The West is running a “Leavers’ Diary” in their Blogs section: Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four. It’s a tedious, poorly-written mishmash of “got pissed, got laid, spewed, fuck yeah.” As you’d pretty much expect from Schoolies’ Week.
The latest entry is starting to show signs of a “Dangers of Alcohol” story beloved of PSAs everywhere.
My question: Real or fake? Pointless reality tale or mocked up morality fable? Will we see it all culminate in disaster, or fizzle out with a few Beroccas and an aspirin?
Audrey Apple has been in The Big Apple, and she spotted a violence-against-women PSA on the street.
[image via thesmileinn on flickr]
I was heading to meet a friend for dinner the other night when I passed an unexpected advertisement on the side of a bus shelter. Alongside a teenage boy draped in a jumper bearing the words ‘Awaiting Instructions’ was the following: “Eat your vegetables. Finish your homework. Respect women.”
I was astonished.
As noted at Tech Wired Australia, the Greens have LOLcat 403 and 404 pages on their website. This amuses me.
Latest internet filtering links, as added to my Australian Internet Censorship Links Roundup:
ZDNet Australia: “NSW calls Conroy on Euro filter fudge“. 21 Nov 2008
Somebody Think of the Children: “With a public intellectual like this, who needs barbarians?” 22 Nov 2008
Somebody Think of the Children: “7:30 Report tackles filtering again this week“. 23 Nov 2008 (includes video of the 7:30 report programme, which featured many of the key players – except Conroy, who declined!)
Broadbanned Revolution: “A reply from Clive Hamilton – public intellectual“. 23 Nov 2008
Liberal Party of Australia: “Labor’s arbitrary internet filter plan misguided and deeply unpopular“. 25 Nov 2008
Australian IT: “Greens won’t back federal plans for internet filters“. 25 Nov 2008
Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy: “ISP Filtering Live Pilot – Questions and answers“. 25 Nov 2008
Libertus.net: “Statistics Laundering: false and fantastic figures“. 25 Nov 2008
Computerworld: “Gen-Yers will use social networks to bypass Internet filter, critic says” 26 Nov 2008
GetUp Australia: “Save The Net” email petition, Fact Sheet, and blog: “Colin Jacobs: Filtering at Odds with Broadband Revolution.”.
Syd Wakler: “Clive Hamilton & I: Getting Personal about Sex, Lies, Hate & Censorship“. 26 Nov 2008
Stilgherrian: “Live Blog: Internet censorship forum“. 26 Nov 2008