Pedophila, Amazon Boycotts, Censorship and the Power of Twitter

If you don't swim in the murky waters that are social media, this may have completely escaped your radar…

Basically, it came to light yesterday that Amazon was selling a self-published, super creepy guide for those seeking to be successful pedophiles.  Lovely, huh?

I have read a number of excerpts from the book on a couple of other blogs such as TechCrunch and IAsshole and the book is absolutely as bad as the title makes it sound. 

By the end of the day, pressure from bloggers, along with the twitter meme #AmazonFail and #BoycottAmazon had forced Amazon to pull the book.

And me? I'm sitting squarely on the fence.

Wholly repulsed by the book, yet unable to commit to #BoycottAmazon.


Katy Perry & Elmo: Sesame Street Succumbs to Censorship


Celebrity guest stars have been a big part of Sesame Street since the beginning…and the personality of each star is what makes the episodes fun.

Last week, Katy Perry leaked a video of her own guest spot on Sesame Street–a cute song called "Hot N Cold"…in the spot, Katy Perry, in a chartreuse party dress and veil, is complaining that Elmo doesn't want to play dress up with her anymore.  Almost immediately, a bunch of 'concerned' parents complained about the outfit that Perry was wearing–and the folks at Sesame Street pulled the episode.

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. I am so disappointed in Sesame Street–not to mention confused.  Have these parents never taken their kids to the beach or to a pool? Never let their kids play dress up?  Never noticed that Ariel, the Little Mermaid, is wearing nothing more than a bra top and tail?