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T-Shirts and the Rudd government conspiracy... [Apr. 29th, 2008|10:23 pm]
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This posting relates to the offensive T Shirt Issue - Somebody Think of the Children Blog (Michael Meloni ) (discussing censorship and moral panic in Australia)

April 15, 2008 – 9:48 am

Sydney based t-shirt designer, GoatBoy, is copping flack for selling shirts with slogans such as ‘She’s Dead - Get Over It’ and ‘Kings Cross Police Now Targeting Fat Chicks.’

Eva Cox from the Women’s Electoral Lobby told the media that the t-shirts are tasteless, crappy, crass and stupid and if people want to be seen as tasteless, crappy, crass and stupid, they’ll wear the shirts.

This important issue was raised on Channel 7's Morning Show ( Live weekdays 9-11am with Larry and Kylie ) and behind the cut tag are images of equally unacceptable T-Shirts (as shown on the program) and sensible alternatives suggested by fashion etiquette expert Anna McPherson reporting from Melbourne....

The Dianna T-Shirt

Larry in an unacceptable pink down arrow T-Shirt

Close up of the "pink" down arrow T-Shirt

Larry and Kylie T-shirting together

Kylie's "I Love Tom" T-Shirt (not deemed acceptable)

The Anna McPherson suggestion regarding T-Shirts and "boob tubes"

Anna McPherson making the point...

Anna McPherson making the point even more pointedly....

As noted via email to Michael on 16th April

I thought I'd mention they are about to discuss the T-Shirt issue on the Channel 7 Morning Show (about 10:30). This discusses the T-shirt found in your blog entry. I have set my recorder to record it.

There was a interview with Fionna Patten yesterday about the same time and I made a posting with regards to it but it either never made the list or there was a technical glitch which sometimes happens.

(basically it was agreed that censorship is a "national issue" in which the states have "a part to play" - which if implemented in legislation would transfer power from the States to the Commonwealth)

I sat opposite Senator Conroy and Robert McClelland yesterday evening. Mr. McClelland looked as though he was eying the crowd for potential suspects but I guess that's just the facial expression God supplied him at birth.

It would appear that Conroy and McClelland are on speaking terms as they were the only two cabinet ministers to speak to each other when taking their seats.

Julia Gillard appeared "with it" and had answers to questions even Kevin Rudd couldn't answer.

Except perhaps to the Chinese.... :-)