: Just came back from a conference in Detroit. Next I’m off to the Aspen Institute in Aspen. Off to the journalism education confab in Toronto in August. That’s why I turned down going to Always On this week, Blog On next week, Supernova a few weeks ago, and Lockerghnome in the fall. Too many conferences about blogging. Too little time to blog.
Beam me up
: How did I miss that Leonard Nimoy does nude photography?
The Seal of Censorship
: Ernie Miller is properly shocked at the movie industry cooperating with — even promoting — the frightening Parents Television Council by putting PTC seals of approval on movies.
This is tantamount to taking out ad with a screaming blurb: “Jerry Falwell says go see this movie or go to hell!”
The PTC is Brent Bozell’s self-appointed national censor. They are almost single-handedly responsible for the rash of complaints to the FCC. They are attacking the First Amendment and fres speech.
It’s bad enough that news organizations treat them as if they’re a real organization that represents the “parents” of its title — they sure as shit don’t represent me! — as opposed to the fanatics that they are.
But now, as Ernie points out, the movie studios are promoting the PTC by using its seal and that will come back to bite them in the butt, guaranteed.
Mini movie review
: Saw and really liked Spiderman 2 in Detroit and I have just one thing to add to the many rave reviews:
: Just heard a commercial for Martha Stewart sale week at K-Mart, the night before she’s sentenced to the slammer.