London Pride


One of the exotic creatures at today’s London Pride march. More pictures at this Flickr pool. Marchers braved wet weather and renewed terrorist threats after two unexploded car bombs were found on Friday. (And where that matter is concerned, The Register has a rebuke to the inevitable hysterics.)


On a related note, this site has a feature that allows you to see how your blog (or page) would be rated by the MPAA. As Queerty notes, overuse of the word “gay” pushes up the supposed offensiveness quotient, something which results in this page receiving an NC-17 rating when it scans the past month of postings. Yes, it’s only a bit of web silliness but when the real Motion Picture Ass. of America has been shown to treat gay themes or stories with greater restriction than straight ones then it’s probably more accurate than its creators suspect.

Update: also in The Register, an ex-armed forces bomb-disposal operator explains why the London “terror clowns” shouldn’t be dignified with the hysteria they’ve been receiving.