well, popular sport anyway — I like climbing, and I’d fully endorse culling prison overcrowding by bringing back gladiatorial arenas and watching convicted thugs hack each other to pieces in a contained environment. But I’ve never liked normal sport: tennis is a ball going left-right-left-right-left-right ad infinitum; fencing could be awesome if they allowed swashbuckling and flying kicks, but as it stands is just two people politely poking each other while doing a little dance; and everything else seems to comprise of a bunch of overpaid men in shorts chasing a ball and demonstrating poor acting skills whenever they get tackled.