Colbert explains how to deal with Internet censorship protests

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38 Responses to “Colbert explains how to deal with Internet censorship protests”

  1. Mike Norman says:

    In fairness, it is a disturbing lack of cheese.

  2. David McKee says:

    Oh the irony…  a blacked out article about blackouts…

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/515/censorship.png/

    • freemoore says:

      Yeah, that’s how it reads from Edinburgh, too.  I wish Colbert wasn’t banned here, it’s always his stuff we don’t get to see.

    • How about your site detects my location and changes the headline to be correct: “Colbert doesn’t explain how to deal with Internet censorship protests”.

    • Michael Rosefield says:

      As a UKer, I’ve found a way around this that’s only slightly bothersome.

      * Sign up to Raptor VPN (it’s free),  
      * Connect to it and reload the page,
      * Once the video starts playing, turn off the VPN if it’s being too slow (the location check only happens at the beginning).

      If there’s a better way, I’m not aware of it yet….

  3. snowmentality says:

    Well, they’ve got BoingBoing’s number…

  4. Ugh, I wish Colbert and Daily Show clips actually worked in Canada. The Comedy Network website is shit… and they wonder why people download the show on torrents.

  5. millie fink says:

    Woo Hoo BoingBoing! You can’t even buy publicity like that!

  6. satn says:

    Psht, big deal, I read BoingBoing before you sold out!

    where’s my hipster glasses and cigarette?

  7. robdobbs says:

    Could we all just promise not to post Colbert videos from the official source since they’re always blocked outside of the America?

  8. freemoore says:

    Actually, while we’re on the de facto region-coding of stuff, is there any way to redirect y’alls’ wonderful book recommendations’ Amazon links to the UK Amazon site when clicked on from the UK?  I’m guessing nothing straightforward but hoping for a greasemonkey ninja to drop from the proverbial ceiling to answer my call…

    • travtastic says:

      It’s definitely nothing fancy, but their database pointers are shared. So you can just change the ‘.uk‘ to ‘m‘.

      Example!
      amazon.com/dp/0007288425
      amazon.co.uk/dp/0007288425

  9. Colbert’s characterization of Boing Boing is, to me, reminiscent of Geraldo Rivera’s characterization of the Comedy Central network as “clips of old people falling down”.  The key difference being, of course, that Geraldo Rivera was not trying to be funny.

    • My pedantic tendencies require me to correct my own poor recollection with facts.  In early August 2006, on the Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor”, Geraldo Rivera asserted that Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert “make a living putting on video of old ladies slipping on ice and people laughing”.  The correct quote is so much more incisive.

  10. Erik Perera says:

    Hey Comedy Central fans of non US location, Firefox + x-modify-headers plugin… ;-)

  11. Culturedropout says:

    And for iPad users, here’s something for you, too…. *ZING*!

  12. nem0fazer says:

    To all blocked users – (I’m one of you in Canada), may I humble suggest tunnelbear? Its a great VPN app easily useable by IT semi-literates like me and you get 500mb per month free which is plenty for the occasional comedy central clip.

    http://www.tunnelbear.com/install/

    • Mantissa128 says:

      I have just installed TunnelBear and it works flawlessly. Nice wood-grain retro finish too. Thanks!

      • nem0fazer says:

        I love it. FYI If you twitter a phrase they specify (something about loving tunnelbear I seem to remember) they give you another 1Gb for the month though it doesn’t roll over if you don’t use it. I have a twitter account I only use for that!

        I’ve just noticed I’m incredibly tight.

  13. MadRat says:

    I demand to know why Mark Frauenfelder hasn’t shown us a Darth Vader, cheesy bread clip sooner!!

  14. Grey Devil says:

    Sxephil also mentioned BoingBoing on his vlog over sites that went dark.

  15. john clayton says:

    It seems that the censorship video has been censored,not available in your location, That sounds like    “you dont need to know, move along now little prole.”

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