Tuesday, 23 July 2013

I agree with Dave................sort of.

David Cameron announced yesterday that most households in the UK will have pornography blocked by their internet provider unless they choose to receive it. I'd be with you 100%, David, if you extended this to include the endless, vacuous reporting of the birth and infancy of the Royal baby.

From the disproportionate journalistic feeding frenzy I saw briefly last night, it's clear that images of the Royal Trio are about to take over the internet and I think that immediate measures are necessary to protect the sanity of the reasonable (ie, me). Without immediate action, this country we love is going to become a worldwide hub for the over-sentimentalisation and exploitation of a young woman and her baby. Royal birth tat, anybody?

Posh Dave has called for some ‘horrific’ internet search terms to be blacklisted. Can I suggest that these make sure that no results would be produced for searches such as ‘Royal baby names’, ‘Prince Cambridge feeding regime’, ‘Duchess of Cambridge pretty dress lovely gorgeous style icon’ and 'What would Saint Diana think of her Royal grandson'?

Building on Dave's suggestion, perhaps we can get the internet providers to include some Republican-friendly filters for their customers as soon as possible so that access to the damaging royal coverage can be restricted to only those who choose it. The filters would apply to all devices linked to the affected home Wi-Fi network and across the public Wi-Fi network wherever sane people are likely to be present. Customers who do not click on either option - accepting or declining royal coverage - will have the restricting filters activated by default. It's got to be a vote winner, Dave!

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