The Null Device

2000/12/16

And what name did Skinny Boy Tubby end up giving his new shortie? Timothy? Cedric? Nigel? Of course not; Woody. Still, that's pretty conservative for a swaggering wideboy like ol' Normie; I was expecting him to call his son something like Mojo, Guido or Tiny.

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They do things differently in Britain: Claire Swire, the young London woman who wrote the email, forwarded around the world, about fellating her boyfriend, has opted not to take the Monica Lewinsky road to celebrity, and has gone into hiding. Wonder how long this will follow her around ("aren't you the one who.."). Meanwhile, the employees, including Ms. Swire and her (presumably now ex-) boyfriend, may be sacked under the "racist and/or sexist" email clause.

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Surprise, surprise: "Clean" versions of records with indelicate language don't sell all that well. The "clean" versions are a US phenomenon, versions of the records with naughty words edited out (often crudely), and only exist because of the clout that conservative corporations like Wal-Mart have. Our old friend Hilary Rosen of the RIAA has a suggestion: artists should make the censored versions "more compelling artistically". (via Unknown News)

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