I’m getting so sick and tired of the anti-blogger backlash these days. Who says that we should not have a voice? The opportunity to speak out? Lots of people with boatloads of cash can say what ever the hell they want. So now that everyone potentially has a voice the upper crust has something to say about us talking back just smacks of oppression in the worst form.
Listen Bub, I never pretend to be anything I am not. I am not a reporter. I am not a scientist, I am a guy who has the means to share my experiences with a slowly growing crowd of like minded folks. I tend not to rant and rage excessively. I don’t generally care what Billy Bob Thorton is wearing on any particular day. In fact if I saw him filming here in Winnipeg I would probably just let him be. I don’t need his autograph and I actually just finished reading his book and agreed with 90% of his rambles.
People deserve space and yes bloggers do tend to go overboard, but please don’t judge us all with the same gavel. Some people are just mouthy and want to make money and spread gossip, that is never going to change. Just hit your local spa or beauty salon if you want to refresh your memories on this sad fact of life.
Some people are busy bodies and others like myself most times could give a shit.
If you can read, do check out Billy Bob’s new book, it’s a great read. Also check out The Gutters.com it’s normally a very funny comic parody website.
See guys all bloggers are not DICKS. Now fuck off and go back to work.
I’m done now.
Posted in Rants
Tagged Angelina Jolie, Animation, Anti-Blogging, Arts, Billy Bob, Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Bob Thorton, Blogging, Brad Pitt, censorship, Jonny Lee Miller, Parody, Speak Against Censorship, The Gutters, Winnipeg
It’s a dark day for music lovers in Canada. This week the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council announced that a hit from the mid 1980’s has been deemed unfit for broadcast on Canadian radio stations.
Money For Nothing
The classic rock song in question is Money For Nothing, by British rockers Dire Straits. The ruling states that due to a complaint from a listener of CHOZ-FM in St. Johns, Newfoundland an investigation was launched based on his outrage of hearing the word faggot three times in the twenty-five year old song.
The word faggot has apparently become a lightning rod as the council states in the official ruling that even if the word was at one time acceptable it has evolved and become unacceptable in most circumstances in today’s society.
Posted in Rants
Tagged Banned Music, Bill Flanagan, Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, Canadian Values, censorship, CHOZ-FM, Defiance, Dire Straits, Dire Straits Banned, Don't Stand So Close to Me, Jerry Springer, Jimmy Swaggart, K-97, K-97 Edmonton, Lola, Lou Reed, Mark Knopfler, Money For Nothing, Money for Nothing (song), Money For Nothing Banned, Murder By Numbers, Rick Mercer, Scott Thompson, Speak Against Censorship, St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador, Sting, Take a Walk on the Wild Side, The Kinks, Voltaire