Posts Tagged ‘censored’

Barack Obama is Tigger and Chinese Leader Xi Jinping is Winnie The Pooh – Most Popular Photo in China Over the Past 24 Hours

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Good times.

It’s been censored in China already but that’s no reason not to take a look:

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Anthony Tao explicates.

Winnie the Pooh 
Winnie the Pooh 
Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff 
He's Winnie the Pooh 
Winnie the Pooh 
Willy nilly silly old bear

Ten-Foot Tall Cyclone Fence Keeps the Great Buddha of Civic Center Safe from Giants Fans and Vandalizers

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Thank Gaia that Rec and Park is keeping our Giant Buddha safe from the madding crowd today:

See the fence? It should come down by tomorrow, November 4th, after the crowd has left:

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UPDATE: Oh no, blogged too soon! Appears as if some fans managed to get a better vantage point, at the risk of enraging Gaia, the Earth Goddess:

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Resolved: Project Censored Should Change Its Name to “Project Underreported” or “Project Ignored”

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

What would be wrong with that? By way of example, what if somebody catalogued ten cases of actual censorship over the past year but then labeled them as ”stories that were underreported or outright ignored by the mainstream press?” That would be the exact opposite situation and similarly improper.

Keep it up and you might get called sanctermonious or something, right Project Censored? Orwellian logic isn’t much logic at all, is it?

 

Now, let’s say I happen to feel that the story about the greatness of my play Fat Jack is being underreported or outright ignored by the MSM. Does that mean that I’ve been censored? Nope.

Does that mean my crappy play has been censored? Think about it.

Or maybe this is all subjective. Like, I’m totally feeling censored, man. Maybe.

Next stop, IndyBay. All aboard….

 censored
adj : suppressed or subject to censorship; “the censored press in some countries” [ant: uncensored]
Thesaurus Dictionaries
WordNet 2.0
 Adjective
1. suppressed or subject to censorship; “the censored press in some countries”
(antonym) uncensored
(similar) expurgated
 Noun
1. a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable
(hypernym) official, functionary
Verb
1. forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
(synonym) ban
(hypernym) outlaw, criminalize, criminalise, illegalize, illegalise
(hyponym) embargo
(classification) medium
2. subject to political, religious, or moral censorship; “This magazine is censored by the government”
(hypernym) measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value
(hyponym) edit, blue-pencil, delete
 
 
“Humpty Dumpty took the book and looked at it carefully. `That seems to be done right –’ he began.`You’re holding it upside down!’ Alice interrupted.

`To be sure I was!’ Humpty Dumpty said gaily as she turned it round for him. `I thought it looked a little queer. As I was saying, that seems to be done right — though I haven’t time to look it over thoroughly just now — and that shows that there are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents –’

`Certainly,’ said Alice.

`And only one for birthday presents, you know. There’s glory for you!’

`I don’t know what you mean by “glory”,’ Alice said.

Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. `Of course you don’t — till I tell you. I meant “there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!”‘

`But “glory” doesn’t mean “a nice knock-down argument”,’ Alice objected.

`When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, `it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

Another Paintjob for Craigslist HQ – Now Their 9th Avenue Offices are as Anonymous as Possible

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Remember back in the day, back when the world headquarters of Craigslist actually had a sign out front? I do.

Anyway, after a hasty paintjob to cover over the the craigslist sign on July 8, 2010, the date of this famous protest, somebody came by and painted again, so now you really can’t even tell a sign was there in the first place.

It’s too bad if the people of cragislist feel “censored“ and feel that they get too much unwanted attention in the Inner Sunset. 

Anyway, as it looks now:

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Now, let’s peak through the metal growhouse/cathouse door grating, the kind that is so common in the Sunset these days.

Stage left has this defunct moniter that used to show the Craigslist Thrillcam

Center stage is where you can find this sarcastic George Bush “We’re Gooder” bumper sticker on the front door. (That’s right up there with Google’s “Don’t Be Evil,” huh? 

And stage right shows awards from some of the publications that craigslist is helping to put out of business:

But, from the sidewalk, you’d never notice any of this stuff. You wouldn’t know craigslist is inside at all.

I guess that’s the way they want it.

Oh well.

Craigslist “Erotic Services” Sextion Got “Censored” Yesterday in America, But Not Elsewhere

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

The “erotic” section of Craigslist’s “services” category is no more, as of Friday, September 3rd, 2010.

ActionNewsSF has the deets.

See? Craigslist Bay Area is now “censored”…

…but merry olde London soldiers on, business as usual:

Stay tuned…

Our Graffitoed Giant Buddha in Civic Center Got All Cleaned Up Yesterday

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Remember back earlier this month when people promoting Kodak’s version of a Flip camera thought it was all viral to vandalise the giant 15-ton Buddha down in Civic Center? Well, the sculpture is all cleaned up now. Let’s take a look.

Here’s a screen grab from the now-censored Kodak viral marketing video. (You can still see the shorter, censored 4:13 version here.) 

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No attempt was made to clean things up for a while so here’s the way it looked when I was taking some girl to the Costco on Wednesday:

See? (There was other graffiti elsewhere of course.)

Well, check it, it’s all cleaned up now. They must have done this Thursday A.M. As it looks today:

Sacrilege never looked so good.

I’m calling this an A-one clean-up job.

Censored Viral Video for Kodak Play Sport Camera Shows Giant Buddha Graffiti Culprit

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

I haven’t seen the “Jesus is the Onegraffito on our giant Shanghai Buddha down in Civic Center, but I did manage to catch some tagging and stickering.

See?

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Now yesterday, Jackson West pointed out that a stickerer of the Buddha was “caught on tape” (so to speak) on one of a series of videos being used to promote Kodak’s new Flip-like digital video camera, the rugged, waterproof Play Sport Zx3. But then, somebody edited the vid, so now you can’t see the culprit on the video.

Oh, wait a sec, how about this? Here is one of the scenes that was visible yesterday but not today.  So, who are “those are the dipshits who would tag the big buddha statue?” Here’s the answer from my video cache (so to speak) of the Uptown Almanac:

 

Sadly, it appears that one of the scenes featuring this green-screen gentleman got cut. (Really, it’s an awesome video all-around. Thanks Kodak Marketing Department!)

It seems our corporate overlords are always trying to think of new ways to get to us, huh? Oh well.

Will the giant Buddha-heads start crying due to all the abuse?

Only Time Will Tell.