April 7th, 2004

Dildo-swinging, anyone?

Lam Nguyen's job is to sit for hours in a chilly, quiet room devoid of any color but gray and look at pornography. This job, which Nguyen does earnestly from 9 to 5, surrounded by a half-dozen other "computer forensic specialists" like him, has become the focal point of the Justice Department's operation to rid the world of porn.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bal-te.obscenity06apr06,0,3004361.story?coll=bal-home-headlines

So who will be Mapplethorpe2? Any volunteers? Perhaps there will be the NEA 8 instead of just 4. I've gotten too old to take my clothes off on stage for the fun of it, but I will be happy to advise anyone interested.

Start small. A glove... A rose...

Then enjoy saying, "fuck your obscenity charges", without missing a musical beat.

Seriously, any artists out there who's work might be "obscene" by a stretch of the censoring imagination?