Googling For Porn Makes You Absent Minded?

from the well-that-explains-it dept

With China trying to stop Google from helping internet users find pornography, it appears that China has picked up its propaganda campaign. Boing Boing points us to the news that a guy quoted as part of a "man on the street" interview by China's state-owned TV news network claimed that searching for porn online can make you absent-minded:
"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."
Very convincing. Apparently, lots of other people weren't convinced by the guy's performance, and looked into his background... and discovered that he just happens to be a student intern at the very same TV news network that was asking the questions. So, if you can't find a man on the street to give you the answers that you want, apparently China finds someone they can coach.


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    fuzzix, Jun 29th, 2009 @ 3:01am

    Worried!

    I saw this headline and thought it might have been some research which actually found that Googling for, erm... thingummy makes you... whatchumacallit... er, yes!

     

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    Blatant Coward, Jun 29th, 2009 @ 3:21am

    WSJ Says: Wat?

    Sounds like Wall Street Journal standard ops to me.

     

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    chillout music, Jun 29th, 2009 @ 3:35am

    Haha

    So....many people in the world are absent minded? Oh...shit...I ask my neighbour:-)

     

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    Dennis, Jun 29th, 2009 @ 3:37am

    Re: Worried!

    ROFL....too good a comment there buddy :D.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 29th, 2009 @ 3:51am

    ejaculation possibly causes memory loss

    Back when I was in high school, a morning radio host did a talk on whether it's true that ejaculation can cause memory loss. The big deal was that high school football coaches told their guys that they couldn't bang their groupies from wednesday through friday (until after the game) because ejaculation can cause memory loss, and the coach didn't want the players forgetting key plays.

    Some people who claimed to be doctors called in to comment, and the general consensus was more towards that this is true. Now, seeing as this was the radio, I'm not sure it is actually true, but I know that some people experience short term hearing loss, fatigue, and other ailments shortly after coitus. So, it is possible that subsequent to porn browsing, one may be "absent minded."

     

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    Cixelsid (profile), Jun 29th, 2009 @ 3:57am

    I don't get it

    Is being absent-minded some obscure insult in China?

     

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    Chunky Vomit, Jun 29th, 2009 @ 3:58am

    Re: ejaculation possibly causes memory loss

    Pat Roberston? Is that you?

     

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    Chunky Vomit, Jun 29th, 2009 @ 4:01am

    Googling porn

    Every time somebody Googles porn God kills a kitten.

     

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    DS, Jun 29th, 2009 @ 4:04am

    This happens more often than you think. There was an article way back when regarding people trading in SUV's and buying smaller cars. One of the people 'interviewed' had nothing good to day about the pratice, and MINI Coopers. She lied about how much headroom was in a MINI, and came up with the stupid statement that as small cars take up less room on the road, then there will more pollution, because you can fit more small cars on the road then large cars.


    Umm, ya.

     

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    Haywood (profile), Jun 29th, 2009 @ 5:05am

    Re: ejaculation possibly causes memory loss

    I know from personal experience, that sometimes her name and phone number are forgotten.

     

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    jlbraaten, Jun 29th, 2009 @ 6:08am

    Oh China. When are you going to learn.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 29th, 2009 @ 6:13am

    let me get back to you on this one, I can't see to focus this morning.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 29th, 2009 @ 6:51am

    Huh? What was the question again?

     

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    JLT, Jun 29th, 2009 @ 7:22am

    Re: WSJ Says: Wat?

    dont you meen MSNBC.

     

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    ConceptJunkie (profile), Jun 29th, 2009 @ 8:33am

    Re: WSJ Says: Wat?

    ...as opposed to, say, the NYT, which just cuts out the middle man and makes it up.

     

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    Doug Hall, Jun 29th, 2009 @ 9:15am

    Well, Duh?

    Blood can't be in two places at once, you know.

     

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    chudai gand lun, Oct 9th, 2009 @ 7:15am

    i never knew it before.

     

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