Having some time to kill in my 14-hour school day (Parents' Night was 7:00 to 9:00), I took my classroom computer for a spin around some of the more respectable weblogs. Of course, in a secondary school, particularly a Catholic one, there will necessarily be some kind of 'net nanny' software enabled, so I did not even try to look at blogs known to show tasteless pictures, like The Gweilo Diaries or Curmudgeonly & Skeptical. I was still quite surprised to see which sites gave me the message beginning "[Site x] has been classified as pornography". That seems a bit of an exaggeration for Colby Cosh, though perhaps not entirely surprising, since his language is often obscene or profane.
Click on 'more' to see four more alleged purveyors of porn, each more surprising than the one before. I actually got the message five more times, but Marduk's Babylonian Musings hardly counts, since it's foul-mouthed (foul-keyboarded?) enough that I assumed it would be banned, and only checked because I was wondering whether the software was as incompetent in letting offensive sites through as it is in banning inoffensive sites. Apparently not.
The other four were:Posted by Dr. Weevil at August 26, 2003 10:58 PM