It seems that the wheels that make the government go round and round here in Canada are getting a good oiling from outraged citizens after the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council decision to effectively ban Money for Nothing.
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms album artwork
The precedent setting ruling stated that due to one complainant, a gay and lesbian rights supporter in Newfoundland, the award-winning 1985 classic rock hit be pulled from the airwaves in its unedited form.
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Tagged Alan Gribben, Canada, Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, CBSC, censorship, CRTC, Dire Straits, Dire Straits Banned, Education, Faggot, Gladd, Hate Speach, History, Huckleberry Finn, Injun, Mark Knopfler, Mark Twain, Money for Nothing (song), MTV, Nigger, Revisionism, Tom Sawyer, United States
In my last post Spirits, Levitation and Sherlock Holmes I described Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as one of the leading figures of the spiritualism movement. I also referenced Harry Houdini but only in passing as one of the great entertainers of that era.
Houdini Handcuff King and Prison Breaker
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Tagged Amazing Randi, American Scientific, Arthur Conan Doyle, Budapest, David Copperfield, Dean Gunnarson, Ectoplasm, Erik Weisz, Escape Artists, Espionage, Halloween, Harry Houdini, Houdini, Houdini Birthday, Houdini's Death, James Randi, Magic, Magician Among the Spirits, Mina Crandon, Penn and Teller, Psychic, Seances, Sherlock Holmes, Sleuth, Spiritualism, Spy, Thomas Glendenning Hamilton, United States, Winnipeg