Saturday, March 25, 2006

The good, the bad and the ugly

The Internet is an amazing thing. It can be used for everything from spewing neo-nazi hatred to searching for a way to end poverty; from making people laugh at cartoons to making people weep with a poignant true story. In a new semi-regular feature, here are the good, the bad and the ugly for this week:

The good:
Tired of only bad news all the time, check out the Foundation for a Better Life (yes, those ones who have those caring commercials on the air). It might get a little too pollyanna after a while but everyone has those days when they need a little good news.

The Bad:
Gawker.com has started a Gawker Stalker site where people can post recent sitings of celebrities and you can use Google Maps to track them down to their exact location. The fact that they titled it "Stalker" is even more distasteful than this already disgusting example of what the Internet should not be used for. No direct links to this one, folks, only to an article about it (with links in it unfortunately).

The Ugly:
I know birth is the most beautiful miracle, blah, blah, blah, but does anyone in the world need to see sculptures of Brittney Spears in the act of childbirth? Uh, no. And as a symbol for pro-life no less. Touting Brittney as an idealized anything makes me scratch my head.

4 Comments:

At 1:09 PM, Blogger Scotty said...

That Britney Spears sculpture is repugnant.

Expectant women are beautiful, and the birthing process is a wonder. However, catching Britney in such a pose is just plain wrong!

 
At 2:12 PM, Blogger Sure b'y said...

I know. Shudder.

 
At 12:58 PM, Blogger Helmut said...

Great feature, Sure b'y. I look forward to more of these.

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger Sure b'y said...

The real ironic thing is that Britney had a c-section.

 

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