The Government wants to be in the Business of Tech Censorship

The Congress of the United States is haranguing the CEOs of the top technology companies in an effort to justify the tech censorship itch of every politician. The very idea of government choosing what citizens get to read should hopefully make your skin crawl as much as mine. Tech censorship is a bad idea, read […]

Censorship by Country

The recent trend towards selective censorship on Twitter and Blogging is an interesting phenomenon that has many people quite upset. I don’t think it’s such a simple thing to parse but I’ll give it try today. I don’t want to talk about the various pieces of legislation moving through the United States Congress but instead the self-imposed […]

The Hays Code and its Effect on Strong Women in Hollywood

Way back in 1934 Hollywood Instituted the Hays Code which had a deleterious effect on the portrayal of Strong Women in Hollywood that seems to have lasted almost to present times. A while back, I wrote about the demise of the Hays Code but I didn’t examine its long-lasting negative impact on strong women at […]

Fellatio, Homosexual Couples, SodaStream, and the Super Bowl

I wrote earlier last week that Fox Network refused to air an advertisement from a company that sells soda making equipment because it referenced rivals Coca-Cola and Pepsi. They didn’t give any explanation as to why they refused to air the ad but the assumption is that they didn’t want to offend two of their […]

Scarlett Johansson and the Banned Phrase

Super Bowl 48 (yes, I wrote 48, not LXVIII) is fast approaching and that means it is time for advertising executives to get their game face on. I suppose the players need to prep as well. There’s an interesting controversy that gives me the opportunity to write a blog about Scarlett Johansson, football, capitalism, and […]

The End of Print

I was one of the first converts to eReaders using Microsoft Reader and their proprietary .lit format. It still works and thanks to a wide variety of free eBooks I’ve accumulated a fairly good library. I also stopped reading newspapers quite a few years ago choosing to get my information online. So, maybe I’m not the most objective person […]