SOPA and PIPA are stupid, Oatmeal nails why

I’m very much in support of sites like Wikipedia, which are blacking out in protest of SOPA and PIPA. If you don’t know what they are, there’s this (the only Wikipedia page NOT blacked out) and this handy infographic. This is something that affects...

Obscenity ruling

This is a bit of nonsense, but it’s quality nonsense. The Onion is an awesome site and did a great skit today on a free speech ruling. Read the whole thing here, or check the image below for the nutshell version. Dude, that is some quality swearing....

No censorship in Australia

Go and read Kay Smoljak’s piece about ISP filtering, game ratings and so on. It’s a good read. Get behind her ideas and let’s try to stop censorship in this country. Read it here....

Blasphemy laws in 2010? Oh yes

This is astounding, especially from a developed country in the year 2010 CE. I picked this up from the Metamagician blog. I’m basically just reposting the information verbatim as Russell did, because it speaks for itself. The short version is this: From 1...

Friday guest post – Our Saucy Medieval Heritage by Michael Fridman

For the ever more infrequent Friday Guest Post, here’s something very entertaining from Michael Fridman, fellow Blade Red Press author and all-round interesting fellow. In this post he explores the legacy of language derived from our less than prudish past and...

ASA squashes “No God” complainants

Well, sadly they didn’t squash the actual complainants, but in a win for free speech and common sense they did squash the complaint. If you remember I was talking about this ad campaign in the UK that has banners on buses declaring: “THERE’S PROBABLY NO GOD. NOW...