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fiercebunny:

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therewerestarsintheireyes:

so this housewife decided to rewrite the harry potter series into christian books so that her kids wont be reading about witchcraft and i just cant eveN BREATHE BC THIS IS SO HYSTERICAL

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Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles

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… Wow.

"The Macquarie Dictionary defines "slut" as a "dirty, slovenly woman" or as a promiscuous woman or man. Dictionary editor Susan Butler said the basic sense of the word  was "dirty"…

"But she warned against letting words take control of people’s decisions. "Once you start reacting to any word with a gut reaction, rather than an intellectual reaction, then you’ve lost control," she said. "You are letting the words run you.""

junkculture:

Soviet-Era Bootleg Recordings of Banned Western Music Pressed on Discarded X-Ray Plates

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mostlysignssomeportents:

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The lower house of parliament passed a law last week implementing banning “foul language” in public performances including movie showings, plays and concerts. Audio, video and books containing swearwords are required to be sold in special packaging featuring an explicit language warning…”

Cunts.

A new edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fourth collection of short stories, Taps at Reveille, will present the tales as Fitzgerald intended them to be read, instead of how the editors of The Saturday Evening Post thought their audience wanted them to be…”

The update to online strategy game League of Legends was disrupted by the internet filter because the software attempted to access files that accidentally include the word “sex” in the middle of their file names.

The block resulted in the update failing with “file not found” errors, which are usually created by missing files or broken updates on the part of the developers.

The issue was first noted on social news site Reddit by LolBoopje showing that files named VarsExpirationTimer.luaobj and XerathMageChainsExtended.luaobj (emphasis added) were enough to trigger a block at the internet service provider level.

"Cameron’s porn filter looks less like an attempt to protect kids than a convenient way to block a lot of content the British government doesn’t want its citizens to see, with no public consultation whatsoever.

"The worst thing about the porn filter, though, is not that it accidentally blocks a lot of useful information but that it blocks information at all…"

"It was never really clear what the so-called porn filter was supposed to achieve; what problem it was trying to prevent. Filtering seems to have become a crutch for inept parents looking for an easy way to avoid having real conversations with their kids about sex, porn and the world outside their comfortable little cul-de-sacs…

"What clearly does have an impact on children though is denying them sex education, suppressing their sexual identity, and shutting off access to child protection or mental health charities. In all this talk of porn filters, the rights of the children campaigners supposedly want to protect have been ignored or trampled. Children should have a right to good quality sex education, access to support hotlines and websites, and information about their sexuality…"

s00tball:

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Fahrenheit 451 is a novel about a dystopian future where books are outlawed and firemen burn any house that contains them. The story is about suppressing ideas, and about how television destroys interest in reading literature.

"I wanted to spread the book-burning message to the book itself. The book’s spine is screen-printed with a matchbook striking paper surface, so the book itself can be burned."

(via Fahrenheit 451 - Elizabeth Perez | Art Direction Design)

Blind Date With a Banned Book: Malaprop’s Bookstore

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As well as pornography, users may automatically be opted in to blocks on “violent material”, “extremist related content”, “anorexia and eating disorder websites” and “suicide related websites”, “alcohol” and “smoking”. But the list doesn’t stop there. It even extends to blocking “web forums” and “esoteric material”, whatever that is. “Web blocking circumvention tools” is also included, of course.

"The ORG’s Jim Killock says: "What’s clear here is that David Cameron wants people to sleepwalk into censorship…"