‘Old MacDonald’s Farm,’ Oxford University Press-style

So, Oxford University Press (OUP)—eager to grab the ridiculous self-censorship mantle from their Yale University Press colleagues—has put out a directive banning the mere mention of pigs, pork, or sausage from its pages. “Our materials are sold in nearly 200 countries, and as such, and without compromising our commitment in any way, we encourage some authors of educational materials respectfully to consider cultural differences and sensitivities,” an OUP spokesman explained.

  • doowleb

    EIEI…. Oh.

  • Tom Forsythe

    The Islamic version: And on this farm he ****ed a goat….

    • Exile1981

      I like your new avatar.

      • Tom Forsythe


    • That’ll come.

  • Exile1981

    Well I guess if we have to give up pigs from the song because they offend muslims then we should also pull the goats as well so as not to temp the jihadis

  • tom_billesley

    Let’s do it Hebdo-style
    Photoshop to rub out the pig and insert mahomet.

  • Xavier

    Can anyone reach http://pamelageller.com/?

    • Linda1000

      Nope, it’s been down or offline since last night. Maybe site upgrades as I remember reading she was going to upgrade to some new faster system in the new year.

      • Xavier

        Just got the same email, thanks.

        Atlas Shrugs subscribers did not receive their free daily newsletter today because the website has been under a massive DDoS attack.

  • Xavier

    Say goodbye to Miss Piggy, Wilbur, Piglet, and Arnold Ziffel.

  • Robert J. Hoshowsky

    Banning all mention of pork?

    Yeah, right…When ____ fly!