Category Archives: Censorship

FTRW 2017 – Day Three – Fuck

FTRW 2017 – Day Two – Piss

FTRW 2017 – Day One – Shit

George Carlin is basically the patron saint of Freedom to Read Week as far as I’m concerned.  I’m technically in Mexico right now but due to the magic of time-delayed posts, I’ll use his “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” as inspiration for this week’s posts.

Music Monday – “What do you want your world to look like?/What do you want it to be?/Do you know that a wall has two sides?/And nobody is free?”

Less than a week until Donald Trump is President of the United States.  (How surreal is that sentence?) I’m not a big “trigger warning/NSFW” guy but this video might not be for everyone. Let the resistance begin… “Make America Great Again” – Pussy Riot

Friday Fun Link – How Easily Are People Led?

Comedian Bo Burnham shows how easily it is to trick people and get them to say or do things that they normally wouldn’t which is *very* relevant in light of the success of Donald Trump… A German entertainer made the same point way back in 1973 which also turns out to be *very* relevant in […]

Friday Fun Link – Map of the World’s Rudest Place Names Is A Thing of Beauty

Inordinately proud I’ve been to some of these places.  

The Need to Read: Books Remain One of the Best Ways of Engaging With the World, Becoming A Better Person and Understanding Life’s Questions

This is a great article from the Wall Street Journal which is extra relevant in the post-factual world of Donald Trump (who, just today, is now claiming he not only won the electoral college but also won the popular vote and Hillary only won due to millions of people voting illegally.  This is insanely incorrect and therefore, […]

Eminem Releases “Campaign Speech”, A Song About The US Presidential Election

I have enjoyed the three Presidential debates bigly. Some sharp person caught that Hillary wore a red pantsuit, a blue pantsuit and a white pantsuit in the three debates she participated in. Eminem released a song.  

North Korea Accidentally Makes Some of Its Restricted Web Sites Available Worldwide

In most professions, you try to learn all you can about a single area.  One of the coolest things about librarians/librarianship is that it’s a profession where you benefit from knowing a little bit about a lot of things. This story combines a few of my many varied interests – the Internet, North Korea, propaganda, international politics, […]

Friday Fun Link – “Sicko” – Doug Stanhope

One of the most offensive, rude, funniest stand-up albums I’ve ever heard…