Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Banning From The Bottom Up

EoR hopes Stephen Conroy, or the Liberals, or the not-a-coalition of independents, gets their act together and institutes the long needed Great Firewall of Australia so he doesn't have to put up with the filth that infests the interwebs. Such as Annabel Lyon's The Golden Mean. An award winning book about the tutelage of Alexander by Aristotle, the book features a willfully and flagrantly exposed buttock on its cover, leading to one right-minded company banning the book.

“Because we’re obviously a ‘family show’ and we’ve got children in our gift shops, we had suggested we could carry the book if there’s what’s called a ‘belly band’ wrap around the photo.”

Because, of course, children have never seen a bottom, have no idea what a bottom is, and would be horribly psychologically scarred if they happened to see one.

Personally, EoR is more concerned about donkeys of a sensitive nature (like himself) encountering that naked horse bottom on the book cover...


  1. Quite a few Australian childrens books have had to have the animal's rear ends censored before publication in the U.S. :-(
    A Dilbert cartoon got pulled because of a possible indication of the top of a butt-crack too.

  2. Then May Gibb's Snugglepot and Cuddlepie wouldn't get into the country, unless wrapped in gum leaf bottiebands.


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