Vice Squad
Monday, February 13, 2006
Hot Electronic Goods

Quite hot. Indeed, they are on fire.

There have been two public burnings of televisions, CD players, and other electronic goods in Pakistan recently. Why? Well to eradicate obscenity and nudity, of course. No word yet on whether this innovative tactic has succeeded.

We are told also that the electronic devices in question have been voluntarily surrendered, but I can't help thinking that perhaps there is some coercion involved when the nice young men show up at your door and suggest that you donate. Maybe I shouldn't be so jaded, though. After all, sometimes your old set is just cluttering up the place once you have your flat-panel installed, and the opportunity to donate the obsolete receiver, no-muss, no-fuss, would be heartily welcomed. Perhaps that's why VCRs were mentioned as part of the haul, but not DVD players.

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