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Rant Of The Day THIS RANT 17/08/98

Rant Of The Day is where I get to mouth off about whatever I feel like for however long I like. Theoretically, I'll update my whinge/opinion piece every weekday; in practice, maybe not so often.

Gusworld: Too shocking for the mainstream

Gusworld may have been inactive for a while -- the usual reasons, too much work, too much travel, too much HTML -- but the frenzied activity continues in the background. Now, while I've never had any great pretensions about the usefulness of Gusworld, I was still happy to discover that my boss wanted to nominate the site for the 'Best Personal Site' category After all, I said to myself, who wouldn't warm to a mixture of '80s pop music enthusiasm, downright cruelty to pageant participants and complete catalogues of the works of Joe Queenan?

Well, the judging panel, as it turns out. Barely a day passed before the following response came in:

We regret to inform you that your Nomination for
Gusworld
in the category: Personal Web Page
has been rejected for the following reasons:
Sections could be considered offensive. This is a public competition with young entrants.

Now, I can only assume that the section which raised the ire of the judges is the oh-so-tasteful Banging With Bubba. Since this suggests that the judges have no sense of humour whatsoever, I'm probably better off not being nominated. Nonetheless, if some extremely dull site wins, I am not going to be impressed.


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