Sunday, April 22, 2007

Access denied

I happened to be at LAX Airport a couple of weeks ago. And while killing time in a frequent-flyer lounge, I decided to jump on one of those free computer terminals they got… do a little Internet browsing.

Naturally, I called up the Undercover Black Man blog to check for fresh comments.

And I was blocked. Whatever filtering software they have in place prevented me – or anybody else – from diggin’ on some UBM.

The reason for the restriction? According to the software, this site contains Hate/Violence and Pornography.

Say what?

The hate-speech blockage, actually, I understand. That’s what I get for throwing ”nigger” around like it’s the thing to do. Can’t expect an Internet filter to appreciate nuance.

Indeed, this blog is intended for adults… not corruptible freckle-faced 12-year-olds (like that little fuckstain in the picture).

But pornography? Do they have software nowadays that can see into a man’s soul?

I don’t get it. But I blame Travesty’s ass.


sherifffruitfly said...

I might surmise that words like "fuck" or "pussy" or... would trip the porn flag.

Just a guess.

dez said...

Heck, if my fondness for the "fuck"-word can contribute in any way to your blog tripping multiple porn flags, I'd be happy to help out!

Undercover Black Man said...

I wonder what other categories I can trip-flag? I should go for some kind of trifecta.

sherifffruitfly said...

You could also "triangulate" what ends up getting a blog blocked by creating a sequence of blogs, and seeding each with various combinations of "interesting" words & phrases. Next time you're at the airport, see which blogs are accessible, and which ones not.

Anonymous said...

Hey, when *I* was a corruptible 12-year-old, this site would've done me a world of good.