I can see clearly now – foto by Smith
On MySpace I tried to blog a foto of a clear plastic scale-model male human torso showing plastic ribs and lungs I had shot in the doctor’s office — and either because I titled the foto “torso” and/or described it as “body part”, instead of showing the foto, MySpace came back with this message:
Without even viewing the foto, MySpace judged it obscene, censored me, and deprived me of my freedom of artistic expression.
This is not only grossly wrong but hypocritical as well because MySpace is about nothing so much as sex, bad language, and body parts. I see more tits and ass and profanity on MySpace than all the soft-core porn I come across in the Huffington Post’s Entertainment and Style sections.
MySpace is a cheap, salacious, sexual networking site with no real morals or standards and yet they think they have the right to tell me a Doctor’s clear plastic model of a human torso showing no naughty bits is unacceptable. Well Fuck You Very Much MySpace — you’re as scummy as the slimy right-wing politicians and the fundamentalist religious wrong you lay down with.
What’s really weird is the bottom foto was titled “torsos” and described as “body parts” – hmmmm, “torso / body part” is censored” sight unseen yet “torsos / body parts” is deemed okay?
The foto above is the one they censored, the foto below the one they accepted.
I renamed the censored foto from “torso” to “lungs” and changed the description from “body part” to “body parts” since they’d already accepted “body parts” on the second foto and they still censored it; so I reprocessed the foto, titled it “lung” and changed the description to “I can see clearly now” and they accepted it, so they are really quite stupid as well as fascist.
If they kick me off for this rant, good riddance to them – they remind me of Spiro Agnew’s “nattering nabobs of negativism.” Their holier-than-me attitude cost me a good half hour of my time to program around their totalitarian tendencies.
I despise the autocratic Big Brother attitude of MySpace – I only stay on it because it’s the easiest place for folk to leave comments on my blogs and I’m addicted to daily feedback. But I’m not sure their “you do as We say not as We do” attitude is worth the aggravation for my mere 80 daily readers (or less) so I’m thinking of leaving MySpace because you lay down with scum you end up slimy, and they rile me way more than they please.
I understand why folks are leaving MySpace in droves. Over the past four years, all the really cool folk I once enjoyed have left MySpace and moved on to FaceBook. My main problem is I find FaceBook even more mindless than MySpace, so my options are slim.
Of course at heart this question is moot because I get fewer than 100 people a day on MySpace and a dozen or so daily on FaceBook while our main blog base at WalkingThinIce.com according to the log averages 2,428 successful requests for pages per day. I’d say MySpace needs me way more than I need them.
Heed or bleed, O Great Anal Orifice of Satan.
body parts – foto by Smith