Thursday, December 19, 2013

I wonder if Vint Cerf ever says this, about the Internet

His lawyers argued that the anticensorship diatribes in Screw made the magazine sufficiently political, though Mr. Goldstein himself ridiculed this defense, insisting that a reader’s erection “is its own redeeming value.”

I never heard of Al Goldstein until now, never read any of his publications, and he sure doesn't sound like he was any fun to be around, but for whatever reason, he seems like he deserves a salute.

5 comments:

M. Bouffant said...

Someone's been leading a sheltered life. Or is younger than his righteous crankiness indicates.

Ple said...

Time should be the best answer.

Brendan Keefe said...

@MB: How I wish it could be the latter. But thank you in any case for the righteous.

Eponym said...

I'm pretty sure "salute" is precisely what he was going for...

Brendan Keefe said...

Too good!

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