Amid censorship outrage, China's state-run TV reports that "Google Porn" causes memory loss.

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24 Responses to “Amid censorship outrage, China's state-run TV reports that "Google Porn" causes memory loss.”

  1. Rick. says:

    Did he have pictures of his fellow student’s palms?

  2. Chevan says:

    If by “for a while,” he meant “a minute or two every half hour,” then sure porn can make you absent-minded.

  3. Cowicide says:

    @#5

    ^_^

  4. fr4nk says:

    Huh.
    Everyone I’ve introduced to Goatse, Mr. Hands, and Glass Ass have experienced the opposite effect – they complain of having very vivid memory.

  5. Trnck says:

    AND if you dig into his blog, there’s his ideas of getting into the government tv station for a stable job and a well paid salary, and he would be happy sacrificing news authenticity for that.

  6. RevEng says:

    As #2 and #8 eloquently pointed out, Chinese culture is entrenched in doublethink. On the outside, they are all upstanding citizens who work hard for their country. In their spare time, they have some of the most eccentric, graphic fetish porn of any culture.

    China can cry “porn” all they want, but they are really blocking (and reporting) people who speak out against the Chinese government — that is Green Dam’s real purpose. They aren’t preventing people from enjoying their nation’s favorite past-time, they are realizing the dream of Big Brother, punishing thoughtcrime as it happens.

    If the US really wants a country to “liberate”, they should start stop worrying about Iraq and start saving the Chinese from their own government. Oh, wait, China owns controlling shares in the US now. Damn.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Maybe they think that getting rid of the porn will reduce their population?

  8. VICTOR JIMENEZ says:

    Hey, me and my friends also suffer the mellifluous effects of porn: when I see a good par of
    —ohhh ghawd—
    Hell! Not again!

  9. Anonymous says:

    That isn’t being absent minded. He is concentrating on his priorities, which just happen to be porn. Prurient thoughts happen and it’s OK, repressing those thoughts is the real problem.

  10. StRevAlex says:

    China: “Fap and Forget.”

  11. FPF422 says:

    and you can go blind too !!!!!

  12. Anonymous says:

    It’s true! I just opened IE8, googled for some porn, then loaded a bunch of results and suddenly my system monitor reports only 936147 KBytes free from 4 gigs installed.

  13. Richard Metzger says:

    I had a really good point to make about all this, but for the life of me, I can’t remember what it was…

  14. Mitch says:

    Uh, what what this post about again?

  15. bjacques says:

    Not to mention curve your spine and–God help us–bring us peace without honor.

  16. lotsajargon says:

    This whole “pornography” argument is so obviously a red herring. The real issue is net censorship. Anyone who has lived or visited China for any length of time knows that there are “massage parlors” and “sex health” shops on nearly every street. Urban China is supported by a thriving sex industry based on the exploitation of (mostly) rural women.

    It is laughable that the Chinese government is picking on Google when kids walking in their neighborhoods every day pass massage parlors. If the Chinese government cared about their people, they would go after the source. Of course, as a Chinese friend once quipped–if they did that it would have a negative effect on the “business climate.”

  17. a_user says:

    …… and we found those WMD didn’t we.

    ….. and those soldiers were just rogues under a weak commander, weren’t they.

  18. TheCrawNotTheCraw says:

    No, Gao.

    Visiting porn sites makes hair grow on your palms.

    It doesn’t make you “absent-minded for a while.”

    *Where* are you getting your pseudo-science from? A Creationism text book? Sheesh…

  19. hokano says:

    He said in the interview, ‘I have this fellow student and he’s been curious about these kinds of things. He visited porn Web sites and ended up becoming absent-minded for a while.’

    ‘If you know what I mean,’ he added.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Chinese mother:
    “What is this website you´re looking at? How did you find this+??”

    Chinese son:
    “Um… I don’t remember… Not my fault.”

  21. TheCrawNotTheCraw says:

    @5,

    “Nudge, nudge. Wink wink.” as Eric Idle said.

  22. Anonymous says:

    There is a divide in Chinese culture between appearances and substance – where you find the pendulum swings to extremes in both directions.

    What really happens in China and in the Chinese mind is unspoken and unacknowledged. You could catch one with his hand in your pocket and HE would cry thief.

    Would that the Chinese government cared as much about providing it’s young people the ability to think as it does about restricting information and telling them what to think.

    Perhaps we should support the Chicom government in churning out another generation of blindered pawns? Except, willful stupidity always carries a price for the rest of the world.

    There is no benefit from enforced morality. Morality comes from within. There is, however, a vested interest in retaining carte blanche authority when you are not an elected body.

    Every time the Chinese government does something like this, they broadcast their fundamental insecurity. Hm, what do they know that they are not telling?

  23. ian_b says:

    this is only relevant if it impacts the price for pieces of purpose-build molded plastic at wal mart.

  24. Capissen says:

    Anyone else catch the irony in China’s state-run television being called “CCTV”? :-)

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