Pat Arnow Political and Personal

OR
How I learned to stop worrying about Iraq and love silly hats

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Give Peeps a Chance hat at the Easter Parade, photo by Pat Arnow
Yankee Bunny, photo by Pat Arnow
Pink Pooch, photo by Pat Arnow

Cuties at the Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue.

 


The censor sends dirty e-mails,
but they ignore the putz

Recently, I wrote a personal e-mail to a friend. It had the word “putz” in the subject line and some raw language throughout. The reply came, not from my friend, but from his employer's e-mail system telling me they block e-mail “containing text matching a weighted list of profanity.” Here's what they found:

“Scenarios/Incoming/B... ProfanityText Analyzer found the following search expressions:
“The phrase 'fuck?*' matched 'fucker' at location 2.
“The phrase 'ass' was found at the location(s): 1.
“The phrase 'black' was found at the location(s): 117.
“The phrase 'butt' was found at the location(s): 1,29,57,111,113.
“The phrase 'crap' was found at the location(s): 1.”

B... Health didn't flag the word “putz” in the subject line or in the message.

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