"... depicts the use of alcoholic beverages in a scene that is... undignified..."
So... that means about 75% of AB InBev's TV advertising can't air in NC.
I'm thinking top hats, monocles and morning coats must be required, to help bolster that NC no-shirts-no-shoes image.
I consider my comment on an article that drops in 2030 to be an investment in the future. Added that date to my calendar!
I do understand the similarities and dangers here, but seeing the phrase "mental health and prayer" in print is creating a cognitive dissonance for me, kind of along the lines of "pickles and ice cream".
The scary part here... as is often the case at District and Appellate levels... is the potential for a soft-around-the-edges, one-off kind of case to become enduring case law. Prosecutors generally know that when a detainee equivocates like this -- unequipped to voice a decisive demand for counsel -- that they very well may get slapped down at some later point during trial by a sympathetic judge. And that's how it ought to be -- interpreted on an individual basis, not based on ill-formed precedent.
How about one of those "invisible" thermal overprints... the arm doesn't hit full "sieg" azimuth until you fill the mug with a hot liquid...
Shout out, of course, to old Mr. Gillette, who used to give away the razors to keep the suckers coming back to buy blades...
I used to seethe every time my Canon laser printer harassed me about aftermarket/remanufactured toner cartridges... no less annoying than the inkjet thing. And then I realized how crappy the cheap cartridges had been making the print look -- streaky, dirty and all the rest. Not the self-righteous outcome I would have hoped for. Luckily, my move to full-price media coincided with a drastic drop in paper printing, and I'm resigned to buying a new set once a year.
Can't wait to see the next reportable set of statistics: when streaming platforms' uptake is besieged by programming fragmentation. We've seen it in our household... hooked on a favorite (bingeable) series, only to find that the license is yanked from that service and moved to another. Do we follow? Reject the old one, or keep it? We've probably seen it a half dozen times, and it's not a new phenomenon -- probably over the last three years, but getting way more common. And have I added subscriptions for every new service my favs have migrated to? Of course not... I'd be back in the cable TV "triple play" price range in a heartbeat. And last week, the new Paramount service pulled all extant licenses for any flavor of Star Trek, consolidated now under their premium-priced roof. Will they (and others) see pushback? Will I have to pull out some old standard-def DVD's?
"I knew by this point that I wanted to write this down somewhere."
Knowing, or even suspecting, that a stated fact isn't factual can end in frustration. I've wanted to correct a handful of inaccurate Wikipedia entries, for instance, but doing that would run afoul of the citation requirement... no one ever made an on-the-record recitation of the fact I knew so well, sometimes even firsthand. That might be one of the few practical justifications for maintaining a vanity blog... not because you think anyone, anywhere might read it, but at least you can cite your own words elsewhere.
I think "vague laws" deserves its own tab on the Techdirt masthead... would fill up pretty quickly.
"...In the twenty-odd years since that dinner bra manufacturers did eventually..."
(Runs to Google to look up "dinner bra"... man, I knew they were specialized, but I can't imagine what you'd do differently...)
Hmmm... while the DOJ is still flush with proclaimed enlightenment and good intentions, can we drop the crusade for embedded backdoors?
No such content moderation worries for another group of textile-affinity hobbyists: the "Tiny Pricks Project" created a worldwide group of embroiderers who, presumably using tiny pricks, added inane quotes from The Orange One and his henchman to vintage pieces of embroidery they'd found at tag sales and thrift shops. At times, new submissions appeared within the hour of their utterance, mostly on Instagram... crafters working overtime to soothe their collective outrage.
Corporations are people, too, they say... except for when they're something else; and when a stupid person says bad things that make his corporation look bad, is he doing harm to himself, or to his citizen-corporation, or both? And who has standing to demand recompense... the human offender, or the tarnished citizen-corporation? It's beyond talking out of both sides of your mouth; more like both ends of your alimentary canal...
Attention, L3 Harris customers... buy a new Stingray setup, and get 10 free iPhone cracks! Of course they were bought by Harris; hope Mark Dowd is relaxing every day on Bondi Beach with an oilcan of Foster's.