Caledon vs Pterodactyls

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If someone made a film called Caledon vs. Pterodactyls would you go see it? Darn right you would!

What about Zeppelin vs Pterodactyls? Of course, it is practically the same thing! Well this movie was ALMOST made by the legendary Hammer studio back in the 70s…and the story doesn’t end there.

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Another Match

 

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Just to prove the point I made about hysterical, only vaguely factual media attacks on SL in my post Flames and Matchboxes, I present the following story from news.com in Australia.

That griefer who caged you last week may not be just another stupid kid, but according to this article could be an Al Qaeda terrorist undergoing advanced training, apparently in acting like a putz.

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Flames and Matchboxes

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Rumors seems to follow Linden Labs the way liquor stores follow Lindsay Lohan…and like the Freaky Friday star, LL certainly seems to be making no great effort to drive them away.

In the tech blogs, Second Life is always just a few days from death, and if not, they have the stake and mallet all ready. As these intrepid haxxorz report on the fact that SL is uberlame as opposed to such profound online experiences as WoW and LotRO, they also take time to comment on the newest group of “freaks” that LL is rumored to be about to ban at any moment. Two months ago it was Pedophiles (aka Ageplayers and Child Avatars), now it is Beastiality fans (aka Furries)…oh and don’t forget gamblers, but that makes poorer headlines. In between, Dolls and Babyfurs and Goreans and any number of other non-mainstream fetishes were rumored to be facing the Linden Axe in the near future.

These rumors tend to come from two different sources…one fans the fires, while the other lights the matches.

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Ban is the New Black

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It seems that Linden Labs is not the only content provider banning that activity they do not approve of. More and more movie studios are attempting to ban such activities as smoking and drinking, in order to keep people from emulating their screen idols.

Part of me dismisses this out of hand as VooDoo Morality, but then I remember that Clark Gable killed the undershirt trade singlehandedly by not wearing on in It Happened One Night. Perhaps such bans could have a positive result?

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