Saturday, November 30, 2013

"NSFW(alrus)"



Based on internet slang, this one has a limited audience, as in the demographic for the hard-copy newspaper presumably doesn't have too much of an overlap with those who'd be savvy to such on-line hipster lingo. This post alone will now merit flagging if not outright filtering at some institutions... and one can only imagine what's on the screen that would upset a walrus.


Actually you might have caught a peek at this particular panel when I was doing demos at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner's table at the Tanana Valley State Fair back in August. That gave me a great opportunity to not just interact with random folks, entertain the public and entice some kids, but also field-test the funny. It pretty much confirmed my suspicions about a practical effect of the digital divide, since the "dissecting a balloon" phenomenon was in effect for many a puzzled onlooker.

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